The author Joe Hill (son of Stephen King) is doing a great thing to promote the support of independent bookstores, both brick-and-mortar and online. He announced on his blog that he will draw a winner of a signed, slipcased edition of his new novel Gunpowder. All you have to do is to buy something at an independent bookstore and email him a copy of the receipt.Love Your Indie: The Contest (Thanks, Sarah!)
Subterranean Press liked the idea so much that they've added a list of limited editions as prizes, including a limited edition of Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book and two titles by Ray Bradbury, among other treasures.
He also does a quick FAQ about what constitutes an independent bookstore for his purposes.
I need to go out and read something by Joe Hill RIGHT NOW, based on this project alone.
I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.