Promoting Book Giveaways on Your Blog
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I have a book review blog where I give away about half the books reviewed. I'm trying to find more ways to promote the giveaways, and so far I haven't found many. Would anyone like to share what you use?
So far, I've gone through online-sweepstakes.com and contestgirl.com. Both do fairly well for me. Other big sites such as this seem to generate very low numbers of people interested in book giveaways. I've also posted on a few blogs that do lists of giveaways. Helpful, but again, not a huge amount of hits coming from these. I'd love to hear what others are doing!
do you offer extra entries for bloggers who blog about the contest? that has helped me in the past some. it's a small thing but can help with technorati, too.
lovemybooks, I do offer extra entries for that, and that does help. I also offer extra entries for subscribing. And you're right! It helps that technorati rating too.
I am going to try those addresses you suggest. I am having a contest on my blog right now for a $20 gift certificate to amazon if you want to come by (til May 15th).
Each Saturday, I have a raffle for some of the books reviewed that week.
Hi guys, I'm giving away a copy of The Triumph of Deborah by Eva Etzioni-Halevy on my blog. (It's Biblical historical fiction) Comment here for a chance to win a brand new copy.
I just posted my first giveaway!! Yay! In the Shadow of Mt. TBR I'm giving a $20 Borders gift card. :-D
Oops forgot about this thread! I'm giving away a new copy of "Aberrations" by Penelope Przekop. Ends 7/3 so hurry!
Giving away Live a Little at The Friendly Book Nook..
Twitter, Facebook, and Stumbleupon are all great ways to boost your giveaway profiles. If you use google reader you can also share your post with people who subscribe to your shared items.
Currently I'm giving away a Popsicle cookbook:
and all of those methods have been invaluable in producing traffic.
I'm giving away A Page Out of Life by Kathleen Reid! Check my blog for giveaway info and a review:
My latest review is of Surviving Ben's Suicide by C. Comfort Shields- which I'm also giving away a copy of.
See the review, my interview with the author, and my giveaway details here.
I'm having my first contest:
- hardcover copy of Bottomfeeder: How to Eat Ethically in a World of Vanishing Seafood
- Charity Pot body lotion from Lush Cosmetics; the retail price of this lotion is donated to a variety of charities, including Ocean Conservancy, Clean Ocean Action, and Oceana!
- $25 donation to the charity of your choice!
Bookroom Reviews is hosting a contest to win 14 books:
I'm doing a monthly giveaway of a book from my TBR pile. Choose what I should read, and I'll randomly choose one suggestion and pass the book on to the winner when I've read it. Choices include Water for Elephants, On Chesil Beach, Story of a Marriage, and more!
Details at http://shelflove.wordpress.com/2008/07/13/august-what-should-i-read-next-giveawa...
I give away two books a week, and have for quite a long time. This week, I have copies of The Last Embrace by Denise Hamilton. But, I specialize. I have ARCs, books, and sometimes even autographed ones, but they are almost all mysteries. So, I post on the listservs where mystery readers discuss mysteries. So, the Sweepstakes sites pick up the contests, but many of my regular entrants come from mystery sites. I average between 300-400 entries a week on my site, http://www.lesasbookcritiques.blogspot.com.
I'm giving away a copy of A Companion to Wolves by Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear - first edition hardcover and autographed by Monette. The rules for entering are here: http://fantasycafe.blogspot.com/2008/07/book-giveaway.html
Questions O' Blog Masters...
How effective do you think the give-aways are? Are there long term differences in your traffic patterns?
I think it depends on the size and scope of the giveaway. I don't think I'm getting tons of new traffic from my current giveaway of one book, but my huge giveaway a few months ago spiked my traffic really high for awhile and, after it was over, I was left with approximately 2-3x the daily traffic I had been getting before.
Well, I can tell you the $20 Borders gift card has doubled my everday views. I had about 700 views on the first three days of the giveaway, but after that it's settled to an average of 180 views as opposed to the 70 or so before.
Rats. I'd love to have something like media mail up here. It costs $10 to send out a single book up here and that's within Canada only.
It helps some, though some of the readers I pick up are definitely the contest junkies.
I'd like to know if it really helps book promotion.
I am guilty of subscribing to a blog just for the contest, but I will stick around if the content interests me.
