Last week I saw a post on Ann Handley's blog talking about the shelfie--Photos readers sent in of their book shelves. I loved the idea, and thought I'd use it to for my next contest. Instead of doing a shelfie, I'm asking readers to send me a photo, or two, or three, of themselves and a favorite book. I'm calling these selfies with books--Bookies!
In honer of my latest novel, Falling, coming out in just over a month, I've decided to hold a host of contests and giveaways. This one begins today and ends next Sunday (February 8th). Just take a selfie of yourself with a book--any book. Hopefully it's a favorite book, or a beloved book.
I've taken a few of myself. I've even taken one with my ipad, so you ereaders, don't let not having a physical book stop you. I hope you guys can get creative with this. I'm not sure what that means (do it in costume), but I want the contest to be fun. I'll post my favorites on my Facebook Page during the week. By the way, if you haven't liked my page yet, why not stop over and do it right now: E's Facebook Fan Page.
Send your Bookies to me at firstname.lastname@example.org under the subject heading Bookie. Next Monday (February 10th) I will select a winner at random. I will announce the winner on Tuesday February 11th, and send that person a $10 Amazon gift card just for playing. It's that easy. If I don't receive at least 10 entries from 10 different participants no prize will be awarded. If this contest goes well, I'll do it, or something like it, again real soon. So please, tell your friends. If I get 30-50 entries or more I'll up the prize next time. You have 6 days to send in your bookies. I'm looking forward to getting lots of them.
That's all for today. I hope to receive lots of Bookies over the next 6 days. Peace.