Buy A Copy of Petty: Support and win Amazon gift cards, a Kindle, an Xbox One, and more!

Want a chance to read a good book and provide safe, clean drinking water to those in need?  How about a chance to win Amazon gift cards?  A Kindle?  An Xbox One?  A Macbook Air?

April 12 is the Facebook event “Get Down With the Awethors” and I’m giving away some cool stuff to celebrate.

If you buy a copy of Petty (either the e-book for $2.99 or the paperback for $11.99) from, you'll be entered into a drawing for some cool stuff, AND money will be donated to  You can also get additional entries by sharing this giveaway on social media or leaving reviews on or  Here's How it works. 

Where do I buy the book?

Go to and buy a copy of Petty (Either the e-book or paper copy, your choice) here:

Petty is a cynical and humorous look at working an incredibly boring job in an incredibly exciting place.   While I hesitate to compare myself to other authors, if you like the tone of Chuck Palahniuk or Douglas Coupland, you’ll probably enjoy Petty. 

What Can I Win?

Between now and April 15, I’ll be counting up all the book sales of Petty made through

If I sell 10 books or less, all contest entrants will be put in a drawing for a $20 Amazon Gift Card.

If I sell 25 books, all contest entrants will instead be put in a drawing for a three month subscription to

If I sell 45 books, all contest entrants will instead be put in a drawing for an Amazon Kindle.

If I sell 100 books, all contest entrants will instead be put in a drawing for a Nintendo 3DS XL.

If I sell 150 books, all contest entrants will instead be put in a drawing for a 32 GB iPod Touch.

If I sell 225 books, all contest entrants will instead be put in a drawing for their choice of an Xbox One or Playstation 4.

If I sell 500 books, all contest entrants will instead be put in a drawing for their choice of an Asus X 15.6” laptop computer or Macbook Air.

The drawing will be held no later than April 15, 2015, and all contest entrants will be e-mailed regarding the winner and prizes given away, as well as money donated.

How Do I Enter The Giveaway?

First, buy a copy of Petty by Isaac Jourden on  Then, send an e-mail to with proof of purchase:  a screenshot of the Amazon purchase page or a picture of you holding the book.   Also, you can gain extra entries in the following ways:

Share this promotion on Facebook, and send a screenshot of it on your feed to

Share information about this promotion (with a link to the promotion info) on Tumblr.

Share information about this promotion with the hashtag #DownWithTheAwethors on our Twitter and tag me @isaacjourden in the tweet.

Leave a review of Petty (after reading it, of course!) on or, and send a screen shot of the review to

Sharing on multiple platforms results in multiple entries!  So, if you buy the book, then share on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr, then leave a review of Petty on Goodreads and Amazon, you will be entered to win six times!

But What If I Already Bought The Book? 

I can't give your portion of the book sales to charity, but if you send proof of purchase to, I'll enter you in the giveaway for any social media sharing.  :) 

What about the charity?

Any profit from selling Petty from now to April 14, minus the money spent on purchasing and shipping prizes, will be donated to   From the website:

The water and sanitation problem in the developing world is far too big for charity alone. We are driving the water sector for new solutions, new financing models, greater transparency, and real partnerships to create lasting change. Our vision: Safe water and the dignity of a toilet for all, in our lifetime.

Co-founded by Gary White and Matt Damon, is a nonprofit organization that has transformed hundreds of communities in Africa, South Asia, and Central America by providing access to safe water and sanitation.

What is ‘Down with the Awethors?’


Down with the Awethors is an all-day online event scheduled for April 12.   Dozens of authors great and small will be stopping in on Facebook and at the Down with the Awethors site for discussion, panels, Q & A, and more.  Anyone can join in the fun – it should be a good time.


Is this giveaway for all 'Down With The Awethor's' books?

No.  Only proceeds from sales of Petty by Isaac Jourden go to prizes and charity.   You should still check out the other books, though!

Is anyone excluded from the giveaway?

I don’t want to look like I’m pulling one over on anyone here, so no one in my immediate family is going to be winning this prize.  Sorry Mom, Dad, Jessika, Matt, Dave, Liisa, and Steph, you’re going to have to wait until Christmas to get anything cool.

What if I win but I already own the prize I won?

What a great problem to have, eh?  Send me an e-mail, we’ll work it out.  If you would rather have a different prize from a lower bracket or would like to decline your prize outright, you may.  Again, any money that is not spent on prizes will be donated to