Friday, October 14, 2011

Get a book, make a donation

Concord Free Press does something that used to be very unusual.
They give away their books. Free.
Before the "free download" marketing strategy, giving away books was pretty rare.
Concord Free Press has been doing it for a while longer.

Here's "the catch" (and I put that in quotes for a reason; it's not one)

You make a donation. To a charity of YOUR choice.
Then tell Concord Free Press about it.**
AFTER you get the book.
They trust you to do the right thing.

I like that a lot.
(I like that alot too)

Here's the bigger "catch": this is the ONLY way to get these books, and there are only 3000 copies printed.
And they're really good books.

Here's the one that will be available starting tomorrow, 9/15 errrr...10/15 (thanks to an eagle eyed commenter for that!)

A HANDBOOK OF AMERICAN PRAYER (a novel) by Lucius Shepard.

More info available at the Concord Free Press website.

**(the list of donations is pretty interesting reading in and of itself)


Leah said...

OK, that is darn awesome. Thank you for sharing - I hadn't heard about that. And since I just made a donation to Race for the Cure today, I may request A Handbook tomorrow.

Amazing. Thank you. Can't say that enough.

Amy Schaefer said...

10/15, maybe? I know September passed kind of quickly...

Janet Reid said...

erp. thank you! fixed.
Now back to partying like it's 1999.

ryan field said...

Love this!!