Monday, August 1, 2011
"Vote For Me" Contests
It's very difficult to vote for someone, especially when there are so many authors I know involved in the same contest. How would I pick one over the other? And, what if I really like a different cover, review, excerpt...what should I do?
I realize it's a great promotion tool and gets people to access a website hosting the contest. But, does it boil down to a fair contest or popularity poll/name recognition contest?
It this a fair tactic? Offer a "prize" contest entry to those who vote?
Quite honestly, there are so many authors I know that it's too difficult to choose...so I don't. In the past I've read the reviews and excerpts, and they're always wonderful. There's just no way to pick someone.
Cover contests are a bit different, but again, I don't vote. I can't say I've not liked any cover (except one of my own!) and would find it hard to pick just one.
How do you handle this? Do readers enjoy these contests? Do other authors enjoy entering these? Let's hear your opinion!
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Posted by Marianne Stephens at 12:01 AM