July Kindle Fire Giveaway Sign-ups

Sign-ups are now open for our Kindle Fire Giveaway Hop. Book bloggers and Authors can sign up for $10 per Rafflecopter spot. The funds collected will pay for the prizes; there may be more in addition to the Kindle Fire if we exceed the cost of a Kindle Fire HD.


  • This is for juvenile to YA book blogs and authors (PB: Picture Book, MG: Middle Grade, YA: Young Adult, NA: New Adult). 
  • The cost for each Rafflecopter slot (Follow me on Facebook, Follow me on Twitter, Follow my blog, Add my book to Goodreads, etc.) is $10, payable on Paypal or Amazon (US) gift certificates. We will send more info to all the qualifying sponsors by July 2, 2013.
  • We will be offering raffle items to bloggers as well as blog readers if the funds exceed the cost of a Kindle Fire. (Final prizes TBD)
  • The hop will start sometime in July (TBD when all sponsors have signed up). 
  • The deadline to sign up is June 30, 2013
  • There will be a lot of kid-lit type blogs on this hop, so please no 18+, mature blogs on this hop* although we will allow upper YA and new adult authors to join. 
  • Signing up also means you will be posting about the giveaway on your blog or website. We would also appreciate if you would post the sign-up information. Please link to this page with the image above or the text "July Kindle Fire Giveaway Hop". 
  • Sponsors can also add books or swag to the giveaway as long as they are in keeping with the rest of the rules.
  • If you are not sure if your blog or book qualifies, please sign up anyway and we'll get back to you after we check it out.


This is the type of hop that you may have seen on the book blog iamareader.com -- Thanks to Kathy H for the idea. She also holds her own hops so check them out at her site.

This hop will be hosted by 

Kindle Winner Announcement

Four bloggers – One kindle giveaway – Lots of lessons learned…

First and most importantly - Yes, we do have a winner…Congrats to Amanda W. who should be receiving her Kindle in the mail any day now.

Second, there are definitely some lessons we learned from running this contest. We thought we would share just in case anyone else ever considers hosting a similar contest:

1. There are a lot of people interested in winning a Kindle. Over 1,000 people totaling up to over 5,000 entries (based on the entry guidelines).

2. If you are going to run a contest with high interest, consider how difficult it will be for the person(s) who will be selecting the winner.

3. If you haven’t considered how long it will be to go through all the entries, plan on lots and lots of time.

4. If you are sharing this between bloggers, develop a plan for how to select and contact the winner and who is responsible for what.

5. Have a back up plan for when “life happens” so that someone can jump in and help another person.

6. Also, clearly have a agreed upon plan for how long you will wait for a "winner" to respond, just in case your first one or two people don't respond.

Finally, we just would like to express our deepest apologies for how long it took to select and announce a winner. We truly appreciate your patience and understanding.

And once again…congratulations Amanda and happy reading.

- Aly (Kid Lit Frenzy) & Lisa (A Life Bound By Books

Kindle Giveaway!!!

Yes, you heard it right-- it's a kindle giveaway! This was an idea started by Mavie (The Bookologist) and Reggie (The Undercover Book Lover) and that Lisa and I hopped in on.  We are hosting a really big joint contest! Lisa over at A Life Bound by Books , Mavie over at The Bookologist, Reggie over at The Undercover Book Lover, and I have decided to each chip in for a Kindle. Since we didn't want to spend too much, we're buying the Kindle Wi-Fi that costs $139 for our giveaway prize.

  • Holds over 3,500 books: The ultimate travel companion, Kindle weighs 8.5 ounces and holds up to 3,500 books. No longer pick and choose which books fit in your carry-on. You can always have your entire Kindle library with you.

  • Get books in 60 seconds: Whispernet utilizes Amazon's optimized technology plus Wi-Fi networks to enable you to wirelessly search, discover, and download content on the go. Your books and periodicals are delivered over Wi-Fi via Whispernet in less than 60 seconds. Wireless download speeds can vary based on file size.

  • Battery life of up to one month: A single charge lasts up to one month with wireless off. Keep wireless always on and it lasts for up to 3 weeks. Battery life will vary based on wireless usage, such as shopping the Kindle Store, web browsing, and downloading content.

  • Only 8.5 ounces: When reading for long periods of time, we know that weight matters. That’s why we worked hard to make our newest Kindle lighter than ever – only 8.5 ounces – so you can read comfortably for hours with just one hand. Kindle is lighter than a typical paperback, and thinner than a magazine. Just a third of an inch in profile, Kindle fits perfectly in your hands.

  • Never gets hot: Unlike a laptop or tablet, Kindle never gets hot so you can read comfortably as long as you like.

  • Screen rotation: Manually rotate the display from portrait to landscape to view maps, graphs, tables and Web pages.

  • and so many other cool features and specs....

  • "The Kindle is Amazon's #1 bestselling item for two years running. It’s also the most-wished-for, most-gifted, and has the most 5-star reviews of any product on Amazon. Now it's even better."

    Official Information:
    • To enter, fill out the form below (make sure to follow and read carefully)
    • Only one entry per person (this means you can not submit an entry from all four sites)
    • This is only open to U.S. residents
    • The contest ends on March 4, 2011 at 11:50 p.m. PST.
    • The Kindle will be ordered from Amazon & will be shipped directly to the winner
    • Entrants must be 17 years of age or older to enter
    • For more information check the Bookologist's contest policy