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Free Book Friday: AM/PM by Amelia Gray

JK Evanczuk / Friday, May 28, 2010 Comments Off

Welcome to this week’s Free Book Friday, wherein we give you the best titles in indie publishing for the low low price of nothing. Congrats to last week’s winner Jennifer Czajka for getting a free copy of The Awful Possibilities by Christian TeBordo.

AM/PM by Amelia Gray

This week, we are giving away a copy of AM/PM by Amelia Gray. If anything’s going to save the characters in Amelia Gray’s debut from their troubled romances, their social improprieties, or their hands turning into claws, it’s a John Mayer concert tee. In AM/PM, Gray’s flash-fiction collection, impish humor is on full display. Tour through the lives of 23 characters across 120 stories full of lizard tails, Schrödinger boxes and volcano love. Follow June, who wakes up one morning covered in seeds; Leonard, who falls in love with a chaise lounge; and Andrew, who talks to his house in times of crisis. An intermittent love story as seen through a darkly comic lens, Gray mixes poetry and prose, humor and hubris to create a truly original piece of fiction. Read some samples here.

This week’s Free Book Friday is sponsored by Featherproof Books. Featherproof Books is an indie publisher dedicated to doing whatever they want. This might take the form of publishing an idiosyncratic novel, design book, or something in between. They love paper, but they’re not afraid of computers. Their free downloadable mini-books are an invitation to all ten fingers to take part in the book-making process. They also have an experiment in attention span: the TripleQuick Fiction iPhone app. No matter the medium, they see their authors as creative partners involved in every step of publication. They make their own fun.

To enter the giveaway, all you have to do is comment in the space below. Make sure to tell us your email address so we can contact you if you win! We also recommend doing the following:

Winner will be chosen randomly at 12pm on Friday, June 4 and notified via email. The winner must respond to our email within 48 hours, or a new winner will be randomly selected.

Good luck!

EDIT: Giveaway now closed. Congrats to this week’s winner GRAHAME TURNER. Try your luck again with boring boring boring boring boring boring boring, a hybrid typo/graphic novel by Zach Plague, in the new Free Book Friday.

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  • Nel

    Free books? I must be in heaven.

  • http://www.artificemag.com Rebekah


  • Rachel

    Oooh yes, please.

  • Hannah B.

    This is such a lovely thing to do on Fridays!

  • http://www.twilightspy.blogspot.com Tracer

    Looks great. I’d love a copy!

  • cathie

    Please please :)

  • Michael Carter

    I would love to win.
    Please enter me.

  • Chrissy M.

    Please enter me. Thanks!!

  • http://www.epynephrin.com Grahame Turner

    Oh man, awesome. Amelia’s an extremely nice person!

  • http://contentation.posterous.com lionel valdellon

    Sounds like an interesting read. Anything with Schroedinger’s boxes and pop culture is worth a look. Thanks!

  • http://wisb.blogspot.com/ SMD

    Curious little book. I’m in.

  • Adriana

    Another Featherproof book up for grabs? Yes please!

  • danny b


  • Elizabeth


  • http://fictioncontests.info mark

    i love free books. especially good ones.

  • Denae D


  • Jane

    Schroedinger’s boxes?
    Yes, please.

  • http://janelsjumble.blogspot.com Janel

    I love flash fiction! Count me in!!

  • John

    Can people in Australia enter this?

  • Jessica

    Please enter me! =]

  • http://ameliagray.com/?p=1367 your love your love your love « Amelia Gray

    [...] is the prize for Free Book Friday this week at LitDrift. Simply comment on the post over there by noon on June 4 to be [...]

  • http://themonstersflashlight.wordpress.com nancy lili g

    I’ve flipped through this book at least ten times. It looks good. What I’ve read, reads well. I’d love to read the whole thing. To own it. It’s bound to happen eventually, but if this post could help out a little, then that’s even cooler.

  • http://carrieabigstick.tumblr.com carrie

    exciting giveaway. i’ve read almost all of the stories she has published online. i anticipate more oddity/wonderfulness in the president of hot dog’s full length effort.

  • Secretlyamazing

    Money can’t buy me love.

  • http://ameliagray.com/?p=1372 What you’ve got, boy « Amelia Gray

    [...] The LitDrift contest is over: congratulations to Grahame Turner on the occasion of your victory. The other highlight happened when someone named Carrie referred to me as the President of Hot Dogs. The POHD finally gets some cred. Carrie, you are the President of My Heart. Drop me a line and I will send you a copy of the book with love. [...]

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