Horde-a-palooza

So right now, we’re three weeks from the conclusion of the Razorland saga. What a long, exciting journey it has been! I want as many people as possible to read / check out the series, but I can’t do it alone. And that’s where you come in.

I need your help in spreading the word about the series. Word of mouth is precious to an author, and I would appreciate your assistance in getting the world out. Lots of people have read Enclave, but they may have waited on Outpost, so they could glom the rest of the series together. Other people want to check out the series, but they don’t know Horde is coming out on 10/29. So help me tell them! Horde

Here’s what I’m talking about:

  • Tweet about the series +2
  • Facebook wall post +2
  • Blog about the trilogy +3
  • Pre-order a copy of Horde +5
  • Give it to someone as a gift +5
  • Talk about the book in a reader’s forum and mention the release date for Horde +3
  • Random, acceptable non-spammy idea on the part of the street team member (# entries negotiable). Like dressing up as a character from the book, putting on a sandwich board and walking around Times Square all day? I’d give 100 for that. Heh. And any creative idea you come up with, I’ll handle on a case-by-case basis, and assign a number of entries at that time.

That said, I don’t support or authorize spamming. Tweeting it 40 times a day doesn’t earn you 80 entries. That will only annoy people, not make them interested in the book. So there is a CAP on tweet entries. No more than five tweet entries, over the course of the three weeks, will be accepted, and those should be spaced out, not done on the same day. It’s up to you to track your entries and follow the rules, and we’re operating on the honor system. However, I will look at the winners’ social media footprint, so if you claim to have done something online to spread the word about the sale, there should be a record of it. Anyone who enters this contest and spams up the internet will be disqualified and permanently banned from all of my contests going forward. I want to get the word out, not bother anyone.

Which brings me to my next point. You’re competing to win an Ipad. (If you hate Apple products, you can choose another tablet computer of your preferred brand as long as it doesn’t cost more than an Ipad.)

This isn’t a random drawing; the hardest working street team member will receive the grand prize. But so that everyone doesn’t work their butts off in vain, only to be outdone by someone who has an uncle who runs a skywriting business, there will also be random winners. So let me list the loot below:

Grand prize: Ipad (or other brand tablet of equal or lesser value)

(Random)
First: $100 gift certificate to your bookstore of choice
Second: $50 gift certificate to your coffee shop of choice
Third: $25 gift certicate to your chocalatier of choice
Runner-up: Signed & personalized copies of the Razorland trilogy

This contest runs until 10/31 . On November 1, I’ll pick the winners. Keep a tally in comments, please. Everything you do to spread the word about the sale, come back and report what it was, plus the # of entries you earned. Then on the last day of the contest,  add them up and leave a final comment. Obviously, this contest requires some effort and follow-up, but the prizes are worth it.

I hope we can get the series into the hands of lots of new readers! Now go out there and spread the word.

(Yes, this is international.)

Posted in books, contest, Horde, Razorland, super fat loot, YA

65 Responses to Horde-a-palooza

  1. Vivien says:

    + 5 I pre-ordered Horde back on August 26 2013. My amazon order # 109-3869860-1049859. I can send you a copy of the email to verify.

    Vivien
    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  2. Ellie says:

    +5 :) Pre-Ordered May 21st Amazon order number: D01-4707945-8255742
    +2 for tweet : https://twitter.com/ByEllieM/status/387267072754843648

  3. Yay, what a great giveaway
    Here are my points so far:
    Tweet +2
    Facebook Wall Post (Carien) +2
    Facebook Wall post (Sullivan’s facebook page) +2
    Pre-order +5
    And because I won an ARC of Horde I’ll be giving my preorder to my best friend. does that count for:
    Give it to someone +5

    So either 11 or 16 points so far

    Also: Will a review of Horde count as blogging about the trilogy, because I’ll be posting my review next week.

  4. SandraS says:

    This is like selling girlscout cookies, you don’t mind going door to door when you love them yourself. Tweet: +2 https://twitter.com/SandraS55828377/status/387561196053729280, posted on my facebook +2 (Sandra Poray Salinas)
    Pre-ordered: D01-8886240-6024932 +5
    Will add to our hospital book club announcements for Oct, 45 members, and place on our employee board (850 employee’s walk by) at the back entrance. Hows those thin mints! Will send you a link when done.