I don't know if it's just me, but if a blog ONLY has book reviews, I general don't stick around because I can search for those when I need them. If there is bookish discussion or related issues or something sprinkled among the book reviews I'm more likely to stay.
Which reminds me, I need to find more time to practice what I preach on my own blog. :-)
My personal blog has everything, and I'm trying really hard to keep The Friendly Book Nook a variety. Readers all like different things..sigh. Can't please everyone.
DOB and KAMom... very cool
I think those are good results -- though of course I don't know how much actual work went into the promotion.
I've been to both your blogs multiple times... but not for the contests. I just like the posts.
- hardcover copy of Bottomfeeder: How to Eat Ethically in a World of Vanishing Seafood
- Charity Pot body lotion from Lush Cosmetics; the retail price of this lotion is donated to a variety of charities, including Ocean Conservancy, Clean Ocean Action, and Oceana!
- $25 donation to the charity of your choice!
I just posted my new book giveaway contest. I'll be drawing a name next Friday (August 8)
The book will be chosen at random from my personal library. Just drop a comment to enter!
At The Eighth Art
I have a question about contestgirl.com; I visited it per your suggestion about promoting book giveaways on my blog, and wasn't sure where at contestgirl to post a book giveaway.
A lot of their contests are big and nationwide. I didn't see any "win a copy of a book" blog contests listed.
Time for my next contest!
This time, it's a Neil Gaiman bonanza!
- an ARC copy of Gaiman's newest book, The Graveyard Book, due to be released September 30th, 2008.
- Coraline, one of Gaiman's newest graphic novels
- Gaiman's Bath Surprise: one Stardust bath bomb and one Comforter bubble bath, which Gaiman has written about in his blog
- $25 to the charity of your choice!
Plus, I have more of Gaiman's books and perfumes and other related prizes; a new one will be added for every 50 entrants :) So blog the heck out of this one, folks, and increase the prize pool!
Details and to enter:
I am hosting my very first contest for a $20 Amazon email gift certificate.
I am hosting my first contest for Traci L. Slatton's Immortal on my blog. Please stop by to check it out!
Only one more day to enter my random book drawing. Enter over at The Eighth Art.
I've just posted my monthly giveaway from my TBR pile at http://shelflove.wordpress.com/2008/08/15/what-should-i-read-in-september-giveaw...
Just check out my TBR pile and make a recommendation for a chance to win! Deadline is August 31.
I've got a review, interview and contest for a signed copy of Farworld: Water Keep on my children's literature site: The Wild Rumpus Starts
I'm giving away a copy of The Secret Life of Bees on my blog here: http://thenovelworld.com/2008/08/19/the-secret-life-of-bees-review/
Contest ends Sunday August 24th.
I'm giving away 3 children's picture books from Aug. 19 to Aug. 22, 2008 including "When God Created My Toes" by Dandi Daley, provided by the publisher.
Dandi has written 400 children's books and is very gifted at creating light hearted books, with super illustrations.
Fun rhyming books for ages 1 to 8.
I'm having my first book giveaway. It's for The Host by Stephenie Meyer. The contest is open until Saturday, Agusut 23rd. Stop by at http://socratesbookreviews.blogspot.com/
I have several giveaways right now. The latest one is three people will win a copy of Sweet Life by Mia King with a big basket of chocolates from Hawaii:)
On Tuesday August 26 Patricia's Vampire Notes will host an interview with Jeanne C. Stein bestselling author of the Anna Strong Chronicles.
Book four of the series, Legacy, also debuts in bookstores the same day.
Jeanne has generously offered copies of Legacy with magnets to two lucky readers.
Come by and leave your questions and comments.
I am hosting a Back to School Reading Bonanza Giveaway sponsored by Hatchette Book Group USA if anyone is interested. The prize is a ten book collection and there will be five winners. I'm running the contest through the end of the month.
I'm giving away an ARC of After the Fire by Robin Gaby Fisher at The Book Lady's Blog .
Today is the last day to enter my latest giveaway for a copy of First Daughter by Eric Van Lustbader.
I probably don't track my readership closely enough to know how much effect the contests have, although I can see from Google Analytics that those pages get viewed A LOT.
I can't imagine getting 400 entries, though. I usually average 20-30, sometimes less. Sometimes the contests seem more like thank you gifts to my regular readers. I don't mind that a bit, but I would love to find some ways to use them to bring in more regular readers.
