Right, I’ll make this short and simple. I want to run a contest, with the prize being a co-starring role in the next vampire book. I’ve seen how my vampires are the most popular creatures in the Mystical World Wars setting, and I’m hoping that because people like them more, they will want to participate in this contest to become a part of the vampires’ world.
I am thinking of making online reviews the contest entries. People can post multiple reviews to make multiple entries into the contest. The same review can also be posted to multiple sites for the same effect.
The book in question will be a murder mystery musical, and it will find Lucas and the Colby triplets trapped on board a cruise ship, trying to solve a grisly series of murders to save their own necks.
My intention of having the contest would be to generate more review, and also to generate interest in my current readers to become more vocal fans. So if I only got five entries, I’d just cancel the contest and forget I ever said anything.
Additionally, I’m trying to gauge how many of you would want to get into a vampire book, so I’ll be watching the comments to see how this goes. If this posts gets high traffic, but few comments, there’s no reason why I should bother holding the contest.
You might wonder why I keep harping on getting new reviews, or on trying to get you folks to talk. Well let me show you a pretty picture:
Those lovely numbers are almost double my normal traffic this week, and they came because I got a whole bunch of reviews all coming in at the same time. Each review pulls down only a few new readers, but because there’s so many new reviews out, the trickles of traffic combine into a veritable flood.
Your reviews do that. That’s why I keep begging for them. And, if it might get you to write more reviews, I’d be willing to hold regular contests for co-starring or guest starring roles.
So, how about it? Do this sound like a contest you’d enter? Or is it like every promotion else I do, not even worthy of a meh?