Over on the Darkcargo blog, they’re running a fantastic contest called Taking a Risk. The post about the contest discusses the inspiration behind it: the leap of faith readers make when they shell out their hard-earned dollars, yen or kroner for a book by an author they’ve never read before.
The contest works like this:
“Tell me about the first successful experience you’ve had taking a risk on a new author. What author? What book? What prompted you to try? What was the benefit? The book in question must be fiction, but is not limited to any genre. You are convincing me that the book and/or author in question truly expanded your reading horizons.”
And the prize?
“We have several authors who want to give YOU an autographed copy of one of their books, including Linnea Sinclair, Larissa Niec, and Marcella Burnard. (These will be PAPER copies, of course.)”
At Mercury Retrograde, we’re all about taking a risk on something new. It’s why we get out of bed in the morning. This is your chance to experience something wonderfully new, risking only a bit of your time.
Read the full details of the contest here.