Tuesday, 12 May 2009

You Couldn't Beat This for a Deal

From now through May 26th, St. Martin's Press is doing a special promotion where you can download the entire .pdf electronic advance edition of Jason Starr's new thriller PANIC ATTACK for free! If you've never read a Jason Starr novel, here's your chance. If you're already a fan, you can read a few chapters to get a taste of it, or help get the buzz going and read the entire novel Michael Connelly has called "the ultimate page turner." Yes, you can send the .pdf to your Kindle or other e-reader that is .pdf compatible. Note: The text is the advance edition that reviewers receive and there will be minor edits for the finished book.

All we ask is that you help out and mention this promotion on your blogs, Twitters, MySpace and Facebook pages etc. Also, we'd love it if you could review or mention the book online on your blog, or review it on bookstore sites such as BN.com and Amazon.com. Even a review on a message board helps. And remember, Panic Attack is on-sale in bookstores everywhere on August 4, 2009.

We hope you enjoy PANIC ATTACK!



The link for the free download is:
http://us.macmillan.com/panicattack (click on free e-galley or the advertisement)

11 comments:

seanag said...

St. Martin's seems to be jumping a little ahead of the pack in internet merchandising savvy. I'm going to try it and see how fast it downloads over dial-up. Can't guarantee how fast I'll get to it, as I'm in the midst of moving, but I'll try to get to it sooner rather than later.

seanag said...

Well, maybe they're not so savvy. The link apparently takes you around in circles. After registering twice I've given up on it. Maybe someone else could try and see how it works for them. Could be my computer.

seanag said...

Oops--what happens is you get an email message and then you download it from your email.

Also, you have to have the latest version of Adobe, which I don't think I do. But anyway, don't let me dissuade anyone. It should work if you're up to speed, which I am very obviously not.

I expect Jason's demographic will be, though.

seanag said...

No, wrong again--the PDF loaded fine, I've got it and obviously if I can do this, anybody can.

I'm starting to feel like the guy who leaves too many voice mail messages for his new love interest in Swingers.

Check it out everyone. It works. Really it does.

v word=bravy

marco said...

Well, it works only if you're in the U.S.
Could you forward me the Pdf, Seana?

My v-word says it would be a bit of a cheatu, but don't let your conscience bother you.

adrian mckinty said...

This is pretty clever stuff. I like the concept.

Gerard Brennan said...

Seana - Thanks for sharing your learning curve with us. Teaches a very important lesson in persistence methinks.

Marco - There could be a way around that, if you're not adverse to some harmless fibbing. Lot of websites out thee with New York zip codes and corresponding addresses... Of course, I wouldn't encourage you to do anything you're uncomfortable with.

Adrian - Yeah, it seems a pretty good idea to me.

gb

Gerard Brennan said...

Marco - Ah, no. Just checked my email from St Martin's. I've been foiled. They sent me a dead link.

gb

seanag said...

Well, I will attempt to send it to any of you outside of the U.S. who want it, but don't say yes unless you have an up to date antivirus and security thing going, as my computer is acting a bit wonky these days and I need to find out what's going on with it once I get a chance. I do my email through my internet service provider, but an attachment has already entered my computer, so that's a bit different.

You can say here, or just email me via my profile page if you want to give this a shot.

And I don't think it's cheating, provided we do this before the 26th, which is St. Martin's own cutoff date.

adrian mckinty said...

go ye to Bristol?

Gerard Brennan said...

Seana - Great stuff! I don't think I'll take you up on your kind offer, though. I'm just thinking; I have 47 books on the shelf waiting to be read right now. I'll just concentrate on those for now.

Adrian - Alas, I will not be in Bristol this weekend. It clashed with family stuff. Maybe next year. I've got a ticket to see Michael Connelly at the Waterfront tomorrow night, though. It's a consolation.

gb