I want to give away a free copy of the book.
Why? Well, because I'm a heck of a guy, that's why.
However, giving away something requires a contest, and contests are more often than not a pain in the poop cheeks of those putting them together.
If I'm going to do a contest I want to keep it simple - because I'm lazy.
To enter all you have to do is finish the following sentence:
"I really, really want a free copy of "Forts" because..."
Just tell me why you deserve to get the book for free and email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the end, I'm the judge. I'll pick my favorite and when the book is released you'll not only get it for free, but I'll sign it and maybe even draw a little something on the inside cover. I'll do whatever you want. If you feel like you really need me to put on some lipstick, pucker up and give it a kiss I'll do that too.
Keep in mind however that asking me to do such a thing would be horrifying, and confusing request - no doubt instantly transforming you into a grade-A weirdo in my eyes.
Who knows, maybe you're cool with that? Maybe that's exactly what you're going for? I'm not here to judge really, just give away free stuff.
Make your response funny, give me a sob story, threaten my life and the lives of those I love - I don't care - do what you have to do in order to convince me that you deserve a freebie over the other dudes sending emails my way.
You could even bribe me, though that would seem to defeat the purpose.
THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS MARCH 15, 2010. I'll announce the winner a few days later.
See, nice and easy. It'll take you all of fifteen seconds. Get to it.