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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Free Book online (deadline November 30, 2008)

A promotion deal from author Alan Gratz

I am excited to announce that my third book, Something Wicked, comes out this week! The official on-sale date is Thursday, October 16th, but as you know it may show up on bookstore shelves sooner or later than that. Something Wicked is a contemporary young adult mystery based on Macbeth and set in the mountains of East Tennessee. It's the second book in my Horatio Wilkes series, each of which is based on a different Shakespeare play.

To celebrate the release of Something Wicked, Dial Books is offering a special promotion: they're letting people read the first Horatio Wilkes mystery, Something Rotten, for free.

You read that right. Free. Gratis. Complimentary. No charge.

You don't have to register, you don't have to give your e-mail address, you don't have to buy something else to read it. All you have to do is click here:

Why are we letting people read Something Rotten for free while it's still on sale at your favorite bookseller? Because the number one challenge facing most authors is obscurity. Of all the people who didn't buy Something Rotten today, the majority did so because they simply didn't know it existed--not because someone gave them a free copy of it. Like Cory Doctorow, author of Little Brother, says, we think it's more important to get more people into our tent than to make sure everybody inside bought a ticket.

So please click the link above and give Something Rotten a read if you haven't already, and PLEASE HELP ME SPREAD THE WORD! This promotion from my publisher took a lot of convincing on my part, and I want to show them I'm not crazy! Tell friends, tell teachers, tell librarians, TELL KIDS. If you have a blog, please blog about the offer! I want to do everything I can to make sure as many people read Something Rotten online before the promotion ends on November 30th, 2008.

Thanks so much!

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Read Something Rotten FOR FREE:

Alan Gratz, Author of
Samurai Shortstop (Dial 2006)
Something Rotten (Dial 2007)
Something Wicked (Dial 2008)
The Brooklyn Nine (Dial 2009)

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