The reminder first! Next Monday I'll be interviewing Nikki Logan. Nikki is a newly published author with Harlequin and soon to be multi-published with them. She has such an interesting premise to differentiate her work and her call story is wonderful. Please join us as we explore her insights into the world of writing, publishing and Harlequin!
Now, contests. I am at the point where I need to start thinking about running contests and identifying prizes. My goal would be to just get my name out there and begin the process of building my author brand. A number of people have actually advised against giving my book away, at least in the initial period after release day. I see other authors offer a whole host of different things. Sometimes you have to merely post something to win, other times there's a bit more involved, such as answering a question. I so need some guidance here! So....
If you're a writer what contests have you run that worked well? Had the most positive response? What prizes seemed to be the most sought after? How did you advertise your contest?
If you're a reader, what contests get your attention? What type of prizes do you like to see? What makes you stop and take a second look? Do they really make you buy books?