Join our Spooky Suspense Giveaway!
What is it?
An October book promotion to build our email lists and Amazon sales through cross-promotion with authors writing in similar genres.
Theme: Spooky Suspense. Middle grade and young adult fiction (5th grade through high school) that is suitable for the Halloween season—mystery/suspense, paranormal, light horror. Anything that gives younger readers a satisfying dose of thrills and chills.
When: October 13-19, 2021 (that’s Wednesday through Tuesday)
How does it work?
Rafflecopter: Participants will earn points through a Rafflecopter form. They will get one point for each of the entries, which will be chosen by YOU, the sponsoring authors. (I recommend newsletter subscribe and Book Bub follows, but it’s up to you.)
Participants also get 2 extra points for every sponsoring book they purchase during the promo. They will need to forward their Amazon confirmation email or screenshot to me at email@example.com.
At the end of the promo, I’ll randomly draw a Grand Prize winner and winners of a copy of sponsoring books.
Grand Prize: $100 Amazon Gift Card. (If we get 20 authors to join, we’ll up the prize to $150.)
Other Prizes: Each sponsoring author will give away one copy of their book. (You pick the format.)
What does the author have to do?
Complete a form: The form is short and simple. Once we’ve determined that your book is a good fit, we’ll send a PayPal invoice from InkSplasher/Revello Press. If it’s not a fit, or if our spaces fill up, I’ll let you know via email.
Pay the fee: It’s $10 per book, with a limit of 1 book per author/pen name. (That means, if you have multiple pen names, you can enter a book for each one.) That gets you two Rafflecopter options, a spot in our promo gallery with a link to Amazon, and cross-promotion via newsletters and social media posts by all sponsoring authors.
Deadlines: Forms and fees must be submitted by October 10, 2021.
Newsletters & Social Media: All sponsoring authors are expected to help promote the giveaway via newsletters and social media posts. Artwork and links will be provided for you to share.
- Newsletters: Plan to send one out early on Oct 13th or 14th encouraging your subscribers to come play. We also strongly suggest you send another out October 19th, reminding them it’s the last day to enter.
- Social Media: Post about the giveaway at least twice on all your social media accounts, one near the beginning, one near the end. You can post more often if you want.
After the party: I will randomly select winners and send contact information for the winner of your book. It’s expected that you will contact the winner and work out the details of sending their prize.
Other Details and Fine Print
Early Birds get more: Authors will be listed in the Rafflecopter according to when they submit the form. If we have 20 authors, there could be as many as 40 items in the Rafflecopter. Those at the top of the list will most likely get more subscribers than those at the bottom.
Amazon: Your book must be live on Amazon. Pre-orders are okay, as long as they will release BEFORE October 19th.
Book Pricing: Ebooks should be on sale for no more than $2.99. Print and audio pricing is up to you, but this would be a good time to discount if you can.
Rating: We want the books to be clean-ish. It needs be in the Mild to Moderate rating. No sex; minimal swearing; blood but no guts. Go to https://mybookcave.com/mybookratings/ Scroll down to the bottom and click on each of the rating options. In the ratings question, tell me the one that best describes your book.
Giveaway Info and Rafflecopter form will be hosted on the Revello Press website. There will also be a gallery of sponsoring books with links to Amazon (my affiliate link).
Extra Money: Any money over and above the cost of the Gift Card will be used to cover Revello Press overhead for hosting the event, tracking everything, and creating the promotional images.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org