Each Little Universe: debut novel launch and giveaway

UPDATE: Since one of the draws is open to those who leave reviews, and thanks to slow delivery times (understandably) some people are only just getting their copies, I’m extending the opening period of all three draws to the end of the month. Last day for entries is now May 31st!

Well, then.

Each Little Universe is here! It’s available in both ebook and paperback format right here on Amazon (that should be the UK page – here’s the US one!) – it’s pretty reasonably priced, in my opinion, and it’s even free to read on Kindle Unlimited!

Now, you should be able to use the links above to get either Kindle or paperback copies, but there’s a chance that the different editions haven’t linked by the time you’re reading this. If the links are only giving you the Kindle option, here are the paperback ones separately: UK paperbackUS paperback.

Or… you could win a free signed paperback copy. How ’bout that?

Before I explain how this giveaway will work, there have been a couple of reviews from advance readers already, for which I’m really incredibly grateful.

Solarayo, of the blog Ace Asunder, said:

The author’s writing style is full of fun meta-fourth-wall-breaking humor, superb sarcasm, and tons of glorious geek culture parodies and references. … This is one of the most out-there-in-a-good-way stories I’ve ever had the honor of reading.

https://aceasunder.com/2020/04/27/novel-notes-each-little-universe/

And over on Goodreads, Alex Sigsworth (whose help spotting typos has been invaluable, and whose eagerness to engage with ELU and have conversations about it has been extremely rewarding) wrote a brilliant review including this bit that I’ve co-opted for the blurb of the paperback edition:

Chris refuses to be dull. … He doesn’t see the point of writing a story if he can’t take full advantage of the medium and do things within that medium that can’t be done in any other.

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3277347390

Finally for now, also on Goodreads, Zach Casserly wrote a review that I thought really seemed to ‘get’ what I was going for, which is an exceptionally awesome feeling.

My advance copy of ELU is marred with highlights. Ugh! So many highlights. It was a great read from open to close. 

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3301823667

So that’s cool, but you probably came for the free stuff. So: to celebrate the launch, I’ve got some copies to give away!

I have three (or maybe even four!) signed paperback copies of Each Little Universe to bestow upon friends. I’ll send ’em anywhere in the world, no cost for the copy or for the shipping, and all you have to do for a chance at getting one is follow these simple steps.

(All three draws are open for three weeks, until Friday 22nd May, at which point I will be picking winners.)


Step One: Fulfil Requirements!

Since I’ve got three copies, there are three things you can do to win. You can enter all three draws if you want – each of them will have one winner, but each person can only win once.

First Draw: Review Each Little Universe

Okay, so given that a copy of ELU is the prize, it might be a bit odd to ask for reviews. That said, the prize is a signed physical copy and therefore extremely rare and prestigious, while the e-copy can be purchased for a very reasonable price. (Or read for free if you’ve got Kindle Unlimited. Free!)

As such, I’ll be eternally grateful if you would pick up the ebook version and then leave a review. You can do this on Goodreads, the Amazon store (again, here’s US and here’s UK – apparently reviews don’t carry between different local Ama-zones, but any Amazon store is a valid entry), or your own blog or website. Each review earns one entry – so write three (they can even be copy-pasted duplicates, long as they’re on each site separately) and you’ll have three chances to win this draw.

(As a note, I would prefer that people only leave reviews if they have actually read the book, but I recognise that I probably can’t police that.)

Second Draw: Retweet A Thing

Here’s a tweet. Retweet this tweet.

You’ll also need to be following me on Twitter, but otherwise that’s it for this one. Simple.

If this tweet gets over 50 RTs, I will add a second copy to this draw and pick two winners from the RTers instead of just the one. (Thus making a total of four winnable signed copies, for those keeping count. Oooooh.)

Third Draw: Review Philosophiraga

I figure I may as well use this opportunity to get some eyes on another thing I’m currently making, so this is another ‘review to enter’ draw. My podcast Philosophiraga – all about video games and philosophy – can be found in a bunch of places and reviewed in slightly fewer places. The main reviewable podcast places, as I understand it, are Apple Podcasts and Podchaser.

So leave a review for Philosophiraga on either of those two sites and let me know you’ve done it, and you get an entry into this draw. Again, multiple reviews means multiple entries – I think you might even be able to review each episode individually, if you’re super keen.


Step Two: Let Me Know!

Whichever draw you enter – and don’t forget you can enter all three – you’ll need to let me know that you’ve fulfilled requirements. You can do this by tagging me on Twitter (where I’m @overthinkery1), emailing chrisdurstoncreator@gmail.com, filling out the form just below, or using any of the contact methods riiiiiight here. Make sure to drop me a link or screenshot so I know what you’ve done and where.

(Obviously, if you’re only entering draw two, you don’t really need to do anything else as I’ll be able to see that you’ve RT’d the thing.)

Step Three: Win!

And that’s it. I’ll pick one winner at random for each of the three draws on Friday 22nd May, and I’ll be in touch via email or Twitter DM to get address details and such shortly thereafter.

Good luck, and I very much hope that you enjoy Each Little Universe.

5 thoughts on “Each Little Universe: debut novel launch and giveaway

  1. Excellent! I’m still reading through my copy, and will be sure to post a review in all the places once I’m done 🙂

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