Friday Giveaway: contest closed

Back with a winner in a moment

Hello faithful Forgotten Bookmarks readers. I plan on having the usual Friday giveaway today, but I wanted to get your thoughts on something first.

As most of you know, I have a book coming out in a few months. I've been told that book trailers are a great way to get the word out, and I tend to agree. Most of the ones I've checked out have been funny, exciting, inspiring - all the things you want potential readers to feel. The problem I'm facing is that I have no idea what I'm doing. Most trailers are about two minutes long, and I'm not sure how I'd fill up two seconds.

So what do you think? Anyone have any grand ideas? What kinds of things would you like to see in a short video like this?

I'd love to hear any and all comments and thoughts - and advice, if you have any. Feel free to leave them below as you enter today's giveaway.

Now, on to the free book:

Today's giveaway book is "A Farewell to Arms" by Ernest Hemingway. This is a lovely Franklin Library edition from 1979: half leather binding with lots of gilt, sewn-in ribbon bookmark, illustrations by Bernard Fuchs. To be honest, I want to keep it for myself.

To enter, leave a comment here, or on Facebook or Twitter. I'll pick a winner at random tomorrow morning at 10:00 AM EST.

I like everyone to be happy, so if the winner is chosen from Facebook, I'll run a contest for the other two sites, and so on. You get the picture - everybody gets a chance.

Good luck, and I look forward to your thoughts!