Monday, August 09, 2010

Contest: Get the word out!

Grave Witch hits shelves in 56 days (and counting) and I need your help to get the word out. If you're viewing this post on my home blog, you might have already noticed the cool new countdown widget in the sidebar, but here it is again:

What do you think? I hope you like it. Yes, that widget is counting down to October 5th and Grave Witch's imminent release.  And yes, I'm getting excited.

If you saw the post from last Saturday,  you know that FedEx brought me a big box of samplers from Ace/Roc. I mentioned that these samplers (containing the first chapter for seven new and upcoming Ace/Roc releases, including Grave Wtich) are going with me to Dragon*Con, but I know a lot of my friends here on the blog/facebook won't be able to attend Dragon.  I want to give you guys a chance to get your hands on one of these very cool booklets, so that means, you guessed it: Contest time!

Contest name: Get the word out!
How to enter: If you're excited about Grave Witch's upcoming release, let people know!
  • Add the above countdown widget to your blog/webpage/facebook--whatever corner of the web you own--using the little grey "Get Widget" button under the countdown. 
  • Blog/tweet/add a facebook post linking to the Grave Witch cover and mini-excerpt (which can be found here). 
  • Then return here and add a comment to this post linking me to where you helped get the word out. Each unique place you use to help me get the word out about the book will get you one entry. (So if you add the widget to your blog and post a tweet linking to the excerpt, you will get two entries in the contest. If you do both of the above and post about it on facebook, you get 3 entries. etc.)
How winners will be chosen: Entries will be collected in a virtual bucket and three (3) winners will be drawn at random using a random number generator.
What is up for grabs: A copy of the Ace/Roc sampler (signed by me, if you want) plus the cover buttons I've been making, and any other promo materials I can put my hands on and ship.
Contest dates: The contest will open today and end Sunday, August, 15th at midnight EST. I will announce winners Monday 8/16. 

How does that sound? Easy enough? Remember, if you want your entry to be counted, you need to send me a link to where you posted the widget or about the book so I know to add your name to the drawing.

Good luck everyone!


Jennzah said...

i am so excited for your book! -- i posted the widget! :)

Kt said...

I posted the widget on the sidebar of my blog here:
A Book Obsession..

Jessie said...

This is now linked on my fb! I can hardly wait to read it.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for having a contest. I posted the widget in facebook and in twitter. Having some issues with adding it in my blog but will provide the link once I've done it. Thanks:)

Kalayna Price said...

Thanks everyone who has entered so far!

Jennzah and KT I have you both entered. Jessie, I'm not real sure which Jessie you are. Can you send me a link or your last name so I find your profile on FB. Thanks. Piabernadino, I'll keep an eye out for the links!

Also, my email alerted me to links from Nancy, but the comment has vanished. Is blogger eating comments? Nancy, just so you know, I recorded your entries as they did hit my inbox (even if blogger then ate them).

Thanks again everyone. It's exciting to see people responding so quickly!

Jessica said...

I recently heard about this book and can't wait to read it! I posted the info and the countdown on my blog.

YzhaBella (aka Kate) said...

I'm really looking forward to this release!

Added Widget to my sidebar at:

Have a great day every one!
Kate (aka YzhaBella's BookShelf)

YzhaBella (aka Kate) said...

Got the word out on facebook! (Aug 10 @ 6:55pm est est)

Have a great day every one!
Kate (aka YzhaBella's BookShelf)

YzhaBella (aka Kate) said...

blogged about it!

Have a great day every one!
Kate (aka YzhaBella's BookShelf)

YzhaBella (aka Kate) said...

MySpace Feed, Bulletin & Status: Aug 10 7:13 pm

Have a great day every one!
Kate (aka YzhaBella's BookShelf)

YzhaBella (aka Kate) said...

Blogged again on myspace!

Have a great day every one!
Kate (aka YzhaBella's BookShelf)

mariska said...

wow, i'm always up knowing a new for me author :)

i tweeted :

uniquas at ymail dot com

Anonymous said...

I can't wait for your book to come out! I posted the widget on my blog:

Pamela said...

More than happy to spread the word:

Manicnancy said...

Phew I wondered where my comment went. Like I said i'm not very good at this computer stuff. I miss engraving and steam power. The electronic age is just so confusing.

Nancy :)

John M. Poindexter said...

I have tweeted and placed the counter on my Blog at

I would love to have a signed copy of your book ARC.

Thanks for running a contest.

Scott Romanski said...

Tweeted about this. Find it at:

Kalayna Price said...

Thank you everyone who entered and helped me spread the word! I'm tallying up entries now, warming up the number generator, and I'll post winners soon.