Book Giveaway Brainstorming Day

So, I want to do a book giveaway. Last week a box of Finding Hekate books got shipped to me, ten total. Four of them are already claimed, so really there’s six. (I could always get more, though.) I left the box on my table where I can see it everyday, but it’s been a whole week and I haven’t figured out what kind of giveaway I’d like to do. (I’ve been working on my graduate thesis and trying really hard not to get sick, tbh.)


Look at all the books I can sign and give away!

To that end, I’ve decided that today is my Giveaway Brainstorming Day. Here’s what I’ve come up with thus far:

  • Fanart giveaway – where I give a character description/scene and give folks one (or two) weeks to complete it and pick the best one to get a free book
  • Newsletter giveaway – where someone at random from my newsletter subscribers gets a free book (if you want to join my newsletter, you can do so here! Burst go out on Saturdays!)
  • Social Media giveaway – where one of my followers on social media (on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, or Instagram) who likes/shares/comments on a specific post about my book gets a free book
  • Blogpost giveaway – where I give a book to a follower on here who answers a specific question I post on this blog in the comment section

I’d like to come up with a few more and then pick the ones I like best.

To that end, my fellow authors, bloggers, and readers, I ask you: What kinds of giveaways do you do for your books/merch or partake in as a fan? And, if they were contests (like the fanart), did you receive many submissions or submit your own work?

Please leave a comment. I’d love to get some more ideas!

I hope you have a lovely Friday!
Warm regards,


10 thoughts on “Book Giveaway Brainstorming Day

      • Goodreads will advertise it on their site. I also tweet, FB, and blog about it — they make those really easy to do from GR. Email me at morbid at charnel dot com is you have questions. Also wondering: do I have a shot at winning a copy of your book? 🙂

      • Thanks for the info! I’ll certainly check it out. Yes, you do have a chance, as I do think I’ll do a blogpost giveaway. All of my followers would have a chance to win it once they answer a specific question (that I have yet to come up with) on my blog.

  1. As a fan, I tend to participate in giveaways that require relatively little effort (sharing, commenting, etc.). I just don’t have time for big things; it’d have to a big prize or something I already *really* liked for me to make that kind of contest a priority.

    • Thanks for the comment! Hmmm, interesting! I’ll keep that in mind concerning the fanart idea, I don’t want people being turned off about the idea if the prize isn’t big enough. Maybe I could add more things to that contest, like a bookmark and a sneak peek at my next book? Would that cause you to want to participate more?

      • Ooh, the sneak peek would certainly feel like a special prize. Probably not enough to overcome the laziness factor for everyone, but it would be enough to make me consider putting more work into an entry.

      • Haha, thanks for the honesty! Since that does require more work I can see how the prize has to be bigger than the others, too. Thanks so much for the brainstorm! This really helped.

  2. I’m personally bot into fanart but I have responded to writing prompts! I especially enjoy imagery writing promots where you describe what’s occuring in the photo. How exciting for you! Congrats on the book!

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