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I'm tossing around an idea.  I was given a large stack of my latest book.  While I've given several away to family and friends, I still have some left.  I was thinking it might be fun to just give one away to someone I don't know.  So, why not give one away to somehow who perchance happens upon my blog.  So, I'm going to think of some clever way to give my book away using my blog (entries more than likely coming from the comments section).  I'll even sign it upon request though keep in mind that my signature will probably greatly devalue the book itself :-)  What do you think? Interested in something like this?  Here's the link again for those that don't know what I'm talking about: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0672325802/qid=1073329336//ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i0_xgl14/002-8010373-3358431?v=glance&s=books&n=507846

If anyone has any contest ideas, let me know.

Posted on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 8:06 AM Writing , Misc | Back to top


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Donate some to the .NET Book Club :D
Left by Jeff Julian on Jun 08, 2004 8:24 AM

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I like the contest idea. But donating to the book club might be an even better one.
Left by James on Jun 08, 2004 8:30 AM

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Jeff,
Good idea. Email me a mailing address.
Left by Mark Schmidt on Jun 08, 2004 8:38 AM

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I'd like to see some publishers giving away tech books more often...

my wife is a Ph.D in psychology, teaching at Baylor University down here in Waco, and she tells me, on a regular basis, how many free books she has recieved from publishers who want her to use their books.

The ones that she doesn't use, she sells to used book dealers...

can't the publishers out there in the world treat the rest of us similarly? give us some free stuff now and then, and they'll get more repeat business. paying $50 for a book that is outdated in 6 months really sucks.
Left by Derick Bailey on Jun 08, 2004 8:59 AM

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I thinkn a contest would be cool!
Left by dank on Jun 09, 2004 2:16 AM

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