Saturday, January 05, 2008

Free Books!!!

Seriously.

Southern Magic (our sister chapter) needs more judges for the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence Contest.

There's no special training or skills required--just a love of romance. (And they want READERS, not writers, to judge, so spread the word to your friends).

Here's how it works:

You let the contest coordinator know how many books you'd like to read and in what categories. She'll mail the books to you ASAP. You read the books, score them on a scale of 1-10, and email the scores back by February 14. You get to keep the books you judge as a thank you.

It's a great way to be introduced to some new (to you) authors. (I have to admit, my mom is a judge in this contest and I get to read the books when it's all over. I've found some really great authors this way. Mom, have you signed up yet?)

So if you love romance and want to judge, send an email to echolsjenn@yahoo.com. Let her know your name, snail and e -mail addresses, the number of books you'd be willing to read, and the categories you prefer. She can also answer any questions you might have.

Categories are:
Short Contemporary (Under 70,000 Words)
Long Contemporary (Over 70,000 Words)
Contemporary Single Title
Historical
Single Title Romantic Suspense
Series Romantic Suspense
Paranormal/Fantasy/ Futuristic/Time Travel
Young Adult (Teen)
Inspirational
Novella

Be sure to tell Jennifer that we sent you!

9 comments:

catslady said...

Thanks - I'd never heard of this and I just sent her an email.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I have sent her an email also.

Happy New years, cats.

Pat L.

jennifer echols said...

Thank you so much for posting this announcement!!!

Everyone, I have received 78 books in the past two days, and I just got home to an e-mailbox bursting with offers to judge! I will answer your e-mail and send you books, but it may take me until Monday. In the meantime, thank you so much for volunteering to judge! And if you haven't e-mailed me yet, please do. I will send out books until they're gone. If I'm not able to send you books this year, I'll contact you when the contest starts again next year.

Jenn
echolsjenn@yahoo.com

Stacy S said...

That's pretty cool. I sent an email also.

readingissomuchfun said...

I have sent an email earlier :-) This is very nice and a great idea. Oh Jennifer I just realized it was you who we had to email cool :-) Your books sound good :) Great website.

Hugssss
LindaH

robynl said...

I sent an e-mail also.

catslady said...

Happy New Year, Pat, and everyone!

Cherie J said...

Cool! Thanks for letting us know about this. Sounds like something I would enjoy doing this and just sent an email. Hope I am not too late.

Sue A. said...

Sounds great! But I have a feeling Canadians are not included and if they are the books would take too long getting here to leave me any time to read the books.

I hope everyone participating gets some great books and has a great time doing it.