I love sharing books with my followers, and a way to do that is to host a giveaway. The giveaways I host personally are not sponsored by anyone. I buy the books or the gift-cards myself, and then host a giveaway for a specific time period that is mentioned in each giveaway.
When I, personally, host giveaways, I use Raffelcopter in order to make sure that the winner is completely random. It’s free and easy to set up, and it makes it easy for participants to enter. If you want to know more about how Raffelcopter works, you can find that here. I like that it is an easy way for people to sign up, and that there are different ways to earn points in a giveaway. I also really like the fact that the winner is picked at random among the entries, so that I don’t have to make a choice myself 🙂
Once the giveaway is over and Rafflecopter has done its work, I check that the entries are correct – ie if one of the ways to earn points was to follow me on Twitter, and a participant supposedly followed me on Twitter but didn’t, that participant is disqualified. I will send out an e-mail to the winner(s) within 24 hours of the end of the giveaway, and the winner(s) then have 72 hours to get back to me in order to claim their prize. If a prize has not been claimed within 72 hours, a new winner will be picked.
Sometimes, I mention giveaways that are part of a blogtour I’m participating in. I am not in any way responsible for picking the winner or contacting the winner in these giveaways. Usually, either the tour host or the author is responsible for those giveaways, as well as for letting the winner(s) know they have won, and for distributing the prizes.
If you’re an author, or if you have a Blogtour site, and you are having a blog-tour or want to do a giveaway, the best thing to do if you want (un)Conventional Bookviews to be a part of it is to contact me by e-mail : lexxie(at)unconventionalbookviews(dot)com.
None at the moment! Stay tuned. 🙂
- Untethered by Katie Hayoz - kindle version
- $20 Amazon GC
- $20 Amazon GC, E-book
- $10 GC, Swag Packs
- $15 Amazon GC
- $25 Amazon GC
- Autographed Paperbacks of the Mageri Series by Dannika Dark
- 3 $10 Amazon GC
- 2 prize packs including e-books and GCs
- Tote Bag filled with Books and Swag