Tuesday, October 14, 2008

FREE BOOK! Check it out now!

Remember Alan Gratz? He's got some big news! Read below:

Hello friends!

If you'll forgive a little blatant self-promotion, I am excited to
announce that my third book, Something Wicked, comes out this week! The
official on-sale date is Thursday, October 16th, but the way things go
it may show up on bookstore shelves sooner or later than that. Something
Wicked is a contemporary young adult mystery based on Macbeth and set in
the mountains of East Tennessee. It's the second book in my Horatio
Wilkes series, each of which is based on a different Shakespeare play.

To celebrate the release of Something Wicked, Dial Books is offering a
special promotion: they're letting you read the first Horatio Wilkes
mystery, Something Rotten, for free.

You read that right. Free. Gratis. Complimentary. No charge.

You don't have to register, you don't have to give your e-mail address,
you don't have to buy something else to read it.

All you have to do is click here:

Why are we letting people read Something Rotten for free while it's
still on sale at your favorite bookseller? Because the number one
challenge facing most authors is obscurity. Of all the people who didn't
buy Something Rotten today, the majority did so because they simply
didn't know it existed--not because someone gave them a free copy of it.
Like Cory Doctorow, author of Little Brother, says, we think it's more
important to get more people into our tent than to make sure everybody
inside bought a ticket.

So please click the link above and give Something Rotten a read if you
haven't already, and PLEASE HELP ME SPREAD THE WORD! This promotion from
my publisher took a lot of convincing on my part, and I want to show
them I'm not crazy! Tell friends, tell teachers, tell librarians, TELL
KIDS. If you have a blog, please blog about the offer! I want to do
everything I can to make sure as many people read Something Rotten
online before the promotion ends on November 30th, 2008.

Thanks so much!

Read more about Something Wicked:
Read more about Something Rotten:
Read Something Rotten FOR FREE: <http://www.alangratz.com/rotten_promo.htm>


Alan Gratz

Author of
Samurai Shortstop (Dial 2006)
Something Rotten (Dial 2007)
Something Wicked (Dial 2008)
The Brooklyn Nine (Dial 2009)
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