A while ago I announced I would do a giveaway of 5 VERY limited editions of a VERY early edition of Rhune (first book of the The First Empire). By early I mean essentially the book in its beta state. I've done a drawing and the winners are:
- Beta readers drawing (1 of 44) - Michael Coward
- Goodreads Giveaway (2 of 6,475) - Tammie Venne & Gary Vanicek
- Dark Room Members (1 of 943) - Dawn from Oceanside NY
- First Empire Mailing List sign-up - David Quist
I've already heard back from some of the winners, and the others have 1 week to respond before I pick someone else from the list. Congratulations to all the winners, and thanks to everyone else for entering / participating. If you would like to be eligible for future such giveaways, here are some links you can use to sign up.
- Request to join the Dark Room (a secret - private Goodreads group - just send me a message via email or from within Goodreads.
- Sign up for release notification, pre-release specials, and giveaways for books in The First Empire, click here. NOTE: If you are already on the mailing list - you are automatically entered for future drawings.
Originally I was going to print up the book in the same state as the first beta, but I now want to get the changes in and then print THAT version. I say this because it shouldn't take too long, and the people who won will get a much better book. If for some reason the edits drag on too long, then I'll revert to my initial plan.