Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Shameless Self Promotion

by Marcus Sakey

Hey folks, I hope you’ll forgive me today’s post, but I wanted to take the opportunity to talk about, well, me. More precisely, about my new book, THE AMATEURS, which will be released a week from tomorrow. It’s the story of four friends in their early thirties who aren’t happy with where they’ve ended up in life, and who undertake a risky plan to try to take everything they think they deserve.

Things do not go smoothly.

In any case, besides begging you to buy an armload of copies, I also wanted to tell you about a couple of things I’m doing to promote the novel.

The first is a contest based on a game in the book called, “Ready, Go,” essentially a question game:
"If you died today, what would you most regret? Ready, go."
I’m hosting a couple weeks of "Ready, Go" for some pretty stellar prize packages, including one worth about $750 in hardcover books, many of them signed. (For a full list, click here.)

Here's how to play:
  • Every day I pose a new "Ready, Go" question on Twitter and Facebook
  • To enter via Twitter, ReTweet your answer, including the tags @marcussakey and #TheAmateurs
  • To enter on Facebook, visit my profile and respond
  • Enter as often as you like. Respond on both Twitter and Facebook for double points!
  • When the contest is over, I'll select three winners at random, so the more days you participate, the better your odds. Simple as that.
As a special bonus for Outfit readers, if you post an answer to the above question in the comments here, that will count as an entry too. Take that, non-Outfitters!

The second thing I wanted to tell you about is my release party in Chicago. It will be on August 6th, from 7 – 10pm, at Sheffield’s (3258 N. Sheffield), one of my favorite bars. Come by and have a drink with me, and bring your friends. The more the merrier.

Finally, my tour schedule is as finalized as it tends to get. Check out the dates here. Hope you’ll come out to see me!

Thanks again for the indulgence, and don’t forget, buying copies of THE AMATEURS has been proven to lower cholesterol, assure conviction of corrupt ex-governors, and protect baby seals.*

* These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Or anyone else.

Cheers!

-Marcus

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22 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'd regret not writing a book. SOmething I always said I'd do.

Tim

Marcus Sakey said...

Really? No one wants a bonus shot at $750 worth of books?

Michael Dymmoch said...

If i died today, I'd regret not finishing the six books I have in progress and the dozen or so other stories I have in my head.

Doug Riddle said...

Not having shot that man in Reno.

Steerpike said...

Congrats, Marcus, and I heartily approve of your liberal use of bribery to pimp your book. I'd probably have more readers if I did prizes. In the meantime, your book is ready to go, you should declare a pantsless week of sloth. :)

Adam Bourgoin said...

I would regret not being able to be a firefighter anymore and being able to help my community. I would also regret not being able to finish my novel.

Sara said...

I'd regret having spent so much time worrying about being in debt.

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