Hi gang! I’m getting ready to start promoting my March 2018 Word Weaver Writing contest, so I thought I’d reach out and see if you’d like to be a SPONSOR.
You: Whaaat??? Me, sponsor your contest?
Me: I know!
But it wouldn’t be just you (unless you wanna write a biiiig check – and then let’s talk. Because ten bucks is ten bucks.)
We writer types are always trying to get noticed. THIS HELPS THAT.
Plus, it’s cheap.
You: Hmm. My book could use some exposure…
Here are some impressive stats.
My blog enjoyed over 60,000 views in calendar 2017, and the contests get the biggest attention overall.
Each of our Word Weaver contests has had more entries than its predecessors. I expect that to keep growing, but I think it’s more fun to have different prizes and sponsors occasionally.
In our original July 2017 Word Weaver, almost 1000 people came over a 36 hour period just to see the winners announced and to read the winning entry.
That’s a lot of eyeballs on your book, company, service, etc.
AUTHORS: signed paperback or ebooks/audio books make good prizes and your book cover will be featured in each ad.
NON AUTHORS: ANY product or service that relates to my readers’ interests will be considered. That could be anything, really, but try to keep it Rated G, okay?
Who can be a sponsor?
Anyone, really. I mean, this blog is public, so some shoe maker in Taiwan could be a sponsor if he wanted to.
What kind of stuff makes for good prizes?
All sorts of stuff! You can give away signed copies of your paperback, your ebook, your audio book, your editing service, a gift certificate to Amazon, Starburcks or Omaha Steaks, a dollar amount of swag you produce, book covers, book promotion services, software, etc. Get creative!
Prior author sponsors gave away books and gift cards.
Prior non-author sponsors gave away publishing, editing, and much more.
What’s it cost?
The cost of whatever you decide to give. As of right now, there is NO FEE to be a Word Weaver Sponsor. That is expected to change in future contests as we get world famous and car makers and airlines wanna get in on this.
What do I get?
Promotion, silly! I’ll run weekly promotions during February, almost daily announcements in March (the submission period) and April (during the announcement of the winners), maybe more. I will use the blog, Facebook posts and ads, Twitter, etc, plus your efforts in sharing the contest announcements.
BUT THERE’S MORE!
Sponsors of my contests can get a discount for my other stuff, like $10 off one of those cool sideline ads you’ve been staring at. You guys know me; I do stuff for friends all the time. I didn’t have ANY sponsors for my last contest, did I? (It was a little lonely, I’ll admit it.)
Oh, and I put ads on Facebook and twitter, too. So there’s that. YOUR stuff being seen by all those folks.
Be SEEN by Millions of people,
probably. It could happen. You don’t know.
(I made myself laugh with that last line!)
If you wanna be part of this for March 2018:
Please reply using the Contact Me button and let me know. I will be looking for a first place prize, a second place prize, and a third place prize, plus door prizes like Amazon gift cards, Starbucks, and other fun stuff.
The format will be similar to what we did in April 2017 where all the prizes were featured every time, plus all of my fellow authors books. Click HERE link for that example. (It was really good.)
I’ll decide which prize is best for first and second, etc., by it’s value and appeal to my readership. Publishing and book covers are cool prizes, but all prizes will be considered, and door prizes can be just about anything – your name and website, etc., still get out there every time.
Let me know!
A LIMITED NUMBER OF SPONSORSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE.
I can’t have a hundred sponsors. Well, I could, but I won’t. Yet. Maybe one day. That’d be a lot of stuff to keep track of, and I barely remembered to send out the door prizes last time. Maybe if the car maker people call, though…