I stole this idea/post from the amazing Wendy Higgins (with her permission!). Her efforts -- and the efforts of her readers -- allowed people all over the US to purchase signed copies of her long-awaited book (Sweet Temptation) on the day of release. I think it's a brilliant idea, and I'd like to do the same for you!
It requires postage and trust on my part, and some work on your part. I'm willing, and I hope you are, too!
So. I'd like to arm my Showtime Girls -- that can be YOU! -- with autographed nameplate stickers. I'll mail them to you as soon as you are signed up and agree to the below terms. And you'll storm your local bookstores on the publication day of A MAD ZOMBIE PARTY (Tuesday, September 29th, 2015), thereby allowing tons of readers to buy autographed copies from their stores on release week.
Even the thought makes me happy!
And you, of course, would be able to keep a nameplate for yourself (and we will most likely send you bookmarks or some other goodies to say thank you)!
I will keep a running blog post going that week, and when my Showtime Girls verify with me (or my assistant Marie) that you've stickered the books at the store, I will add that store name & location to the list, that way readers all over the U.S. will know they can get signed copies at their store!
Here are the REQUIREMENTS for those willing to help me with this:
~ You MUST be willing to visit your local store at some point before it closes on Tuesday, September 29th. The books will be at all Barnes & Nobles and probably Books-a-Millions, but I cannot guarantee it'll be at indie stores. You're free to call your local store to ask! It maybe be in Target/Walmart stores, but I'm not sure.
~ Find the copies of A MAD ZOMBIE PARTY on the shelves -- or, if they haven't been shelved yet, ask a store attendant to pull them from the back -- and put a sticker in each one. You're welcome to notify the staff that you're doing it, but it's not necessary.
Interested? Email my assistant Marie with your promise to deliver the stickers on release day, and the store(s) you wish to deliver to, as well as your mailing address.
Marie's email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
~ If two people sign up for the same store I will give it to the first person and ask the second person if they have another store they're willing to travel to.
~ After you've stickered the books on release day, email Marie to let us know the deed has been done.
~ And please, please, please take a pic while you're sticking or even of the books on the shelf, so we can share it online! I would love to share those pictures with my readers!
~I will take entries for the next week (until September 18th) or until the list reaches a cutoff limit. Bookplates will be mailed out by or on the 21st.
THANK YOU for your willingness to help me out. You guys rock my world!