... but this time they're mine! Temporarily, at least.
I'm not sure whether you realise this, but whenever I give away books in my monthly draw I pay for the books and the postage myself. (Yes, I get a discount on the books, but the average draw costs me $120-$200 depending how many I give away and how many of them are going overseas.)
Aren't publishers supposed to do this sort of thing? Yes, and they do during the first few months after the launch, but they can't keep pouring cash into publicity when a book has been out for a year or more.
Anyway, I asked my publisher for yet another box of books to give away, and when they arrived I unfolded the invoice and discovered they hadn't charged me anything for them. 25 copies for nix! (I know they appreciate my efforts, and they know I'm spending up to promote Hal Spacejock. I guess it works both ways.)
So, that's the next couple of months taken care of. More draws coming up - get your name in!
* Amongst the box of new release Hal Spacejocks I received some of the original Hal Spacejocks. So, I had to include the other cover image.
Simon Haynes is the author of the Hal Spacejock and Hal Junior series (Amazon / Smashwords / other formats)