31 March, 2014

Tweet Power $50 Giveaway!

Tweet Power $50 Giveaway!
How would you like to get your hands on some goodies from Amazon? A $50 gift voucher is up for grabs, thanks to Glow Book Tours and No Added Salt. All you need to do is use the Rafflecopter below, and it's really easy - just follow the sponsors' Twitter accounts or tweet about the giveaway. You can come back and get an extra entry every day and the competition is open worldwide.

By the way - if you're a blogger who would like to grow your followers, you can click here to get on the mailing list for future events. :)
a Rafflecopter giveaway

15 February, 2014


Kindle Fire Valentines
Win a Kindle Fire HDX, Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash ($229 value)   This is a joint AUTHOR and BLOGGER GIVEAWAY EVENT! Bloggers and Authors have joined together and each chipped in a little money towards a Kindle Fire HDX 7" (or $229 Amazon Gift Card or $229 in Paypal Cash).
All New Kindle Fire HDX 7" Giveaway
The winner will have the option of receiving a 7" Kindle Fire HDX (US Only - $229 Value)
  Or $229 Amazon.com Gift Card (International)
  Or $229 in Paypal Cash (International)
      Giveaway Sponsors
Sign up to sponsor the next Kindle Fire Giveaway: http://www.iamareader.com/category/kindle-giveaway-sign-ups  

Giveaway Details 1 winner will receive their choice of an all new Kindle Fire 7" HDX (US Only - $229 value), $229 Amazon Gift Card or $229 in Paypal Cash (International). There is a second separate giveaway for bloggers who post this giveaway on their blog. See details in the rafflecopter on how to enter to win the 2nd Kindle Fire HDX 7". Ends 3/16/14 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the participating authors & bloggers. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. a Rafflecopter giveaway

12 February, 2014

Blogger Opportunity - April Tweet Power event

APRIL TWEET POWER is coming...

This is a giveaway event to help us all increase our Twitter followers. How it works is that each participant makes a blog post, and in return your Twitter will be put into the Rafflecopter. Then, contestants who want to win the prize will have to follow your Twitter account to enter. The host is No Added Salt, and the prize will be PayPal cash - amount of the giveaway prize will depend on the number of participants.

This is a great way to increase your Twitter followers at no cost - your first Twitter handle is free when you share the giveaway on your blog. If you would like to have an extra Twitter link, or your Facebook link included as well, the fee is $5.00 each.

We'll give you all the info you need for your post, a few days before the posting day of 31st March. The giveaway will run from 31st March - 27th April.

Signups are open until 25th March. Fill out the form here.

Jenny Saved A Penny now has its own domain!

Jenny Saved A Penny » A blog of reviews  sweeps  giveaways and more.
Hi everyone! I am super excited that Jenny Saved A Penny now has its own domain! What better way to celebrate than to host a $100 PayPal giveaway! There is an option for a free sign-up option with announcement of the blogger opp and this giveaway is for everyone. I am so excited to be hosting this giveaway and if you have any questions, please feel free to shoot me an email at jennysavedapenny@gmail.com. Feel free to check out the website Jenny Saved A Penny and give me feed back. It is still fairly new and a work in progress but I would love the input. The details are as follows.

28 January, 2014

Giveaway - Luxury Linens For Lovers

Luxury Linens For Lovers
Sponsored By: ExceptionalSheets.com
Host: Inside My Head..

Luxury Linens for Lovers

Company Overview: ExceptionalSheets.com is a veteran owned and operated company offering products made in the USA! By supporting this company not only are you supporting jobs in America but also veterans. Not to mention just knowing these guys is fun. Don't believe me check out some of their YouTube videos. They have the best customer service and strive to keep it that way. You can read all about how they became what they are and what inspired this company, as well as their company guarantee and community involvement HERE.

ExceptionalSheets.com is giving one lucky Reader new Sheets, Comforter and Pillows!

Primaloft Luxury Comforter by ExceptionalSheets: Used in countless hotels and fine resorts these down alternative comforters are beloved for their down-like feeling and comfort. You will not find better quality at a better price! Whether the comforters are a gift for a friend or you are buying for yourself, you know you are getting top-quality luxury with Exceptional Sheets. 100% Cotton, 330 Thread Count Cotton Fabric, Primaloft Down Alternative Polyester Filling, 14 Inch Quilted End-To-End Sewn Thru Box Construction, Double Needle Edge Sewn with Matching Piping, Easy Care Machine Washable & Dry-able, Packaged in a Vinyl Zipper Bag with handle, Made In The USA

600 Thread Count - Egyptian Cotton Sheet Set by ExceptionalSheets: Available in multiple size ranges and colors making up almost 200 options! Whether the sheets are a gift for a friend or you are buying for yourself, you know you are getting top-quality luxury with Exceptional Sheets. 100% Egyptian Cotton, Split King set includes fitted sheet, flat sheet AND two Split King pillowcases, Elegant 4" hem with piping on all sheets AND pillowcases, Machine washable!

Set of 2 Down Alternative Hypoallergenic Pillows: Hypoallergenic pillow comes in a 200-thread count, 100% cotton ticking, filled with a hollow, siliconized, polyester cluster fiber. The pillows are non-allergenic, washable, and without exception, the finest pillows of this class anywhere!