I do find that book give-aways are good for bringing in readers. Each month I hold a contest for everyone who subscribes by email.
For September the winner will receive a copy of Acheron (Dark-Hunter, Book 12) by Sherrilyn Kenyon.
Patricia's Vampire Notes
Hi, One lucky person will win a free copy of Saturdays with Stella by Allison Pittmann, a humorous book written by Allison and inspired by her taking a dog training class with her rambunctious dog, Stella.
The author shares and compares Stella learning commands like "drop it" and the author's own spiritual journey.
Leave a comment between Sept. 8 and Sept. 12 for a chance to win.
Meg Waite Clayton, author of The Wednesday Sisters, is hosting a book giveaway on her1st Blooks blog. The winner will receive an autographed copy of my novel, Tomato Girl, and an autographed copy of Matrimony by Joshua Henkin, just released in paperback. To find out how to enter--and how to also win a copy of Meg's book-- see her blog: http://megwaiteclayton.com/1stbooks/?p=58
I'm giving away a new, hardcover copy of The Keepsake by Tess Gerritsen here:
I'll draw a winner on Sept. 22.
I've just posted my review and givaway of The Kings of Innocence by Michael Burns. It's a good story about 3 guys in the years just after college and their struggle to make mature decisions because they're not kids any more. I recommend it. The giveaway is open worldwide.
On Wednesday and Thursday (September 10 and 11) Patricia's Vampire Notes will host an interview with Jeri Smith-Ready bestselling author of Wicked Game.
Jeri has generously offered a copy of Wicked Game to one lucky reader.
Come by and leave your questions and comments. You have until midnight of Sept. 11.
I'm having a competition to win a puzzle ebook at:
In honor of BBAW, I'm giving away a $25 gift card to B & N at The Book Lady's Blog.
Socrates' Book Review is having a book giveaway for Book Blogger Appreciation Week at http://socratesbookreviews.blogspot.com/
I am hosting a couple of two giveways for Book Blogger Appreciation Week.
Where do book bloggers put announcements of your giveaways and contests besides here and in the ARC contest thread? I found a couple of blogs that list giveways such as West of Mars and Up for Grabs. Anyone know where else I might be able to put some? Thanks in advance.
Fresh Ink Books:http://freshinkbooks.blogspot.com/
Stop by Patricia's Vampire Notes and meet Lynda Hilburn author of The Vampire Shrink and the soon to be released sequel Dark Harvest. LIke her heroine Kismit Knight, Lynda is a licensed psychotherapist with an interest in the paranormal. A dynamite combination.
There will be a chance to win a copy of either The Vampire Shrink or Dark Harvest. That means two lucky winners.
Contest begins at Sept.17 at 8am and ends Sept.18 at 11:59!
Besides the sites that you mentioned I post "an event" on Facebook. This gives you a chance to announce your contest to all of your friends.
I also post "promo" messages to some of the mail-lists that I belong to.
Every time I add a new post I have things set up so that it is announced on twitter. If you have a twitter account set up the blog announcements thru Twitterfeed.com
Another place to try is Goggle Groups - used to be usenet. Use the search box to locate groups that might be interested in what you're offering.
When actually running the contest I offer a chance to win to anyone who places a link to the post.
I've also been known to cross my fingers and pray. I figure it can't hurt.
All I can think of at the moment. Hope this helps.
I find the most effective thing for me is to just offer bonus entries for other bloggers who link to my giveaway. Those garner more entries, more links to my blog, and more traffic!
It also helps to be willing to ship internationally -- if you're not open to most of the world, those readers are less likely to stick around, I think.
Right now I'm giving away a copy of In the Land of Invisible Women, here.
Shipping internationally is kind of a sensitive issue for me right now. The problem is, I do a lot of giveaways for authors and publishers who aren't willing to or can't ship internationally...if we say no to them, it means a lot less giveaways on a whole.
Anything I mail, I usually offer to ship internationally, but I recently mailed a book that was worth about a dollar for 13 dollars to Malaysia. That's a big difference from two something media mail.
My blog is just a hobby,but admittedly I want it to be successful. Right now, I need to find the balance of what is a realistic amount of money to spend on the blog as a whole, and what is realistic of others to expect of me.
It's true -- international shipping can be pretty expensive if you do it often (and don't even get me started about Canada Post! You media mailers are very privileged). But even if it's only occasional, I think it's a good thing to do.
