First off: the giveaway will probably cross 600 requests before the deadline. April 30th is the last day to enter if you're a Goodreads member, so get in on this! 5 lucky winners will receive a Dinétah Dragon prize package, including a signed copy of the book, a bookmark, a sticker, and a postcard. Additionally: the postcard will also be autographed by the author. If you're not a member of Goodreads yet ... what are you waiting for? Get yourself to the best book site on the Web.
Many of you who have entered have also placed the book on your "to-read" shelves. The ones who have done this (and who have publicly-accessible profiles) have received friend requests from me personally so that I can thank them for their attention. I'm trying to keep up with everyone who's shelved the book: if I haven't gotten to you yet, please be patient. If you've seen the friend request and wondered about it, that's why.
Additionally, one more thing on Goodreads: I have launched a Q&A group where discussion can take place about DCP, our books, and the writing/academic life. Already one question has been answered. Come in and have some fun!
Secondly, the Blue Star Drive is about to cross into its third month, and we are still stuck at $35. As of right now, the money will be going to the Disabled American Veterans: if you were holding off on contributing because you didn't know where the funds would go, that's the answer. Order your books or merchandise now! Remember, 10% of proceeds from book sales and standard merchandise sales from the Zazzle store will go to the DAV: 100% of proceeds from Blue Star merchandise will go to them.
Finally, as noted in my previous DCP News post, a revision of The Advance Guard is coming. AG2.0 (as I refer to it) has been sent in to the printer for approval: once I receive and approve a proof, there will be another Goodreads giveaway on the book ... and one slight change, it won't be a halfsies giveaway: it'll be 5 signed copies of AG2.0. I will, however, continue to offer AG Classic for sale, for those who may want the original as opposed to the revision.
Get your entries, your orders, and your comments in now!