"If you are a writer with published work available for purchase, I will buy your novel/story collection/chapbook, etc., up to a value of $25. I will also read your work and give a review on your chosen website, as well as a review and a plug on my blog,
Isn't that AWESOMELY SUPPORTIVE OF THE AUTHOR/BLOGGER COMMUNITY??
I wrote a post awhile back It Takes a Village to Sell a Book about how supportive this community is to fellow writers. Which is one of the reasons I spend hours I really don't have blogging, commenting, entering contests, and generally supporting this online writing community that I feel proud to belong to. (Well, besides which it is fun.)
And I want to take it a step forward, follow B.Miller's example and join in her pay it forward contest, not just by entering but by JOINING. Meaning I'm hopping on her bandwagon, gravytrain, whatever and offering the same deal here on my blog. Enter over at B. Miller's blog if you haven't already, and now you can enter here, too for TWO PRIZES (soon to be revealed!) THAT SUPPORT THE WRITING COMMUNITY!!
Here are the rules for entry:
Comment on this post and add up your point tally: +1
New follower: +1
Old follower: +2
Bring a friend to follow +2
Tweet about this contest: +2
Follow me on
Blog about this contest: +3
Include this post in your sidebar: +3
My prizes are just a bit different but still supportive of the writing community. Your choice of:
EITHER: I'll purchase a copy of your published book from your website or Amazon and post a review on my blog, on Goodreads with a link to
OR: I will review and critique your first three chapters of a finished manuscript along with the query letter that you've written to go with it. (Yes, I'm an editor. Offiicially.)
OR: A $15 gift card to Borders (because they support their local authors) or Amazon because, well, just because you may not have a Borders in your town).
So this way I'm supporting both the published and unpublished authors!! Yay! We're all winners!!
OH WAIT THERE'S A BONUS!! Here it is: IF I somehow hit 250 followers by the time this contest closes (June 1), I'll double the prize! Yes, I will purchase a second book plus review, or if second winner chooses, I'll do the review and critique of their first three chapters etc.OR, give the second winner the $15 gift card.
B. Miller's contest goes until June 1 (be sure to go enter if you haven't already) and since I'm shamelessy copying her great ideas, mine will be the same! And I'll leave this post up so you can all remember to join the Pay it Forward Contests!