A few months ago I blogged on Amazon giveaways. It’s a neat new feature, and I like it. But I wasn’t in love with the entrance requirements. At the time, basically about the only option to require was that people follow you on Twitter, and I find Twitter fairly useless for promoting the purchase of books. It’s great if you want to mock Kim Kardashian or engage in silly conversations about The Bachelorette with strangers, though.
So recently, Amazon added a better option for authors doing book giveaways: for entrants to follow you on AMAZON in order to enter the contest. Now you’re talking, Amazon. So if 3000 people enter your contest, then those 3000 people will get emails from Amazon next time you release a new book. SWEET.
If you want to enter to win a copy of my Heaven to Betsy (Emily #1), you can, too: https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/8718d33fbbfe4af2#ln-en.
Thanks, Papa Jeff.
Pamela Fagan Hutchins writes overly long e-mails, hilarious nonfiction, and series mysteries, like Katie & Annalise which includes the bestselling Saving Grace, and Emily which she kicks off with the 2015 WINNER of the USA Best Book Award for Cross Genre Fiction, Heaven to Betsy. She resides deep in the heart of Nowheresville, Texas and in the frozen north of Snowheresville, Wyoming. Pamela has a passion for great writing and smart authorpreneurship as well as long hikes with her hunky husband and pack of rescue dogs, traveling in the Bookmobile, and experimenting with her Keurig. She also leaps medium-tall buildings in a single bound (if she gets a good running start).