Friday, November 1, 2013

Win a Signed Trilogy! The Great Social Media Contest Experiment

The paperback of SHADES OF EARTH comes out on November 14, and I am super excited. Because, well, this is the first time the entire trilogy has matched. Look how beautiful they all are--all the same size, with the same cover design!

And of course, you guys know I celebrate with giveaways! But for this one, I really wanted to see what would be the best method of giving away things. I've done lots of different giveaways in the past, but which kind is more effective? Which kind reaches the most people?

So I thought...let's turn this into an experiment. Four giveaways, all happening simultaneously, across different social media platforms. You can enter each competition if you like, and it's open internationally. I'm going to keep track of the entries, and see which one is more popular, so I'll know where best to do giveaways in the future.

The prizes? A complete signed trilogy of all three books. Within each contest, there will be one winner who will get Across the Universe, A Million Suns, and Shades of Earth, all signed.

The rules?
  • The contest is open internationally
  • The contest opens November 1
  • The last day to enter is November 10
  • You can enter once per day, and you can enter all four contests each day (i.e., one tweet, one FB comment, one reblog in tumblr, and one instagram photo per day is the max number of entries)
  • Five people will win three books, signed
  • Accidental duplicate entries will be deleted. Purposefully trying to scam the system and enter tons of times will result in disqualification.

Remember: Each is separate contest, 
and you can enter as many as you want, once per day.

To enter the Facebook Competition, just comment on this picture in my author page, tagging someone you think will like the books or share the post in your newsfeed. From my understanding, you do not have to automatically like my page to do this--you can go directly there and just leave a tagged comment. You can do this entry once per day; follow me and get one more additional entry.

To enter the Twitter Competition, just tweet the following message (or just click here to have it auto-generated):
I want to win a signed trilogy by ! #ShadesOfEarth comes out in paperback Nov 14. RT to enter! Details: 
You can do this entry once per day; follow me and get one more additional entry.

To enter the Tumblr Competition, just reblog the post here. You can do this entry once per day; follow me and get one more additional entry.

To enter the Instagram Competition, repost the contest picture here. You can do this on your phone by simply taking a screenshot and then posting in your instagram. You can also do this online with the image below. You can do this entry once per day; follow me and get one more additional entry.

Just for fun, you can also follow this fan-made instagram account for the AtU series, @silence_and_stars!

That's it!  Oh, except for one more thing: It's not required that you follow me to enter, but I will be selecting one additional winner from the entire pool of entries who follows me on any of the social media platforms as a winner. For example, tweeting the message is an entry, but if you also follow my Twitter account, that's an extra entry. Same for all the other social media platforms.

So, there will be one winner from Facebook, one from Twitter, one from Tumblr, one from Instagram, and one from my followers. This means:

That's right: five winners. Fifteen books.

Also: You can always order your own set of books from Malaprops. They ship internationally, and you can get all three in paperback for about $30. Just tell them you want them signed and/or personalized!
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