Tuesday, November 09, 2010

The Sharing HOPE Contest!

The Sharing Hope Contest!

November 9 – Month’s End

Today is Selling Hope’s official release date! I’m celebrating by giving away a book basket filled to the brim with fantastic new middle grade and YA books to one lucky winner who helps spread a little Selling Hope love this month. Here’s what’s up for grabs (these books ROCK, y’all):

1. King of Ithaka by Tracy Barrett

2. Nice and Mean by Jessica Leader

3. Leaving Gee’s Bend by Irene Latham

4. The Haunting of Charles Dickens by Lewis Buzbee

5. This Means War! by Ellen Wittlinger

6. Autumn Winifred Oliver Does Things Different – in paperback

7. Selling Hope – signed to the winner

Plus, a few boxes of anti-comet pills, of course!

Here’s how the contest works:

1. Do one or more of the following things to help spread a little Hope.

2. Any time before the end of the month, post in the comments section of this post what you did AND your email address.

3. The drawing will be in December; books will be shipped to the winner at that time.

Promotional ideas:

1. Post in your Facebook status, “Halley’s Comet is coming and all I want to do is read Selling Hope!”

2. Include a link to a bookstore with the above

3. Post a picture of the Selling Hope cover on your Facebook wall (you’re welcome to nab the image above! ;-) )

4. Change your Facebook or Twitter profile pic to the Selling Hope cover. And uh, thank you, diehard! ;-)

5. Tweet or retweet about Selling Hope

6. Blog about Selling Hope

7. Write an Amazon.com/Barnes & Noble.com/Goodreads review

8. Any other ideas you might have – and please, share those with us in the comments!

Thank you for your help in spreading some Selling Hope cheer! Don’t forget to report in at the end of the month with what you did to share a little Hope! And remember to spread the love for ALL your favorite books and authors!

THANK YOU, friends!

Addendum, 11/23/10: My FANTABULOUS Editor is sweetening the pot, y'all! There will now be 5 SIGNED copies of Selling Hope given to 5 runners up in the Sharing Hope Contest! Spread some cheer and report back here! :-)


StableGranny said...

Well, I have been spreading the word and I did let everyone on the listserv know about the great review Abby the Librarian gave the book. But to get in the drawing, I'll post it at my facebook and at www.writeronahorse.blogspot.com

Fourth Musketeer said...

I'd love to enter; I blogged about Selling Hope a bit early but today for the contest I posted my review on Amazon!

e-mail is:
margo_tanenbaum at yahoo.com


Kristi Valiant said...

Congratulations, girlie!!! I can't wait to read SELLING HOPE! You're such an amazing writer, Kristin, and I'm so happy for you. I posted about SELLING HOPE on Facebook, requested that my library buy it, and tagged it on Amazon. :)

Joyce Lansky said...

Another book! How exciting! Spreading the news through Twitter and Facebook is always good, and I'll do that. You also need to find a way to make the book AR. A lot of kids around here won't read books unless they can get points for them. Congrats on your book, Kristen. I know it will be great.

Kristin Tubb said...

HI, StableGranny! ;-) I'll give you bonus points for the listserv posting! Thanks for the Hope shout-outs! :-)

Margo, you get points for your blog post, too - I was so delighted to hear you enjoyed Hope! And BIG thanks for the Amazon review - I really appreciate it!

Kristi, thank you for spreading the love, too! I saw your Facebook post and it made me teary. Thanks, girl! You rock!

Joyce, thank you for the tweets, etc.! Hope is in the process of being approved as an AR book; the publishers have a school and library marketing team who handles that. AR is a huge deal in our school, too. Thanks for the suggestions!

Feelin' the love, y'all! :-) Big thanks and bigger hugs!

Ginger Rue said...

Great promotion idea! Best of luck with HOPE!

--Ginger Rue

Trew Crew said...

Hooray for you and HOPE!!! We are thoroughly enjoying reading your wonderful, descriptive writing!!

Such a delight to see you!! Am thankful for your willingness to make our Christmas shopping easy by signing our box 'o books.

Hope is making appearances on my facebook and photoblog mainly because we are your biggest fans...but also so we can be part of your Sharing Hope Contest. :)

Anonymous said...

SELLING HOPE is so special, Kristin. My thoughts are up on my blog and of course you have been tweeted. Big hug to you and the family. Anti-Comet pills are on my Christmas list. I'm holding my books until I see you. XOXO Jill

Vivian said...

Congrats on SELLING HOPE!! I tweeted!

Kristin Tubb said...

Hi, all! Sorry for the delay in posting the winner; did you guys know it was the holidays? When did THAT happen? ;-)

The winner of the super-sized bookbasket, as drawn by my 6yo DD is >drumroll please<....

JOYCE LANSKY! Congratulations, Joyce! I'll be in touch regarding your books, which will likely arrive on your doorstep in a series of mailings. :-)

Thank you ALL for helping spread a little HOPE cheer! I am truly blessed to have friends like you!

Joyce Lansky said...

I am very excited and can't wait to get all of these wonderful books. As a plus, I won't be the only ones reading them since I teach gifted kids who are voracious readers. It's cool to win all these 2010 books because maybe these nonstop readers haven't read them yet. I love reading new releases and adding to my classroom library at the same time.

Thanks, Kristen!