Monday, January 11, 2010

Big Changes (And Prizes)!!

As I promised last week, things are changing here at SarahMEden.com! My web traffic tracker shows there are a lot of you coming by, looking around, hopefully enjoying yourselves. Yet, I don't hear from y'all much. This makes me sad. And when I'm sad, I eat far too many empty calories. So, in the interest of my waistline and in acknowledgment of my need for constant validation, I've come up with an ingenious little plan.

I'm giving stuff away! That's right, folks. Giveaways!

Here's how it's going to work: Every month I'll have something new and fun to give away to my avid fans, aka my mother, and to the rest of you. And there are so many fantastic ways to enter the monthly drawing that you could, conceivably, be entered dozens of times each month. Isn't that great!?

So, both of the following gets your name entered once (and you can repeat these as many times as you want during the month):
  • Leave a "thoughtful" comment to a post sometime in the calendar month. By "thoughtful" I don't necessarily mean insightful, philosophical or thought-provoking. I mean, it had to have taken more thought than simply leaving the word "comment" or "okay" or something lame like that. Show me you mean it, folks!
  • Leave a comment or post on my facebook fan page!
Still not enough? The following gets your name entered twice!:
  • Post a link on your facebook, website or blog to a post at www.sarahmeden.com. (But you gotta let me know it's there.)
  • If you are an INFF guest and your interview gets five or more "thoughtful" comments, you get entered into the drawing twice for that month! (And past guests who received 5 or more comments will be entered twice into January's drawing!)
'Cause sometimes 2 just isn't enough, to be entered thrice:
  • Be an INFF guest! Simple as that. Do an interview, get a stick figure, get three entries. Wow, I'm generous!!
And the Big Kahuna! Wanna be entered FIVE TIMES for just doing one thing? Huh? Huh?:
  • Interview me on your website/blog, etc. and you'll be entered FIVE TIMES!!!

What is gonna be January's big prize???


Just in time for Valentine's Day, a gift certificate to the Cerreta Candy Company, makers of fine chocolates and gourmet candies for 40 years. Trust me, you don't want to miss out on this!!



24 comments:

Tanja said...

What a clever idea you have come up with. I have posted a link to your site at www.strictlyletters.blogspot.com. Head on over and check out the site. Also, I did a review a while back on your book so feel free to take a peek. Good luck.

Paul D. Eden said...

Wow, sounds fun. Let's just say though, that strictly hypothetically mind you, your husband wanted the prize. He wouldn't be disqualified would he?

Sarah M Eden said...

Tanja, you should get bonus points for being the first. I may have to invent a "bonus points" category.
PS - Thanks for the plug of Ramshackle Knight. I'm glad you enjoyed it. It was my first and I'm always a little nervous when people read it because I know I've improved since then. Still... fun story!!

Sarah M Eden said...

Paul, Paul, Paul. Read the fine print. Oh, wait... there is no fine print. Hmmm...

Amie said...

I feel really bad that Tanja left out where she got her books from. You would think that she would mention her favorite person in the whole wide world. With out me, she never would have had the glorious opportunity to read the best books ever!!!!! By the way, we are dying for more.

Sarah M Eden said...

March! March! March! A new book coming in March!! Did I mention it'll be March?!

Amie said...

We only have Ramshackle Knight and Seeking Persephone. We know you have written others, but cannot find them for sell. Any ideas? I love books!!!

Sarah M Eden said...

Alas, my other books are no longer available for sale. They are under consideration for republication right now, though that depends a great deal on how well "Courting Miss Lancaster" (coming out in March-heehee) sells.

Amie said...

Sorry to keep posting, but I was loaning mine out so that I could spread the word about an awesome new author. One was gone a little longer than I wanted. So, I went to the web to replace it and found only 1 copy but couldn't afford the approximately $200 asking price. I can't loan them anymore if I can't replace them!!!

Sarah M Eden said...

As much as I love my books (and I really do love them), paying $200 for one would, in my opinion, be an inarguable sign of mental deterioration.

Sarah M Eden said...

PS Amie, that's 3 entries for you in January's giveaway. Wahoo!!

Amie said...

Where can we find the book in March?

Sarah M Eden said...

Well Amie--The book should certainly be available online. It should be in all the Deseret Bookstores and at Seagull. I'm not sure beyond that. How's that for being inexcusably ignorant?

Tanja said...

I am surpirsed that Amie did not mention I love to be first- at anything. I am going to make amends and give all credit to Amie for my introduction to your stellar books. She is my guide, generally, to reading.
That said, I am going to embarrass her, and tell you she would like to take you to lunch. She is a great supporter of the reading industry.

P.S- I am all for "bonus points"

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

:::chuckle::: I should do something like that too. lots of traffic but minimal feedback on my site as well.

Annette Lyon said...

I didn't realize you HAD a fan page. I clicked. I'm an official FB fan. (Naturally, I was a fan before, but now FB knows it.)

You're already on my blogroll. That must count for *something.*

And I've already volunteered for INFF. It'd be fun to do when our books come out. (How fun is THAT to say?!)

mormonhermitmom said...

How about I interview you after your next book comes out? You wouldn't even have to consider me for the giveaway. If your Friday interviews are any indication, you would be fun to interview! http://mormonhermitmomsbookhabit.blogspot.com/

Grandma Nadeoui said...

Sarah, I posted your site with some deep comments on my facebook page...not that I need any thing with candy in it...tell Paul if I win, he gets the candy! I can hardly wait for your new book...love ya! Nadeoui

Valerie Ipson said...

That's a fabulous prize that I could put to good use! I would love to interview you on my blog. When are you "available?" I'll email you...

sweetvictorya said...

I sent you an email once saying that I wanted to be your friend. Did you not get it?
Also I think if Paul wins, he's going to give you rht prize for V-day.

Sarah M Eden said...

mormonhermitmom & Valerie -- I would love to be interviewed! email: sarah sarahmeden com

Victoria -- I'm sort of a dork. I vaguely remember an email from you and thinking that you would be fun to interview for INFF, but it sounds like I never responded. That's a side effect of dorkiness. I'll email ya!

Jewel said...

I have a link to your site on my blog--does that count?

And I got my tonsils out last week, hence the lack of comments previous. Darn. And I LOVE chocolate.

Jewel said...

Oh. And I'm a FB fan. And I'm sure that cerreta's chocolate would REALLY help my throat feel better (okay, maybe it wouldn't help my throat, but it would help my general sense of well-being, right?).

Steve said...

So, im pretty sure im a fan... i have links AND videos on my blog...AND i am a INFF Alumni.... Im just sayin... fans dont get much bigger than me...which makes me think... do i REALLY need chocolate... it will do nothing but make me even "bigger"....sigh... :)

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