GETTING AWAY WITH IT advance copy contest

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Getting Away With It by Julie CohenIt’s October, which means it’s publication month for GETTING AWAY WITH IT in hardcover. Yay!

To celebrate, I’m running a contest for all of this month.

If you sign up for my newsletter* between 1 October and 27 October, you’ll be in with a chance to win one of three advance reading copies of GETTING AWAY WITH IT. These are the copies that, like, only the cool and important people get, man.

All you have to do is one of the following. You can either:

Put your email address in a comment to the post below. (Just to be safe, you might want to replace the @ sign with the word “at”.)


Send me an email using the “Contact” link above. Put “contest” or something similar in the subject line, so I know it’s not spam.**


If you already get my newsletter, you can enter, too. All you have to do is to send me an email with “contest” or similar in the subject line.**


Want an extra chance to win? Tell your friends, family, neighbours and co-workers, and get them to send me an email or leave a comment, subscribing to my newsletter. If they mention your name, I’ll enter you in the draw again. So, in theory, if you tell 2453 people about my book and my contest, and they all sign up, you can be entered 2454 times. Wow!!***

This contest is open to readers worldwide.

*I send out my newsletter when I have a new book out, or I’m doing an event, or have some really big news. It’s pretty infrequent and I try to make them moderately amusing.

**You could also write me a little message if you liked. That would cheer up my day.

***Actually, I’ll be very happy if you just tell one or two people.

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  1. Oooh, oooh, oooh!

  2. Congratulations on publication month,love. How wonderful to have this book finally out there in the shops. I’m going to hope I can spot it soon.

    Raising a glass of cyber champagne. (It is only 7am – I’ll have the real stuff tonight!)



  3. Happpy October!

  4. Yippee!!!



  5. So very very cooooool. Big congrats. I love the cover colours.jx

  6. Congratulations on your new release.
    I totally agree with your blog on the playground.
    you must like to watch Top Gear on BBC America they are always talking about the Enzo


  7. Yay! Please enter me for the contest! Would Lurve to have a special copy.

    nicolettehh at hotmail.co.uk

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  8. I’ve come for a visit via the Writing Playground website.
    I’d love to be in your contest! I like books with a sense of humor…mine is seriously lacking.

    johnslake at usa dot com

    I would like to say that I think you are a great, humorous writer!!

    Rhonda Kaikkonen

  10. This story sounds so much fun. I once met someone who was training to be a stuntwoman and was very jealous of the many strange and wonderful skills she learned along the way.

    BTW, thanks also for the link to the Writing Playground – great site!

  11. Yay!

    neekeem at yahoo dot co dot uk 🙂


  12. i’ve had a bit of trouble getting back into reading recently, but this book sounds brilliant 😀


  13. Looks like a fun read!


  14. Count me in thanks! :o)

    cobs_tcb at Tesco Dot net

  15. Can’t wait!
    Bodicea77 (at)yahoo dot com

  16. Oh so by posting my email here, I’m signing up for your newsletter? LOL I searched your sidebar and saw nothing and I wondered how on Earth am I going to sign up. -_-

    feeyonachan at gmail dot com

    and the book cover is pretty! congrats woohoo! 😀

  17. Thanks everyone for your comments! I will sign you up for the contest.

    And yes, Fi-Chan, commenting here and leaving your email will get you signed up for my newsletter. I don’t have a specific form; basically you have to send me an email or ask to be put on the list (by entering a contest, or similar). I’m getting a redesign of my site soon so hopefully it will be a bit clearer.

  18. please enter me for the contest…book looks brill!!

  19. Please enter me too, came via the Writers Playground, great post on cars!

  20. No need to enter me, Julie (much as I’d love to, but the TBR mountains are about to topple over again).

    I’m dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I’ve told a couple hundred people about this via a post at Win a Book. Hope it brings you a couple hundred new fans!

  21. Would love to win! charlotte_evans(at)ymail.com

  22. Hejhej

    I like your books very very much and this one looks really lovely, can’t wait to read it!

    I did RT this contest on Twitter (my twitter name is nuedeli), hopefully you’ll get some new followers (and maybe this is worth two entries *blink* *blink* *trying-to-look-cute* )

    Anyway, please enter me:


    Greetings from lovely Sweden

  23. Ooh yes, please put me on your newsletter list, thanks 🙂

  24. Great giveaway! I’d love to be entered.

    Please count me in. Thanks.

    avalonne83 [at] yahoo [dot] it

  25. Oh, how lovely. I’d love to be singed up for your newsletter and your contest, please.


    Thank you.