I'm once again doing a monthly giveaway from my TBR pile. There are lots of choices: The Complete Persepolis, The Glass Castle, Middlesex, The Tenant Wildfell Hall, To Say Nothing of the Dog, and more.
Leave a comment HERE telling me what I should read next, and you could win the book when I'm done!
Deadline is September 30.
Since mail is so expensive here (our media mail went the way of the dodo decades ago -- I didn't even know we had it at one time until my Dad said 'hey, I remember something like that'), I stick to gift certificates and try to choose a company that either ships worldwide (bookcloseouts.com) or has outlets overseas (amazon, though somewhat limited and .com certificates don't work on the international sites).
I've also been wondering whether publishers will get with it and offer e-book versions to giveaway if the issue is truly postage (I'm not saying it isn't, I'm just saying there may be other reasons I'm not aware of). Although it's nice to give away a physical book, if it opened up giveaways of new releases to more countries people might be happy with ebooks. Or, even better, give a physical copy of the book within the shipping area and a second drawing of an ebook for commenters outside the shipping area (I'm just thinking out loud here).
My ARC of The Killing Circle was an e-ARC. While I would have preferred a physical book, given the chance to read a new book for free or not at all I'll pick read it for free any day even if it means digital.
I'm very thankful to publishers and bloggers who are willing to ship to another country because that's often how I get books. But if the choice was ebook or no book, then ebook would do me just fine.
My BBAW contest is ending tonight at midnight (EDT)! I'm giving out the following five books to five lucky readers:
The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry (ARC)
Aberrations by Penelope Przekop (paperback)
So Long at the Fair by Christina Schwarz (ARC)
American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld (ARC)
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith (paperback)
Sorry, I should have specified that it's open to Canadian and US residents only.
This week's Giveaway at Fresh Ink Books is Mister Sandman by Barbara Gowdy. This was an Early Reviewer book from LibraryThing. My copy is not an ARC but the real thing, gently read.Open worldwide until midnight Sunday, September 28, 2008:
Well, I'm getting all sorts of responses on how to deal with this international shipping thing from my post-BBAW survey.
I did check with Hachette and they told me it's a rights issue, not a cost issue.
But if we have other bloggers shipping out the books it becomes a cost issue. Even just shipping out one book internationally can cost the same amount if not more than the book.
Then there's reality vs. what people believe to be true.
While I will certainly seek out solutions to this problem for any future BBAW, I am only human.
I recently started a new blog (Just One More Page) that will be devoted exclusively to books and reading after I realized my first blog (The Anything Blog) was being taken over by current events and other subjects not necessarily closely related to reading.
Anyway, I hope you'll drop by and check it out and let me know what you think. I'm having a drawing for a copy of Mr. White's Confession by Robert Clark, which I am currently also reading. It's at http://justonemorepageblog.blogspot.com/.
I'm having a Pick Your Prize Giveaway and the response has been great so far! I've got almost enough entries to give away 3 books, and I would love to give away all 5. Check it out here.
Jill at Breaking the Spine is giving away an autographed copy of my novel, Tomato Girl
I'm giving away my ARC copy of At a Loss for Word: A Post-Romantic Novel by Diane Schoemperlen. Open worldwide until midnight Wednesday, October 1, 2008. My review and giveaway are here:
Cindy is giving away an autographed copy of Tomato Girl at Cindy's Love of Books:
It's the last day to enter my Immortals: The Crossing contest.
Last day to enter the Pick Your Prize Giveaway. I've had over 70 entrants, so I am giving away all 5 books!
I had a bit of a snafu on my blog tonight (of course - on my biggest contest ever) and I'm feeling really bad about it.
I posted the winners, then started sending the congratulations emails...then I noticed that one of the winners was an anonymous post. She didn't leave an email address or have a link to a blog or a live journal (the contest specifically says make sure you leave me a way to contact you). So, I pulled her name off and drew one more name. Am I being ridiculous for feeling bad about this?
yes, you are...lol
not your fault and certainly nothing else you could do. I bet she will feel bad if she realizes it though...
Yup, silly girl.
I am continually surprised by the number of entries in a draw for a book who can't or won't read. You're not their mommy, just their book fairy.
Edit: constantly/continually always trips me up
Last week a similar thing happened to me. So I picked another name. What else can you do?
