links for 2009-03-17

  • "Okay, been thinking about this whole March-is-love-your-Indie-Bookstore month, and I realized trying to guilt people into going shopping with their local guy sucks. We don’t need guilt here; we need a contest.

    "So here’s introducing March-is-love-your-Indie-Bookstore: The Contest.

    "How to Play: Go to a local independent bookstore. Buy something. Save the receipt. Send a photo or scan of the receipt to this address: indie@joehillfiction.com. Make sure either your e-mail or your receipt includes the name and phone number of the bookstore in question.

    "Prize: At the end of March I’ll have a random drawing, and send the winner a signed slipcased copy of GUNPOWDER.

    "BUT WAIT! There’s more. As this thing goes along, I’ll be adding other signed editions of other books for other randomly drawn winners. Stay tuned.

    "And remember, even if you lose you win, because you will have supported a small bookstore, and come away with something worth reading."

    Follow the link for more rules.

  • The March 2009 Internet Review of Books is now online, including:

    "Does edgy YA fiction go too far? Essay by Fiction Editor Julie McGuire
    Sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll. Witches, warlocks, and vampires. Cults of veiled women, and a society of Odd Fish. Do the edgy offerings for today’s young adults go too far?"

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