    • SandraS says:

      Got my copy of Horde yesterday. :) Have a pic of you and your trilogy on our hospital book club bulletin board, and I don’t know what points to give that, so… so far points are 9 plus whatever you think that would be, and I don’t know how to add the picture to this! Now must go back to reading. Congrats to whoever wins! Love ya Ann!

  5. Gwen Cole says:

    I bought my friend a copy of Enclave a few months ago, so I don’t know if that counts, but she totally loves the series now. (so do the other many friends I told to read it)

    I also pre-ordered Horde (OF COURSE) : 108-2424036-5116235

    But even if I don’t win anything, I just was to say I’ve been following this series from the very beginning and loved every minute of it. Cannot wait to see what you write next!! <3

  6. Shea MacLeod says:

    Oh, SQUEE! Love this series! Pre-ordered Horde the minute it was available. :)

  7. Micala Newland says:

    It would be really cool to get the personalized and signed book copies but I just don’t like competing in give aways and stuff :P I’m super-ober-doober excited for Horde to come out though!!!! Usually I would get bored and eventually lose interest if I have to wait but not this time! I read the second book in July and ever since I have been excited for this book! Omg I just really want to know what will happen with Fade! It is such a better love story than Twilight! :) Deuce is one of my favorite characters ever, she is just so tough and devoted to killing those Freaks! Anyways, I’m done. I love your stories so much!

  8. Micala Newland says:

    It would be really cool to get the personalized and signed book copies but I just don’t like competing in give aways and stuff :P I’m super-ober-doober excited for Horde to come out though!!!! Usually I would get bored and eventually lose interest if I have to wait but not this time! I read the second book in July and ever since I have been excited for this book! Omg I just really want to know what will happen with Fade! It is such a better love story than Twilight! :) Deuce is one of my favorite characters ever, she is just so tough and devoted to killing those Freaks! Anyways, I’m done. I love your stories so much!

  9. Today I tweeted (https://twitter.com/Shea_MacLeod) and posted to Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/shea.macleod). Will post to my blog later.

  10. Just blogged it!
    http://sheamacleod.com/2013/10/10/what-to-read-next/

    It also went to Twitter and to both my profile and fanpage on Facebook.

  11. Sheena says:

    +2 For First tweet a few days ago
    +2 Today’s tweet!
    @sheenasuzanne

  12. Kierra D. says:

    Tweeted awhile back about Horde: https://twitter.com/_kierra8/status/387802353958543360 +2

    Facebooked: https://www.facebook.com/kierra.determan/posts/220664474761434 +2

    Also, I pre-ordered this TODAY. So, if I win something, I can e-mail my confirmation for proof. +5
    Also, does giving someone Enclave count(I did this about 6 months ago.)+5

    I also plan on doing fanart, some sort of drawing. Would that be worth about 10 points?

  13. Wendi says:

    Tweeted twice, FB’d twice and bought my advance copy. Order #D01-7708679-5391241. Looking forward to the read!

  14. Kierra says:

    Tweeted: https://twitter.com/_kierra8/status/391609427079335936 +2

    Facebooked: https://www.facebook.com/kierra.determan/posts/224127994415082 +2

    And I’m still working on the fan art!( Also, does using tumblr count as blogging for blog about it?)

  15. Yel says:

    I just found out! Ok, my only entry at this moment…

    +3 Blog: http://www.the-itzel-library.com/2013/10/novedad-en-mexico-enclave-de-ann-aguirre.html

    My Twitter and Facebook account are synchronized and so are with my blog, so everything automatically publish in all my social networks.

    Cheers!

  16. Ann Aguirre says:

    Just a friendly reminder to tally up your entries. That’s in the rules and I won’t be doing math.

  17. Edna says:

    +5 Pre-ordered Horde. I can email the order confirmation if I win anything.

  18. Zee says:

    +2 I mentioned it on facebook comments, but I’m not sure if it’s counted.

    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=571396319592701&id=228370120561991&comment_id=4937358&offset=0&total_comments=15&refid=48

    I got 10 points in total (4 tweets and 1 facebook mention) :)

  19. venus velvet says:

    +5 Pre-ordered Horde 9/1 and can’t wait to read it tomorrow.(Can email order #)

    +6 Mentioned Enclave trilogy and Horde release and linked to amazon order page on two different amazon forums (“what are you reading now?” and “Read, Reading and Planning to Read” – can provide links)

    +3 Recommended trilogy and mentioned Horde on discussion forum on Goodreads (can also send link)

    14 total

    I love the Silver Mirrors cover, btw. Cliff Nielsen is doing a beautiful job with this series, and I couldn’t imagine Mikani or Ritsuko better. I’ve been recommending Bronze Gods to everyone I know who reads UF/steampunk, also.

