Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Breaking the Rules ... There WILL be Prizes!

Tomorrow is the last day for Oubliette's blog tour. It's been a whirlwind! I didn't know what any of these ladies would say about Oubliette until I read the posted review. I'll be honest, there were a couple I was scared to see. I'm always convinced people will hate my work and always stunned when they love it. I hope you'll comb through each blog because all of these women are true book lovers and have so many great things to share!

My Contest of All Awesomeness ends tomorrow. If you've been following along, you might notice that I didn't hit any of the rankings I used as criteria for the prize packages. Here's the deal - when coming up with this contest, I wanted to do something unique. I brainstormed for a month, finally came up with the greatest idea and then BAM! Facebook clarified their contest rules and suddenly I had to come up with a new contest in the space of two weeks. It's not as easy as it sounds - especially because I was on a road trip for nine days and my husband & kids had to listen to me whine & moan in the car about this.

I'm one of those people who hates doing the same thing as everyone else. Hates, hates, hates. I'd rather stay home and stare at a blank wall than go along with the crowd. So as you can imagine, I spent every waking moment coming up with a new contest. When the idea for this ranking contest sprang to mind, the hubby (who has a masters in Electrical Engineering and is kind of a genius) and I sat down to figure out how many sales it would take to hit those precious rankings.

We thought we had it.

We were wrong.

Although I made most of the sales I predicted (though not all the sales I hoped for), I didn't hit the rankings. I didn't come even close. That just proves Amazon's ranking algorithms are totally not what we thought they were....and we were basing our calculations off of past experience.

So when I close the contest tomorrow, the prize package will be based off of the sales I projected for each ranking - not the ranking itself. I absolutely refuse to not give away anything. That would be totally lame. I want to give stuff away and if I have to change the rules for it to happen, then I will. Ha! Take that rules! :p

(Okay, so I guess it's not too dangerous for me to change my own rules in your favor....but, that's how I roll...)

I hope you've entered - I hope you've told your friends to enter - because there WILL be prizes!!!! :)

1 comment:

  1. I hope your sales were great, regardless of rankings. Can't wait to see the prizes and winners.