Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The 2011 Kindle Giveaway

As you may know, I have published an eBook on Amazon and, more recently, also uploaded it to Smashwords. It's selling a few copies so far. Nothing great. But I'm quite appreciative to those who ponied up the 99 cents for a copy. And I'm also grateful to the trio who took the time to write a review.

When I woke up this morning an idea popped into my head. (No, not to stop by IHOP before going to work, although that doesn't sound like a bad idea right now.) It was a different idea, and one that I thought might be beneficial in getting more copies of my book out there and more reviews.

I decided to give away a brand new Kindle. Wow! What a great idea, I thought. And I figured I could select the winner from a random drawing from reviews on my book. It seemed like a really good idea. However, I got to thinking that in order for anyone to write a review on my book, they would have to purchase it. That didn't seem right, even though the price was only 99 cents. (Amazon won't let me price it for free.) So, I'm going back to the drawing board and trying to come up with another idea that would get a Kindle into the mix and help add some reviews to my Amazon listing.

If you have any ideas, let me know.


  1. Could you (temporarily) put up a link on your website to a free copy? That would stop people having to pay to review.

  2. LUNA,

    Amazon won't let me give them away. If you know how to do that, let me know. I'd be happy to give them away in exchange for a review.

  3. Well, I am very interested in reviewing it. I will buy it 99 cents is super cheap! Thanks!

  4. You can upload it on a site like and put a link here on your blog. Also smashwords allows you to give books for free when you create a code. All he best.

  5. If you're wanting the review posted on Amazon, I think the book has to be purchased from there...right? I may be wrong, it's been ages since I've attempted an Amazon review. However, I don't think 99 cents is too much to ask for the chance to win a free Kindle.


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