So I originally wanted to end the last contest with the giveaway announcement. Joys of being a goldfish in denial is that I think I remember things that aren't actually correct. For example, thinking that you can just launch a giveaway the very moment that you want to launch one... Apparently there's approvals and wait periods and whatnot... this isn't my first rodeo so you'd think I'd know this, or that I'd be clever enough to know that I'd most likely forget about an important detail and thus should actually look into things... Yeah, nope! So when I went to list my giveaway, I ended up just listing a wait list. But the good news about that is that there still will be a giveaway! Starting this Saturday (because I wanted to keep things on Fridays but why wait a whole other week for nothing... and then later find out that there may be a postal strike anyways so here's hoping that that won't be an issue for the winners - oy!)
Oh look, I rambled and got lost in my own side note! Let me repeat the exciting news since it may have gotten lost in all of that ramble!
THERE WILL BE A FREE GIVEAWAY CONTEST STARTING JULY 2ND! Enter to win one of 4 copies of Galen.
This contest is open worldwide. And I mean WORLDWIDE. Honestly, there are names on this list that I've never even heard of... So, YES, even YOU could walk away with a free copy of the new edition!
I mean, look at this list:
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antarctica, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Bouvet Island, Brazil, British Indian Ocean Territory, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Christmas Island, Cocos (keeling) Islands, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cote D'ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Falkland Islands (malvinas), Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, French Southern Territories, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guatemala, Guernsey, Guinea, Guinea-bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Heard Island and Mcdonald Islands, Holy See (vatican City State), Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea, Republic of, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia, Federated States of, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestinian Territory, Occupied, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Pitcairn, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Réunion, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, United Republic of, Thailand, Timor-leste, Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Virgin Islands, British, Virgin Islands, U.S., Wallis and Futuna, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
I kind of want Antarctica to win, despite what that may cost me in postage; just to be able to say that I've had my books read from here to Antarctica. And then I'd proceed to picture penguins huddled around reading... or eating the pages... whatever makes them happy. "This nest, brought to you by Galen!" I'm sure that I could turn that into a selling feature. "Entertains and houses penguins!"
I'm sorry, this is terribly rambly. Alan Tudyk totally liked my tweet and I'm feeling giddy and important. I mean, he liked my tweet because I just spent $30.00 US on his stuff... which works out to be like a bagillion dollars in Canadian... and now I can regret that comment as people miss my Canadian humour and start researching the exchange rate.
Anyways, keep checking back for updates about Galen (and the next surprise around the corner, which will be handled in a far more timely fashion since I've done this run and can - hopefully - learn from my goof ups here).