The Marvellous Kindle Giveaway

the monkeysphereI'm giving away one Kindle ($109 value) when my mailing list reaches 1000!

How to Enter:

  1. Just join my newsletter, The MonkeySphere, and you'll be entered in the draw:

How to Enter up to Six Times:

  1. Buy Marvellous Hairy (paperback) (Kindle edition) and/or The Amadeus Net (Kindle) and/or The Fridgularity (paperback) (Kindle edition) and/or Pirate Therapy and Other Cures (paperback) (Kindle). Buy all four and I'll enter you SIX times in total.
  2. Forward your confirmation email from Amazon to me at marvellouskindle -at -

Detailed rules:

Sign up for my newsletter, The MonkeySphere for a chance to win a Kindle (actually, an Amazon gift card worth $109).

When the list reaches 1000, I will announce the winner.

For more chances to win, buy Marvellous Hairy, either as a paperback or as a Kindle edition, or The Amadeus Net as a Kindle edition, and then forward me your confirmation email from Amazon. Note: You can remove your address and phone number when you forward the email to me -- all I need is your name, your email address, and the Order Summary. (Of course, if you win I'll need your address.) If you want to have an extra chance to win, tell me you're willing to have me include you on the mailing list or sign up separately. I can do that for you, and I'll use your Amazon email, unless you tell me differently. Forward your confirmation to:

If you've already got a Kindle, I'll be awarding this as a gift card, so you could buy a lot of books for that!


Why are you doing this?

Two reasons -- I like the technology and I want to give people who'd like one a chance to win one. The other, more selfish reason, is I'd like more people to read my novels, Marvellous Hairy & The Amadeus Net. My hope is this giveaway will encourage more people to check it out, buy it, and spread the word.

But isn't this kind of like paying for readers?

Yep.. But I have confidence people will enjoy the books. This is just another way of getting attention in a competitive market.

How many will you give away?

As soon as the mailing list reaches 1000, I'll announce the winner.

How much money are you making on this scheme?

I don't think I'm going to make anything, but I'm not really doing it for the money. I want more people to read the book. My hope is the costs will be covered by sales.).

if I DO make some money on this particular giveaway, I'll donate it to the London Food Bank.

Aren't you worried this will make you look desperate for readers?

Yes. But fuck it. Pride goeth before a fall, right?

Does it matter where I buy a copy?

As long as it's through an Amazon store .com, .ca,, .de, you're good. I can't make the numbers work with other online retailers yet. You can find the version is here. The version is here.

This sucks -- I already have a Kindle! Me want prize too!

I'll be sending the prize as an Amazon gift card, so you could use that to buy anything you want on the Amazon store!


This is a contest, so the winner will be required to answer a skill-testing question adminstered by a quiz-monkey eating psychotropic bananas.