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OK, I've thought about what I could do for a contest for the German foreign sales rights of the Throne of Amenkor series. Some of the ideas included:

1. Getting people to post pictures of themselves in lederhosen.
2. Beer drinking contest. Who can stay standing the longest!
3. Best translation of some text written in German. Naughty text of course.
4. Best video of people dancing/singing to German folksongs.

All of these were way too complicated to arrange, or way too expensive. So I decided to keep things simple. All you have to do to enter is post a comment to this post and you'll be entered into a random drawing for a copy of "Die Assassine", the German edition of The Skewed Throne. You have until November 21st to post your comment. Everyone who posted a comment congratulating me on the sale in this post or the follow-up post have already been entered into the contest and do not need to post again. A winner will be selected sometime after November 21st. The prize will be sent as soon as I manage to get my hands on my author copies, which won't be until sometime next year, but you can brag about eventually owning such a copy to all of your friends. I'll sign the copy of course. *grin*

So that's it. I'll probably run another contest when the book is actually released. But for now, comment and possibly win! And have a tankard of virtual German ale with me to celebrate!

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PS--Dont forget about the "Spirit of Giving" contest still going on, as well as the free book you could win by commenting over at the [livejournal.com profile] dawbooks blog, where I just posted a discussion about R.M. Meluch's U.S.S. Merrimack science fiction series, since the newest book in the series Strength and Honor is one of the new releases this month.

Date: 2008-11-11 08:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] misunderstruck.livejournal.com
Yes, but will you personalize the copy in German?

Date: 2008-11-14 04:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jpsorrow.livejournal.com
Hmm . . . I can try. But no promises. If I say something naught . . . it was probably intentional. *grin*

Date: 2008-11-11 08:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kerimaya.livejournal.com
Ooooh, I commented but didn't congratulate you. Silly me, so here we go - congratulations to the selling of your licence ;)

Date: 2008-11-14 04:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jpsorrow.livejournal.com
Well, commenting was all that was necessary, the congratulations wasn't required. But thanks!

Date: 2008-11-11 09:07 pm (UTC)

Date: 2008-11-14 04:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jpsorrow.livejournal.com
Entered!

I love the cover

Date: 2008-11-11 09:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maiaarts.livejournal.com
I think the German cover rocks!
I already posted the image in other places to show people :)

Re: I love the cover

Date: 2008-11-14 04:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jpsorrow.livejournal.com
Thanks for spreading the word!

Date: 2008-11-11 09:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rosinavs.livejournal.com
Ooh! I would love one in German. I'd like to think that I'd use it to practice my German or expand my vocabulary, but let's be serious here. I hope this is the first of many language translations for you.

Date: 2008-11-14 04:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jpsorrow.livejournal.com
I hope there's many more translations as well. You're entered into the German contest.

Date: 2008-11-11 09:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amysisson.livejournal.com
I'd love a copy in German also -- and I could use it to practice German. Used to be fluent, sigh, but lately I've had to bump back down to the Beverly Cleary "Ramona" books in German....

Date: 2008-11-14 04:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jpsorrow.livejournal.com
Entered! Hope it helps improve your German.

Date: 2008-11-11 09:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wortschmiedin.livejournal.com
well, just to be on the safe side I will post ;) but I will still buy your book in a store here. I will make them order it if they don't have too :D hehe and then - Incredibly proud - I will find silent joy in leaving the book with the cool cover laing around VISIBLY in as many bookstores as I can, that shoudl be your contest : who can do it in the most bookstores :D:D:D:D

Date: 2008-11-14 04:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jpsorrow.livejournal.com
Sounds good to me. But how would I check that they were actually in the bookstore? I'd have to come to Germany! I'll run this by my publisher . . . (don't hold your breath *grin*)

Date: 2008-11-11 10:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mmuenzler.livejournal.com
Ist das nicht eine Schnitzelbank? Ja, das ist eine Schnitzelbank!

(nobody said the comment had to make sense...)

Date: 2008-11-12 07:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kerimaya.livejournal.com
*gg* Ich weiss nichtmal, was eine Schnitzelbank ist :D

Date: 2008-11-14 04:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jpsorrow.livejournal.com
Um . . . OK. *grin*

Date: 2008-11-14 04:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mmuenzler.livejournal.com
Hehe, sorry. It's my favorite German drinking song. :)

Date: 2008-11-12 01:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hkneale.livejournal.com
I rather liked number 3.

Who said it had to be proper German?

Ist verboten touching das blinkenlights.

I say you should run with number 3.

Hmm... maybe I should use number 3 for my book promo, only it wouldn't be in German, but Scottish. Och!

Date: 2008-11-14 04:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jpsorrow.livejournal.com
I thought I'd start all of my LJ posts with Ach! there for a while, but that's hasn't happened yet.

Date: 2008-11-12 03:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] desperance.livejournal.com
Did I...?

*checks back*

No, I didn't. But I have an excuse: I've been in hospital, unable to type! (As it happens, I may be out of hospital but I am still forbidden to type...)(*types*)

Anyway: congratulations! I'll see your German translation, and raise you mine... (Which I learned about when I came home from hospital, which was an altogether goodness.)

Be aware, German translations come out longer than the English originals, by up to a third; they'll either make you a stouter writer, or else divide each vol into two.

Date: 2008-11-14 04:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jpsorrow.livejournal.com
Excuses, excuses. *eye roll*

Thanks for the congrats! And I did not know that about German translations. I haven't heard anything about dividing the books, but we'll see. They get longer in length as the series progresses.

Date: 2008-11-12 03:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] steve-buchheit.livejournal.com
Oo, German. I actually have several books in German, although I don't read it. You know, except at the level of "I think they're talking about a horse that swims through methane, or something." But their great examples of handset type (published in the early to mid 19th century). And congrats on the german sale.

Date: 2008-11-14 04:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jpsorrow.livejournal.com
Thanks! You're entered.

so can I use the new cover as an avatar?

Date: 2008-11-23 04:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maiaarts.livejournal.com
Since it is so hot, I was thinking...
please? Can I?

Re: so can I use the new cover as an avatar?

Date: 2008-11-23 05:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jpsorrow.livejournal.com
You can certainly use the cover as an avatar.

Date: 2008-11-23 08:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] j-cheney.livejournal.com
SO, since you gave us tacit permission to post late here (on your sunday post) does this still count?

Date: 2008-11-23 08:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jpsorrow.livejournal.com
Of course it still counts. Entered. *grin*

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