Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Today is Reader Appreciation Day! 10+ Prizes from Kristin Holt






Dear Friends--

Because I'm new to Sweet Romance Reads (January 2017), I introduced myself just three months ago on my fiftieth birthday and gave away 5 winners' choices of kindle-edition books. Remember that fun? Thank you again for the incredibly warm welcome and the ongoing support. I haven't a good excuse this time, so I'll make one up.

I hereby declare April 25th Reader Appreciation Day, as I want very much to say THANK YOU...with a drawing of TEN winners and TEN books! (impress me with the quantity of entries, like last January, and I'll double this number to TWENTY!)


Why? (thinly disguised as More About Kristin)
1.  I genuinely enjoy showing my appreciation and giving back to readers.
2.  I can't think of a better way to SAY THANK YOU.
3.  I subscribed to Stamps.com for the convenience of shipping paperback books without ever leaving my home office. I LOVE avoiding the Post Office! Might as well use this convenient service I pay money for.
4.  Although my name is also e-free, like the other correctly spelled Kristin on the Sweet Romance Reads team, I write Sweet Western Historical Romance (Kristin Wallace writes Sweet Contemporary)...and enjoy introducing my work.
5.  **I have no trouble giving away the farm.**
6.  I've discovered many readers enjoy collecting autographed paperback books--even if they prefer to read the kindle edition...or usually purchase/borrow the eBook.
7.  I have oodles of my paperbacks (I may or may not have the "if one is good, fifty is better" attitude).
8.  Connecting with readers is heartening, rejuvenating, and reminds me that it is for YOU that I write.
9.  I write frequent blog posts about everything "Old West"--tidbits of accurate history I found and fell in love with while researching for my books.
10.  Today, my sixteen titles are all historical...but this year I'm breaking that mold and my first contemporary will be published this autumn!
11.  I have a new page on my website For Writers. If you're writing, or want to start, come see.
12.  I'm a severe chronic pain sufferer.



APRIL 25: READER APPRECIATION DAY
1. Let's GO BIG or GO HOME. TEN (to TWENTY) names will be drawn at random from all entries, and each winner will receive their choice of any one title I've written, either in kindle OR in autographed paperback (as available).



2. Winners must be willing to provide me EITHER their standard email address or mailing address, privately, by Facebook's IM [instant messaging] / PM [private messaging] for use only in delivering their choice of book titles and formats. I promise winners will not suddenly find their email on my newsletter list or sold to some strange company. The drawing will close at midnight tonight (4-25-17), and winners will be drawn and announced tomorrow morning (4-26-17) in two places: an update to this blog post AND on Sweet Romance Reads Cafe (on FB).

3. TO ENTER, do three things: 1) Comment on this blog post, right here on SweetRomanceReads.com with an answer to this question: What is your preferred way to learn about your favorite authors' new releases? (answers might include, but are not limited to: Author Newsletter, BookBub notices, Amazon "Follow" emails, Facebook posts, blog posts, etc.) 2) Please FOLLOW me on BookBub (I'm new there), 3) then Comment on the pinned post on Sweet Romance Reads Cafe (this link on Facebook), about this blog article-- something simple like A) repeat your answer to the new release announcement method of preference, or B) a "Followed on BookBub!", or C) "Hoping to win _(title)_" (insert the title of mine you plan to claim if your name is drawn). 

https://www.bookbub.com/authors/kristin-holt
Click on the image to visit BookBub

Note: If you're not on BookBub, you're missing out! You might want to take a minute to register. If not, you're not out of the running--consider an alternative (your favorite method of hearing about new releases: sign up for my newsletter, friend me on Facebook, follow/like my Author Page, or Follow me on Amazon, and let your reply to this post in comments section reflect the substitution).

4. To Sweeten The Deal: For a SECOND ENTRY (yes! your name in the Stetson, on two different slips of paper), share the pinned post about this blog article on your own timeline, making sure you TAG ME (Author Kristin Holt) so I know--and if in doubt, send me a PM on FB (with the link if possible).

http://sweetromancereads.us3.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=61cf1d146fa3ad4a99a8a28b7&id=b4e0b3f63f



Kristin Holt, USA Today Bestselling Author, writes Sweet Victorian Romance set in the American West. She writes frequently about Old West history and contributes monthly to Sweet Romance Reads, Sweet Americana Sweethearts, and Romancing the Genres.


 
Copyright © 2017 Kristin Holt LC

50 comments:

  1. Wow nice job and yes as a reader we really appreciate authors that share their "gift" with us!

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    1. Thanks, Teresa! Your ongoing support means the world to me!

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  2. love your books, books are my only vise. LOL

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    1. Thanks, Becky! How well I identify with "books as my vise" comment...my only one, too! I think I could hide in fiction all day, given the chance.

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  3. i learn about authors by the newletters and facebook also bookbub i read your books

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    1. Thank you, Patricia! I'm so glad you entered the drawing.

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  4. My preferred way to learn about new releases is through author newsletter,then I get to learn more about the book. 😊

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    1. Hi Julie! Thanks so much for your response and for entering the drawing. Cheers!

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  5. Best wishes, Kristin! Love this post!

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  6. I like hearing from authors through their blogs or newsletters and I often see new books mentioned on FB & Twitter. I am also a member of BookBub.
    Thanks for your giveaway. You are very generous!!

