Books To Give Away
So every time I publish another book, I have a tendency to send all my free copies to reviewers and other media outlets with hopes the book will be read. As for receiving reviews, I could care less. What’s important to me is that the book gets read and passed on to someone else to enjoy.
Trust me when I say I’m not about book sales and getting on some stupid bestsellers list. If that was the case, I wouldn’t be self-publishing, but still pushing query letters to agents and publishers hoping for a big payday. I have a job, so money isn’t the issue. I write because I enjoy to, and publishing my books is a way for me to release any pent up aggression I may have for the world and spread it to others, with hopes, they can relate to the mundane tasks that inflict anyone who has a day job or recurring day that does not ever seem to end.
With that said, I’m done sending my free copies to outlets that either push my book amongst the other stack of novels that serves as a sculpture on someone’s desk, gets thrown out, or handed from person to person until the unread novel has more fingerprint samples than a convicted sex offenders database.
What I am choosing to do at this point is give my copies to anyone who wants one. I will have eight copies to give away of The Curse of Jezebel and have found two copies of my previous novel Lick Me.
If you’re interested in getting one, go to my website at www.deleondemicoli.com. Click on the contact page and email me your name and address. That’s it. No obligation whatsoever.
And don’t worry, your name will not be sold to some company. I will not send you pamphlets or flyers of my upcoming books. No junk mail. I will simply mail you the book and delete your contact info.
And I also should state that I’m not expecting anything from this. You do not have to write a review or tell a friend about my books. All I ask is if I send you a copy, read it. What you do after with the book is your business.
There are chapters available of both books to read before you make a decision if you would like to dedicate time to read further.
The only thing I’m expecting is to maybe gain some friends out of this experience. I just moved to San Francisco, so I know no one.
And since this is the book club, I should state that right now I am currently reading Unmarketable by Anne Elizabeth Moore. It’s kinda along the lines of No Logo by Naomi Klein, but deals with the DIY culture being corrupted by corporate influence. Good read and I recommend it to anyone who hates when good art gets branded into a coffee mug.
Keep cool everyone and will talk to you soon.