Before I talk about the Fur-Face summer launch promotion/prize draw, I just want to say how much I was blown away by all your kind words about the launch of my debut novel yesterday. You guys are fantastic. I’m proud to know each and every one of you and I’ll carry warm memories of June 1st 2010 for the rest of my life.
“Okay, Gibbs,” I hear you say. “Enough with the mushy stuff. Tell us what goodies are up for grabs.”
With pleasure. I’m in full agreement with my friend, Jim Hines (jimhines), and his ‘You owe me nothing’ philosophy. That said, I’m perfectly happy to encourage your purchase and promotional support with a thrilling rewards program, so without further ado I’m delighted to announce:
The official Fur-Face summer launch promotion/prize draw(s):
Here’s what we got:
THE MAIN DRAW is open to anyone who’s bought a copy of Fur-Face and has forwarded a copy of their email-receipt to me (at email@example.com) by midnight (US/Eastern) on August 31st 2010.
Prizes are as follows:
First Prize: An ‘I are a writer’ mug (as featured at Zazzle.com), like the one modeled by the handsome looking chap in the photo, whoever he is.
Second Prize: The opportunity to name an animal character* with an important role in Barnum’s Revenge, the sequel to Fur-Face.
*subject to author’s final approval
Third and fourth prizes: The opportunity to name a minor animal character* in Barnum’s Revenge, the sequel to Fur-Face.
*subject to author’s final approval
The next six winners will receive a Quake eBook of their choice (courtesy of those wonderful people at Echelon Press).
Last but not least, ten more winners will receive a special ‘Fur-Face’ edition CD, featuring the music from the Fur-Face book trailers along with a selection of my personal favorite recordings from my days as lead-warbler in the rock band, Gentleman Jones (the link takes you to our website, which no-one's been able to update for about six years).
As if that wasn’t enough, everyone who enters the main draw will receive, by email, a free MP3 version of The Spirit of Adventure by Gentleman Jones, as featured on our Weird Stories album – an album sadly no longer available (by popular demand).
Not enticing enough, eh? Well, there’s more.
Between now and the end of the promotion at the end of August, there’ll be six what I like to call ‘Thanks-for-helping-me-promote-Fur-Face’ prize draws (in the middle and at the end of June, July and August).
Each draw will feature three prizes: The winner will receive a Quake eBook of their choice and the two runners up will each receive a special ‘Fur-Face’ edition CD, featuring the music from the Fur-Face book trailers along with a selection of my personal favorite recordings from my days as lead-warbler in the rock band, Gentleman Jones.
You can have your name entered in the TFHMPF draws by sending me a link to where you did one of the following things between June 1st and August 31st:
A: Promoted Fur-Face on your blog.
B: Featured a Fur-Face book trailer on your blog.
C: Added Fur-Face to your ‘to-read’ list on Goodreads or equivalent (each venue counts as a seperate entry).
D: Posted a good review of Fur-Face on Goodreads/Amazon or equivalent or your blog. Each venue counts as a seperate entry, but please don’t do this unless you actually read and enjoyed the book.
Once your name’s in the hat, it stays there, so if you promote Fur-Face on your blog before June 15th, your name will be in all six draws, BUT, it gets better. You get an extra entry in the draw, every time you do one of the above, you can even do A and B multiple times, though only once per half-month. EVEN MORE EXCITING, if you’ve bought Fur-Face, those extra entries go in the main prize draw too!
I'll do the first 'Thanks-for-helping-me-promote-Fur-Face’ prize draw on Sunday, June 20th and select winners from eligible entries posted between June 1st and June 15th (those entries will be joined by the ones featuring postings made between June 16th and June 30th in the second draw etc.)
I hope this all makes sense. If you have any questions/suggestions/observations, I’m all ears (as you can see from the photo).
And #1 again today, June 3rd