Giveaway of Mister Sandman by Barbara Gowdy ends Sunday midnight.
This was an ER book, the real thing, not an ARC.
Giveaway still on for At a Loss for Words by Diane Schoemperlen until Wednesday midnight.
I give away two books every week so there are only a few days to enter each one. All my giveaways are open worldwide.
I'm having a giveaway on my blog for The Glass of Time, Michael Cox's new book. The deadline to enter is October 5.
I have a contest on my blog for a signed copy of Tomato Girl compliments of Jayne Pupek.
Only a few hours left to enter. Winner will be announced in the morning
Thanks, guys. I think what I feel bad about is that I didn't realize it until AFTER I posted her name. Before that, who cares? But I'm glad to know this has happened to someone else.
I have posted my giveaway of Men and Cartoons by Jonathan Lethem on Fresh Ink. Entry is open worldwide until midnight Sunday, October 5, 2008.
Giveaway of At a Loss for Words: A Post-Romantic Novel by Diane Schoemperlen is still open untill midnight Wednesday October 1.
Only one more day to register for the giveaway of a copy of "Mr. White's Confession" by Robert Clark. I'll be drawing a name on Wed. Oct. 1 at around 7 a.m. Pacific Time. To enter, go to Just One More Page.
(Isn't it neat ~ I just learned how to add a link!)
I'm hosting a giveaway of An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination. Click here to enter.
I'm giving away a total of 15 books to 5 people in celebration of my 100th review. Information here.
I'm giving away my copy of Dreaming Again, a collection of speculative fiction short stories at my blog. To enter click here.
I have just posted my giveaway of Traffic by Tom Vanderbilt at Fresh Ink Books. Entry is open worldwide until midnight Wednesday, October 8, 2008:
I'm giving away three copies of The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent!
To enter, click here.
I'm hosting a giveaway of sorts: choice of magazine subscriptions (Blender, Entrepreneur, Family Fun, Latina, Maxim, Parenting (2 yr), Shape, Wondertime)
1 winner per 10 eligible entries. I'm also donating 50% of proceeds from any subscriptions purchased in Oct to American Cancer Society in order to support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
I hope this is ok to post here! I don't have any books to giveaway yet, but will soon!
I'm giving away a copy of Karma Girl by Jennifer Estep.
I'm giving away a copy of The Graveyard Book on my blog at www.thenovelworld.com
Please check it out! Deadline is until Oct 19th
I have a Hachette Giveaway up on my blog for up to five copies of Hollywood Crows by Joseph Wambaugh. One book will be given away for each ten entries, up to a total of five, so come over and enter! Contest ends at 11:59 pm Eastern time, October 22. Here's the link:
This week's Giveaway at Fresh Ink Books is Keep the Faith by Faith Evans. Open worldwide until midnight Sunday, October 19, 2008, here:
And my giveaway of The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards is still open until Wednsday, October 15, 2008.
With the upcoming 24 Hour Read-a-Thon next weekend, I've been collecting some books particularly for the occasion, and all of them are what look like, good short reads - perfect for both the event and boosting my yearly books read count! and I've decided to hold a read-a-thon giveaway for them as well!
The way this will work is: simply, each one I manage to read on the day will go in to a pool of books to be given away. Periodically during the 24 hours, I'll draw a winner and a book out of a hat, and they'll win that book! Names stay in the hat throughout the 'thon so, you definitely have a chance of snagging more than one book!
How to enter.
Either read and comment on any one of my review posts during the 24 hours of the read-a-thon (12:00 GMT 18/10 to 12:00 GMT 19/10 - comments before or after this time will not be entered). Or, between now and the end of the event, post about the giveaway on your blogs, and then let me know in the comments section of this post, for a bonus 2 entries. Easy!
This is open worldwide (although I do ask you have some patience in me getting them posted!) and winners will be notified only in the comments section of this post (check the 'Subscribe' box to get an email each time a comment is added) and all wins must be claimed by the 25th Oct)
Find out more here!
How complicated do you folks get with your giveaways? I usually limit mine to commenting on the post, posting on your blog, and maybe a bonus option like an email. That seems to work pretty well, but I've noticed some blogs seemed to be getting more and more complex. One I came across recently involved posting a comment on the giveaway post, then looking at a book list and going back to the original review, and then...I gave up. I'm not sure what the point of a complicated procedure is, so maybe that's part of my question. Are you trying to build up average time on the site? Page reads? Or just make sure people are paging through your blog?
