It’s been a great month, over 4,200 views, hitting over 200 a day regularly now (and sometimes lots more). I have posted over 30,000 words, but what has been really gratifying has been the amount of comments – almost 500 now – with great discussions going on every post.
For those that are new to the blog, there has been a lot of good stuff over the last month. We have covered a lot of the changes in the publishing industry, posted a guide to making money from writing, are part-way through a step-by-step guide to self-publishing, and have even had time for the odd haiku.
Yesterday I held my first giveaway, and it was a huge amount of fun. People were tweeting, retweeting, posting on Facebook, blogging about it, and some people got very creative. One reader wrote me an open letter on her blog, simply insisting on a copy of the book.
Note to readers: I have a soft spot for a well-written letter.
Tom B. also gets extra points for a creative photograph of him enjoying my book, and that’s all I am going to say about that.
So the winners are (drum roll):
Emmett S. and Ali C. on Facebook; antlangston, enjoymalahide, and munichkev from Twitter; Chrissy M., Nancy B., Gabriella, Asia, and Vicky M from the blog comments; Jeanne M., Jeffrey Z., Brian M., Laura D. and Paul S. by email; Guardian and SierraMc from Nathan Bransford’s forum.
I have a few more people to track down whose names came out of the hat, but special spot prizes for extreme creativity and efforts above and beyond the call of duty go to Nessa for her letter, Tom B. for the photo, and Sommer for her blog post.
Those who have email addresses for should have received your e-book already. The rest I will track down in the next few days. If you don’t receive your book by Tuesday, let me know.
Thank you to everyone who entered. For the winners, if you enjoy the book, I would really appreciate a review on Amazon. Sales have been great, but I only have three reviews so far.
If you didn’t win this time, I will be hosting another competition very soon. You can also buy the book here.
This was a lot of fun. Thanks guys!