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    1. Thank you, Connie! For entering, for your reply, and for your sweet compliments.

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  7. I love to read, it is ny escape from reality. 😊 Kristen, your books are so refreshing and keep my interest from begin to end; often times I have a difficult time putting them down. Thank you for sharing your talent for all of us "book lovers" to enjoy!

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    1. Thank you, Val! I'm tickled pink to hear from you. Thanks for entering!

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  8. Hi Kristin,
    Thank you for this awesome chance. I love hearing about new authors through Facebook, Amazon, Bookbub and other Authors.

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  9. I like finding out on facebook and from following on amazon and bookbud. I would like to read The Menance takes a bride in paperback.

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    1. Thanks for answering, following, and entering the drawing, Judy. =)

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  10. Oh, sounds fun!!!! I have discovered social media is a great way to learn about new authors and new books from all authors. I love being able to see about the authors/books on social media and following links to blogs for all the details. Thanx for the giveaway!!!

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  11. I like to hear by Facebook or Amazon. Your books look wonderful! Love to read!

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  12. I really don't have a preferred method. I like all that you mentioned. I'm following you on FB, Amazon, Bookbub, newsletter, and any blogs you are on. Enjoying your writing!

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    1. Thank you, Becky! Your recent reviews, shared with me on FB, made my whole day. =)

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  13. I learn about books many ways. Would love to win, review and share. jrs0350 at yahoo dot com

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    1. Thank you, Anonymous friend! Much appreciated.

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  14. I learn about new books in newsletters and bookbub and amazon. I guess I look for books everywhere.

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  15. I like learning about new releases on Facebook. I especially love Facebook launch parties! It's so fun to connect with authors that way.
    Following on Bookbub!

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  16. I don't have a big preference on how to find out. Facebook, email... Thanks for the chance!

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  17. I follow author Facebook pages or personal websites. I also love goodreads.com.

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    1. Oh, yes! Goodreads is an excellent resource. Thank you, Suzanne!

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  18. Author Newsletter, BookBub notices, Amazon "Follow" emails, Facebook posts.
    I like READER APPRECIATION DAY

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    1. Hi Annette! Excellent resources. I'm so pleased you like Reader Appreciation Day! My heart is overflowing with gratitude to readers--after all, without you, my writing would still happen...but would have far less enjoyment for me. THANK YOU for reading!

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  19. I like author newsletters, as they usually give more notice about new releases coming out.

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    1. Thanks, Rachel! I do believe you're right. I know my newsletter subscribers tend to be the first I share release news with. =)

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  20. Hi again. For some reason Facebook won't let me comment on that pinned post. I can like and share it (and I did both), but I can't add a comment there. I am now following you on bookbub and Amazon.

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    1. Rachel--that's :so: odd...thanks for letting me know. You're certainly entered. Thank you for following!

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  21. I usually find out about new releases through newsletters or Facebook or browsing Amazon.

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  22. I like finding new stuff on Facebook and emails. ..not much time for other stuff but my book buddies keep me up to date with new stuff too

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  23. Oh wow! Thanks for doing this! And yay for Western Historical Romance!! Now, you've already mentioned quite a few of the ways to know about an author's new release, but I'd say my favorites are the author's newsletter and a Facebook post ;) keep up the good work!

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  24. I see facebook posts the most frequently. From that I will click on links to blogs.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and entering, Arletta.

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  25. This drawing will close tonight at midnight. I'll ensure all entries (including the extra "doubles") are in the Stetson early tomorrow morning. I'll post the winners' names HERE and on the Facebook group (Sweet Romance Reads Cafe). Thank you to all who entered! Please hurry back and check in tomorrow morning (4-26-17) to see if you won--and help celebrate the winners' good fortune (and help me find all the winners). Much appreciated!

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    1. (I realized I'd not properly alphabetized the winners' names...and every winner needs to find themselves easily! See new post, containing all winners' names and instructions for collecting prizes.)

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  27. :::::::::ANNOUNCING the *twenty-one* WINNERS OF KRISTIN HOLT'S READER APPRECIATION DAY:::::::::
    I promised 10 (to 20) winners--each choose the title and format of their choice (kindle ed. or autographed paperback, as available)!
    [Note: If winners are outside the United States, my offer is for ebook only]

    WINNERS (alphabetical by first name)

    1. Anita Rohn
    2. Ann Fiola
    3. Annette van Vilet
    4. Arletta Bartel Boulton
    5. Becky Bell Bowen
    6. Becky Gilford Smith
    7. Connie Porter Saunders
    8. Heidi Madsen Robbins
    9. Jennifer DeVon Hibdon
    10. Judy Tucker
    11. Julie Evans Finlinson
    12. Katie Krebs Watkins
    13. Linda Wesson
    14. Morse Dawn
    15. Patricia Rose
    16. Priscila Perales Borda
    17. Rachel Lybbert
    18. Ron N Nancy Gilkerson
    19. Steph K-c (Stephanie Coutts)
    20. Teresa Fordice
    21. Valeria Young Spade


    Winners: Please PM Author Kristin Holt or contact directly via www.KristinHolt.com/contact-kristin (Kristin is e-free!) with the necessary information:
    1) Title you want
    2) format (kindle edition OR autographed paperback)
    3) Appropriate address! email for kindle, mailing address for paperback. (I safeguard all private information; your address will be used ONLY for this singular purpose)

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