Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Free books for bloggers!

If you're a blogger with a U.S. mailing address and you'd like a copy of my new inspirational romance novel, A Family Forever, in exchange for blogging about it sometime during the month of February, read on. If you're not a blogger with a U.S. mailing address or if you wouldn't want one of my books even if I had it hand-delivered with a dozen roses and a box of Godiva chocolates, the rest of this post isn't going to be all that interesting to you. Sorry. Go water your plants or something, and come back tomorrow.

Still with me? Here's the deal: I will send you a free, autographed copy of my new book in exchange for your promise to blog about it. No, you don't have to post a wildly complimentary review. All I'm asking is that you tell people about my book. You might choose to review it, or to post an interview with me, or you may do something else entirely. Hey, it's your blog.

Your post must appear on a weekday (because blog readership is way down on weekends) during the month of February. If you e-mail me when you post, I'll give you a shout-out from my blog and publicly thank you for helping to spread the word about my book.

Your post must include a link to my blog, my website, and my book's page at Amazon.com. You must mention my name and the book's title, publisher, and on-sale date. Do all of that in your own special way or just copy and paste the following (make sure you get all of the links working--if you need help on that, e-mail me):

by Brenda Coulter

From Steeple Hill Love Inspired
Look for it in stores after February 28
or order it right now from Amazon.com
Read most of the first chapter at BrendaCoulter.com

Visit Brenda's blog, No rules. Just write.

Agree to follow all of these instructions and I'll pop an autographed copy of A Family Forever into an envelope with your name on it. You can keep the book, make it a gift to your mom, or give it away in a contest on your blog. Heck, you can even sell it on eBay.

Please forward this post to any of your blogging buds who may be interested. I've earmarked 30 books for this experiment, but I'll send out more copies if I'm in the mood and the requests come in early. (Note: Members of the Christian Fiction Blog Tours syndicate should not respond to this offer, but sign up with T. L. Hines to participate in the March 1-3 blog tour. Yes, I'm offering books to those folks, too.)

Ready to order your free book? Send an e-mail containing your full name and mailing address, a link to your blog, and your promise to follow all of these instructions to the best of your ability to: GimmeABook@BrendaCoulter.com

Putting an offer like this on the internet is sure to attract a few crazies, so here's a disclaimer: A Family Forever is a romance novel meant to appeal to individuals who espouse traditional Christian values. If I suspect your intent in requesting a book might be to ridicule those principles or make fun of romance novels, I'm not going to waste my time and money on you. That said, if you're a fairminded individual who is honestly curious about inspirational romance novels and would like to try one (and blog about it), please let me know.

Thursday, January 26

More info on this promotion.


Neal said...

Brenda, this is a very cool idea. Full marks to you for being generous (and brave!) enough to do it. May all your bloggers say nice things! :-)

Tina said...

Brenda - how wonderful! I've tried to email twice but both times it was bounced back to me. What should I do?

Camy Tang said...

Hi Brenda, I also got my email bounced back. Can you email me?

Pattie said...

Brenda, this bounced. Please email me. Thanks! preitz (at) yahoo.com

Brenda Coulter said...

Sorry, friends. I did get a truckload of e-mail this afternoon, but it's possible that my spam-eater got some of your messages by mistake. Tonight and tomorrow I'll be replying to those of you who have requested books, so if you don't hear from me by tomorrow afternoon, please try resending your message.

Camy, I do see a message from you in my box. Pattie, I have just e-mailed you. Tina, I don't have an e-mail address for you, so would you please just try again?

Thanks, everyone, for responding. It looks like I've snagged about 25 interested bloggers already, but I'll take a few more.

You people are the best.

Amy A. said...

Look at all those pretty, pink books. Just looking at that stack makes me smile. I'm happy for you.

Brenda Coulter said...

Thanks, Amy. You, too, Neal. All these good wishes are very much appreciated.

Mirtika said...

I would be honored to interview you for my blog, if you're at all interested in the roughly--wait for it, wait for it--SIXTEEN people who drop by daily. :)

I got a big boost this month cause I was linked by another couple blogs in posts, so I'm up to forty a day, but that will cool back down to the huge roster of SIXTEEN REGULARS. :)

No, really, send me a book. You still have my address from the purple pen escapade? I'd love to read it, interview you, and if I like/love it, I'll even post on amazon on it. I'll even try to ask normal interview questions.

My heart, it is vast for you, baby.


Katie Hart said...

You mean since I'm part of the blogging alliance I have to wait to blog about your book until March? Aw, man! I hope I'll get the book soon.

Mom Nancy said...

My email to you just bounced. I would love to participate in this. As a fellow inspirational romance authors and one published by a small publisher, I'd love to see how this experiment goes. Please contact me and let me be a part of this!!!!!

Brenda Coulter said...

I'll even try to ask normal interview questions.

Oh, don't fight your inclinations for my sake, Mir. I'm not afraid of a little goofiness. ;-)

Katie, babe, I know you're a Christian Fiction syndicate member, but I don't have you on my list as having requested a book. Need your address. And yes, you have to wait until March 1-3 to post. But I'll send the book right away, and you can be the first kid on your block to read it. How's that?

Nancy (and anybody else whose mail isn't going through), please try this address: BrendaCoulter2@aol.com Thanks for you interest.

Bonnie Calhoun said...

Brenda, I' on the Christian fiction Blog tour too, so we have to wait to get the books...waaahhhh!

Mir, when you interview Brenda, let me know and I'll announce it in the post for the day!

Brenda Coulter said...

Bonnie, your little package is already addressed and will be going out tomorrow, with the rest of them. But you CF Blog Tour people aren't supposed to post until March 1-3. Tony Hines is organizing that, not me. My plan is to bribe a bunch of people to blog throughout the month of February, and then let Tony's CF Blog Tour people provide the grand finale during the first three days of March.

Angel said...

I'm a member of The Writing Playground website (our blog is www.writingplayground.blogspot.com) and we'd love to participate. My email to you bounced. Please contact me at angel@writingplayground.com .


Brenda Coulter said...

Just gave you a shout, Danniele.

Again, everyone, I'm sorry about the mail problems. Heck of a time for my server to be having spasms.