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Big-T Contest!

Contest (*)

You can be a winner! (**)

I'm giving away free e-books from Amazon or Barnes&Noble to the lucky participants who win this contest!(***)

What can you win?
1st prize: A pair of Amazon or Barnes&Noble gift certificate of $10 (or £5)
2nd and 3rd prize: Pairs of e-book copies of either 'Big-T' or the new DE stories by Maria Schneider (Year of the Mountain Lion) or Brian Dolton (The Last Arrow of Liang Xi).

How do you participate?
Easy! (****) All you have to do is:

1) Tell a friend to leave a comment in this blog post – and make sure he says that YOU referred him.
2) Leave a comment yourself, saying who you invited.

ETA: 3) If you found this via a repost, tweet, or similar reference floating around the web, just add your name and tell me who reposted it. I'll find some way of making you eligible for the win :-)

ETA: 4) By request you can also participate in the contest by sending me a tweet (@jakobdrud) or a private mail ( jd AT jakobdrud DOT com) -- I'll repost your name but not your contact information in the comments so everyone can see who entered. Once the contest is over, I'll delete your email address, so you won't get any spam (from me, at least). Or you can log in as a non-LJ user through this link: http://www.livejournal.com/identity/login.bml?type=google

If you refer more readers here, you have more chances. (Yes! Send the mob here! Free books!)

In a few days I'll draw the winners from among the participants. Pairs of referrers and referred have a chance to win one of the prizes mentioned above – and yes, both referrrer and referred will get a gift certificate/e-book.

Confession (*****): This is also an unashamed way of saying, "I'd love to meet new friends." I'll be happy to mingle with and friend back everyone attending the party here. However, no one has to friend me or follow the blog to participate. Just leave a comment, and you're in.

So spread the word. Enter. And win!
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(*) Caution – this is not really a contest. It is a marketing ploy solely designed to promote Darwin's Evolutions and the nice short stories they're publishing -- including my own novelette Big-T. But look at the bright side: you can win free e-books.
(**) By now you'll be aware of the exclamation points. Dead giveaway that this was written by a copywriter.
(***) Or possibly gift certificates if you prefer. Note: Contest management does not guarantee that you'll FEEL lucky when you win this gift, but hey—free books? At least we're trying.
(****) It actually would be easy, if you didn't have to scroll up and down all the time to read these footnotes.
(*****)If this was a traditional marketing ploy, this point would probably be absent, so enjoy it while you can :-) 

Comments

( 26 comments — Leave a comment )
bearmountain
Jun. 23rd, 2011 09:29 am (UTC)
I referred April! :>)
jakobdrud
Jun. 23rd, 2011 01:04 pm (UTC)
Excellent! You're in as soon as April leaves a comment.
tchernabyelo
Jun. 23rd, 2011 11:35 am (UTC)
Hi Jakob - just plugged this on my lj and friended you.

Since it isn't obvious from my byline, I'm Brian Dolton, author of "Last Arrow..."
jakobdrud
Jun. 23rd, 2011 01:02 pm (UTC)
Cool - welcome to the party!
thermalsatsuma
Jun. 23rd, 2011 03:42 pm (UTC)
Psst! Brian sent me - can I be in the prize draw, please and thank you?
jakobdrud
Jun. 23rd, 2011 03:52 pm (UTC)
Great! You're in.
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jakobdrud
Jun. 24th, 2011 03:53 am (UTC)
Re: Word up
Thank you :-) If you get Anne to join, you're eligible to win too.
jamesvernon
Jun. 23rd, 2011 06:32 pm (UTC)
Maria (bearmountain) referred me.
jakobdrud
Jun. 24th, 2011 03:48 am (UTC)
Great! You're both in.
dwndrgn
Jun. 23rd, 2011 06:40 pm (UTC)
Maria Sent Me!
Thanks for the opportunity, both of you!
jakobdrud
Jun. 24th, 2011 03:49 am (UTC)
Re: Maria Sent Me!
The more the merrier :-) You're now in the contest.
jakobdrud
Jun. 27th, 2011 10:52 am (UTC)
Re: Maria Sent Me!
Hi April,
Congratulations! You and Maria Schneider won 1st prize in the Big-T competition. Please mail me (jd AT jakobdrud DOT com) to let me know if you prefer an Amazon or B&N gift certificate.
Best,
Jakob Drud
bondo_ba
Jun. 23rd, 2011 07:58 pm (UTC)
Hi Jakob, haven't plugged it yet (so no need to enter me yet), but I will, soon. But since I'm also on Darwin's list of ebooks (I'm Gustavo Bondoni, author of "Defending Fiordland"), I thought I'd pop over and say "hi". Also friended you and am willing to befriend any of the other DE writers who might pop in!

Brian sent me, BTW.
jakobdrud
Jun. 24th, 2011 03:52 am (UTC)
Hi Gustavo, and thanks for dropping by -- I've also seen your comments around other LJ blogs, so I friended you right back :-) Since Brian sent you, you're now both in the contest.
bondo_ba
Jun. 24th, 2011 08:08 am (UTC)
Yay! Thank you. I'm always delighted to make new LJ friends!
quilceda
Jun. 24th, 2011 12:33 pm (UTC)
Hi, heard about your contest from Mike Rimar! Happy to friend you too, although if you friend me back, I'm not the best at blogging regularly. (maybe a good thing)
Lee
jakobdrud
Jun. 24th, 2011 02:58 pm (UTC)
Hi Lee, thank you for joining :-) Mike sent me a private mail earlier, so you're both in!
nancyfulda
Jun. 24th, 2011 12:41 pm (UTC)
Hi Jakob. Maria Schneider sent me on by. :)
jakobdrud
Jun. 24th, 2011 03:01 pm (UTC)
Great to see you here! Maria and you are now both in the contest.
nancyfulda
Jun. 25th, 2011 02:05 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
jakobdrud
Jun. 24th, 2011 03:03 pm (UTC)
Private mails from Sandy Schroeder, Ann Boger and Heather, all by way of Maria Schneider. Welcome to all of you :-)

Edited at 2011-06-24 07:58 pm (UTC)
whymzycal
Jun. 25th, 2011 12:27 pm (UTC)
Hooray for fun marketing ploys! Oh, and I was referred by Jen Oliver.
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jakobdrud
Jun. 25th, 2011 03:31 pm (UTC)
Counted in! Thanks for joining :-)
jakobdrud
Jun. 25th, 2011 03:30 pm (UTC)
Welcome to the party :-) You and Jen are both in.
dwndrgn
Jun. 29th, 2011 07:01 pm (UTC)
Woohoo!
you can get me at this ^ username @hotmail.com

Thank you for a great contest and now I think I might have to order your story ;-)
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