  20. Denise B says:

    Shared on facebook https://twitter.com/denise_berube/status/395293980297940992 +2

    Twitter https://twitter.com/denise_berube/status/395381099607498752 +2

    I PINNED it does that count for maybe +2 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CVNLKUI/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_pzhCsb08538FE

    Great contest, too bad I didn’t realize it was here before now, but I will do my best over the next few days to get the word out!

  21. Carina Olsen says:

    You are the best Ann. <3 Thank you for this amazing giveaway! I would love love love to win :D Though, if I could choose what to win, I want to win the "Signed & personalized copies of the Razorland trilogy" more than anything. <3 even more than an iPad :) Because signed copies of your books would mean the world to me. So, yeah. Fingers crossed for those :D Thank you. <3 (I'm still working on sending you a fanmail; but it will come this week. <3) I'm not sure if my tweets will count, I hope so, but if not, you could delete those entries :)

    +2 tweet: https://twitter.com/CarinaOlsen/status/394743780722475008
    +2 facebook post: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=730173733665818&id=348952055121323
    +2 tweet: https://twitter.com/CarinaOlsen/status/390137843244204032
    +3 blog about the trilogy: http://carinabooks.blogspot.no/search?q=ann+aguirre (Linking you to my search of your name, since I blogged about your books 5 times this month: five of the books that I read / my reviews :))
    +2 tweet: https://twitter.com/CarinaOlsen/status/389306012311646208
    +5 pre-order Horde: My IMM post where Horde shows up before release date: http://carinabooks.blogspot.no/2013/10/in-my-mailbox-104.html
    +2 tweet: https://twitter.com/CarinaOlsen/status/389509438626742272
    +2 tweet: https://twitter.com/CarinaOlsen/status/389817936333905920

    Total: 20 entries

    Love, Carina Olsen

  22. Kierra D. says:

    Ok, this is pretty much all my points gathered:
    1st tweet https://twitter.com/_kierra8/status/387802353958543360 10/9+2
    2nd tweet https://twitter.com/_kierra8/status/391609427079335936 10/19+2
    3rd tweet https://twitter.com/_kierra8/status/392787380173697024 10/22+2
    4th tweet https://twitter.com/_kierra8/status/393852150612099072 10/25+2
    5th tweet https://twitter.com/_kierra8/status/395392007683579904 10/29+2
    Facebook 1st: https://www.facebook.com/kierra.determan/posts/220664474761434 10/8+2
    Facebook 2nd: https://www.facebook.com/kierra.determan/posts/224127994415082 10/19+2
    Facebook 3rd: https://www.facebook.com/kierra.determan/posts/226898720804676 10/28+2
    Facebook 4th: https://www.facebook.com/kierra.determan/posts/227805007380714 10/31+2(It also occurred to me that you many not be able to see them, as I didn’t tag your name in them, so I’m unsure what to do about that. Also, my name on there is Kiki Delle.)
    Social Media Points: +18
    Pre-ordered: Order Confirmation: #002-2459033-8009025 10/14+5
    Gave to friend as gift: Somewhere around 7 months ago, haha. I have terrible memory+5
    Fan-art: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/450500768946811411/ (I’m so sorry the picture quality is horrible!)+10
    Blogged about the trilogy: http://wordmineur.blogspot.com/2013/10/razorland-trilogy-giveaway.html +3
    18+10+10 +3= 41+ Points
    Sorry about the really, really long comment. But I thought I might as well count all my entries in one comment to make it less confusing. Oh, and ignore my other comments, since I counted those in this one!
    And thank you for doing a really awesome contest! I had fun blogging about the trilogy (lol, as you can probably tell from the gifs in it) and making the fan art piece! 

  23. Ana Lucía says:

    Total of entries:

    Tweeted 5 times: 10 pts.
    Facebook’d 5 times: 10 pts.

    TOTAL OF ENTRIES: 20

  24. Melissa Jolly says:

    Hi All! This is Melissa, Ann’s assistant. Ann is still out on tour for the rest of the week, but she wanted me to let you know that she’ll announce the winners when she get back. In the meantime, make sure you check out http://www.annaguirre.com/appearances/ to see if she’s coming to a town near you!

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