Book Publicity Goes the Way of the Raffle

Posted by on Sep 2, 2013 in Blog | 2 comments

Book Publicity Goes the Way of the Raffle

I’ve tried something new. At least new for me.


It’s a free easy-to-use program that sets up online raffles. Authors use it to give away books, companies use it to give away products and services. Giveaways are happening all over the Internet. It’s a fun option to add to your book publicity campaign.

It reminds me of the days when you could mail in sweepstake entries to companies of all sorts to win freebies. Some people made a hobby out of it. The good news is you can still make a hobby of it, but now all you have to do is go online, google “giveaways” and bam, within twenty minutes you can be entered in all sorts of drawings. Bob Vila is giving away a Saber Grill. Glamour magazine is giving away a gift card for a Dream Watters Wedding Dress. Coca-Cola Cinemark is giving away trips for four to SeaWorld in Orlando, San Antonio, or San Diego. If want to try your luck at winning free books, just go to Goodreads and search for giveaways. You’ll find gobs of opportunities.

If you’re a newbie and want to see how it works or if you’re already in the know and want to enter another raffle, check out the rafflecopter on . It’s for an autographed copy of the NY Times bestseller Lazy B by Sandra Day O’Connor and H. Alan Day. This is my foray into book giveaways. It ends in less than fifteen hours, so you’ll have to be quick about it. Might I add, the odds are far more in your favor than the Bob Vila and Coca-Cola Cinemark raffles. As you will see, there is a small entry requirement. You must either tweet the raffle, “Like” The Horse Lover on Facebook,  post your favorite western movie, friend H. Alan Day on Goodreads or follow him on Twitter. Rafflecopter allowed me to choose the entry requirements.

Let me know if you decide to use Rafflecopter to market your book. I’m happy to post tweets and enter the contest. Hey, who doesn’t like to win a freebie?

May the raffle gods be with you.




  1. Love this idea Lynn! I’m going to put it in my back pocket and use it when I “finally” finish that book of mine =) thanks for posting this great idea

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