Saturday, October 22, 2011

A Listening Thing — One Free Signed Copy


I have good news: two months after its release, 100 copies of the Tenth Anniversary Authorized Print Edition of my novel, A Listening Thing, are now in circulation — or soon will be, as I’m about to explain.

As an expression of gratitude, Cosmopsis Books has furnished me with Copy #100, free of charge, which I will autograph and send, also free of charge, to a lucky person whose name I pull out of my old gray hat. To get your name into the hat, you must either leave a comment on this blog entry, or where the entry appears on my Facebook page. I will then write your name on a small piece of paper and add it to the hat.

Everyone is eligible, including those who already have a copy and might want to pass one along as a gift.

Entries to this drawing will be accepted until midnight, Pacific Daylight Time, October 31.

On the first day of November, I will mix the entries, and, without peeking, pull one out of the hat. I will announce the winner later the same day.



The Hat


If you would like to enter the drawing but can’t comment because you don’t have a Blogger or Facebook account, drop me a line via email and I will see to it that your name is included. You can find my email address at the bottom of the sidebar, or on my Profile page.

And that’s all there is to it. In the meantime, here are some useful links:

The Cosmopsis bookstore (includes book description)
My Facebook page (the fun never stops)

Again, this is Copy #100 of the limited first printing. The books, 150 in all,
are hand-numbered and printed on archival, acid-free, FSC certified recycled natural paper. They are made to last, and truly a pleasure to read and hold.

Thank you! And now, let the drawing begin...


31 comments:

William Michaelian said...

We have our first two entries. Via Facebook: Michael Klimowicz, and Ken Flett. Thank you, Michael and Ken.

William Michaelian said...

And also via Facebook: Tess Kincaid. Thanks, Tess!

erin said...

william, i smile. i have a copy, of course, how could i not? and this is what i have to tell you. while i can not read your book yet for so many reasons, it has become a part of our household and our household a part of it. it sits just a few feet away from me every day, waiting, me waiting, for the right time to meet more directly. the other day my daughter was playing in candles. don't all children want to handle fire? and i cautioned her and asked her to not play so dangerously, knowing how my own spirit demands it. and so she tried to curb her desire and failed and as a parent i had to ask her to blow out the candle. i was just about to add, gently, the word typewritten in my mouth about to exit when she blew powerfully. all across the face of your book is a skin of red wax. i thought perhaps to be angry but could not. how every moment is perfect no matter the scars.

xo
erin

RUDHI - Chance said...

It's not easy to read in English for me, but I'm roaring through the pages of your amazing books 'nd speech like a paper-beetle - slowly but constantly!
Greets, Rudhi

William Michaelian said...

Erin, you have, without knowing it — or perhaps you do because you know me — beautifully summed up the book. The everyday, the fire, the danger, the almost, the wax. You are entered in the drawing. If you win, you can either replace your copy which might have been reduced to cinders by then, or pass #100 along to a friend.

Hello, paper-beetle! You, too, are entered in the drawing! If you win, Austria will never be the same.

donnafleischer said...

put me in your hat, please, William! how exciting. rarely do I indulge but this is way different, like a coupon to bliss.

William Michaelian said...

Glad you see it as such, Donna. Your name is officially in.

Also added via Facebook: Tanya Nakova and Vassilis Zambaras.

Thanks, you three!

William Michaelian said...

Two more entries via Facebook: Allene Rohrer and Brent Allard. Allene is currently reading the book; Brent already has. Thanks!

Pouting Bear said...

Please add me, Curtis Ackie :)

William Michaelian said...

Gladly, Curtis! Thank you.

Old 333 said...

William, I am but an unworthy worm...but I want to be on your list. The reward sounds exciting. I never win things but to dream is bliss. Which I suppose explains a bit of the lottery industry.
Peter G/333

William Michaelian said...

And the G is for jackpot, as long as you’re not too finicky about spelling. Very pleased to add your name Peter, despite this nonsense about being unworthy. Good luck!

Old 333 said...

Thanks, William! Hmm...gackpot. Fits me to a t somehow.

William Michaelian said...

Via Facebook, I’m pleased to add Deborah Baynes. Thank you, Deborah.

Bitch said...

My dear William!
Put my name also in your hat, please!!
As you know I have already a copy of your book
and as a slow reader (already, yeah) at chapter 6!!
But this time the book has your signature and for the fun
of the game…

Wish you a good night!!!

William Michaelian said...

Thank you, Monika! Your name is now in!

William Michaelian said...

Via Facebook: Mike Duron. Thanks, Mike!

Geckostone said...

Please enter me William! I know someone who would love a copy for Christmas ( although if I won I would keep the autographed copy for myself and send the copy I already have to my friend, ha, I know I'm greedy!)! I am still treating myself to my copy at night before bed after working 9 hour days at my job,ugh! Boy can I relate to some of the things about mundane "work" in the book,lol! Luckily the job I have now is actually quite enjoyable , otherwise I'd be outa there for sure! Always felt its more important to do what ya love than do work for the money. That keeps me a bit poor but happy,lol! Deb

William Michaelian said...

Thanks, Deb! Well, if you’re cheerful and smiling at five a.m., you must be doing something right! Have a good day and enjoy reading again tonight. In the meantime, your name will go into the hat.

William Michaelian said...

Via Facebook, Annie Vaguely. Thanks, Annie.

William Michaelian said...

Also via Facebook, with thanks, to Colin Dardis.

Elisabeth said...

I have two copies, William. One my own, the other for a special friend, which I've yet to pass on to her. I'm grateful for both.

Because of all the other things I get through in my life I am enjoying your book slowly. Every time I open the next page, even after a time away, I instantly become immersed in the mind of this character, this other world, this rich interior, and I relish my time there.

William Michaelian said...

Thanks very much, Elisabeth. Quickly or slowly, it’s inspiring to know that the book is part of your day-to-day life. And two copies! — I think that’s wonderful. Thank you. Being shared with a friend is the best compliment a book can receive. I’ve entered your name in the drawing. You are now in the running for a third copy.

Also, via today’s entry, which links to this one: Brad Thome. Thank you, Brad!

And via Facebook: Donna Belleson ~

William Michaelian said...

Lucky I have a big hat (head): via Facebook, photographer Florian Czech. Good luck, Florian, and thank you.

William Michaelian said...

Good luck wishes also go to Kathy Dobson, who added her name via Facebook. Thanks, Kathy.

William Michaelian said...

Our twenty-fifth entry: Maria Fatima Gomes, via Facebook.

William Michaelian said...

Welcome, too, to Facebook friend Rebecca S. Revels. Thanks, Rebecca.

William Michaelian said...

Also via Facebook: Ypatios Grigoriadis. Thank you!

William Michaelian said...

Facebook strikes again. Thanks, also, to Roger Ely, who’s setting off for a vacation break in the Islands with Copy #18.

William Michaelian said...

Kevin McCollister: thank you, too, for commenting on Facebook.

William Michaelian said...

Via Facebook: Al Maginnes. Thanks, Al.