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Honest Answers Only! (Poll & Contest–or Poll about Contests?)
Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022

UPDATE: The winner is…Denise Poteete!

For a chance to win a $5 Amazon gift card:

* Read through the poll choices and choose up to 4!
* Comment about why you chose what you chose!

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Best author giveaways: what would you like to see?

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29 comments to “Honest Answers Only! (Poll & Contest–or Poll about Contests?)”

  1. Debbie
    · March 23rd, 2022 at 8:30 am · Link

    Books are a favorite either signed, downloaded, free or bought from the thoughtfulness of someone giving you a gift card. Promo items are appreciated to be able to use in enjoying a cup of tea, or carrying your favorite form of reading material iPad, ereader or a printed book.

  2. Dana Zamora
    · March 23rd, 2022 at 8:31 am · Link

    My favorite giveaway options

  3. Amanda
    · March 23rd, 2022 at 8:32 am · Link

    Love signed books and gift cards

  4. Eileen McCall
    · March 23rd, 2022 at 8:32 am · Link

    Gift cards, books and author promo items are always good! Voted.

  5. Lisa
    · March 23rd, 2022 at 8:40 am · Link

    Downloads, or signed books are wonderful! Jewelry, bookmarks, art, and curiosities are always fun treats too!!

  6. rita
    · March 23rd, 2022 at 8:45 am · Link

    Signed books are priceless. I feel for the sender though as shipping does cost.
    Gift cards are truly generic enough that anyone can and will appreciate them.
    Book marks aren’t really my thing. 99.9% of my reading is on an e-reader so the bookmarks I have been given as a gift sit in a drawer.
    The other options all have merit and are coveted so they’re all coveted.
    Advice. Maybe but I get enough of that as it is. lol

  7. Joanne
    · March 23rd, 2022 at 8:53 am · Link

    I love download of books because not many authors post outside of the U.S and Canada. I’m in Ireland and no physical book stores stock my favourite authors so I download everything 😊

  8. Jennifer Beyer
    · March 23rd, 2022 at 9:52 am · Link

    I tend to focus on contests that give away books or gift cards since I am always looking for something to read. I have entered contests for curiosities in the past if it really spoke to me. For example, I won a clay dragon that now sits on my mantle. I even dress him up for Christmas with a hat and tiny wreath.

  9. Anna Taylor Sweringen
    · March 23rd, 2022 at 9:58 am · Link

    My first choice is always books. Can’t get enough of them. Gift cards are second because you can choose the books that weren’t given to you. Then mementos like mugs and swag because they bring back fond memories of where you were when you got them.

  10. K Campos
    · March 23rd, 2022 at 10:30 am · Link

    Gift cards because you can always ensure the person will be happy, it’s always something that never fails. Signed books or downloads of books because it means someone who might not be from the US or who cant afford one will be recieve you copy. And promo items because it always nive to be able to see an item, say in my bookcase and immediately think about the author. Seeing mugs or bookmarks always reminds me of the author making me want to read or reread a book of theirs.

  11. Elaine Mulder
    · March 23rd, 2022 at 10:38 am · Link

    I chose the gift cards and free downloads as I get a lot of my kindle books that way. Promo items are always nice as when we use them other people see the authors name and get curious

  12. Daun Ann Korty
    · March 23rd, 2022 at 11:10 am · Link

    I always ♥️ signed books and handmade jewelry because it is part of the author and promo stuff because it promotes the author. Gift cards so I can purchase books from said author.

  13. Diane Sallans
    · March 23rd, 2022 at 11:28 am · Link

    I’m interested in the books, but want to know what book I would be getting – it’s very disappointing when the contest is for an unspecified backlist book, and when it arrives I already have it. GC’s are nice because then I can get a book I haven’t read. I’m also picky about “things” to win – I want to actually use the thing, so coffee mugs need to be large, love carry bags (so useful for toting things, especially groceries). Often use a pizza wheel cutter I got from an author.

