After a fun, roller-coaster ride of a week, the Big, Huge, Mega Giveaway contest finally came to an end this morning. All 20 winners have been sent emails, and their names are listed on the original post HERE. There were two people whose emails bounced back as unreachable, so if your name is on that list and you didn't get an email, send me a note at magicmysticminerva at yahoo. I'll try to get the prizes out sometime next week. (The books will go media mail, and so they will take a little longer.) I'd love it if the folks who won took pictures of themselves with their swag and emailed them to me, so I could put them up here on the blog.
I want to congratulate all the winners, and thank everyone who took part. I hope you all had fun, because I sure did!
Here's the way things ended up, by the numbers:
Total entries: 3,278 -- That's just AMAZING. To give you something to compare it to, the last big contest I ran, I think there were about 850 entries, and I considered that a big success.
Total blog post page views: 3,188 -- again, AMAZING. You folks clearly did a great job at spreading the word.
Reviews put up: 7 (THANKS so much for doing this! Reviews are really important for getting new readers.)
Comments: 104 (nice!)
Books pre-ordered: I'm not sure, since I haven't had time to go through all the entries yet, but I'm grateful for every single one...
#25 -- that's the number the book reached in the "Witchcraft" category on Amazon (It's nowhere near that now...but either way, that's spectacular, especially considering it isn't even out yet!)
And a big thank you to everyone who followed me here on the blog, or on Twitter or Facebook, or who signed up for the newsletter.
Basically--ALL OF YOU ROCK.
So even though we didn't reach the 3,500 goal I put up on the last day, I'm still going to send the new Wickedly Dangerous mini-swag kits out to all 20 winners.
And if you didn't win, don't worry. Sometime towards the end of the month, I should be getting my author copies of The Witch's Broom and I will be giving at least one of them away in another contest. Maybe two, if you're good :-)
Oh, and Rebecca Elson--no more complaining that you never win one of these things!
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