Red Phone Box, the genre bending dark fantasy/noir/thriller co-written by 28 writers from around the worldhas been ranking in the top ten in Dark Fantasy on Amazon this week. Now here's a special signed hardcover that you can only get here.
This is the book. It's a beautiful thing. With Victorian maps of London on the endpapers, drop caps, phone box spacers, and the full collection of story-chapters that make up this gestalt novel, written and edited in two and a half years. And it's signed by most of the 28 writers who worked on it, including Warren Ellis. It took five months for the signing pages to travel around the world, quite literally, from London to London via the Middle East, Australia, the US, Canada and finally Europe and back to and through the UK.
Most of the signed books were spoken for from the beginning. We had a couple of extra ones made in case anything went awry. So this book is of some value. I don't mean monetary value, but it's really the symbol of all that so many people put into the book itself.
So here's the deal. After looking at all the options for giving it away, we've decided that the people who've had to deal with the most publicity for this book should have a chance to win a signed copy. So that means you, my lovely Twitterites. So here's how you can enter to win: between now and Friday, tweet something following this example:
Win this signed copy of #RedPhoneBox [Maz Fishbein is a wizard and he burns things.] http://www.salomejones.com/1/post/2014/02/signed-special-edition-hardcover-giveaway.html
'Maz Fishbein burns things' is an example of Red Phone Box graffiti. If you know nothing about the book, you can just use that. But if you've read the book, you can make up something about one of the characters.
Please be sure and use the hashtag, the link, and the 'Win this signed book,' so we recognize your entry. Please don't tweet it directly to me, though if you want to you can cc: @call_me_salome at the end of the tweet.
We'll take all the tweets and choose the one that screams PICK ME! Or we'll pull one out of hat. But we'll pick one on Saturday around this time. And then we'll mail it to you. No place restrictions. This book is used to traveling.
One other restriction. If we get less than a hundred entries, we'll try again another day. So spread the word far and wide.
As always, thank you so very much for putting up with this book nonsense. Writers, man.