Giveaway Time!! 
1/28 -2/28
Be sure to follow ExceptionalSheets.com on their social networking sites to stay up to date on current promotions and special offers!
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You can also get 35% off Your Total Purchase at exceptionalsheets.com for social media users who follow and like them on Facebook and Twitter!
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**Bloggers promoting this giveaway are not responsible for shipment of sponsored prize. If you have any questions or concerns involving this particular giveaway contact: insidemyheadwithkelli@yahoo.com BEFORE entering ~ Thank you and GOOD LUCK to all!

11 January, 2014

A Secret Way to Market Yourself and Your Book

The Long Version: (the short version is down the bottom)

I'm a member of several writing groups, and almost daily I'm bombarded by links and messages about the fabulous ways people should publicise their books and get more readers. Unfortunately, among all those messages are far more messages of woe, people despairing that their books are not selling and that the success they expected has not come. What it means is that either authors aren't listening to the advice, or they are drowning in ineffective ideas, or the ideas are simply rubbish.

So which is it? Probably a little of all three, but mostly, the last one.

Two months ago I stumbled on a blog which did nothing but showcase books, and I discovered the world of book tours. I was looking for a hobby, something to fill a new blog, and there it was. It was a world that interested me, and I signed up to a couple of the operators as a blogger (it's free - this is an arrangement where they give you the book info and all you do is post it on your blog). And so I began. And quite unexpectedly I found something most authors are completely in the dark about. I'll get back to that in a moment.

With my brand new blog I grudgingly set up a new Facebook page for it (hey, everyone seems to have them, and we're expected to have social media presence). I already had 19000 followers on Google+. And I already had 4000 followers on Twitter. So I just linked them all to the new blog, so that people could see I was active in social media. Now, I promised I would get back to the secret for authors, so here it is.

I got a few lots of book info and posted them. I was enjoying the traffic - readers were coming to my blog, slowly but surely. One of the tour operators sent me the info on a giveaway for a cash prize. She told me that for five bucks plus putting the giveaway info onto my blog, I would get a spot in the Rafflecopter and gain followers.

WTH is a Rafflecopter? Don't panic. It's the way that fans enter the competition. To be entered into the comp, people have to either leave a comment on your blog, or follow your page on Twitter, or subscribe to your newsletter, or one of a bunch of other options.

So anyway, let's backtrack - I wanted followers and traffic, and thought it was worth risking five bucks. The lady who organised the tour asked me which link to use in the Rafflecopter. I didn't really know what else to give her, so I gave her the link to my brand new Facebook page. It had ONE like at the time (don't laugh) and that one like was ME (ok, you can laugh now). I put my blog post together and scheduled it to post automatically the following week. But I was still hungry for content, so I kinda ignored it and kept posting about books.

Fast forward a couple of weeks and I figured I should actually do something with that Facebook page. And it had more than 300 likes. From making ONE blog post and spending five bucks.

If you are an author, stop right now. I am not going to sell you anything in this post, I promise. But how many likes do you have and how long did it take you to get them? Keep reading because I found an even better way that didn't cost anything.

It turns out that a few of those operators actually offer book info which includes giveaways AND you get a spot for doing nothing more than posting about that book on your blog. I'm one of the operators. Or at least, I plan to be. At the moment my tour blog is quite new, but I'm inviting blog owners to be part of it.

I hope I haven't lost you. I am assuming that you, as an author, have a blog. (If not - why not?) If you are typical, there's not much in it. Perhaps a post now and then about your new book, or reminding people of your last book, or about your book coming soon. I am asking whether you'd like to put a book promotion on your blog for another author, and in the process, get a bunch of Likes on your Facebook page. Or your Twitter account - whichever one you prefer.

I can't promise any particular numbers. The more people I get on board, the better the response will be. But by posting about books, you are targetting book-lovers in particular. People who are interested in reading and looking to discover new authors.

A note about which social media links to submit: I will rank them in order of how many people will actually follow through.
Top: Facebook and Twitter are the easiest to boost as they are "one click" in the Rafflecopter.
Medium: Pinterest, "Voting" websites, Following your blog on Bloglovin', Instagram. All of them can be very useful if successful, but they require going to another site to complete which can take your entrants away from your blog post (bad).
OK: Leave a comment on a blog. Easy to understand but not everyone is brave enough or wants to bother, and it's doubtful how useful this is for you.
So-So: Following your blog by RSS or Networked Blogs, Connecting via Friends Connect, visiting your blog and clicking "Follow", circling you on Google+, Reshare a certain Facebook picture/message, "Like" a certain Facebook message, comment on a certain Facebook post, Retweet a certain message on Twitter. People don't always know how to actually do these things and have trouble following the directions to get there, so they tend to just skip these options.
Not recommended: Follow blog by email, sign up for a mailing list. Seriously? Don't bother. You only want genuinely interested people in the first place, which are better to come from natural visitors to your blog.

The Short Version:
  1. Join Glow Tours as a blogger -- Click here
  2. Wait for invitations to tours; when you see one you like, agree to post about the book
  3. Supply the social media link that you want to boost - your Twitter, your Facebook, etc
  4. Profit Gain Followers. Easily. Without paying for them.