I stick with the basic formula, because like you, I don't like the complicated ones. I've looked at some that require you to tell a story about something, and I think it's too much trouble.
I'm giving away a copy of Thread of Fear by Laura Griffin at Reading With Monie.
I am giving away 5 copies of Dead Boys on my blog. Contest is open till the 18th of Oct.
I have just posted my review and giveaway of a signed copy of Matrimony by Joshua Henkin from the author himself here:
Entry is open worldwide until Wednesday Octaber 29, 2008.
This is a very enjoyable book.
Just a reminder that I'm giving away up to six books during today's 24 Hour Read-a-Thon (starts in half-an-hour! Get those caffeine based beverages ready!).
Click Here! to find out more.
Just a few hours left on my contest of the book of Dead boys..check message 140 for the link
Awesome contest starting today - I'm giving away historical fiction novels with a "monarchy" theme, and it's one of those expanding contests...every fifty entries I get, I add another book to the pot and add another winner to the drawing!
1. The Last Queen by C. W. Gortner
2. The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran
3. The Tsarina's Daughter by Carolly Erickson
4. The Other Queen by Philipa Gregory
5. ...find out after 50 people enter!
Click over to Fashionista Piranha to enter!
I am giving away a copy of Bon Appetit by Sandra Byrd on my blog, to one person who leaves a comment, Oct. 20 to 24.
My review of the book is there too, as the author has a blog tour this week.
This is a chicklit book set in France in a pastry school, and includes recipes.
Someone asked how they publicize their giveaways; I twitter about mine :)
I often add an extra entry for anyone commenting on any review. The main reason I do this is that a big contest like the one I just finished brings LOTS of new readers to my blog. If they just comment on a giveaway, they may not ever come back. If they decide they want to up their chances by just reading and commenting on a few reviews, sometimes they like what they find and I continue to see comments from them after the contest is over.
For my contests I like to give readers as many ways to enter as possible. If I come across a contests that requires me to think I'll most likely skip it.
I like to give away books. I like people to read my site. I don't want to make anyone work too hard.
Hope this helps
On Monday October 27 Patricia's Vampire Notes will be interviewing author Gail Martin as part of her Days of the Dead Halloween Blog Tour. She has graciously offered 2 prizes. Stop by on the 27th to see what they are and how to enter the contest.
Gail is the author of the multi-faceted medieval fantasy series The Chronicles of the Necromancer. Dark Haven book 3 in the series will be on shelves in early 2009.
Patricia's Vampire Notes
137, I do both for my giveaways (the oh-so-many I've had, ha!). I let people enter by simply commenting and then I have extra entries for doing a variety of things.
The reason I do this is:
1) to get traffic and interest in my blog
2) to give more entries to those people who show a true interest in the book
3) not to scare off the drive-by entries
I try to spread things out over a few days or weeks to get return visits and I try to keep things simple so that it doesn't take more than a few minutes.
I'm hosting a giveaway at my blog www.thenovelworld.com
I'm running a reading challenge this year, called the Dewey Decimal Challenge. The challenge is to read 1 book from each of the Dewey centuries through the course of the year. For February, there is going to be an awesome giveaway where the winner will receive a book of their choice from Amazon. Details are on my blog. All you have to do is leave a review for a nonfiction book you've read and reviewed recently.
>137 It's funny...I just read your post and then on another thread saw a contest for a book that I would love to win.
I read the details on their site...and for the life of me, could not figure out how the heck to enter the contest. It was bizarrely confusing. Not a contest I entered...not a site I will likely revisit.
Monday Feb. 23, Patricia's Vampire Notes will be interviewing Marta Acosta author of the acclaimed Casa Dracula series.
Read this candid interview with her, then make a comment or ask a question. There will be a chance to win a copy of Happy Hour at Casa Dracula (Book one in the series)
The contest portion runs from Feb. 23 until 11:59 pm Feb. 25.
Hope you have a chance to stop by.
I'm giving away a copy of the book Jane Austen Ruined My Life, by Beth Pattillo at my blog. http://tinyurl.com/bv65a3
I'm giving away five copies of two fantastic beauty books on Random Wonder.
