The Financial Lives of GalleyCat Readers

By Jason Boog Comment


What’s the worst day-job you ever had? Every aspiring writer has a terrible story about what they did to pay the bills. Share your story on our Facebook page and you could win a copy of The Financial Lives of the Poets.

Harper Perennial will give two lucky GalleyCat readers a copy of Jess Walter’s new novel, a book about an poet with terrible business sense. Simply post about the worst day-job you ever had at this Facebook link. We will randomly select the winners from among the Facebook submissions. The complete guidelines are listed below.

Follow this link to post your day-job story, you have until Wednesday, September 22nd to submit. Here’s more about the novel: “A few years ago, small-time finance journalist Matthew Prior quit his day job to gamble everything on a quixotic notion: a Web site devoted to financial journalism in the form of blank verse. When his big idea–and his wife’s eBay resale business–ends with a whimper (and a garage full of unwanted figurines), they borrow and borrow, whistling past the graveyard of their uncertain dreams.”

Book Giveaway Guidelines

Entrants must be 18 years or older with an address in the United States or Canada. Employees of WebMediaBrands and its subsidiaries and affiliates are not eligible to enter the giveaway. No purchase is necessary, void where prohibited. The books will be picked randomly as to what order they are drawn for. In all book giveaways, winners are selected at random from all entrants.

All submissions must be received between Friday, September 17 and Wednesday, September 22 by 11 p.m. EDT. All winners will be notified via Facebook message and must have valid Facebook account.

Number of Winning Entries:
A staff member of WebMediaBrands or Mediabistro will select random winners from all the eligible entries received for each book offered during the giveaway.

Entry Method/Number of Entries:
You may enter for each book to be given away. Entries must be received on the Facebook contest link. Only one name and Facebook account per month will be accepted. Multiple entries will be disqualified. One person may not win more than one book per month, however, previous winners may enter subsequent giveaways and are eligible to win.

WebMediaBrands has the right to disqualify entrants that don’t follow these guidelines or to award the book to alternative winners if winners cannot be contacted. Books must be accepted as awarded, are not transferable, and have no cash surrender value. List of prior winners may be obtained from WebMediaBrands upon request. Winner is responsible for all costs, taxes and fees, if any, related to winning. Winner grants WebMediaBrands and Mediabistro the right to use the winners name and details in connection with this giveaway and promotion of future giveaways.