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Max Barry Giving Away Original Machine Man Manuscript

To help get the word out about Max Barry‘s new science fiction novel, Random House/Vintage Books has teamed up with Wired.com for a new kind of book promotion. The publisher is running a contest on the magazine’s website where readers can enter to win the original manuscript for the book Machine Man.

Wired.com has more: “Barry’s fan-friendly gesture is in keeping with Machine Man’s crowdsourced development. Barry posted bits and pieces of the novel on his website for 27 weeks. Incorporating the commenters’ feedback into the narrative as it unfolded, the Australian author then hammered the collective effort into final shape as a 189-page paperback.”

The grand prize winner gets the manuscript with all of its original notes, other winners will get copies of the book along with refrigerator magnets. Follow this link to enter.

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Max Barry Asks Reddit To Vote On His Book Cover

Author and Reddit user Max Barry convinced his publisher to let the Reddit community help pick the cover for his book, Machine Man. As of this writing, cover design #5 lead with nearly 80 votes.

Check it out: “Here are some images. I would deeply love to hear what you think, because getting the cover right is really important, and I’ve been staring at designs so long I can’t remember what books are supposed to look like. And I trust your judgment. Or, at least, I’ve been around Reddit long enough to know there are more smart people here than lunatics.”

Follow this link to see all the potential cover images on a single page. Leave your cover votes in the comments thread at this link. You can also sample the book in this online serial version.