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Got mine the other day too. Regret not asking you to autograph it on its way out the door, but otherwise, very happy. Hope it's doing well for you; much wonderful stuff in there. :)
 

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I got mine and I love the note :D Happy Holidays to Mac!

I won't hear how our book looked at the NYC party thing. I couldn't go to New York for it, which is cool. But I bet it looked great! I have no idea how many people sent in their books published that year or what the set-up would look like. It would have been great fun to go to get a feel for that stuff! Sometime I will :D
 

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Was anyone planning on doing a giveaway on Goodreads? I have an extra copy because I was buying so many for Christmas presents that I got a free copy for myself, so I was considering doing it with my clean contributor copy, but if someone was already on it, I'll wait a while.
 

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My offer to provide a .pdf or Kindle ebook to reviewers still stands.
 

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My offer to provide a .pdf or Kindle ebook to reviewers still stands.

Hmm, I'm not sure how it works with review copies, but I know there is a wishlist of places that I would love to see review Absolute Visions (Strange Horizons, Interzone, Locus). Is it a matter of them contacting you and asking for a copy, or do you offer one to them? I'm willing to track down contact information if its the latter :).
 

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Oh, and have all the contributor copies gone out? I've moved recently and want to know if I should check my old address to see if it's there.
 

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Hmm, I'm not sure how it works with review copies, but I know there is a wishlist of places that I would love to see review Absolute Visions (Strange Horizons, Interzone, Locus). Is it a matter of them contacting you and asking for a copy, or do you offer one to them? I'm willing to track down contact information if its the latter :).

They were offered copies, but to be brutally frank, most magazines and large review sites perceive it as a self-published anthology, and life's too short.

I sent out a PR email to about 35 reviewers and review sites. (I used to do this routinely for a publisher back in the day.)
 

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They were offered copies, but to be brutally frank, most magazines and large review sites perceive it as a self-published anthology, and life's too short.

I sent out a PR email to about 35 reviewers and review sites. (I used to do this routinely for a publisher back in the day.)

Thanks for trying Medievalist :). I'm continually amazed at all the work you've put into this.
 

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All right, I started a giveaway for AV, but it's pending approval. I'll update when it goes live. The giveaway will run until March 30, 2013. I used the Goodreads description of the book, although now I'm wishing I had picked a few stories and given examples of what a reader would find inside.

My profile says that books are supposed to have been released in the last 6 months (not in the terms of service when I listed the book), so it may be rejected, but it's worth the try.
 

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My copy came over the holidays also. Thanks, Mac! Inside, it couldn't be better. But man, the cover is blurry! ;)
 

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The Goodreads giveaway is live, in case anyone wants to advertise it.
 

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The longer those are up, the more people see it and add it. I see a lot of self-published books up for 3 months with lots of people signing up.
 
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