  14. Denise Poteete
    · March 23rd, 2022 at 11:55 am · Link

    I love t-shirts, bookmarks, and lots of goodies. I buy the books because I know that’s how a lot of Authors make their living.

  15. Stacey Kinzebach
    · March 23rd, 2022 at 12:36 pm · Link

    Books of any type but especially signed books are my favorite. I also enjoy bookmarks and other items that authors come up with to promote their books.

  16. Colleen C.
    · March 23rd, 2022 at 12:38 pm · Link

    Downloads, signed books, gift cards and author promo items were my picks… love love love books (covers the first 3) and I enjoy author promo items (shirts, mugs, pens, notepads, etc.)

  17. bn100
    · March 23rd, 2022 at 3:27 pm · Link

    gift cards to buy books

  18. Mary Preston
    · March 23rd, 2022 at 5:10 pm · Link

    It looks like someone wanted advice.

    A GC gives you a lot of book buying options.

  19. Pansy Petal
    · March 23rd, 2022 at 5:19 pm · Link

    Gift cards are always good, for anything, but I usually buy books. I do still collected signed books if I can get them. An e-book download is good too. Helps the strained budget. Most of the rest, I don’t wear jewelry at all, although you do make some lovely pieces that I have received. I just think they are better going to someone else who can appreciate and wear them. I quit collecting the bookmarks, again because I don’t use them. I am attempting to eliminate unused items from my house. I did check promo items because some I use, others make nice gifts. Thank you for asking.

  20. Reina Torres
    · March 23rd, 2022 at 5:41 pm · Link


  21. ButtonsMom2003
    · March 23rd, 2022 at 11:21 pm · Link

    Honestly any and all giveaways are appreciated. I’ve been fortunate to win several from your blog.
    I love your hand painted items and even though I only read digital books now, I would still cherish a hand painted bookmark.
    Gift cards are always great for buying more books!
    I love to collect signed books for my keeper shelf.
    Promo stuff/swag is always fun to get.

  22. Debra Guyette
    · March 24th, 2022 at 4:28 am · Link

    Books and gift cards are always welcome. Curiosities are amazing

  23. Mary Ann Dean
    · March 26th, 2022 at 9:56 am · Link

    Gift cards and signed books would be my most favorite

  24. Joy Boutwell
    · March 26th, 2022 at 10:02 am · Link

    Paperbacks signed or not are great. Can always use a book mark and love coffee mugs from different authors.

  25. Nicola O Sullivan
    · March 26th, 2022 at 11:43 am · Link

    I chose gift cards & promo items – these are the most useful & practical prizes/gifts

  26. Tara Leavitt
    · March 26th, 2022 at 3:18 pm · Link

    Gift cards are always fun to get sometimes people don’t have the extra money to buy books so gift cards can help with that.
    Anything handmade is priceless and I think a wonderful gift to own.
    Downloaded books are fun, if you are someone who doesn’t like to keep a lot of books around digital is easy and for those who like books and getting them signed like me is always exciting. All my books I have signed are on my bookshelf. Also it’s always fun to win or even buy things like totes and mugs and stuff like that.

  27. Stacey Kinzebach
    · March 31st, 2022 at 12:28 pm · Link

    Signed books, ebooks, gift cards and author swag.

  28. Beverly
    · April 2nd, 2022 at 2:48 pm · Link

    I was a bit torn trying to make my #4 decision. Because I love your hand painted bookmarks, but not everyone does them so I had to pick the promotional items. I do love those things, along with signed books, downloaded books & gift cards.

  29. Delilah
    · April 3rd, 2022 at 7:50 am · Link

    Thanks to everyone for your feedback! Looks like signed books is #1! Now, I have to convince my assistant (erm, my daughter) that she needs to get ready to mail them! 🙂

    The winner of the Amazon gift card is…Denise Poteete!

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