Announcement: Literary Giveaway Blog Hop (June 25-29)
May 13, 2011 76 Comments
The Literary Giveaway Blog Hop is an event taking place from Saturday June 25th until (and including) Wednesday June 29th. If you’ve been wanting to give away a book to your readers, maybe to show your appreciation or because you have a special celebration, this is your chance to join up with others.
Update 24th June
Isn’t giving better than receiving? Most give away blog hops seem to be directed towards young adult and romance audiences. Those hops are not so ideal if you want to give away more literary books (but if you’re interested, I Am A Reader Not A Writer runs frequent blog hops).
In February I ran the first Literary Giveaway Blog Hop, which was a great success. So, it’s time for a second one and I hope you’ll join in.
This event is an opportunity to give away prizes and get more traffic to your blog. You will run your own giveaway, but it will be linked up to all other participants via a links list (which I will give you just before the event). That way, not just your readers, but also the readers from the other participating blogs will stop by your blog.
You can offer one or more books, a gift voucher (for instance, to amazon or bookdepository), or anything else related to books and reading. There is no minimum or maximum value that your prize should have.
The only restriction is that if you’re giving away a book, is that it should have some literary merit. It does not have to be the most difficult classic ever, but please no romance, supernatural or urban fiction or YA.
Further information on the prizes: a book can be new or “gently read”. Your giveaway can be just for your country, for your continent, or international. Offering a book via bookdepository.com is a good way to make your giveaway international (although not all countries are available) as it offers free postage.
Keep your giveaway simple, don’t add lots of ways for people to gain extra entries (such as follow my blog, follow on Twitter, blog about it, etc.). Keep it to just one or two extra options (or none) or it will be too complicated and readers will move on to the next blog in the hop.
Last day for signing up is June 22nd. Only sign up if you intend to have a giveaway post up on your blog on June 25th.
Take the code below to put the button on your blog (e.g., in your sidebar and/or in a blog post), so you can advertise the Blog Hop and attract more participants to make this a big event (alternatively, you can download the picture above).
<a href=”https://leeswammes.wordpress.com/2011/05/13/announcement-literary-giveaway-blog-hop-june-25-29/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://i.imgur.com/o0i6k.png” alt=”Give Away Blog Hop!” width=”144″ height=”120″ border=”0″ /></a>
Fill out this form I”ll add your blog to the list with links below once I’ve seen that you’ve filled out the form. Last signup day: June 22nd!!
If you’re too late but still like to join in as a participant (giving a book away), please contact me on the email address below the linky list. Please note that while I will add you to MY linky list, the other participants may not update theirs (there’s no automatic update). You’re very welcome to participate anyway!
If you have questions, just ask in the comments, or email me at jh303015 at gmail dot com.