100th Post Giveaway -- Nancy Drew Graphic novels -- open until Monday June 22nd!
I'm giving away a copy of Bloody Good by Georgia Evans. Giveaway ends on June 30. (Canada/US)
I've got two more giveaways posted!
Both of these end June 30th:
The Impostor's Daughter by Laurie Sandell
Julie & Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously by Julia Powell
Make sure to check out my other giveaway while you're there - The Night Gardener by George Pelecanos
I have two more giveaways over at the Lair.
The first one is for the YA Book Giveaway Carnival. I'll be giving away a copy of What Z See by Karen Rivers. It's my copy, so it is used, but it's still in very good shape.
Here is the giveaway link:
The second is for a copy of The Sinful Life of Lucy Burns by Elizabeth Leiknes, which is a fantastic little gem.
Here is the link for that giveaway:
Both are open internationally! Click on the links for more details.
There's two more giveaways at Merry Weather http://www.merryweatherbookblog.com : D
In My Heart by Ursula Hanks ends on July 7th
The Vanishing Sculptor by Donita K. Paul ends on July 5th
Stop by, all it takes is a comment to enter and be sure to leave your email address so I have a way of getting ahold of you if you win: D These two giveaways are open to all countries :D
Well, gosh - this is two postings in a row : D
Stop by http://www.merryweatherbookblog.com
There will be five winners for this giveaway of George Pelecanos book The Night Gardener thanks to Hachette!
Just stop by and leave a comment, along with your email address for a chance to win. Contest is open to US and Canada residents only please. Last day to enter is July 4th and the five winners will be announced on Sunday the 5th.
Good Luck to all.
I'm holding a Memoir Giveaway. Enter for a chance to win either The Impostor's Daughter by Laurie Sandell or Julie and Julia by Julie Powell. 10 winners all together. Giveaway ends on July 17. (Canada/US)
Just thought I'd mention that July 5 is the last day to enter to win a copy of My Name Is Will, A Novel of Sex, Drugs, and Shakespeare by Jess Winfield. Stop by my blog at http://justonemorepageblog.blogspot.com and leave a comment. Tell me your favorite work by The Bard, or book about him, and get an extra entry.
Starting Fresh is giving away 5 copies of One Scream Away by Kate Brady. US and Canada only. No PO boxes. Ends 7/24.
Patricia's Vampire Notes welcomes author Georgia Evans (aka Rosemary Laurey) who will offer her opinion on Vampires!
To celebrate the July publication of Bloody Awful, Book 2 in her vampire trilogy, Georgia will send 2 lucky winners a copy of her novel.
The contest runs from July 14 until July 16, 11:59 Hawaii Time.
I am giving away one copy of the nonfiction book "Holy Roller" by Julie Lyons. The author is a reporter, working the crime beat in South Dallas, when she found a church, The Body of Christ Assembly, and minister that welcomes the down and out and lifts them up.
Leave a comment July 13-17 at http://terragarden.blogspot.com
I use random.org to select the winner.
Tomorrow (07/18/09 5 PM) is the last day to enter for J.B. Stanley giveaway: signed book of your choice from Supper club series, coffee, candle, journal and as she puts it " a slew of other goodies". I am throwing in 2 gently read books from her Collectible series to a second winner.
Also up for grabs are 5 copies of One Scream Away Deadline for this one is July 28th. Left sidebar has quicklinks to both contests at
Pudgy Penguin Perusals
Stop by my blog, Starting Fresh, for - here are a few of the giveaways for October. Limited to U.S. and Canada. No P.O. Boxes.
Judith James's Highland Rebel - ends 10/2
Beat The Reaper by Josh Bazell - ends 10/31
Supreme Courtship by Christopher Buckley - ends 10/31
Simon's Cat by Simon Tofield - ends 10/31
Lucan by Susan Kearney ends 9/30
The Smart One and the Pretty One by Claire LaZebnik - ends 9/30
Rebecca Collins's My Cousin Caroline and The Pemberley Chronicles - ends 9/30
Mia King's Table Manners - ends 9/30
Hispanic Heritage Giveaway sponsored by Hatchette - 5 books
I'm giving away three copies of Terry Pratchett's Unseen Academicals on my blog to residents of the US and Canada. Stop by and enter if you are interested:
Giving away 3 copies of Kissing Games of the World by Sandi Kahn Shelton on my blog.
