Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Spontaneous SHADE paperback giveaway!

I mentioned yesterday that I'd like to give away a few copies of the paperback version of Shade--which just came out last week--on Twitter and Facebook.

So in the spirit of those fast 'n' easy social networking site, no further ado!

Here are the rules:

For Twitter

Between 6pm Eastern time today and tomorrow, post a tweet including the following:

--a link to this page: http://pages.simonandschuster.com/shade (short version: http://bit.ly/gDk53b) where people can watch the trailer and read the first 100 pages for FREE!
--some comment about how cool Shade is, like, "Summer's coming--I need some SHADE!" or "Hey, go read the 1st 100 pgs of SHADE for FREE!" or whatever fits.

So basically, you're sharing the link, making a comment, including the hashtag, and mentioning me and my publisher. Yay!

You could also go to that page and click "Tweet" up in the right-hand corner (it's in red text next to the Share on Facebook link) and then include the hashtag and @SimonTeen and @jsmithready.

NOTE: DO NOT BEGIN YOUR TWEET WITH THE "@" SYMBOL. If you do that, no one will see it except the people who are already following me or SimonTeen. Entries that begin with the @ symbol will be disqualified. Sorry.

For Facebook

Much simpler rules! Between 6pm Eastern time today and tomorrow, go to http://pages.simonandschuster.com/shade and click on the Facebook Share button in the upper right hand corner.

--Say something nice in the "What's on your mind?" box.
--That nice comment needs to mention me (by typing the @ symbol and my name--Facebook should auto-fill it) so I can see it.
--Click "Share." It should appear on your wall and on my wall.

Note: To be able to mention me, you need to either be my friend or "like" my Facebook page. I can't guarantee I'll have time to accept your friend request in time, so you're better off liking the page if we're not friends.

Deadline: I will draw randomly four winners, two from Twitter and two from Facebook, at 6pm tomorrow evening.

International entries? Yes!

Off with ye, and good luck! Love to stick around and talk, but we're leaving for a week in Ireland and Scotland on Thursday (research trip for the third Shade book), and I still have to do taxes and a million other things, including go to bed early to help adjust for the time difference--yikes!!

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