Folks, world, I am giving away something really damn special today… Really damn special. For one lucky winner I have a very cool prize. I have autographed Advanced Reader Copies (paperbacks) of Shiver, Linger, and Forever by New York Times bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater. These books have been in Maggie’s hands, people, and they are signed! All three of them. I promise.
I only have one set of ARCs to give, but we are going to make this contest as fair as humanly possible. And of course we are going to play the number game… with a twist.
For those of you who have not ever entered a giveaway on Bibliopunkk it’s simple. I’m thinking of a number between 1 and 25,000. Leave your guess in the comments with an email so I can contact the winner later. First person to guess the correct number wins. I’ll repeat – if two people suggest the same number only the first person to guess it gets the books. I will close this contest on August 20th, 2011. This contest is International.
Now, here’s the twist. I want to give you folks as many chances to win as possible, so I am upping the odds a little. I want you to pass on the word that I am giving this amazing trilogy away. So, for every social media site update, tweet, goodreads blurb, blog mention, live journal post (etc. etc.) that you spread online you get an additional chance to guess at a number. You get one free chance to enter, then you must work for the next chance. All I ask is that wherever you mention the contest you return and give me the link in the comments. You give a link, you get another guess. You give twenty links, you get twenty more guesses… and so forth and so on.
So post, and post, and repost. You can retweet the devil out of it for all I care… just post! Get this out into the aether people, repost all day if you must.
No private emails peeps, this will not count. Neither will “so, I told my friend about it” without a link to where you told your friend about it. I need a link to be able to see that the contest was mentioned somewhere online, something I can verify. If you provide a bad link your entry will not count. Even if it is the correct number. I do not appreciate or reward frauds.
Also, there is a not-so-secret word you must place in the posts around the internet… because I love not-so-secret word and I can easily find it online in a word search. The not-so-secret word is:
So, spreading “the word” benefits you immensely in this case. So please do. I want more than the same 50 people entering folks. I love you all, but I have lots of your addresses memorized now. I want to see some new faces around these parts. I want to be able to google Shiverpunkk and see a ton of responses. Let’s make Shiverpunkk go viral, or at the very least trend on Twitter. I have no hopes of breaking blogger but, you know, you can try to break blogger. There are 25,000 possibilities, after all. 😉
Speaking of links, don’t forget to check out these other contests of mine while you are at it.
– Stephanie Perkins Giveaway –
– Huge Summer ARC Giveaway – Redux –
And while you’re at it be sure to check out The Blood Magic Challenge. I want people involved! Please let me know if you all are interested in participating.
I will also encourage the winner to post a guest review up after the fact. An example of a Bibliopunkk guest review can be found here.
…and now… begin the logistics nightmare. Shiverpunkk launch!
(That felt like a Neon Genesis Evangelion moment. Squee!)
P.S. Afterthought – Anyone know where I can get a copy of Winter’s Shadow by M.J. Hearle?
* As of August 20th this contest is closed. The winner will be announced August 21st, 2011.
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