Well, Holy Crap, It’s Time To Give Away A Kindle

Hot dang.

CONFESSIONS OF A FREELANCE PENMONKEY has sold almost 900 copies since it dropped, and since starting the Penmonkey Incitement Program we’re actually up to 509 sold.

Which means it’s time to give away:

a) Another postcard

b) Another t-shirt

c) Holy shit, a Kindle.

I will be giving away a Kindle Touch ($99), to be specific.

Here’s how this works.

I draw randomly from the list of names of those who have procured COAFPM — the trick is, if I don’t know that you purchased it, then I don’t know to pick your name. I’m not psychic.

If you bought it via PDF: I have your information already, no need for you to worry or do anything.

If you bought it via Amazon or B&N, I do not possess this information automatically. Which means you need to send me proof-of-purchase to terribleminds [at] gmail [dot] com. (Many have already sent in your names, and those that have do not need to re-send that information.)

I will pick the names tomorrow (Friday) at noon (EST).

Which means you have until then to still procure COAFPM and get me the information if you want to be in on the Kindle draw. At present your chances are pretty good: 1/250 or so.

And I will also be picking for the postcard and t-shirt.

Note that both t-shirt and Kindle are U.S. residents only. Sorry. Only way I can send to international residents is if they’re willing to pay the overseas shipping. (Which is fine, but let me know that.)

Come back here to this post — this is where I’ll be making the pick.

To procure the book ($4.99):

Kindle (US), Kindle (UK), Nook, or PDF.



TAMELA RITTER wins herself a Kindle Touch!

CHRISTIAN TOMSEY wins a Penmonkey t-shirt!

And sending out two postcards, too (since we just crossed over the 550 mark) —

Samuraigerbil and joe-in-ey!


And don’t forget — another 450 sales and we give away another Kindle.


  • Well, this is awkward. I don’t have the confirmation email anymore, but I want you to Touch me.

    Really, I do. Touch me and break me like a WYLD STALLION! *Air Guitar Power Riff*

    Will emailing you a screenshot of the order information page (which has the total amount and my name) be sufficient, or must I sacrifice a fatted calf as well?

    • @Rick:

      It must be clear, Herr Doktor Rick, that the Touch is open to U.S. residents only. Er, unless you’re willing to pay the shipping? But I dunno if there might be an issue with sending a “U.S. Kindle” to another country? I’d hate to send it and find out that person can mysteriously not download files to it because it, like DVD players, doesn’t allow downloads from other “regions.”

      — c.

  • Fine! I don’t need you to Touch me, I’ll Touch myself.


    The region thing is a good point. It probably doesn’t run on Beaver Juice or accept NHL as a programming language. Besides, I already have Kindle on my phone and on my Xoom. Do I really need another gadget? (Answer: Yes. I have a penis, dickbag.)

    Therefor I exempt myself from your little contest. You may have won the battle, but you haven’t won the war. I’ll get you for this, Gadget.


  • The US Kindles will work just fine anywhere else , but you do have to buy a wall adapter for the plug charger.

    I have a friend here in New Zealand who buys each new Kindle that comes out and her parents bring them back from the States when they visit. If you’re prepared to spring 20 bucks on a wall power adapter (and the shipping so Chuck doesn’t have to see his beard on eBay) it should be fine.

    • Good eye, @Andrew!

      Then, if one wants to pay shipping, they may have the Kindle internationally!

      I’ll email potential winners before announcing here, just in case I have to pick someone else.


      — c.

  • Aw, dude. Even with all the free trade at the Canada-U.S. border, we still seem to hold something against one another. What say we sit around a bonfire and sing songs of peace to break down these international trade barriers? But then again, aren’t anti-establishment types against free trade? Oh, the irony…

  • TAMELA RITTER wins herself a Kindle Touch!

    CHRISTIAN TOMSEY wins a Penmonkey t-shirt!

    And sending out two postcards, too (since we just crossed over the 550 mark) —

    Samuraigerbil and joe-in-ey!

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