My recent Goodreads giveaway of my book, Sakura, generated 402 entrants from the U.S, U.K., Canada and Australia. Imagine my surprise when Goodreads notified me that the winner lives five minutes drive from my house. I delivered it in person. This must be very unusual. Unique? The local newspaper did a piece on it and, predictably, got it all wrong. It even confused Sakura, the giveaway, with my new book, The People , just released last month. But the gurus tell us that any publicity is good publicity, even when it is wrong.