My newest book, It’s the Apocalypse, Dave. Try to Have Fun., just came out, and I sent a message to everyone on my mailing list about a review contest. I wanted to give the folks on the mailing list the first shot at the prizes, but now I’m opening it up to everyone!
As most of you know, reviews are increasingly important to independent authors. The online stores use reviews as a way to tweak their algorithms, and make it so that books with lots of recent reviews get noticed by more people. It’s an okay system with a major drawback. There are an awful lot of authors resorting to paying companies to write fake reviews. It’s an ugly practice, but it works. I don’t want to do that. I’ve got a large enough fanbase built up that I don’t have to go hire some online company to write fake reviews for me. Instead, I’d rather put my time, energy, and money into rewarding my fans who take the time to write a review.
So that’s exactly what I’m doing!
Starting today, I’m going to be doing weekly drawings and sending out goodies to people who write reviews of the new book. And there are going to be some GOOD prizes! Everyone who writes a review will end up getting something, and the people who get on the contest list early will have a better chance of getting something fantastic. After writing your review (good or bad, everyone gets on the list for writing a review), just send me an email at Aaron@arwisebooks.com letting me know that you wrote a review and also what your physical mailing address is. I’ll email you back to let you know that you’re on the list. Every Friday, I’ll pick at least one random winner from the list. The first time you win, you’ll receive something good, and then be put back on the contest list. If you win a second time, that’s when things get REALLY good! The big prizes are going to be a pretty big deal, including an entire set of signed Deadlocked books!
Don’t delay! Read the new book and then write an honest review for it on whatever site you bought it from. Send me the email, and get ready for some prizes!