Saturday, January 5, 2008

My PAY IT FORWARD contest

Do you like my new header? I love it verra much, as Jamie Fraser would say. I won it in Bettie Sharpe’s “Pay it Forward” contest. If you win the contest, you have to hold a contest of your own where you give away something to others. It could be graphic design time, like Bettie, or a book, or even a promise to send something unusual to the winner at some point in the upcoming year. The prize could be something simple or more elaborate. I guess my prize is on the elaborate side, but I'm in an elaborate mood.

For my pay it forward contest, you get to choose your prize! Leave a comment and you’ll be entered. The drawing will be on January 15th. THREE people will win a prize. Considering the low readership on this blog, the odds for you are excellent.

1. Support new authors prize - This is in honor of new author Bettie, who put up with a lot of changes from yours truly on the header. The prize is Bettie’s new book, LIKE A THIEF IN THE NIGHT, PLUS two other books of your choice by NEW authors. (Sorry, no hardcovers. But you can pick fancy trade paperbacks if you want!) If you already have Bettie’s book, then choose a different third. What’s a new author? I’d say somebody on their first or second book. Maybe without a giant promo engine behind them. But you can define it for yourself.

2. Support new authors and keep your coffee warm - You get two books of your choice by new authors, PLUS a cup warmer. It’s like a little hotplate for your coffee cup. Yes, I’m regifting, but the cup warmer is super cool. I had one before, but then I got this high-tech thermos carafe.

3. Crafty + book - I will make a really super funky piece of art incorporating the cover of any book you please, possibly suitable for display (that is, I will feel it’s suitable for display. Also, understand that the cover may be cut up, altered or merged with other elements and possibly objects in ways that I feel make a sort of sublime sense.) It can’t be out of print because I will need to buy it. I will probably also read and review it. In addition to that piece of art, or rather, “art,” I will send you ONE book by a new author.

16 comments:

bettie said...

Great contest! I'm not entering, just commenting.

I love the prizes--so creative. And, a word about that cup warmer--cup warmers are very versatile. Pyrophobic winners can use it as a candle warmer to release the scent from scented candles without lighting the candle. At-home aestheticians can use it to heat low-heat lycon wax. Oh, and it'll keep your coffee warm.

lisabea said...

Will it keep my bikini wax melted?
No. Just kidding. God I'm an ass, why do you let me post here?

So, I'm over the moon about your header and I'm covetting it. Covet. Covet. See? I'm trying to decide whether or not to investigate that?

Great contest. I'm curious about the craft.....

Sarai said...

Yeah sign me up! I love the new header!

Tumperkin said...

Verra nice prizes CJ. I'm just commenting, not entering. I'm not going to subject you to the horror of trying to post stuff to the UK. The customs forms alone are a pain).

Vicki said...

Wow, what a great contest! I love the Pay It Forward idea and your new header Rocks! :D

If I win, you can be sure I'll do the PIF on my blog as well.

Holly said...

Wow, that's very generous of you. I've been seeing this Pay it Forward thing around and it sounds interesting. :) (PS, love the new banner).

RachaelfromNJ said...

Very cool contest! I just did giveaways on my blog recently of books I had but I can do another giveaway if I won too. I have lots of ideas for some! Fun! Great prizes by the way!!

readingissomuchfun said...

Great Pay It Forward contest. Please enter me. If I win I would be very happy to do some giveaways. I love doing giveaways and also entering them :-)

I love the header :-)

Thank You,

Hugssss
LindaH

Devon said...

Love the new header. And I like the focus on new authors.

aBookworm said...

Great header! And love the prizes - so inventive! Count me in.

I've posted about it on my book contest blog as well. Hope that's ok with you.

Thanks and have a great New Year!

windycindy said...

Hello, I am very happy to have found your wonderful site! I love all of your "Pay It Forward" Contest Prizes!
You are very unique. I love it! Please enter me in your giveaway contest. I appreciate it! Thanks,Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said...

Fun contest!

Laura


I will add this to my Tues. Edition of contests galore to see if I can bring you some visitors (who may turn into readers).

Erin said...

I just found your link from the Laura Williams site. How can I not enter to win when you quote Jamie Frazer in your post!!! You had me a "verra much."

Erin said...

Oops, I guess if I win, you should have a way to contact me...
browntown6[at]comcast[dot]net
Thanks!

C-Squared said...

Very cool giveaway, and unique prizes. :) Good luck!

Kaila's Mommy said...

I would love a chance to pay it forward!