An Exciting Contest: A Free Book!?

Please note . . . by the end of Monday, June 2, the contest concluded. Five winners responded! Should I do this again?

I’m not much of a contest guy. Or a give-free-books-away guy.AnotherCompanion_500

But I want to try something with my new collection of essays: “Another Companion for the Journey.”

I want to “give away” 5 of my books*.

If you are one of the first 5 readers** to respond to this post by leaving a comment, you’ll receive a free paperback or Kindle-version copy of the book. (A suggested comment could be, “Larry, gimme that free book!”)

But there is, inevitably, A CATCH. I would like whomever “wins” to consider writing a review of the book at the Amazon page. Note how polite I was: I just want you to consider it!

If you do post a review, 1) be honest with your reaction and the number of stars you choose . . . and 2) make sure the review includes that you received a free copy from the incredibly generous, compassionate author (a.k.a. me).

By the way, if you’ve read “Another Companion” already, or are forced to buy it later (‘cuz you lost this riveting contest) I’d also appreciate it if you considered writing a review! Frankly, selfishly, reviews help potential sales.

I’m not begging. Just, aw shucks, shuffle my feet, asking . . .


*Contest continues until the first 5 respond. (And sorry, those in my family, you can’t play. Smack me later in person if you’re deeply offended by this arbitrary and unfair rule.)

**If you’re one of the first 5, I’ll email you back to determine if you want a paperback or digital version. With paperback, I’ll personally send you a copy and will need your street address. With digital, I’ll need your email address so I can use the gift option for sending the book to your Kindle or Kindle-reading app.

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  1. ok larry, i have been looking forward to reading your new book, but my put it off until tomorrow self seems to have been in control lately! and hey, i haven’t won any MAJOR contests in a long time!

    1. Steven:

      You are Winner #2. I sent you an email to make sure what edition you want. Whoa! Free!

      Thanks for your interest.

  2. I would love a paperback! Loved the first one and reviewed it on Amazon. My kindle doesn’t work in the rain forest!
    Would love a paperback because they are easy to share!

  3. Larry,
    I am not sure I am counting correctly but in 9 hours you have 3 winners?
    That means you have two books left.
    So, if my math i s correct, “Larry, gimme that free book!”.
    I would LOVE to use my summer to read and then use my language skills to comment on Amazon!

    1. Karen . . . you are Winner #4! I’ve emailed you to determine what version of “Another Companion” you want and how to make sure it gets into your eager hands!

    1. Howard . . . (or is it Joyce?!)

      Congrats, you are Winner #5! I have emailed you to determine if you want the Kindle or paperback edition.

      And so this contest is officially over. Should I have another?

    1. Roger!

      I’m sorry ya missed being in the top 5 . . . but I hope, hope, hope you still order a copy of ye olde new book. Thanks!

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