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I'm always excited when I receive a shipment of my books (just like Christmas), but when I opened my most recent box and found all the books inside damaged, my heart sunk.
I knew something was wrong from the moment I picked up the box: first, the box itself was 3x too big for an order of ten books. The books were scrambled inside and tossed all around. That's not usually how I receive them. They're usually packed in bubble wrap and placed tightly in the right size of a box. Not this time.
Somehow, before the books came too me, the box they were in must have been left in the rain and then UPS repackaged them (that's the only thing I can think). Anyway, I contacted the company who printed the books and they're sending me a new order (yay! I'm not out any $$$) and they're going to file a claim with UPS for the damage.
But several days have gone by and the damaged books still sit on my dining table. I just wasn't sure what to do with them.
I can't mail them out to reviewers, not in the shape they're in. Most family and friends already have a copy. I definitely can't sell them, and I can't donate them to libraries or to schools. I can't even donate them to my local thrift store (they will most likely toss them in the trash). And to trash them myself...heck no! I can't. The idea of throwing away books hurts my heart (my precious).
So they sit on my table and stare at me. They're damaged, but they're not ruined. Every one of the damaged books is still readable. The pages can be turned and the words are fine. They just don't look too pretty. There is one book that is far more damaged than the others, but it too can still be read. Then I got to thinking, there must be readers out there who wouldn't mind a slightly defective book... especially if it was for FREE!
There are people out there, just like me, who hate the idea of throwing away books, so to those people I say, "Do you wanna 'adopt' a slightly damaged book? Give it a good read over and a place to call home?"
All I ask is that you give the damaged book a chance, be willing to read its wrinkly pages. And then, if it's not too much, please leave an honest review on Amazon & Barnes and Noble. Nothing fancy (Authors live for reviews...they're even better than Christmas). You get a book at no cost to you, and I possibly get a review in exchange. That's a much better plan than just throwing away the books. If you want to know more about this book before deciding, then click HERE to read a summary and to check out the book trailer.
If this sounds like something you'd like to do, and a damaged book is still a book to be read and loved, and you love reading zombie books, then just leave a comment below and let me know. I will put your name in for a drawing on July 1st (we'll do this old school with a bowl and little pieces of papers) and then get those books mailed out next week.
Because there is one book slightly more damaged than the others, for the person who 'adopts' that book, I will add a little zombie something as a bonus :)
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