For the first time, I will be running a win-it-before-you-can-buy-it contest for a chance to win one of ten advanced copies of Her Secondhand Groom.
Entry is easy, just answer a random (and slightly odd-ball-ish) question that will be posted daily on my Facebook profile—found here. One entry per day, please.
A winner will be chosen at random each day via random.org, then will be notified of their win via private Facebook message.
Days of play will be: November 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 28, 29, 30.
I think this will be a lot of fun, and I hope to have a good amount of participation, so come play along!
A few Q&As:
1. Why are you using Facebook as your medium?
A few reasons: 1. Because it’s the easiest. Promoting posts or soliciting comments to blog posts is very time consuming and spamish (and I hate spam). 2. Notifying the winner is easier and more private, too. It’s much easier and less obtrusive send a private message over Facebook than to ask commenters to leave their e-mail address in a public comment.
2. What kind of questions will these be?
Nothing bad, I promise. Just random questions that have nothing to do with books (so there’ll be no ego-inflating, nor book/author bashing going on).
3. What’s with the weird dates?
I wanted to only do this on weekdays, and with Thanksgiving coming up, it just seemed best to skip those days. But I have something completely different in mind for Turkey Day.
If you have any other questions, please feel free to leave a comment here or e-mail me.
Updated to add:
4. What if I don’t have a Facebook account, can I still enter?
Sure. If you’re a blog subscriber, just comment here, and I’ll add your name to the list that I send to random.org. If you’re not a blog subscriber, you can still leave your answer here, but you’ll need to add your e-mail address to the comment. That said, I’ll also start posting the daily question here in addition to Facebook.
5. Are these paperbacks or eBooks?
6. Do I have to do anything?
Yes, answer a ridiculous question! Oh, you meant if you win do you have to write a review to post somewhere–like on Amazon or B&N etc. The answer is no. These are my gift to you, no strings attached. Love it and want to leave a review? Great, please do so. But I’m not asking it of you, nor is it a condition to winning the book.