Contest winners for The Pericles Commission

The 15th has ended for everyone in the world, so here are the winners of the book giveaway!

How the winners were calculated:  I used Excel to list everyone by country, and alongside each name, the number of their entries.  Then I ran a little macro that totaled the entries by country, generated a random number, and counted down that many entries to give a winner.

Catherine was the only New Zealand entrant, so I made Gautami in India an honorary New Zealander.  On the roll, Catherine won it!

In South Africa, T Lockyer with 7 entries had a high chance of winning, and unsurprisingly, he did.

Taymalin won the Canadian copy.

Seth (LQQ) got the UK copy.

Caryn defied the odds in the US to win a copy on a 1 in 32 chance.

In Australia, the two copies went to Alli and Sean.

Could Catherine, T Lockyer, Taymalin, Seth, Caryn, Alli and Sean please email me a postal address?  The northern hemisphere books will be posted from New York, and the southern from Melbourne (I think).

I really appreciate everyone taking part.  Thanks so much!

16 comments:

LQQinSpace said...

Thanks Gary _ I have emailed my address.

Stephanie Thornton said...

Congrats to all the winners- you've just won a fantabulous book!

Amalia T. said...

Congratulations to the winners! May the books fly swiftly to your doors!

Taymalin said...

Yay! *Does happy dance*. I'm so happy. I've called a bunch a people already to give them the good news.

I've been wanting to read this book for ages, but, being a student, my book buying money is usually limited to what goods I can find at the second hand bookstore.

Thanks Gary! I've emailed my address to you.

T Lockyer said...

Thanks very much! Email sent.

Alli Sinclair said...

Thank you so much, Gary! I can't wait to read it!

Kerrie Smith said...

well done everyone

Sean said...

See it was worth camping out :)

Sean said...

Thanks to Gary and Penguin for running an international comp.

T. Anne said...

I want to thank you for your kind words on my blog. I think it warrants me moving you to the top of my Amazon review to do list. ;)

L. T. Host said...

Hurrah to the winners!

Karin said...

Congrats to the winners - it's a great book. I didn't enter the contest, because I was uncertain if Sweden counts as a part of US or UK (I did rule out New Zeeland, South Africa etc).

Nate Wilson said...

Congrats to the winners! Of course, I feel kind of bad for you, since you have to wait for the book to arrive, whereas I've already gone out and picked myself up a copy.

And I must say: excellent stuff, Gary! I'm already about a third of the way through, and thoroughly enjoying the ride.

Gary Corby said...

Thanks Karin and Nate for the vote of confidence! And I'm so glad you liked it.

It really is heartwarming (and a relief!) when people say nice things about the book.

I'm writing this from Port Macquarie, and the net connection is very dodgy, so shall be brief and highly intermittent for the next few days.

Taymalin said...

My copy has arrived at my parents' house. I'm impatiently waiting for them to read it before I get my hands on it. My hope is that they'll like it, and buy any subsequent books :D

caryn said...

I ws so surprised to find out I won! I thought there was no chance so I had already checked the book out from the library, read it and raved about it! So, now I have a copy to keep! Yea!