First, thank you all so much for participating in the Juicy Giveaway of Aimee Carter's Goddess Interrupted and my Bad Taste in Boys! I think you're all totally awesome. I especially think the following winner is totally awesome:
Memrie, the Totally Awesome!
I mean, of course she's totally awesome. It's in her name. Anyway, congratulations, Memrie! I'll be in touch pronto to make prize-ish arrangements.
Aaaaaaand, I'd like to talk to you about more prizey goodness. See, it's been a long time since I've given things away, and I like to do that, and it seems to me that maybe you like free things, so it's a total win no matter how you look at it, right? Plus, I'm hoping to clear out my stash of BTIB hardcovers, because the paperback comes out in June, and I'll need to make space for the stash of THOSE, plus the stash of BHD hardcovers, and THERE WILL BE LOTS OF STASHES. I think I need a new house.
So this is a very long-winded way to tell you that I'm going to open up a new contest TODAY. And this one is even bigger than the last. Woot!
The premise is simple. All you have to do is review Bad Taste in Boys. Now, I realize that it takes time to read a book and post a review, so I'm making the prize big. Like full YA or MG manuscript critique plus 30 minute follow up call with me plus signed BTIB hardcover big. And three runners up will receive 10 page critiques and signed BTIB hardcovers. During my pre-agented days, I used to get really discouraged because I kept bidding on full critiques in auctions and things, but I didn't have the cash to win. Here's an opportunity to win one without spending a dime!
Reviews can be posted on a blog, Amazon, B&N, Goodreads, or LibraryThing. (If you have a place you'd like to post that's not on this list, let me know!) If you've already reviewed the book, your task is easy! Just repost it in one of these places. If you've already posted it all those places, then you're automatically entered, and I think I love you. But otherwise, your review must be posted (or reposted) in April 2012 to qualify.
And if you haven't yet read the book, you've got a month to get your hands on it and put something together! This contest ends on May 3rd. The critique prizes can be redeemed any time in 2012, so if you're not done with your manuscript, you've got time for that too.
Also, reviews don't need to be positive in order to enter. Please, people, be honest! I'm wearing my big girl undies. But also please consider--if my book wasn't for you, am I the right person to give you manuscript feedback? I want you to get something useful out of this experience!
Lastly, this contest is open internationally, although I think we'd probably have to Skype rather than call. We'll work it out somehow.
I HOPE that I've covered all the bases, but if you have questions about the contest, please do leave them in the comments below. I'll update this post as questions come in. Enter via the rafflecopter below. Good luck, and happy reviewing!
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