Announcement: Literary Giveaway Blog Hop (June 23-27)
May 16, 2012 38 Comments
Look! New button!
Thanks to Shelleyrae of Book’d Out.
===> The Blog Hop is now LIVE and the starting post can be found HERE. Ignore everything below, follow the link to enter for bookish prizes!! <===
The Literary Giveaway Blog Hop is an event taking place from Saturday June 23rd until (and including) Wednesday June 27th. If you’re a book blogger and you’d like 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.
Most giveaway 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).
This will be the fifth Literary Giveaway Blog Hop (there are 3 per year). So far, it’s been a great success, with between 30 and 70 participating blogs every time. It’s time for the next one and I hope you’ll join in. More details:
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. 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, that it should have some literary merit. It does not have to be the most difficult classic ever, but please no romance, urban fiction or YA. Quality thrillers, poetry and non-fiction are fine, as are contemporary fiction, literary fiction and any other genres not in the categories above. If in doubt, please ask!
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 word-wide. Offering a book via bookdepository.com is a good way to make your giveaway world-wide (although not all countries are available) as it offers free postage.
Last day for signing up is June 20th. Only sign up if you intend to have a giveaway post up on your blog on June 23rd.
Copy the image 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 and/or tell your readers about the event coming up.
Fill out this form <——
Too late?: if you want to participate, please send me an email at jh303015 at gmail dot com
with your name and blog address
I’ve sent an email with further information to all participants.
If you haven’t received it, let me know.
I”ll add your blog to the list with links below once I’ve seen that you’ve filled out the form. You cannot add yourself to the linky list. Last signup day: June 20th!!
Edited: Changes to the Linky list after sending the list to participants:
11. The Bibliomouse, now worldwide (was: Europe)
Dropped out: The Book Whisperer (was: number 4); Books Thoughts Adventures (was: number 18); Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews (was: 54)