Last Sunday, I launched a contest to help promote my entry in the MeeGenius Children’s Author Challenge. Everyone who entered promoted their hearts out all week. What’s more, MANY people who did not enter the contest did the same. What meant the most to me, even more than the votes and promotion assistance, were the comments of support and encouragement I got from people about both the story and my promotion efforts. At the end of the day, I wanted people to help because they loved the story as much as I did, and I was so heartened by all the feedback I got from you. I can honestly say that whether I make the final round or not, this has been a tremendous experience.
As I said in my Gratitude Sunday post yesterday, at one point during the week I felt I would explode with gratitude. In that moment, I decided there would be no “winners” of my contest because everyone would be a winner. That’s right! Prizes for ALL who participated. After so many people did so much for me, I would have felt stingy and Grinch-like drawing only a few winners from those who entered.
I can still only provide one iPod Shuffle, 2 IndieBound gift cards and 3 picture books, BUT the other prizes will be unlimited, so the pool of entrants vying for the others will be much smaller – hence, a greater chance of winning.
So here’s how this will work. First, you must have left a comment on my contest post, as that was how I was tracking official entrants (Erik at This Kid Reviews Books, you are the exception because you left a comment about the contest on one of my blog tour posts, so I put you down). Provided you were officially entered, you simply need to leave a comment letting me know which prize you want. If you want one of the tangible items, please list your first, second and third choices. Here is what is available:
- List of 100+ children’s book agents (the Big Kahuna) = Unlimited (You want it, it’s yours)
- Critique of a full PB manuscript or first 10 pages of any other genre = Unlimited (You want it, it’s yours)
- iPod shuffle = 1 available (If more than one person elects this as a first choice, I will draw a winner from among them)
- $25 IndieBound gift certificates = 2 available (Same as above)
- One picture book of your choice = 3 available (Same as above)
In your comment, please state the prize you want and your email address so I can contact you offline about details. Please note: the agent list will be delivered by December 31st. I just want to go through it one more time to clean it up and make sure it’s updated. It is all publicly available information, but things change quickly in the industry, so I’ll double-check the data. Writing critiques will be turned around by January 15th. All other prizes will be ordered and shipped this week.
THANK YOU again to everyone, those entered in the contest and those not. I truly appreciate you all!Categories: Apps, Children's Books, Digital Publishing, ebooks, Friendship, Giveaway, Gratitude Sunday, Picture Books, Publishing, Social Media, Writing · Tags: apps, Blog Tour, Contest, Digital Publishing, e-publishing, ebooks, Giveaway, Gratitude, Julie Hedlund, Marketing, MeeGenius Author Challenge, Picture Books, Promotion, Social Media, Writer, Writing