Thursday, September 13, 2007

WIN A FREE BOOK

Okay, so I've been going now for a couple of weeks and we've had 500 or so visitors. I have no idea about these things, but man does that seem way lame. Sounds like it's time for some shameless promotion.

I hereby declare a free book contest. Anyone who writes up a little sumthin-sumthin about The Dashner Dude on their own blog or website and provides a link to this site, I will send you a free book when it comes out. You can choose to get an ARC in October or the hardback when it comes out in March. It better be a really nice sumthin-sumthin if I'm gonna send you a hardback!

Here's the rule: Post a comment to THIS post with a link to wherever you wrote the sumthin-sumthin. Then send me an email via my website (or, author at jamesdashner dot com) giving me your home address. To get the book, you must do both of these things. And, of course, have written a nice sumthin-sumthin (it can't just be a link on the side).

I have no idea what I'm getting myself into here, so we better have a cap. Let's say . . . the first 30 people for starters. I'll be shocked beyond measure if I get half that many, but at least I have a cap to protect the substantial Dashner Estate coffers. And I promise that you WILL get the book. (yes, I will pay the shipping)

Thanks, and have a wicked awesome day. (that's hip talk for have a nice day)

9/15 UPDATE: Well, we hit our cap of 30 in 36 hours. That's not bad! I will consult with the Dashner Estate Officials to see if maybe we could extend it. Perhaps with ARCs only or something. Stay tuned.

50 comments:

Lu Ann Brobst Staheli said...

Anyone who is interested in meeting James and hearing more about his new book is invited to attend the Nebo Reading Council meeting October 4th. Check out info on my blog for details, and for a little blurb about the book. Copy this URL:
http://luannslibrary.blogspot.com/
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Join the Nebo Reading Council and Come See James Dashner

Tamra Norton said...

Did I win? Did I win?

So, James, I'm thinking that maybe you owe me two books because I posted about your blog on The Ink Ladies:
www.theinkladies.blogspot.com as well as my personal blog:
a-bad-hair-life.livejournal.com. Hey, I even posted a pic! But if you don't have two books to spare, I'll take an ARC and a burrito supreme at the writing conference in March.

James Dashner said...

Hey, we're racking them up. Only 28 more to go!!!!!!!

Tami, I will buy you a burrito supreme AND some of those taco sauce packet thingies.

Lu Ann, I can't wait for the Nebo Conference. That'll be a lot of fun.

Lori Nawyn said...

Hi James,

I've never met you but I can't resist a free book. Here's a link to what I posted: www.ldsartist.blogspot.com.

Katie Parker said...

The deed is done! See katieparker.blogspot.com. I know the kiddo would just love an ARC. And I won't even demand a burrito or taco sauce packet thingies.

Marsha Ward said...

James, check out my blog post about your new blog at Writer in the Pines. I hope it's a good enough sumthin-sumthin. I'll take an ARC.

Marcia Mickelson said...

I don't think you'll have a problem getting 30 people. What a great marketing idea! You can read my blog at marciamickelson.blogspot.com

I don't know how to link it like Marsha did. You're so cool, Marsha. How'd you do that? I'll take an ARC. Thanks!!

Julie Wright said...

I win!! Yay! My posting will appear this evening. I want the hardback. ;) Don't worry . . . it was a nice sumthin sumthin . . .

Marta O. Smith said...

I've got to get in on this one. I would love an ARC. martaosmith.blogspot.com

Alysa said...

How fun! Here's my little sumthin' sumthin': http://jacobandalysa.blogspot.com

An ARC sounds great to me, unless the hardback would be better for you.

Sarah Kiesche said...

That's all I had to do?! I wrote that two weeks ago. MWA HA HA

http://toddlerdrama.com/2007/09/05/the-dashner-dude/

I also have posted your link on my private baby board and have sent it to be posted on a cool links website. ;)

Just cuz I love ya...

Stephanie Humphreys said...

What a great idea! I love books, especially free ones :) I'd love a hardback. Maybe hand delivery at next years LDStorymakers conference could be an option (save some of those shipping costs.) The link is shumphreys.blogspot.com

Mandi said...

Hey James - I wouldn't feel too bad about 500 hits - you've had more than me! But I do love your blog, and I love your books, and I would love a copy of your new one!

You can check out my sumthin sumthin at www.abbottandalyssa.blogspot.com.

Thanks!

James Dashner said...

Wow, for the first time in my life, I'm speechless. It'll be worth the postage just to get these warm fuzzies. Thanks for all the kind words.

One of you said I had an honest face. Hear that, world? Take THAT!

Who knew a free book would turn people into nutcases who are willing to say anything publicly?
:-)

That's 12 accounted for, and it's only been a few hours. 18 to go.

Luisa Perkins said...

Cool! If I'm #15, does that mean you are now officially shocked beyond measure?

http://novembrance.blogspot.com/2007/09/will-blog-for-books.html

Kimberly said...

Because I'm such a sweetheart, I won't request that you mail a copy of the book to Middle of Nowhere, Canada. And I'll give you a sidebar linky because you've made me grin. Very much enjoying your wit and lively personality.

Anne Bradshaw said...

Me too! Me too! How can I resist such a thing as a contest :-) Bet you cribbed the idea from me in the first place, hey, Dashner Dude?

I really, really want a copy and I don't mind if it's soft or hard back. I just want to READ it.

Anne Bradshaw said...

Ooops! Forgot to say where the link is. Well, it's at www.annebradshaw.blogspot.com of course. Right on top of the results for the "Spotlight the Youth" contest. You're privileged, me lad, so this had better still count--split in half though it is :-)

Terry Brooks said...
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Shanna Blythe said...

I posted it! Did I make it?? huh?? huh?? I HOPE SO!! It seems like you have gotten a lot of responses so far!! Here is my blog: http://writing4me2.blogspot.com/

Gamila said...

