The comments on this post may not be able to help me with the Allyson James give-away that is fast approaching but I hope to gain insight for succeeding ones.
1. Do you like simple extra entries?
*Blurbs on twitter, FB, Ning networks, sidebars- not a blog post, etc.
2. Would it be easier if I provided a quick blurb to copy and past over to sites like Twitter.
http://bit.ly/aQxRdt Honor Thy Followers: 6 Awesome Books: Mind Games, Demonfire, Steamed, Iron King, Wings, The Last Song. 6 Winners! 5/10
3.What about entries that ask you to "like" the author on FB? or friend them on GR or other sites?
4. Do you think they help you up your chances?
My plan is to make the give-aways as EASY as possible. Mostly, I will require a follow via GFC but like the recent BLOGMANIA giveaway- I did not require it because I prefer readers to follow because they want to.
I will not require a response within a certain time frame- if that ever changes I will make a note of it. I will also try to remember not to ask for an email if it can be found in your profile- less typing for you. I will also not require full names. I will send it addressed to Willy Wonka if you'd like- as long as the name is not offensive or has the potential of getting me in trouble with the Postal Inspector. Bwahahhahaha! 'Cause then you are gonna get an ear full from me!
These are my rules of course and are subject to change by whom ever is doing the shipping.
In my opinion... when I want a book BADLY I will do ALL the extra entries=)
*wicked smile* (I want to win darn it!!!)
I really do like having these available for those who want to take the time to do so.... they do take time to complete and so an incentive would be in order.
Personally, I "like" authors regardless if it is an entry. I like to friend them as well if the author has a page for fans- not ones they deem personal.
All in all, I've seen varying give-away requirements/ entires- all of which seems to be a success.
Perhaps, a mix of give-aways with extra entries and others that have a basic- comment and win?
I am new to the blogosphere so please comment away=) I started book blogging in December of 2009. I switched from a persoanl blog to a book blog. Sheesh, I just realized that I told Allyson in a recent email that I started reading PNR and UF Nov 2009 when I meant 2008. Yikes, all the years are meshing to closely together.
Have a good one!=)