IF YOU GET THE BOOK I’m giving away today, you will be in elite company with just five people on earth:
- my mother
- my two kids
- my co-leader in Bible study
- and a reader who would probably be the president of my fan club if I had a fan club
My wife doesn’t count. She’s with me.
It’s not that I’m being stingy with the book. I simply don’t have many copies of the thing.
The publisher gave me only 10. Five are gone, and I’d like to keep two or three for my office and for posterity. So I’ve got just two or three to give away.
I was going to keep them all because they’re really nice looking. And they’re expensive: retailing at $34.99.
But I saw something on Amazon this week that got me to thinking that I shouldn’t hoard the books.
The publisher just released this edition and Amazon is now rating it #1 among new releases in Bible handbooks.
That shocked me. In a good way.
It’s the second shock.
The first shock came a few weeks ago when I noticed that the paperback edition of The Complete Guide to the Bible was #1 in sales among Bible handbooks. Depending on the day, it has been bouncing between #1 and #3 in sales. As I type this note, it’s #2.
A little writer-work trivia. No marketing person alerted me to these numbers. I alerted marketing. I saw it first. Publishers have marketing departments, but we’re often talking one or two souls trying to promote hundreds of books. No can do. That’s why we writers lend a hand. We figure if we don’t, who’s left?
A free book for someone
I’m going to part with one of my elite 10 books today.
Here’s the deal. It’s for people who have already read one of my books.
Go to Amazon or some other site that sells books. Write a few-sentence review of one of my books. I’m talking about a new review that you post today.
Then open a comment box below and simply type your name. No need to point me to the review. I’ll trust you for it.
I’ll do a random number thing to pick one soul from the list of names in the comment boxes. That soul will get the book sent to them or to the soul of their choice still on earth, breathing, and with a postal address.
I’ll give you all day and all night. I’ll pick a name after breakfast on Saturday. I’ll give you the news on Monday. How’s that?
Then we’ll get back to more important feature articles about matters of faith, the Bible, and my dog.
Have a good weekend. You deserve it.
Stephen M. Miller
Thanks Artha, for being #1.
Thank you for the chance to win.
Whom ever receives this book, congrulations,
FYI I will not buy another one of your books on kindle again! NO place to make notes, need my paper pages (insert SMILE).
Thank you for all you do.
Thanks Stephen Miller. I have greatly enjoyed reading your books. They have blessed me.
Just recently finished Understanding Jesus, a great look into the culture of the time period. A great way to study and understand the bible.
i love all your books,mSteve. I follow you on FB and read your blog. Love your stories and Buddy and the grand dogs
Can’t decide which is my favorite!
Thank you for the opportunity! Wrote a review on Amazon!
I might be too late for the drawing, but I’d love to have a copy of this book. I just recently discovered your books and am looking forward to reading more of them!