Here's how they tempted a self-diagnosed book addict:
- Autographed book in a specially designed slip cover
- Advanced Reader's Copy of an upcoming novel
- Surprise treats added to the box.
This fix cost $39 (postage included). I tried to resist for a few days but in the end I was completely weak.
I knew ahead of time that The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake would be included. The author signed copy looks nice in its case. For this I paid premium.
The Advanced Reader's Copy turned out to be, The False Friend by Myla Goldberg. It's scheduled for release in October. According to the book notes, it's "...the mysterious and deeply resonant story of childhood friends, the truths that we question, and the lies that we accept as truth." Sounds deep.
"IndieSpensable" pays special attention to independent publishers (although this package contained books by Doubleday). Every six weeks a new box arrives. It's ongoing until you tell Powell's to stop.
Would you be tempted by "indieSpensable?"
FTC Notes: Unfortunately, I paid full price for this pleasure. No deals. Bummer.