Monday, July 1, 2013

Hard Listening by Stephen King, Amy Tan, Dave Barry and more Giveaway

Have you heard of the Rock Bottom Remainders? No... oh man I am sorry for you!  It is a great band of authors who have joined together and make music. Rock Bottom Remainders  I am sure has a group member from someone who has written a book that you have read.  All these authors have sold over 350 million books. The group members are :   Dave Barry, Tad Bartimus, Roy Blount, Jr., Michael Dorris, Robert Fulghum, Kathi Kamen Goldmark , Matt Groening, Josh Kelly, Stephen King, Barbara Kingsolver, Greil Marcus, Dave Marsh,  Mitch Albom, Ridley Pearson, Joel Selvin, Amy Tan, Al Kooper musical director, Jerry Peters, Scott Turow,  James McBride, Greg Iles, Sam Barry, and Roger McGuinn.
As some of you may know I am a huge Stephen King fan.  So I am so pleased that the publisher Coliloquy asked if my group Stephen King Fans on goodreads would be interested in giving away a copy of Hard Listening to the members.  I knew the Constant Readers in the group would love it. In fact.. I know the band isn't performing anymore.. yes I know sooo sad!   But I thought I would post this fun video of Stephen King singing!

 So fun to see authors jamming out. Plus I love music so that is a plus too. Here is a better video from Good Morning America where you can get a good look at all the authors and listen to an interview with them. They used to perform once a year for charity and would not be paid for their performances.  All money went to charity.


For those of you entering the giveaway this is an ebook only, available for iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, Android, and NOOK. The reason this is an ebook only is because it's an interactive book. There are with its collection of essays, stories, musings, group email exchanges, candid conversations, compromising photographs, and audio and video (semi-musical) clips, as well as interactive quizzes! I myself have not read the book yet so no review yet from me ( I want it now!!).  There is a pretty good review over at if you want to read more about it. It sounds like a lot of fun.  The Huffington Post is doing a contest to see if you can guess which except was written by Stephen King, though if you plan on reading the book I would skip this and wait till you read it because you also guess this and get the answer in Hard Listening. An excerpt of Hard Listening can be found on the publisher Coliloquy's website

So for the giveaway.  This giveaway is for members of the Stephen King Fan group so it is a requirement to be a member of the group.  I will check.  All other entries are optional.  This giveaway will be open for one week and then the publisher will email you the ebook in the format you prefer.  I will get your information and then provide it to them.  Good Luck!

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  1. Oh, I haven't known about this! Thanks for sharing it!!! :)

    1. I can't wait to read this! It seems interesting and I love that it is interactive.