Monday, August 13, 2007

Win a Tote Bag FULL of Books!



Finally, things are really starting to move! The Long and the Short of It is almost ready to launch! If you haven't visited over there, why not? And... go... but then come right back. You don't want to miss the big news. You see, Judy and I have been working diligently and now we feel like celebrating.

Not only will the new website have the reviews you all love, we will have a whole lot more. The website goes live on Monday, August 27th with a super Grand Opening Party (have I mentioned we'll have lots of great prizes?). And... we want to give YOU a chance to get in on the fun early, so we are having a pre-Grand Opening contest.

Contest? You know how I LOVE contests! Well, this is a MONSTER giveaway and I'm having more fun than usual!

There are THREE ways you can enter this wondrous contest:

1. Some of our reviewers are promoting this contest on their blogs. Head over to The Long and the Short of It, the blog and click on their names. If you leave a comment on their sticky note announcing the contest, you'll be entered. Only enter one time please, per reviewer, but you CAN visit more than one reviewer. Oh... and don't forget me and Judy. ALSO: Please don't forget -- we need a way to contact you if you win. Anonymous posts, posts with no blogger profiles or posts without email addresses will have to be disqualified.

2. You can share the good news about the contest on your own blog. Simply link to us in your blog entry then fill out the Mr. Linky here. Please use the url to the actual blog entry, so we can find it easily.

3. You can sign up for our newsletter here.

And, that's it.

What? I haven't told you the prize yet? How can I forget the most important thing???

We're a book site, right? What else would we be giving away but... books? We will be sending to one lucky reader in the USA or Canada this gorgeous tote bag plumb stuffed with books (new, gently used, or ARCs), along with some wonderful sweet smellin' bath goodies so you can lay back in the tub and relax while you read all your new books. Our international readers are encouraged to enter the contest as well, however due to postage cost restraints, the winner will be sent a $30 Amazon gift certificate.

So... you know the prize, you know the rules... go and tell everyone. And... remind them to check out The Long and the Short of It on Monday, August 27, for our Grand Opening Bash... and to find out the winner of the contest.

This pre-Grand Opening Contest ends at noon, Eastern Time, Sunday, August 26, 2007.

22 comments:

Jen said...

This all looks wonderful, Marianne! You and Judy have certainly been putting in huge amounts of work!

Diane Craver said...

What a fantastic contest - I'll get it on my blog soon. Very excited for you, Judy and the reviewers!

Elle Fredrix said...

Yay, Marianne and Judy! Just a few weeks until your grand opening. Congrats!

And I'll do a blog post for you this week.

aBookworm said...

More books? - just what the doctor ordered! Count me in, please. Thanks!

ERiCA said...

Sounds fabulous! Can't wait until the new site goes live. =)

Charity said...

You guys are incredible. I'll post a note on my blog this week (probably tomorrow). The site is looking great. I've had several people mention to me how professional it looks.

Allie Boniface said...

Great promo contest - you guys sure have been putting in the work!!!!

Denise Patrick said...

Wow!! What a great contest. I'll put up a sticky note on my blog - as soon as I figure out how!

Becky said...

What a great contest!

Babe King said...

Great contest! I presume since you can access my profile this is okay?

Marianne Arkins said...

Hi Babe! Yes... Your entry -- and all those above the ones I noted -- are just fine! Good luck to you and thanks for stopping by :-)

Nyssaneala said...

Looking forward to the new blog. Contests are always a good thing, too!

Mama Zen said...

Cool contest!

Candace Salima (LDS Nora Roberts) said...

Reading is amazing. I travel around the country promoting the cause of literacy. So keep up the good work -- I think this is wonderful! And yes, I am doing everything required in hopes I can win that way cool tote bag posted on The Long and Short of IT!

Heidi said...

Oh, this is a fantastic contest. Please enter me!

Tristi Pinkston said...

Hey, I'd like to enter too!

And I also have to say -- hello, stay at home homeschooling mom who writes!! I do all that too.

Chris said...

The new blog looks good!

Please throw my name in the hat.

Karlene said...

Ooooh. I'd like to win. Posted a sticky on my blog.

alisonwonderland said...

congrats on the new project! i'd love to win a bag of books! :o)

groovyoldlady said...

Book me. I will crawl under the bed with a flashlight and read during random moments of inbetweenness.

Should that only have one "n"?

cathouse teri said...

I want books and totes galore! I'll be visiting often.

(Just signed up for the newsletter.)

Lori said...

Pick me, Pick me!!! I wanna win:)

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