Monday, June 4, 2012

Winners by Default

Last week I posted a contest on my review blog announcing I would give away two copies of a recently published book, The Letter Q, Queer Writers’ Notes To Their Younger Selves. The book is part of the It Gets Better campaign.  To enter the drawing, all readers had to was leave a comment with their email address, and I would randomly choose two from the hoards of people wanting this free book.

I posted the contest notice on several sites, including FB and Twitter, and I was happy to see that the blog post hit counts rose to several hundred. However, only two people bothered to leave a comment. ???

I don’t get it. Are people so disinterested in advice from writers like Christopher Rice, David Leavitt, Armistead Maupin, and Terrence McNally? I have a copy on my review stack and I can’t wait to read it. So why such a low interest level when I know hundreds of people read the post?

Perhaps people couldn’t figure out how to leave a comment? That’s hard to believe in this day and age, but I suppose….

Whatever the reason, there are at least two happy readers right now who got a $25 value for simply taking two minutes to leave a comment.

Congratulations Kim and I hope you enjoy your book.  


Max said...

Probably because they figured, "Oh what are the odds I'd win?" so didn't bother. Or, and I hope I am wrong, they are not book readers. I didn't because I requested it as an ebook, so waiting for that. However, I did appreciate your gester. Thank you for that. Max

Max said...

PS - Your offer did make me look you up at, and I added two of yours to my Nook Wish List (otherwise known as future reads since I buy all the ebooks I add to it).

AlanChinWriter said...

Many thanks, Max. Hope you enjoy my work.