**UPDATE** Check out this blog post about the giveaway.
Today I reached 3,000 likes on my Facebook page!! To celebrate, I am planning on have a huge giveaway with authors and bloggers.
The giveaway will be in the form of a Facebook page event. Everyone is welcome to join, as it will be open to the public. If you have never been involved in one of these, allow me to break it down for you.
Basically, an author/blogger will donate something in the form of books, swag, gift cards, etc. They run their own little mini giveaway on the Facebook event. What that means is you post in the event with any images you want (book covers, book teasers, banners, etc.), what you are giving away, who is eligible to participate (US only or worldwide) and what the participants have to do in order to win.
The attendees of the event will participate in these little “mini giveaways” and follow the instructions of each giveaway post in order to be eligible to win. Now, what do they have to do to win? It could be almost anything. You make the rules, and you are responsible for your own giveaway. Your giveaway can be as simple as like, share, comment. If you want to make them work for it, you can get more Facebook page likes, Amazon author page likes, blog likes/comments/subscribers, etc.
So what’s in it for you for running a giveaway? It depends on what you ask the participants to do. You can gain Facebook page likes, new subscribers to your blog or newsletter, comments/likes on your blog, Amazon author page likes and so much more. It’s a way to gain followers and attention for new releases fast. These events are great for indie authors especially, because you’re getting your name out there, your book cover images/teasers and so much more to a lot of people who may have never seen your work before.
If you would like to donate books, e-books, gift cards, swag, etc., please go to this Facebook post and vote on which weekend would work out best for you. Once we settle on a weekend, I will create the giveaway and post about it on my Facebook page.