Jan 012011

Happy New Years! It’s probably the day after New Years for a lot of you since you probably spent yesterday hung over. But hey! Better late than never, right. ๐Ÿ™‚

As promised, we have another giveaway for you. Awesome way to bring in the New Years, right? But first, ๐Ÿ™‚ let’s talk about how I got into this Indie nonsense. You see… there’s this gal called Zoe Winters (see all related posts here). She started talking about how self-publishing is no big deal. It’s not going to ruin your writing career and all that.

All this talk was quite contrary to what I’d heard before. In fact, I avoided anything to do with self-publishing like the plague. No way was my writing career going down the drain before I started. Screw that! Publishers check those ISBN numbers.

I suppose that didn’t matter. Cause by the time I ran into Zoe Winters and her corrupting ways, I’d stopped writing… pretty much given up on the idea of seeing my work published. Then I saw my first Zoe Who? video. You know what I realized… self-publishing really isn’t a big deal in the big scheme of things. That is, in terms of the publishing world. Agents don’t even want to hear about your self-publishing work. But it’s a big deal to a writer. And I’m totally looking forward to my chance to test the waters (again) with my works.

So now that you’ve heard me ramble… how about that giveaway.

Zoe Winters has offered two copies of her book, Blood Lust. If you’re interested in my 3 part review of Blood Lust, check it!

Okay, hereโ€™s how it goes. Two winners, two prizes.

  • One winner will receive a paperback copy of Blood Lust by Zoe Winters (US only)
  • One winner will receive an eBook of Blood Lust by Zoe Winters (International)

So how do you win? Simple. Fill out the Form

The rules!

  • Become a blog follower. See Google Friends Connect to the left.
  • Youโ€™ll earn 1 point for completing the form and additional point if you tweet and leave the link.
  • You may tweet once per day after your initial entry for an extra 2 points. Use the same form. :)
  • Comments are appreciated, but only entries from the form count.
  • Giveaway ends Saturday, January 8, 2011.
  • Please read the giveaway policy for the nitty gritty.


I’m not saying self-publishing is for everyone. And it takes a lot of work. But if you’ve been considering that route, definitely head over to Zoe’s blog or check out the Zoe Who? videos.

Be sure to check back tomorrow for another giveaway.

So who’s been inspirational in accomplishing your dreams?

  6 Responses to “Blogoversary: Giveaway 2 [CLOSED]”

  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by aaronniz, Reena Jacobs. Reena Jacobs said: @ReenaJacobs Blogoversary: Giveaway 2: Happy New Years! Itโ€™s probably the day after New Years for a lot … http://bit.ly/eSLmQr […]

  2. Happy Blogoversary! Thanks for the giveaway! I agree about self-publishing. You still have to be a great writer though and PR yourself. My favorite YA author, Amanda Hocking, is self-published and an amazing author!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. Amanda Hocking is amazing! Definitely an inspiration to a lot of indie writers. I haven’t read her work, but my daughter really enjoyed My Blood Approves. She’s read the first 3 books of the series.

    I’m working toward publishing my first full length novel (Shadow Cat) in the next couple of months. So It’ll be interesting to see where my work falls amongst the slush. ๐Ÿ™‚ And if I have what it takes to market myself.

  4. The cover art and ebook looks great! Nice job rounding up folks for these giveaways. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. […] it through with me. Now that we’ve presented some winning blogs, how about some book winners! Day 2 giveaway featured Zoe Winters, author of Blood Lust. So what did she […]

  6. […] Day 2 giveaway ends today, which includes a copy of Bloodlust by Zoe Winters. For a full list of the giveaways happening, check here. If you haven’t entered, now your chance. Posted by Reena at 10:00 am Tagged with: Blogoversary, Giveaway, Release, Shadow Cat, winners […]

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