OK! OK! I admit it – this is vanity; shameless self-promotion; call it whatever you like. I’m still going to do it anyway!
Here’s the deal; I’m offering two autographed copies (for what that’s worth!) of my book ‘Okçular Village – a Guide’ posted to any address anywhere on the planet. The book is written in English and Turkish so it’s a great companion for those learning either language; it covers some history of the area, stories from our old folks, flora/fauna, walks with accurate, hand-drawn maps and instructions and lots of photos. Printed on high quality paper and stitched for security, the book is (so I’ve been told many times) a delightful read and a great keepsake. There have been no less than three reviews in Today’s Zaman newspaper.
Because the book, along with its companion ‘Backways & Trackways’, is produced and ‘sold’ with the sole aim of raising funds for environmental and community projects in our village I will pay for the books and postage from my own pocket. What I hope is that whoever wins this prize will promote the book to everyone they know and encourage them to go to our village website http://okcular.net where they can use PayPal to order their own copy whilst supporting our Book Project. In fact, whether you win or not, I hope you will support us. You can learn more by clicking on the tab at the top of this page.
All you have to do to qualify (and here comes the shameless self-promotion bit) is become a ‘Follower’ of ‘Archers of Okçular’ on Networked Blogs, or ‘Like’ ‘Archers of Okçular’ on Facebook. Go to the side panel to the right and find the ‘Networked Blogs’ or ‘Facebook’ box and add yourself to the total. You can click one or both – when each one reaches the magic 100 mark I will put the names in a hat and have J draw a winner. I’ll contact you via your Facebook id and invite you to email me an address where you want me to send your prize. I will not divulge your information to any third party. You can speed the fun along by encouraging your family and friends to join in and keep tabs on the progress of the ‘Prize Draw’ by checking the respective boxes from time to time.
So, with just a few seconds of your time you have two 1% chances to win my super little book about my village – if you don’t think that this is the best book about Okçular ever written, you can return it for a full refund! I can’t be fairer than that, can I?