Monday, April 5, 2010

WINNERS!

Wow. WOW. I had nearly 200 entrants in the Book Deal Celebration contest, and with the extra entries, there were over ONE THOUSAND chances to win!

The first winner, who wins the prize pack for readers (which includes all this:)

-A $30 gift certificate for Amazon (or other online book seller of your choice). That way you can get whatever books YOU most want to read RIGHT NOW. I've got plenty of good suggestions if you want any, though!
-A "Get Happy" tea set from the Tea Revolution: includes mug, tea, strainer, and top. I can't think of anything better than curling up with a good book and sipping hot tea. Unless, of course, there's chocolate involved. Hey...
-A package of Lindt chocolate truffles, the best chocolate in the world, imo
-A booklight
-A "booksling"--a bookmark that can also hold a pen or highlight for those days you want to read and take notes
-A fancy flower bookmark for those days you just want to read :)
-A sekkrit surprise
-A journal--hey, readers can write, too!
-A star necklace from Avon. I saw this necklace and flipped--it is full of pretty stars. As you guys know, Across the Universe is a science fiction, and stars play a pretty important role in the book.
The Winner of the Reader's Prize Pack (out of 372 entries) is:

The second winner gets the writer's prize pack, which includes all this:
-A critique of your query letter and first three chapters
-A copy of Elana Johnson's super-amazing e-book, From the Query to the Call
-A HUGE bag of chocolate-covered expresso beans from my fav coffee shop, Village Coffee (cause we all know writers need chocolate and coffee)
-A copy of the Working Writer Day Planner, full of tons of helpful info for writers
-A really pretty journal
-Flag-it Post-it Notes that you can use to highlight and mark-up your manuscript as you revise
-A Laini's Ladies (the Muse of Writing one, of course!)
-A "Rolla" style notebook--it's like a binder and notebook in one, with the ablity to add, remove, and move around pages. I thought this would be perfect for organizing editing notes, or to take to a conference
-A sekkrit surprise
-A book-shaped locket. One of the themes in my novel, Across the Universe, is that of leaving home and standing on your own two feet (hence the original title that some of you probably remember: Long Way Home). The locket is shaped like a book with a bird's nest stamped on the front, and a bird flies away from the chain. This was custom made for me by The Enchanted Locket on etsy, and you and I will be the only two people with the original design!
The Winner of the Writer's Prize Pack (out of 1382 entries) is:

37 comments:

JEM said...

Congrats to the winners! If one of those accidentally finds its way to my house, I won't cry :)

Michelle H. said...

Congratulations to both winners!

Candyland said...

Woooo! I didn't win but I'm still excited!!!
Sooooo nice of you, Beth:)

lotusgirl said...

Congrats to the winners. Wow, competition was stiff for the writers' prizes.

Matthew Rush said...

Congrats to Beth and Bonny!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Congratulations, Beth and Bonny! I'm super jealous!!! :-)

Great contest, Beth, and congratulations to you again, too! :-)

Conda V. Douglas said...

Congrats to the winners! And your great contest helped me find your great blog!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Oooh I'm jealous too. LOL. You obviously have a huge fan base among us writers. :D

Congrats Beth and Bonnie!

Kelly said...

Congrats to the winners!!
Thanks for a great contest, Beth!

Sheri Larsen said...

Congrats to the winners!! Thanks, Beth.

Lydia Kang said...

Congrats to the winners!

Crimey said...

Congrats to the winners! That was an awesome contest, Beth.

Christine Danek said...

Congrats to the winners!

Bish Denham said...

BIG CONGRATULATIONS to the winners! What a grrrrrreat contest with fabulous prizes.

Jen said...

Wow thats a boat load of entries so Congratulations to the fabulous lucky winners!!!

My oh my beth you are one loveable lady!!

Victoria Dixon said...

Wow, indeed! You were incredibly generous, Beth! Congratulations to Beth and Bonnie, too. Maybe you should both buy lottery tickets today? LOL :)

Abby Annis said...

Congrats to the winners! Fun contest! :)

Janet Johnson said...

Congrats to the winners! Awesome prizes. :)

Mary McDonald said...

Congrats to the winners! It sounds like you both got great prizes. :-)

Christine Fonseca said...

WOO HOO!!! Awesome! Love those guys. Congrats

Jemi Fraser said...

Congrats to the winners! Thanks for holding such a great contest :)

Kristi Helvig said...

Congrats - I'm jealous!

Susan Fields said...

Congrats to the winners - awesome prizes!

B. Miller said...

Congrats to those winners! And congrats to YOU for having so many entries! Awesome!!

Elana Johnson said...

Yay! Congrats to the winners. I know this will make Bonny's day better. She hasn't had the greatest Monday ever...

Theresa Milstein said...

Beth, what prizes! Congratulations, winners. And congratulations Beth for the publishing contract!

Elaine AM Smith said...

Busy, Beth!
Congratulations to the winners.

Miriam S. Forster said...

Wow, that's a lot of entries. Congratulations to the lucky winners!

Angela said...

Grats to the winners!

Carolyn V. said...

Congrats to the winners! =) I won't lie, I'm craving those chocolate truffles. =)

Dangerous With a Pen said...

Awesome contest! Congratulations to both winners and to YOU, Beth!!! What a great reason to celebrate!

Mandy said...

Congrats, Ladies!!! Awesome prizes!

B.J. Anderson said...

Oh, Holy Cow!!! I cannot BELIEVE I won! Thanks for selling a book and having such an awesome contest, Beth!!! I can't wait to send off my query and chapters to you! :D :D :D WOW! I'm too excited for words (although I managed quite a few, here, didn't I?).

Natalie Aguirre said...

congrats to the winners.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Wow, indeed. Super prizes you lucky winners--congratulations!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Wow, that is a lot of entries!!!! Congrats to the winners. :)

Karen Akins said...

Congrats to the winners! So. Very. Jealous. :)