Junkies, as you know Dark Øverlord Media teamed up with BackMyBook.com to bring you the Back ANCESTOR contest. [img_assist|nid=4030|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=160|height=250]
Today we have a winnah! "fmslife," who goes by Jessica in the real world, is the new lucky owner of the sweet nook e-reader. It's signed (defaced) by me, and I'll be recording a personalized mp3 message for Jessica, and DØM will be providing a bunch of short story PDFs, loaded up on her new nook. The second and third place winners win personalized copies of ANCESTOR in hardcover. All three may or may not receive assorted additional swag from the Office of Døøm. (Very likely to include Play Doh.)
First, the stats:
- Junkies generated a whopping 14622 Views (clicks from the links they placed)
- 147 Junkies signed up at BackMyBook as Backers.
The Top 3 Backers:
- fmslife with 4041 pts (started: Jul 21, 2010)
- Joseph Aldred 1956 pts (started: Jul 16, 2010)
- necol66 1200 pts (started: Jul 16, 2010)
Pretty sweet, right? It gets better. Here's why there ain't no Junkies like Sigler Junkies:
The winner, Jessica, was competing because she suffers from Fibromyalgia, and thought the lightweight nook would help her keep up her lifelong reading habit. She posted about the contest on her Fibromyalgia awareness blog, and set off to win. (I spoke with her to make sure she cool with me mentioning her here.)
When she joined the contest, Joseph Aldred had been hammering away at it for a week, and was in the lead with about 1500 points. When he read her post, he says, "Knowing how much I bitch about the "me" culture we live in, I posted to my friends and sent out emails to not click for me, and if anything, help her. For me the nook would be a cool gadget, but is something so much more for her. It would help her be able to do something that she loves at a time that is increasingly more difficult to have any semblance of normality. I am extremely, EXTREMELY happy that she won."
Jessica backed ANCESTOR, and Joseph backed Jessica's play. That is some kind of class, and that's how it's done. Good man.
In fact, we think it's so cool that Joseph backed Jessica's play, we're going to back Joseph's play: Back My Book and Dark Øverlord Media will also send Joseph a nook e-reader, all pimped out and Sligerized too!
Any of you Junkies aspiring authors, or know anyone that is?
The guys at BackMyBook.com did a solid job on this contest for me. Think of BackMyBook.com as a juiced up starter kit to help ramp up the marketing of your book, e-book or podcast; and to get you going with all the online author marketing tools you need to succeed. Just check out all the awesome stuff you get with a membership:
Customizable author web page with a personal blog, personal forums, featured books, your bio and more • E-commerce in the BackMyBook marketplace to sell your e-book, audio book or podcasts (you keep 90%!) • E-book distribution through PDF, .MOBI, .EPUB & more • E-mail marketing engine to send newsletters and promotions to your fans • Podcast publishing engine to host your own serialized audio • The BackMyBook marketing platform (which is what I used for this contest) that empowers your fans to do the marketing for you
These cats know about the increasing complex world of marketing for writers, and can give any author a great head start.