Press Release Fun:
Hellooooo, book lovers!
Lauren Myracle here, HUGE fan of books and readers—huge fan of all the peeps out there (that would be you) who bring the two together.
I have a new novel coming out on May 14th called Peace, Love and Baby Ducks. To celebrate, I’m running a fun, silly contest that gives girls (and the occasional super-cool guy) a place to form a community, complete book-related challenges, and be entered into the drawing for a pretty cool grand prize.
Who’s eligible to enter the contest?
Everyone! (Except cockroaches. The contest is not open to cockroaches.) But it IS open to everyone else: tweens, teens, old-heads, young-heads, librarians, non-librarians, booksellers, book buyers…you get the drift. (But no cockroaches.)
What do contest participants have to do?
First, they’ll need to sign up for the contest—there are full deets available at my website, laurenmyracle.com. Then, every day (give or take), they’ll be given the opportunity to earn "ducky" points (and read sneak-peek previews of the book) by ACCEPTING and COMPLETING a FABULOUS DUCKY CHALLENGE.
For each ducky point earned, entrants will get one entry into the raffle for the grand prize.
What is the grand prize?
A ginormous coffee cup filled to the brim with some of my favorite things. For example:
· Swag from my beloved publishing house!
· A COLLECTION OF 3 CERAMIC UNICORNS NAMED JOHN, JUSTINE, AND MAUREEN!
Plus, in the spirit of the book:
· a heart locket,
· a peace bracelet,
· an adorable rubber ducky,
· and a mix of Carly’s Bestest Ever Hippie Tunes!
Also, because I am lucky and have fab writer friends:
· an ARC of Ally Carter’s latest Gallagher Girls book,
· a special edition Ally Carter T-shirt,
· and a copy of Paper Towns signed and inscribed by John Green.
Plus whatever else I randomly decide to add in…
When does the contest start? When does it end?
It starts NOW, and it ends May 23rd. Participants can also go back and complete earlier challenges they may have missed, however.
What’s your role in all of this?
Well, nothing…unless you think it sounds fun and want to be involved. Attached you’ll find a downloadable poster with details about Peace, Love and Baby Ducks as well as details about the contest; if you think this is something your readers would get a kick out of, print up a copy and stick it on your bulletin board. Ooo, and if you’re feeling particularly motivated, snap a pic and post it to the contest site! I’d love to see it! (And of course, sign up for the contest yourself if you’re so inspired…)
So that’s the story. Book lovers rock the world—thanks, y’all, for being out there. J
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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