I posted at: http://gamila-walrus.livejournal.com/
Your comment thread seems to be under 30 still so I hope I made the cut. I'm kind of excited. I've been wanting to read more of your books, but sadly haven't gotten around to it being my lazy distracted self.

Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen said...

I hope I made it, too. I posted and promoted you on my blog: thewriteblocks.blogspot.com. And hey, if I get your book, you just might get a second "posting."

braesan said...

I haven't read your series yet, but I'm really excited too! I let everyone else know about it in my internet blog!
http://braesan.blogspot.com/

C.S. Bezas said...

Hey, I posted about you on my blog: http://csbezas.blogspot.com/

Your talent deserves great recognition, James.

Jaime Theler said...

I did it! Am I too late? I hope there are some left!

Here's a link to my blog, "Bubble boy, boogers, and good books."

http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog&pop=1&ping=1&indicate=1

Jaime

Sandra said...

James, my son and I loved the Jimmy Fincer series. He (14) was very sad when the last book was the last one!

Here is my post
http://sandrasdance.blogspot.com/2007/09/free-book-contest.html

G. Parker said...

Okay...I've got a blog out there with your name on it, and a link to your blog! Way to go, merchandising man! grin.

Bryce's Ramblings said...

Consider yourself blogged about.

http://brycemoore.livejournal.com/37051.html

I'm enjoying your blog--and this is a good way to promote it. Keep it up!

Anonymous said...

Hi, I'll include a link to you at my blog http://www.secretsofthebutcherswife.com. My friend says your books are really good and I trust her judgement. She's even letting me use her computer at our writing club meeting today as you're the hot topic, well right up there with my How I Feed My Family of Ten on $100 a week but I don't know if I can plug you on http://www-all-about-meat.com. I'll have to ask the boss.
Vickie
aka "joan of ark"

Andy Lemmon said...

Here's hoping I'm not too late. I'm counting 25 posts so far, so this makes 26 (unless someone else has gotten in that I don't see yet). My post is at http://storyengineer.wordpress.com/2007/09/14/author-spotlight-james-dashner/

Great marketing idea. I'll have to remember it when I finally get published.

James Dashner said...

According to the official Dashner Dude tracking sheet, 26 of the slots have been filled, the last one being Andy Lemmon. Not bad for 24 hours. Wow, that totally exceeded my expectations.

That leaves 4 more.

Some of you have not given me your address, or specified whether or not you wanted an ARC or wanted to wait for the hardback to come out. If not, please email me.

Sarah Kiesche said...

James, I uh...added a linky dinky for you. :)

I wanna ARC! I need something to read! And MOM is totally going to love reading all the nice things people write about you, I sure am!

Annette Lyon said...

Hope I made it under the radar. :)

http://blog.annettelyon.com/2007/09/spreadin-love.html

James Dashner said...

Cool, sis! You never cease to amaze me. To think I used to wipe boogers on your pillow. (oops, did I just type that out loud?)

And don't worry, you made it on the list. The official Dashner Dude rules said nothing about nepotism.

Sandra Tayler said...

http://sandratayler.livejournal.com/308227.html
Can I have a hardback?

Congrats on starting up your own blog. I've loved having mine. BTW 500 visitors in the first week is really good. Most beginning bloggers don't get that many visits during their first year.

Sarah Kiesche said...

IF you do not see your blog in the sidebar, it is because I either didn't see a link to James's site or your link did not work. You can email me at sarahkiesche at gmail dot com to fix this!

James Dashner said...

Sweet, it's Sandra! Sandra Tayler and her husband Howard are my heroes because they took the leap to full time artistry and can offer lots of excellent advice.

Sandra's written a picture book and her husband gets like 40 billions hits a day on his webcomic, SchlockMercenary.com. Check it out if you need a laugh.

ebow said...

I am excited to read your work. Here's my blog where I posted your link: www.fordianisix.blogspot.com. Great idea by the way!

Annie Bailey said...

Hmmm, I think I've missed the cutoff. But just in case, should any winner fail to fulfill his or her duties and obligations associated with his or her win, I hereby offer to take his or her place! :-)

Cheers,
Annie

http://annieebailey.blogspot.com/2007/09/dude.html

Annie Bailey said...

Darn, I forgot to mention this.
James, did you see that your Jimmy Fincher series is mentioned on Shannon Hale's blog?

I thought this might help ease the pain of your
Imneversatisfiedandwanttobemoresuccessful Disease a bit.

http://oinks.squeetus.com/2007/09/gabes-picks.html

James Dashner said...

Annie,

Actually, the Dude record shows that you are number 30! That's like being the millionth customer at Walmart or something. Congrats.

Well, we hit 30, which honestly is a pretty cool surprise to me. Look for ARCs in about a month and the hardbacks sometime in March.

We'll do some other kind of promotion soon.

James Dashner said...

That's awesome that Shannon Hale's nephew thinks my book is one of the best books he's read in his whole life. That kind of makes my book a nephew of Newbery. :-)

Thanks for telling me about that, Annie.

Traci Hunter Abramson said...

Well, James, now you've done it. Since my daughter was around when I was linking you to my site, she now wants me to go out and buy her all of your other books. I think this gimmick worked a little too well!

James Dashner said...

I wish all the daughters in the world could be like yours.

G. Parker said...

Oh man! I forgot to tell you what I wanted! probably the ARC, I don't want to wait until March! lol and I'm not sure I posted my blog...so here it is. Looks like your stuff is going well!!
http://ldspaz.blogspot.com/

ebow said...

An ARC would be great! My girls are excited and so am I. Thanks!
Erica

Annie Bailey said...

Woohoo! I would love a hard copy. Thanks James!

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