Your Voice Matters (YVM10)

Teens! Your voice matters and I’m going to show you how. I feel reading and writing are such important skills to have, my goal is to get all of you involved in caring about reading, and, just as importantly, expressing your opinions and beliefs about your reading. You may already be doing this, and if so, congratulations, that’s awesome I love it! So, here’s the thing: I want everyone to read and review books. Period. I don’t care if they’re my books, your uncle’s books, or a world famous author’s books — I just want you to read and express an opinion about them so everyone can see and benefit from it. A book review may not seem like much to you, but they actually mean a lot to people who are looking to buy a book, and especially to the authors of those books. Your voice matters!

Are you ready for this? Here’s your chance to have your voice matter and have a chance at some really cool prizes!


There will also be at least 10 eBook copies of the Mother-Earth Series Omnibus,
which includes all three books in the series, releasing on February 24, 2012, as second place prizes.

So, here’s what you need to do.

1)  Read a book.
2)  Write a review — the review doesn’t have to be long, but needs to be more than, “This book was awesome!” or “This book sucked!” State your opinion, then explain why you felt that way. Did the characters rock your world? Was there too much romance? Or not enough? Whatever the reasons, jot them down.
3)  Post the review somewhere like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or even your own blog! Just make sure it’s public so other folks can see it.
4)  Copy and paste the link to your review in a comment on this page below, along with a way to contact you if you win. Then, click the rafflecopter on the Mother-Earth Book Series Facebook page — you’ll need to go to the “YVM Contest” tab (I wasn’t aware WordPress didn’t allow Java code when I set this up, I apologize for the extra steps!).

Click on the "YVM Contest" tab on the Mother-Earth Series Facebook page to get to the Rafflecopter entry form.

5)  Repeat as often as once per day between now and the deadline!

Make sure there is some way to verify that you are actually the one who wrote the review. Use the same name in your comment/email etc. Only reviews posted during the contest will count, and I reserve the right to check the truthfulness of any winning review(s) — i.e. Please don’t cheat and post someone else’s review as your own! You wouldn’t want someone doing that to you, right?

You can also gain extra entries by blogging or tweeting about the contest, and liking the Facebook pages.

All right! Have at it! Remember everyone, your voice matters. When you write that review, keep in mind there is someone on the other end of your comments, so be positive and constructive, even if the book wasn’t your favorite, you can express your opinions in a kind way.

The legal mumbo jumbo: Open to US Residents only. Giveaway ends 4/30/2012. Winners will be contacted via the information they provide in their entry. If a winner can’t be reached via their contact information within five (5) days, a new winner will be chosen. Must be thirteen or older to enter (younger contestants have your parent enter for you). Reviews will be verified as closely as possible for validity of the poster. (Meaning we will do everything we can to make sure YOU wrote the review you submit). Reviews must be new: originally posted after 2/15/2012.

Authors! If you think this is a worthwhile endeavor and would like to participate, please get in touch with me through the blog, twitter, or facebook. I would love to just keep this contest rolling along, one after another!

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About Alan Tucker

Writer, Dad, Graphic Designer, Soccer Coach … not necessarily in that order!

Posted on February 14, 2012, in Your Voice Matters. Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Hey, this is a great idea, Alan! I’m a YA author and this sounds like an interesting proposition and a worthwhile endeavor. My YA time travel fantasy, THE LAST TIMEKEEPERS AND THE ARCH OF ATLANTIS will be released May 18 through Musa Publishing. I believe that children are truly the keys to our future and need all the encouragement they can get! I’m still new at technology terms and processes, (Java code? Setting up Rafflecopter?) but willing to learn.
    I have a blog and am in the process of getting a website up.This contest is a great way to connect with fans, and connect fans with other authors. Kudos for thinking this one up, Alan!

  2. To everyone entering, first off thank you! It’s so great to see and meet readers!

    I want to remind you all about two things: 1) Don’t forget to go to the Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/MotherEarthBookSeries?sk=app_204684816209053) and enter via the Rafflecopter widget there. And 2) You can enter as often as you like, but only newly posted reviews (Feb. 2012 or later) will count.

    Thanks again for your interest and keep making your voice matter!

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