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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Mai Idea for Future Book Giveaway Contest, along with Poll

So, I mentioned previously about a book giveaway contest idea I had, and now I'm finally gonna talk about it!

A while back, Sarah Rees Brennan made a post about book covers wherein she made up a Summary of Lies (with an inkling of the truth sprinkled in) for the books she wished to discuss. I loved these lying summaries and I thought it'd be a lot of fun to use this idea for a giveaway! Basically the idea is that I host a contest for a book, write up a lying summary, and the winner is chosen based on who can tell me which part of the summary is true, either by whoever answers first or I do a draw of all the ones who got the right answer.

Let's use one of Brennan's lying summaries as an example:

What do you do when your girlfriend Katherine leaves you? Well, you could go on a heartwarming road trip with your best friend and learn a little about love and life, OR you could clone Katherine a thousand times, in order to make a clone army and TAKE OVER THE WORLD. Nothing says 'I'm over you, baby' like being God King of the Universe.

This one is fairly obvious on which part of the summary was true (HINT HINT answer is in bold), but I thought it was the simplest example to use in order to illustrate how this contest is going to work. So, assuming I use this summary above, all you have to do to be eligible to win is quote the true statement, leave your comment with the answer and your email (they will all be screened so no one should see the answer) and then I draw lots on the people who got the answer right and the winner gets a prize!

HOWEVER, one problem: I'm having a hard time deciding what prizes to give out. Also, I don't know what kind of books y'all would be interested in me doing lying summaries of. So, I'd be really grateful if you'd fill out these polls. ALSO, if you want advanced dibs on this contest I'll be hosting in the future, leave a comment after filling out the polls with your username and a link to this page and I'll give you an extra point on the first contest I host. =D Point form version below, to make this easy on the eyes~

Advanced Dibs on the First Future Book Giveaway Contest
+1 pt - link (leave a comment on this post with the linked URL)
+1 pt each - leave the name of the person who referred you to the contest and BOTH the referrer and the referred get a point each


MissAttitude said...

So I voted, but I also want to say that I think you should allow people to vote on more than one genre (I had a hard timie picking between historical, fantasy and contemporary!). Also, giving away books/giftcards are always the best way to go :) So excited for your first contest! Hopefully it will include some poc if you can...

Ah Yuan // wingstodust said...

lol, that's why I had "other" so that people could say, I want a combination of A/B/C or something else entirely! ^^;;;

I'll do my best to have POC novels in my giveaways. I always look for them and what I read is probably gonna reflect on the books I pick for the giveaways. =D

MissAttitude said...

sounds goood with the poc :)
Gah I'm so slow sometimes!

Sapphire Pyro said...

I dunno what "signed swag" and "mg" are x_x

Sorry for being a n00b . . .

Ah Yuan // wingstodust said...

@Sapphire Pyro
Swag's basically promo items, so when I say "signed swag" I mean signed items by the author. =D And MG stands for Middle Grade. =D

Michelle said...

*I has no idea what it means to leave my username and link to this page*..

Ah Yuan // wingstodust said...


lol I just meant that leave a comment (then your username shows with the _____ said) and make a post/tweet/sidebar/whatever that links back to my post. But I'm thinking of just pulling down this post in general. Looking back, my questions were vague and unclear, and I was thinking of revamping this poll thingy later... So in other words, don't worry about it, lol. =D