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ARC Giveaway: BONE SWANS by C.S.E. Cooney

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UPDATE: And the winner is ... shawnalenore. Thanks to all who participated!  

Bone_Swans_ARC_frontSo, first, the giveaway rules: If you want to enter this giveaway for C.S.E. Cooney’s beautiful debut fantasy collection Bone Swans (introduction by Gene Wolfe, coming in July from Mythic Delirium Books, i.e. Anita’n’me) just leave a comment on this blog post (or the duplicate ones at Descent into Light or Mythic Delirium Books). Creativity encouraged, but not required: “Me! Me! Me, please!” will suffice. I will take entries until midnight EST Thursday. Then Anita and I will randomly draw the winner of the first ever ARC of Bone Swans to ever be printed.
 
We’re doing this cross-promotion (my thanks to Shveta Thakrar for the idea!) as a gonzo way to celebrate the early birthday present Anita and I received today (both of our birthdays falling within the next four days). To give some perspective: at the beginning of October, when my debut short story collection, Unseaming, was about to launch, Anita asked me what I was hoping would come of it. Being quite familiar with the limits of small press publications, I said something to the effect of, “I would love for this book to sell 1,000 copies. But realistically speaking, we’ll be lucky if it breaks 500.”
 
Unseaming_MD_webWell, as of this evening, Unseaming has passed 1,000 copies sold — and it’s still going! In my career, this is a true watershed moment. Thank you, world! Thanks to everyone who chose to promote the book and to all of you who chose to buy it!
 
Offering a copy of our next project is one way we are giving back. However, as the giveaway is open to everyone, and as Unseaming is a very different book from Bone Swans, and as some of you bought Unseaming just to help make this giveaway happen (and others, presumably, because you actually wanted Unseaming), Anita and Claire and I want to make sure that those who helped bring this about get something out of it regardless of who wins the copy.
 
So, if you bought a copy of Unseaming, send an email to mythicdelirium@gmail.com that says “I helped!” and I will share with you a never-before-published epic horror poem that Claire and I co-wrote. I ask that you not share it publicly anywhere. (Unless you are a publisher and are interested in sharing it that way. Then we’ll talk!)
 
Thanks, folks! Comment away!
 
#SFWApro
 

Originally published at Mythic Delirium Books. You can comment here or there.

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On January 29th, 2015 02:56 am (UTC), acwise commented:
Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday, Mike n' Anita, please give me Bone Swans! Does that count as creative? : ) Seriously though - happy birthday to both of you, and congrats on passing 1k copies of Unseaming sold!
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On January 29th, 2015 02:58 am (UTC), time_shark replied:
That counts!
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On January 29th, 2015 03:10 am (UTC), shawnalenore commented:
Oooh! I want one!!!
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On January 29th, 2015 03:19 am (UTC), time_shark replied:
Ooooo. *g*
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On January 29th, 2015 03:34 am (UTC), Amy Bisson commented:
Congrats on your new book coming out. Also, congrats on the 1000 copy thing with your other book.
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On January 29th, 2015 03:37 am (UTC), time_shark replied:
Thank you.
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On January 29th, 2015 05:02 am (UTC), aliseadae commented:
Congratulations on surpassing 1,000!

Meeeee!
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On January 29th, 2015 01:41 pm (UTC), time_shark replied:
Thanks, Sally!
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On January 29th, 2015 12:47 pm (UTC), yendi commented:
Me! Me! Me, please!

(What? Someone had to say it.)

And yay on the 1K copies and the birthdays!
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On January 29th, 2015 01:42 pm (UTC), time_shark replied:
Thank you.
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On January 29th, 2015 03:15 pm (UTC), lnhammer commented:
haiku, sorta
Me! Me! Ooo! ooo! ooo!
(Creativity is hard
with a sick baby.)
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On January 29th, 2015 03:45 pm (UTC), time_shark replied:
Re: haiku, sorta
Close enough!
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On January 29th, 2015 08:01 pm (UTC), findabair commented:
If you're willing to ship to Norway, I 'd love to be in on the draw! Congrats on books and birthdays :)
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On January 29th, 2015 08:04 pm (UTC), time_shark replied:
Yup! Open to everyone.
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