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Monday, May 11, 2009

Win a Book Contest

It must be competitions season at the moment. Here's another one I heard about recently...

This contest is being run by fReado, the free promotional service for authors, in association with author Phyllis Zimbler Miller. The prizes are copies of Phyllis's book Mrs Lieutenant, which you can preview free on the fReado site. I've also posted an image link to the book's Amazon.com page below:

There are actually three separate contests. The first is for readers, and requires you to recommend BookBuzzr (fReado's promotional widget for authors) to two authors on Twitter, who must upload at least one book or excerpt each. Two winners will be drawn at random from all eligible entries. It strikes me that this category may not attract a lot of entries.

Two authors can also win a copy of Phyllis's book in a random drawing. To participate, you must upload at least one book or excerpt using BookBuzzr, and tweet a message about it. This is a good chance to try out the BookBuzzr widget for yourself, and if you have a book (or e-book) on sale, I'd recommend giving it serious consideration.

Finally, for the bloggers among you, the best blog review of BookBuzzr and fReado will win a copy of the book. The blog reviews will be judged by Vikram (CEO of fReado) and Phyllis. To participate, your review must be a minimum of 300 words published on the internet, and again you must tweet a link to it.

The contest is open until May 25, 2009. For full details, please visit this page of the fReado site.

Obviously, this contest is designed to promote fReado and BookBuzzr and bring them to a wider readership. That's no bad thing, however. The service offers a unique (and free) way to publicize your book across blogs and social networking sites. If you've written a book and want to promote it online, it's well worth checking out.

* I plan to use fReado to help promote a new book of my own soon, and I'll aim to publish a more detailed review of the service at that time.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Phyllis Zimbler Miller said...

Nick --

Thanks for posting about the freado.com contest. Book authors should definitely check out the freado.com site because we book authors need all the online marketing help we can get.

Phyllis Zimbler Miller
www.twitter.com/ZimblerMiller

1:13 AM  
Blogger Musafir Freya said...

Thanks for the announcement Nick :)

Of course we at fReado would like more users; not just because its business for us BUT also because the Book Buzzr tool could help authors promote their books quite a bit...

Books can be shared not only by authors; the Book Buzzr tool can be shared by their friends and fans too... And thats a lot of coverage.

Hope a lot of people make maximum use of our tool...

Cheers
Freya

PS - Hope to see you on www.freado.com soon :)

5:03 AM  
Anonymous jari kata said...

Thanks for the announcement

3:59 PM  

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