Amazon shipped the Kindle about 6 weeks ahead of schedule. Yippee! I’m going to ship it out to Stephanie, the contest winner, tomorrow. I’m still planning on starting the new contest in February. I’m planning on a blockbuster-headline-grabbing-blow-your-minds type twist. DUN-DUN-DUNNNNNNN!
That, my friends, is what’s known as a cliff hanger in the storytelling business. Or as I like to say, you’ve been cliffed.
Fret not! If you didn’t win, you’ll have another opportunity starting in February.
Just a reminder that I’m doing the drawing for the Amazon Kindle Jan 1, 2009. That’s tomorrow for those of you who don’t have a calendar handy.
On the Kindle contest front. I’m getting a great response, and I appreciate everyone who’s sent an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. If you haven’t heard of the contest, all you have to do is send me an email to the aforementioned email address with the subject line “Loop me in on the Kindle contest,” and I’ll send you the rules. One point of clarification. Someone wanted to know if I’m giving away the Kindle version of my book or the actual Kindle device. I’m giving away the Amazon Kindle wireless reading device (current retail is $359). Some of you are doing an excellent job with the “Spread the Word Bonus” program. So far, one person has turned 15 people on to the contest. Think you can top it? C’mon, you know you can. I’ve already given away a couple of signed copies of The Takers, so hurry up and send your friends and family my way to win one of the remaining copies. In case you forgot or didn’t know, the first ten people to send 10 people my way, I’ll send you a free signed copy of The Takers.
Thanks to everyone, especially all you fellow bloggers who are helping me spread the word.
Finally, I just thought this was too funny. Apparently, this car wash hates acid wash jeans and mullets. I’d love to know what their SAT scores were.
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The qualifying question has been emailed for the “Oz Chronicles Win an Amazon Kindle Contest.” If you don’t know what I’m talking about, follow the link for an explanation.
BTW – If you know the answer to the qualifying question, please do not post it any where on this blog. You’re all on the honor system.
Read the Takers! Win a Kindle!
I’m sending everyone who sent an email to email@example.com (with the subject line: Loop me in on the Kindle Contest) the qualifying question on Monday. Be on the lookout. I want to give latecomers enough time to read the book so the drawing will take place on December 31. The winner will be able to start the new year with a nifty little gadget.
Some of you have been doing a great job of taking advantage of the Spread the Word Bonus. You all should be doing it. The more people who send an email telling me you spread the word about the contest, the more chances you have at winning the Kindle (if you provide the correct qualifying question). So, tell everyone you know. Tell them to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Loop me in on the Kindle contest, and “So & so told me about the contest” in the the body of the email.
Bonus, Bonus: The first 10 people to send 10 people my way via the Spread the Word Bonus, I will mail you a signed copy of The Takers. A couple of you are pretty close to the magic number so keep them coming.
More information on the contest click here: I’m Giving Away A Kindle!