Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Pre-Grand Opening Contest***



I am so excited and so happy! For a while, I didn't think this day would EVER come. But, Marianne and I have been working diligently and now we are ready for the big announcement.

As you all know, we have the most wonderful review blog. If you haven't visited over there, why not? And... go... but then come right back. You don't want to miss the big news.

In addition to our review blog, we are announcing the creation of The Long and the Short of It, the website. Not only will we have the reviews you all love, we will have a whole lot more. The website goes live on Monday, August 27 with a super Grand Opening Party. And... we want to give YOU a chance to get in on the fun early, so we are having a pre-Grand Opening contest.

Contest? Did you hear someone say 'contest'? You know me... you know how I LOVE to give things away. Well, this is the monster giveaway and I'm having so much fun!

There are a few of ways you can enter this wondrous contest:
1. Leave a comment on this post. (please make sure you leave a link where we can contact you if you win!)
2. You can share the good news about the contest on your own blog. Simply link to us in your blog entry then fill out the Mr. Linky here. Please use the url to the actual blog entry, please.
3. You can sign up for our newsletter here.

And, that's it.

What? I haven't told you the prize yet? How can I forget the most important thing??? Blame it on the blonde roots :-)

We're a book site, right? What else would we be giving away but... books? We will be sending to one lucky reader in the USA or Canada this nifty tote bag plumb stuffed with books (new, gently used, or ARCs), along with some wonderful sweet smellin' bath goodies so you can lay back in the tub and relax while you read all your new books. Our international readers are encouraged to enter the contest as well, however due to postage cost restraints, the winner will be sent a $30 Amazon gift certificate.

So... you know the prize, you know the rules... go and tell everyone. And... remind them to check out The Long and the Short of It on Monday, August 27, for our Grand Opening Bash... and to find out the winner of the contest.

The pre-Grand Opening Contest ends at noon, Eastern Time, Sunday, August 26, 2007.

35 comments:

aBookworm said...

I could never resist books! Count me in :-)

Karen Lynch-Live the Power said...

Well, you got me! I love books.
I'll have to check it out further

Charity said...

I already mentioned it to M., but the site looks great! I've sent a couple authors your way (I think you probably know this) and they mentioned how professional it looked.

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said...

Congratulations!!!


Books and bath goodies... who could resist?!

Count me in!

http://laurawilliamsmusings.blogspot.com/2007/08/tuesdays-edition-of-contests-galore_13.html

AshleyR said...

Enter me Please!!

Melissa Markham said...

I tried clicing on your new blog, but there is nothing there except for a title. I am assuming there is supposed to be something there since there is a list of authors names that I am supposed to click on. And since someone else mentioned how professional it looks. So, what's up?

Cherrye said...

Hi! Count me in! I will link to you guys sometime this week, too!

sognatrice said...

I'm not eligible for the contest (I live in Italy), but I did want to wish you luck with your new site :)

BethRe said...

A tote bag full of books please count me in also

Melissa Markham said...

Very neat site! It does look great now that I can see it:) We don't currently have a video camera...what a bummer...but we are definitely looking forward to the kids productions!

I am going to blog to others about your cool contest! I love books...there are way too many books and way too little time to enjoy them all:)

Have a great day!

Melissa Markham said...

Here's the link to my blog entry:)

http://www.melissaomarkham.com/2007/08/contest_for_free_books.html

Lori said...

Sign me up. I love to read and i love to pamper myself with bath goodies.

julie said...

Hi Judy,

Thanks so much for delurking on my blog and leaving your kind words of encouragement. They were very much appreciated.

You have a great site hear and if you have been lurking for very long on my blog you know I love to read. I just got six new book for my birthday and my kid's are all groaning knowing that they might not see me for a while. lol.

I will definitely go and check out your other site.

Thanks Again
Julie

NeoAuteur said...

A neat idea. Very tempting...I'll check out the new website for sure.

Moogie said...

Ok, nolw I need to go check this out. It sounds wonderful!

Gill said...

Oooh I love books and contests too, so I'm in!

Becky said...

This is so exciting. I love having opportunities to win books!

Mert said...

Congratulations! I love books, any shape or form. Count me in too!

lace said...

Congratulations on your launch. Your site looks great. I love to visit review sites for books I am on the fence about reading.

InsertWittyBlogHere said...

Oh, who could resist!

I've linked to your post at my site here:

http://insertwittybloghere.blogspot.com/2007/08/did-someone-say-books.html

Candace Salima (LDS Nora Roberts) said...

This is such a wonderful and exciting thing. I promote the cause of literacy all over, in addition to being a published author. I'm so excited to check out your website when you officially launch. Keep up the good work ladies.

ablondeblogger said...

Oh please enter me. I'm signing up for the newsletter now. Thanks! :)

Karlene said...

I love to read & I love free books. :) Posted a sticky on my blog.

alisonwonderland said...

i'd like to be entered, please. :o)

Doreen said...

Yahhhh sign me up too!!

Homemom3 said...

Wow, I just love books. Enter me please!

Trenting said...

Enter me also! :-)

Litwriter21 said...

Hello, congrats on all of your accomplishments, please count me in. I have you linked to my new site at:

www.onestopwriteshop.com in the writer forums under most useful links. Best wishes--Katina

Brit said...

I'm a mom in desperate need of some books to read. Sometimes the best way to "get away" is with a good book!

Mo said...

I just found this blog today, and just in time to enter!

Alicia said...

Count me in too :) Who couldn't resist?!

Stevie N said...

Who doesn't need more books? Good idea for getting the word out on the new site!

Jenny said...

I love this idea. I am always reading and I love getting a new book.

Jo said...

I can never pass up books! Much to my hubby's chagrin of course. :)

Liz said...

I love books! Please enter me!
lizzy_142@hotmail.com