  26. Congratulations on your new release. The Writing Playground sent me.Please put me on your newsletter list.Please enter me in the giveaway.augustlily06(AT)aim(DOT)com.Thank you.

  27. Would love to read this one!


    jhsmail at comcast dot net

  28. Ohhh can I enter please? Caroline x


  29. Hi Julie,

    Congratulations! I would love to enter the competition and also sign up for your newsletter.

    judyhodgetts (at) aol (dot) com

    P.S. You looked fab-u-lous in your dress! x

  30. I would love to be entered. I am a newsletter subscriber. thanks

    bsyb100at gmail dot com

  31. Congratulations, Julie!

    Would love to get an ARC of the book!

    Here’s my email:
    pegmhwang at yahoo.com


  32. Just trying to enter. My website is not done so I won’t put it in.

  33. Thank you everyone for entering! I’ll try to send out a confirmation email in the next week.

    The contest is open until 27 October, so don’t forget to tell your friends! (And yes, Deane, tweeting is a great idea, so here’s another rule:

    If you retweet this contest, or post it on your blog or facebook page and send me a link, then I’ll also enter you an extra time. Once for Twitter, once for Facebook, once for blog or other social media. So you can have up to four extra entries for helping me to spread the word.

  34. Do my imaginary friends count too? I could have a whole party signing up.

    I know I’m being greedy but I want the newsletter and the book.

  35. No, imaginary friends do not count, Sarah!! Unless they also buy books. 🙂

  36. I’d love to win this.
    mbamster0720 at gmail dot com

  37. Please add me to your mailing list! And thanks so much for your helpful comments re my heroine and her past … I’ve learned a lot from reading your blog!

  38. I came over here b/c The Writing Playground gave a great suggestion to do so.

    Please sign me up for your newsletter.


  39. I think I’ve emailed everyone who’s entered so far. If you haven’t had an email, it’s because I haven’t got your email correct, or because your spam filter’s got it.

    Thank you so much, everyone, for entering! The contest is still going until the 27th.

  40. I would love to be entered and receive your newsletter!

  41. I’d love to receive your newsletter Julie.
    And please enter me in the competition.

    amfurneaux at gmail.com

    PS Agree with an above poster – you looked GORGEOUS in your dress!
    (I’ve really enjoyed looking through your blog archives.)

  42. Count me in!

    lucie_wheeler at hotmail dot co dot uk

    Thanks 🙂

  43. Thanks for the opportunity and congrats on publication. Please sign me up for the newsletter:


  44. I’ve tweeted the contest!!


    Username: LostLibraryGirl

  45. I’m hoping I’ve emailed everyone who’s signed up recently, since the last email shot. Again, if you haven’t received anything, it’s because I’ve got your address wrong, so please let me know.

    Thank you for posting the giveaway, Melissa!

    And thanks for tweeting, Laura.

    And very many thanks for you kind people who said I look nice in my dress! 🙂

  46. thanks for the chance to read this novel 🙂

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  48. sounds like a great book. sign me up
    laureestep at q.com

  49. please can I enter the contest, although would shell out hard cash to buy as won three of your books through LBD comp … and can review on baby blog which I’m testing
    jules dot wake at ntlworld dot com

  50. Happy to sign up for the newsletter and would love to read the book.


  51. Please put me in the bran-tub!
    (Only, not with RDJ…Oh, silly me, as if. He’ll be outside, dipping in, with you…arf! arf!)

  52. It sounds like a fantastic book! I can’t wait to read it!

  53. Please sign me up!


  54. Congrats on the publishing! I would love to win a copy!

  55. please count me in…thanks 🙂

  56. Please can you enter me in the comp and sign me up for your newsletter. Came here via the Writers Playground after reading your great post. My address is jroust at gmail dot com

  57. I love the sound of this book. Please count me in. debs.carr(at)jerseymail.co.uk

  58. Would love to sign up for the newsletter and I’m not ashamed to beg for a copy of Getting Away With it – I’m dying to read it!


  59. I want to win!

    daniels_mommy04 at yahoo dot com

  60. Would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win this title.

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