Thursday, September 30, 2010

What's so special about 1st October? A giveaway.

Tomorrow's the 1st October and it's a very special day for me. It's the day that my novel Too Many Magpies will be exactly one year old, and the day that my story collection Balancing on the Edge of the World will be three! It's also the day that the first ever edition of The Birth Machine (which is being reissued by Salt on 1st November this year) was published. (See sidebar for pics and details of them all.)

So: to celebrate this extraordinarily special day in my life I'm giving away two copies of each of those books (The Birth Machine will be sent once it becomes available, which shouldn't be long now.) I'm announcing this today as I'm off to London in a short while and won't be back until later tomorrow.

If you'd like to be entered in the draw(s) for a copy of any or all of these books, just leave a comment specifying which ones(s) you'd like to be put in for. Remember - not long to Christmas, and they make not bad presents, though I say it myself!

And the reason for my trip? Another book launch: Sue Guiney's intriguing-sounding book A Clash of Innocents with which she will be visiting this blog on October 1oth.

31 comments:

angelatopping said...

Wow! What a big day for you Elizabeth!!! I'd love to win a copy of the Birth Machine, but I plan to buy that one, so put me in for Too Many Magpies pleasey.

Elizabeth Baines said...

Okey-doke, will do, Angela. (And thanks for buying The Birth Maachine!)

Sarah Hilary said...

Congratulations, Elizabeth! Please enter me in the draw, I don't mind for which.

Elizabeth Baines said...

Will do, Sarah!

gautami tripathy said...

I live in India. Can I enter. I would like to win any of the three.

gautami.tripathy[at]gmail.com

Elizabeth Baines said...

Yes, of course, Gautami. I'll put you in for all three.

katebrown said...

I would love a copy of the Birth Machine!

Elizabeth Baines said...

I'll put you in for the draw, Kate!

c king said...

Hi, I'd love to win any, if I'm not too late

Elizabeth Baines said...

Yes, still time, Claire! I'll put you on!

Elizabeth Baines said...

In, I meant. That's what comes of typing while talking on the phone!

myshorterstories said...

Congratulations-- fun having so many important things converge like that. Hope I'm in time-- would love any, but esp. The Birth Machine (I love Salt books!). Thanks very much--
Mary

Elizabeth Baines said...

Sure thing, Mary!

Michelle Teasdale said...

Can I be entered into the draw for any of the three books? They all look fab! Thanks, michelleteasdale@hotmail.com

Elizabeth Baines said...

Done, Mary!

Elizabeth Baines said...

Of course, Michelle.

Totalfeckineejit said...

That's some special day for you Elizabeth,many happy returns and all the best with the re-launch.Please put me in to win EVERYTHING!
I've already won, read, and really enjoyed too many Magpies, but would like to send a copy to my sister.

They say lightening never strikes twice but I've seen documentaries on people who've been hit 16 times or more, so , count me in!

Elizabeth Baines said...

Thanks, TFE! I'll put you in!

Totalfeckineejit said...

Or lightning.Doh!

Azurite said...

Hello Elizabeth,
I already have TMM and BOTEOTW, thank you. But would love The Birth Machine.... (although could give the others to friends, if I should be lucky!)
Hope you enjoyed your "special day".

myshittytwenties said...

Elizabeth, I can't wait to read the Birth Machine so I would love to win a copy. I already have Balancing on the Edge of the World but have meaning to buy Too Many Magpies and would love to read that too. Autumn is a magical time of year - congratulations on your October publications and your November reissue.

Emily.

Elizabeth Baines said...

Thanks, Azurite and Emily. Azurite, I'll put you in for them all then, and Emily, I'll put you in for The Birth Machine and Magpies.

Joanna said...

Congratulations! I would love to be entered in the draw for Balancing On The Edge Of The World please.

Elizabeth Baines said...

Will do, Joanna!

Linda C. said...

Please enter me for either of the three. I've read several intriguing reviews of Balancing on the Edge of the World. Congratulations on your big day.

Elizabeth Baines said...

Thank you, Linda. and yes, I'll put you in for them all.

angel said...

i loved balancing, would love to be in draw for magpies please :)

Elizabeth Baines said...

Consider it done, Angel.

Mystica said...

I live in Sri Lanka and would like to be entered (choice could be yours)

Elizabeth Baines said...

It's done, Mystica!

Elizabeth Baines said...

The draw's been made and here are the results:

Kate Brown and Mary of the Shorter Stories blog each win a copy of the brand-new reissue of The Birth Machine.

Michelle Teasedale and Alice Brockway (who came via Twitter) each win a copy of Balancing on the Edge of the World.

Angela Topping and Diane Becker (who came via Twitter) each win a copy of Too Many Magpies.

Congrats all, and please email me via my profile with your addresses so I can send your copies winging towards you!