Hello. Why not grab a seat? You’ve already got one? Oh, that’s fine. That’s fine. That’s great actually. I have just a couple of things I’d like to tell you if you’d be so kind as to listen for a bit. Thanks.
So. I wrote a book. It’s called Cult Fiction. It’s a darkly comic novel about a man who accidentally starts a cult. I wrote it just for you (that, my friends, is what they call a despicable lie). And it comes out TODAY, the 1st of September 2011, which is TODAY.
It is available for purchase in several places online so if you want one you can check your favoured online bookstore for Cult Fiction by Ardie Collins to see if they’re selling it. As it stands most booksellers aren’t physically stocking it in stores (or at least not to my knowledge) – they’re kind of testing the water with a new novelist signed to a reasonably small publisher. Saying that, I posted THIS up yesterday to see whether people felt like going to bookstores and asking to order it in person.
But let’s not pretend that’s why you’re here. That’s not why you’re here. I can see it in your eyes – you want the free stuff, right?
I’m giving away 20 free signed copies of the book today and it’s free to enter as well. It’s just all extremely free.
Here’re the rules
1. Entry is done via a Twitter hashtag. The hashtag is #CultFictionRelease Every time you use the hashtag (regardless of what the rest of your tweet was about) that counts as an entry to win a copy. The more you use it the more likely you’ll win!
2. I’m doing two blogTV shows later today where I will draw names out of a hat (I’m thinking probably a plastic magician’s top hat that I just found) to decide who wins a copy. Ten will be given away on each blogTV show. You don’t have to watch to win; I just wanted to do it as proof that I did things fairly and stuff. I will get in touch with all the winners to find out where they want their copy sent. I’ll also probably do a small reading from the book and answer any questions people might have. (My blogTV channel is here: http://www.blogtv.com/people/ardiecoll. Anyone can watch, but if you want to join in the ‘chat’ thing then you need to sign up to the site. Up to you, really. There are also lots of ads and things on the site. I’m not surreptitiously trying to sell you any skin products, I promise.)
3. Entries count up until midnight British Summer Time.
4. I have been promised 20 copies to giveaway but I don’t actually HAVE them yet, so I can’t give you a definite date that I’ll be sending them out to the winners or when they’re likely to arrive, but I will do it as soon as physically possible.
Here’re the times
1st Show – 7pm BST, 2pm EDT, 11am PDT, 3am JST
2nd Show – Midnight BST, 7pm EDT, 4pm PDT, 8am JST