Apparently, when I said that the How to Paint a Dead Man contest would be the last one of the year here at the olive reader, I lied, because today we have another awesome one, AND it’s one that we’ll be doing on a semi-regular basis from now on.
For anyone who doesn’t know, before a paperback original book comes out, we have galleys—uncorrected proofs in book form. We try to print exactly the right number we’ll need for bookseller outreach, publicity, and other efforts, but it’s not an exact science, and sometimes we end up with a couple of extra copies. Never ones to let things go to waste here at harper perennial, we’re passing them on to you!
Seven lucky commenters chosen at random will receive something from our galley grab bag of books on sale in January, including A Common Pornography, This Will Change Everything, and The Lunatic, the Lover, and the Poet. Just comment and tell us about the best book you read this year.