Best-Selling Author Promotes Book with World-Wide Signing

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All in one day -- every reader who orders a copy of ‘The Elder Staves’ on Tuesday receives a signed bookmark from the author.

Fantasy author Steven Oliverez wasn’t content with a book signing tour. The ambitious young author decided he wanted to reach every single reader in the world. “I’d rather not leave anyone out,” Oliverez says -- so he’s offered to mail a signed bookmark to everyone who orders a copy of ‘The Elder Staves’ from Amazon.com on Tuesday.

He has posted directions in his blog at http://blog.myspace.com/oliverez on how to receive the bookmark, which consist of sending one’s name, address, and order number to the email address provided in his posting.

Oliverez’s debut novel has previously graced Amazon.com’s best-seller list for Fantasy, a remarkable achievement for a self-published author. His success with the online retailer is what led him to choose it as an outlet to connect with his readers.

“The book has done very well through online vendors like Amazon.com, and the reviews posted from readers across the country have been overwhelmingly positive. It’s been a pleasure to see that kind of feedback, and I hope this is a way to show my appreciation.”

Set in the mystical sky-city of Tyr, 'The Elder Staves' tells the story of a ruling council of mages faced with an industrial revolution that is crippling their power and prompting open rebellion. When two young nobles become entangled in a plot to overthrow the leaders of Tyr, they learn that their efforts to survive through the night will be useless if they cannot stop the destruction of the city at the hands of a haunting, malevolent presence from Tyr’s mystical past. The first two chapters of the book are available as a free download from http://www.StevenOliverez.com.

The blog is an offshoot of Oliverez’s heavily trafficked MySpace.com profile, located at http://www.myspace.com/oliverez. After joining the social network in 2003, he built a steady readership for his short stories that helped land his novel on several best-seller lists. While he recieves hundreds of emails daily through the site, Oliverez says he tries to respond to all of them. "I joined to have a dialogue with readers, and that's exactly what I'm doing."

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