Monday, May 12, 2008

What Kind of Prize Will Make You Enter a Contest?


Okey-doke. Saturday I asked what kind of contest given by an author (whose books you enjoyed) would you enter to win a prize. Today, I want to know What Kind Of Prize would make you enter that contest?
In the past, I’ve offered, and have seen offered, the following:

* an e-book of their choice
* a copy of the newest release
* a paperback copy (if one’s available)
* a gift card to a known establishment (ie. Starbucks, Bath & Body Works, Barnes & Nobel, etc.)
* a gift basket of "assorted toiletries"/spa works, etc.

Will one kind of prize draw you in? Which ones won’t? Or does it matter?

I’d love your honest opinion!



3 comments:

ddurance said...

I love signed copies of books and baskets or some type of assortment of items.

Deidre

amylove said...

I think the best one is either a signed copies, ebook or a publisher voucher/discount codes.. There are too many books out there and so little money that we can spend

amylove

Marianne Arkins said...

Gift cards and print books for sure. Ebooks of stories that sound really good. Gift baskets sometimes, but really... I'm a book whore! LOL....

BUT, one thing for me: it needs to be easy to enter. I typically don't enter ones that make me read an excerpt and answer a question or jump through other hoops. Let me leave a comment, or join a group, or whatever.

My .02, FWIW.