Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Wanna get some cool YA and Middle Grade reads to jazz up your summer reading for FREE? The Kindle INDIEpendence Day Giveaway is a month-long celebration of the hottest Indie Middle Grade and YA books of spring and summer, culminating in a grand prize giveaway of a Kindle. And on top of that awesomeness, it's loaded with seventeen eBooks, including my very own debut novel Kings & Queens! Collect points in various, fun ways to increase your chances of winning. On July 3rd, names will be drawn from the pool for the Grand Prize, as well as 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. And we will also be giving out special goodies along the way. Yesterday, all entrants were entered in a giveaway for a $25 iTunes giftcard. So, sign up, have fun and start collecting points! Winners will be announced July 4th.

The Prizes:

Grand Prize: 1 FREE Kindle with all authors' books loaded onto it

First Place: 1 FREE copy of each eBook (from participating list)

Second Place: 10 FREE eBooks of their choice (from participating list)

Third place: 5 FREE eBooks of their choice (from participating list)

To Enter: sign up the the Kindle website and get your first point. FOLLOW THE BLOG AND FACEBOOK PAGEFOR 2 MORE POINTS.

Other ways to Collect Points:

Reading one of the sponsored books and leaving a review for it on a blog, social networking or retail site will give you the most number of points.

  • One posted review on a retailer site gets you 20 points

  • Posting that review on different sites (such as Goodreads, Amazon, Smashwords, etc) gives you 5 extra points per site

  • Posting a review on your blog gives you 20 points

  • Tweeting the number of stars you gave that book (like "just read this book, 3/5 stars) gives you 1 extra point

  • Talking about a book on FB, Twitter, etc (like "This book looks great!") gives you 1 point

So for example, you could read one of our books, leave a review on Amazon (20 points), then also leave a review on Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, Goodreads, and Shelfari (for 20 points), then post a review for that book on your blog (20 points), then tweet the review (1 point), for a total of 61 points.

NOTE: Please send an email to kindleindiependence(at)hotmail(dot)com every time you leave a review for a book (ex: read "Wayward", left review on Amazon, Goodreads, Library Thing) to make sure your points are tallied!

You can also get points for blogging about our sponsored books, sponsored authors, or the contest in general.

  • A guest blog with one of our sponsored authors gives you 20 points

  • A blog post about the contest gives you 5 points

So, for example, you can make a blog entry about the contest (5 points), and do a guest blog with one of our authors (10 points), for a total of 25 points. There is no limit to how many guest posts you can do with authors, and there is no limit to how many times you can blog about the contest. For example, if you blog about the contest 3 times, you will get 15 points.

NOTE: Please send an email to kindleindiependence(at)hotmail(dot)com when you blog about the contest to make sure that your points are tallied! When you do a guest blog with one of our authors, our author will keep track of your points.

Social Networking:
You can also get points for tweeting abut the contest and talking about it on facebook.

  • Liking the Kindle INDIEpendence Day facebook page gives you 1 point

  • Liking any of the sponsored authors facebook or book pages gives you 1 point

  • Tweeting about the contest or our books or authors gives you 1 point

  • Following the blog gets you 1 point

So, for example, you could like the INDIEpendence Day fb page (1 point), like two of the author's fan pages (2 points--1 point for each author), like one of the author's book fan pages (1 point--1 point for each book page), and tweet about the contest 5 times (5 points--1 point for each tweet) author's fan page, for a total of 9 points. There is NO limit to how many times you can tweet/talk about the contest on fb/etc. For example, if you tweet about the contest 10 times, you will get 10 points. If you tweet about a book you really like (or don't like) 10 times, you will get 10 points.

Legal Disclaimer:

CONTEST BEGINS June 1, 2011 at 12:00 A.M. EST, and will run until July 3, 2011, 11:59 P.M. EST, with the winner to be announced on July 4, 2011.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  Sign up-sheet for Kindle Indiependence Giveaway can be found at  No further action is required to enter, however, optional actions can be taken by any participant to gain additional entries and improve chances of winning.  These include: 1.) Liking Kindle Indiependence Giveaway on Facebook, 2.) Tweeting about Kindle Indiependence on Twitter, 3.) Blogging about Kindle Indiependence and 4.) Purchasing a participating eBook and writing a genuine customer review on

This contest is open to (...)   Void where prohibited.  Participating authors and their immediate family members and persons living in their household are not eligible to enter.

One (1) Grand Prize Winner will be chosen at random on July 4, 2011, from all eligible entries received by the entry deadline. Odds of winning depends on the number of eligible entries received. Sponsor will notify Winner by sending an email and announcing the winner's name (but not email address) on the contest website and blog within a week of the contest deadline.  Winner will be required to provide his/her home address for mailing of the prize.  First, second, and third prize winners will be required to provide a valid email address for delivery of prizes.

The one (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive a Kindle ebook reader (Retail value $150.)  Sponsor is not responsible for delays of shipping from the manufacturer to the winner or in any issues related to the prize or its use or malfunction. The winner will be solely responsible for the prize's use, any downloads, any purchases, etc., as well as applicable taxes related to the winning of the prize. Any problems with receipt of the prize, functionality of the prize and further use of is not a responsibility of the Sponsor.

One (1) First Prize Winner will receive all 17 participating authors' eBooks, one (1) Second Prize winner will receive 10 participating authors' eBooks of their choice, and one (1) Third Prize Winner will receive 5 participating authors' eBooks of their choice.

By participating in this contest, entrants agree to abide by these official rules. Sponsor is not responsible for injury or damage to any computer, the prize itself, other equipment, or person relating to or resulting from participation in the contest, or participating in the Kindle Indiependence Day Giveaway email newsletter. Entrants release Sponsor, its agencies, and assigns from any liability, damage and/or loss resulting from participating in this contest and/or the acceptance, use or misuse of the prize. Acceptance of the prize constitutes permission for Sponsor to publish, post online, or otherwise refer to the name of the winner in any and all forms and media throughout the world, and for any and all publicity or promotional purposes, without obligation or compensation, except where prohibited by law.

Good luck!

~ Signing off and sending out cyber hugs.

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