Between the obligatory 35 author copies per book, the book club editions and the large prints, publishers ship me between 400 to 600 copies of my own books every year. This year I decided to keep three copies of the books I write for posterity (I figure one copy for each of the kids) and give away the rest.
I thought I had rid myself of all the extras, and then today I go and find two boxes in the back of a closet containing these:
Gena Hale romance novels (paperback)
Jessica Hall romance novels (paperback)
The Deepest Edge (2 copies)
The Kissing Blades
Into the Fire (2 copies)
Heat of the Moment (2 copies)
Rebecca Kelly inspirational novels (hardcover)
Going to the Chapel
Portraits of the Past
Home for the Holidays, Large Print Edition (2 copies)
S.L. Viehl SF novels (paperback and ARCs)
StarDoc (4 copies)
Endurance (2 copies)
Shockball (2 copies)
Eternity Row (2 copies)
Blade Dancer (paperback)
Blade Dancer (ARC)
Bio Rescue (ARC, 2 copies)
Blade Dancer ARC
You all wouldn't mind taking them off my hands, would you?
Most of these are original author copies, so the older ones like StarDoc and the two Gena Hale books are starting to yellow around the edges. The rest are in new to like-new condition, with only the occasional cover, spine or page dings and dents. Also, I have three cats and they like hiding in boxes and closets, for those of you with an allergy situation.
Before I start dumping these on you, any thoughts on how to give them away? Want a simple name-entry via comments or e-mail, or should we have some fun with a couple of contests? Suggestions would be appreciated.
Update: I've crossed off a couple of duplication typos I made. All I have are 2 BioRescue and 1 Blade Dancer ARC -- sorry for the error.