Thursday, December 08, 2011

On the first day of Christmas, Overlook Press gave to me…

Everyone knows that books make the best gifts, right? If you’re reading this blog you probably agree with us. Last year, Overlook got into the true spirit of the holiday season and spent twelve days in December giving away some of our favorite books that we’ve published over the past forty years. We had such a strong response that we’ve decided to continue the tradition this year, with another twelve days of literary gifting!

Beginning today, and continuing every weekday through Friday, December 23rd, come check out the Winged Elephant, where you’ll have a chance to win free copies of classics from our backlist as well as early sneak peeks for 2012. We’ll be giving away signed copies, author collections, limited edition volumes, and genre themed book sets by our favorite Overlook authors. Neither the contest nor the books are Christmas exclusives—we just can’t resist using the song!

Today we are spreading the holiday cheer by giving away a complete set of Charles Portis paperbacks, including True Grit, Norwood, Masters of Atlantis, Gringos, and The Dog of the South. Many readers may know Portis for True Grit, the 1968 novel that was readapted for film last year by Joel and Ethan Coen, but his four other novels are all classics in their own right— cool, sympathetic, funny, and undeniably Portis. Conan O’Brien called Masters of Atlantis “one of the few laugh-out-loud novels I’ve read,” and Entertainment Weekly described Norwood as a “glimpse of how a 20th-century Mark Twain might write.” Perfect for both the diehard Portis lover and the uninitiated novice, these books will provide hours of comic entertainment to one lucky recipient.

You can enter to win books in three different ways:

1. Comment on this post

2. Tweet at us using the hashtag #OverlookChristmas

3. Leave a comment on our Facebook page

You can enter once in each area until 8 am tomorrow morning, and we will be announcing a winner in tomorrow’s post.

Be sure to come back tomorrow for even more holiday gifting and to check to see if you’ve won. Happy holidays to everyone from the Overlook Press!

14 comments:

Melissa said...

What an amazing Christmas giveaway! Please enter me!

melissaseclecticbookshelf at gmail dot com

visualizetheworld said...

Wow, this is wonderful! I would love to enter: sarah.e.farbo@gmail.com

Barbara said...

I've read Masters of Atlantis, would love to win this to read the others!!

bbeell@windstream.net

Amy said...

yay! I'm so glad you're doing this again, I loved it last year. Please enter me! :)

Anonymous said...

Loved the book and the movie "True Grit". Great giveaway!

s.hughes@rocketmail.com

Nancy S. said...

I would love to win this.

traveler said...

Many thanks for this wonderful giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

petite said...

A beautiful and special selection of books. thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

JNCL said...

Sign me up! Free books--WooHoo!
JNCL
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Gayle LIN said...

This is amazing stack of books and I would be honored to own them and share them with my grands.


gaylelin@hotmail.com

Malea Gardner said...

Would love to win this great collection of books!



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Robin said...

My two teenage sons are always looking for different authors to read. I would love to win these for my boys!

Stephen said...

This is such a nice collection of books from a great author!
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uncutdog said...

I remember reading True Grit many years ago. I would love the opportunity to read the rest of these books.