ALRIGHTY, so here's the big news. To promote my newest release, THE GOOD FIGHT, I'm giving away a $25 Amazon gift card. And... a KINDLE! (or equivalent Amazon gift card. Winner's choice.)
I want to make this worthwhile for me and my readers so there are lots of ways to participate. I'm running two contests: a 'most points' and a random drawing.
The drawing is for the gift card and for every time I see your name in response to a blog interview, a facebook post, like or share, a tweet or retweet, or a recommendation to a friend, I write down your name and throw it in a jar. Yes, my hope is to spend a lot of time writing names. I'm going to need a way to contact you, so if you want to participate, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will send you updates as to how many entries I have for you so as to be sure I'm not missing anything. I will NOT use this information to spam your inbox with any future advertisement or to contact you in any way not unrelated to this contest.
THE KINDLE GIVEAWAY (or gift card equivalent)
This is going to be a 'most points' contest. Not only might you win a Kindle, but you'll be helping me by creating a buzz about the new book. So here's how it works
Follow me on twitter, facebook, or my blog and get a point. For every friend you recommend who mentions your name and follows, you get another three. If they mention you on all three places, that's nine (per friend!). Plus your friends are accumulating their own points in the process. Here are the addresses:
For every time you mention this contest or one of my books, whether it be on your facebook page, someone else's, twitter, your blog, someone else's blog, newsletter, whatever... email me the link. email@example.com and that's another five points per mention. I'll be emailing you back to let you know that I received it.
If you post the cover of my newest book, that's ten points. If you include purchase links, that's another ten points per posting.
If you buy one of my books, email me proof of purchase and I'll quadruple all your points for every purchase. If someone contacts me and tells me they bought one of my books based on your recommendation, then I'll triple all of your points, and they'll get the quadruple. Gifting the book to a friend counts as a purchase and quadruples your points. I'll send out periodic emails to let you know your number of points and where you stand in the competition.
So, as you can see, it's complicated, but it's also in your hands if you really want it. So help me make this a great book launch and let's have some fun. (The book is pretty darn good, if I may say so.)
THE GOOD FIGHT releases on Nov. 1st, but the contest begins now. Winners will be announced at 5pm Central on Dec 7th 2011. (Kindle shipping applies to U.S. addresses only, but not the gift certificate.)