Limit to US addresses only please.
Drop by my blog if interested:
Tomorrow's the last day to enter at http://justonemorepageblog.blogspot.com for a chance to win one of 5 copies of Nine Dragons, courtesy of Hatchette Books! If you like mysteries and thrillers, I think you will love this one. I read it, and it's awesome! Harry Bosch at his best.
The usual rules: US and Canada, no P.O. Boxes
I am giving away a copy of Cerridwen Fallingstar's novel of ancient Japan, White as Bone, Red as Blood, on my blog. The giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada only and is open until October 20th. Enter here!
I have another giveaway, this time it's for a copy of Salem Brownstone by John Harris Dunning and illustrated by Nikhil Singh, here's the link. (along with a mini interview with John)
Giveaway ends on November 13 and it's UK only.
Oh, hey, I thought I posted my latest giveaway here but see I didn't! What the heck was I thinking?
Okay, this is a good one! As a thank you to everyone who follows my blog, I'm giving away an autographed copy of Nine Dragons, the latest Harry Bosch mystery by Michael Connelly, along with a package of scented bookmarks and a scented candle. Oh, yes, and a book of matches.
No P.O. Boxes, please, BUT...it's open to everyone worldwide! I hope you'll stop by my blog at http://justonemorepageblog.blogspot.com/2009/10/9-dragons-book-signing-with-auth... and check it out.
ETA the last day to enter is October 31, and I'll be picking the winner that evening at around 6 p.m. PT.
Enter to win a copy of Stephen King's newest book, Under The Dome. Hurry though contest ends on Halloween : D
Contest & Interviw with Chloe Neill author of Chicagoland Vampires Series.
Click here to enter: http://peaceloveandpat.blogspot.com/2009/11/contest-interview-chloe-neill-author...
Contest ends: 12/09
I'm giving away a copy of the fantastic A Walk for Sunshine by Jeff Alt at my book blog :)
Contest ends Sunday 11/15 at midnight!
Knowing how complex and desired are the books by Dan Brown, I'm giving away a book with all the clues to the newest one. Decoding the Lost Symbol - deadline 12/15
New giveaway at my blog: Flight of the Goose by Lesley Thomas
Comment telling me why you want to win!
Giveaway new for Donna VanLiere's THE CHRISTMAS SECRET is on my blog now until Dec. 11. MANY other holiday books and books that you can win to give as gifts...click on the Christmas clock in the left bar and see them all.
WIN A iPOD Shuffle 4gb 4th gen (any color of your choice) http://peaceloveandpat.blogspot.com/2009/12/win-ipod-shuffle.html
2 contests going on at Pudgy Penguin Perusals both are listed in side bar on left. One is for 2 copies of The Piano by Janice Y.K.Lee (deadline is Dec 20th at 5 pm)and open to residents of the US only. The other one is for 2* copies of Dead Pan, a funny cozy by Gayle Trent (deadline is Dec 22nd at 5 PM). One copy will be given to international winner in PDF format and the other will be an actual copy to winner resident of US or Canada.
Beginning today, Jan. 8 Patricia's Vampire Notes hosts Tony-Paul de Vissage the author of the vampire novel Dark God Descending (Sam's Dot Publishing, 2009). Today he writes about his take on our favorite creatures of the night, and has offered one lucky reader a download of his book "Two Vampire Tales".
Contest ends Jan. 12 at 11:59pm PST and is international
Patricia's Vampire Notes
I'm hosting a huge multi-prize young adult contest on my blog: http://www.sharonlovesbooksandcats.com/2010/02/huge-before-i-fall-purchase-conte...
I'm giving away my hardcover copy of The Help by Kathryn Stockett. http://writeupmylife.com/2010/02/21/book-giveaway-the-help/
ARC TOUR & CONTEST
Now open blogger and non-bloggers
Angelology by Danielle Trussoni will be released on March 9, 2010. Here is your chance to participate in an ARC tour! and win the copy of this book.
Here is the link for sign ups:
14 spots available.
Do you want to learn more about the roots of the Arab-Israeli conflict? I'm running a giveaway on my blog, Society, Science & Soul Wisdom for my latest book. It is titled: Does Israel Have a Future? (Potomac 2009) Books will be given away with postage paid to the first ten individuals who sign up to become followers on my blog:
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