I've had so many requests for copies of Corporate High School from teachers and school librarians that there's no way I can fill them all, so I've created a GoFundMe campaign (here: http://bit.ly/1El9c2g). Now I'm announcing a contest that would seem patently venal if the goal weren't to put novels in the hands of young readers. Here's how it works:
"Who's Your Favorite Celebrity?" Contest
1. Choose your favorite celebrities. Artists, musicians, athletes, actors, politicians... The bigger name the better (but make sure it's someone you want your name attached to)!
2. Find your favorites on twitter or Facebook.
3. Copy the following tweet/Facebook post (personalized, of course), and send it to them:
@__________ You're my fave! Help me win a contest and help @teachergorman get books to kids! http://bit.ly/1El9c2g
The person who gets the biggest-name celebrity* to donate (any amount) by midnight, June 11th (the day before Corporate High School is available) will have their name broadcast to the world via twitter and Facebook. (Great free advertising if you're an author/musician/artists yourself).
You'll also win a free, signed copy of Corporate High School!** ***
Oh, and you'll win bragging rights as the person who is most connected to the coolest celebrity!
*"biggest-name celebrity" will be determined by the me. Celebrities can influence this judgement by giving more novels to kids.
**a copy will only be sent to the winner if the contest raises more money than the cost of a book plus shipping and handling. The contest can't take books away from kids, after all.
***in the case where more than one person requested a donation from the same donor, the award will go to the person who tweeted at her/him first, though the names of the others will also be posted as runners-up. So be faster!