Not going to New Orleans in May because you can't get time off? Live too far away? Not in the budget? Don't like live crowds? We hear you and we're not going either. So we're throwing our fourth annual Staying Home Party. We're giving away an Amazon gift ecard (electronic gift card only, value $100 minimum) to one lucky reader and we're giving away a lot of other prizes too!
***Wait are you going to NOLA and wish you could promote at our party TOO? You can! Click here to learn how!***
Where is it going to be held?
The event will be held exclusively at our PARTY SITE. Registration isn't required if you're a reader who wants to comment or enter any of the giveaways.
When is it going to be held?
From May 13-18, 2014. Times? All day!
When will the prizes be given out?
The winner of the Amazon gift ecard will be selected at random on May 19, 2014. Other prizes from TRS and its participating authors will be assigned at each donor's earliest convenience following the end of the event.
Okay so HOW do I enter for the Amazon gift ecard?
Our authors will be posting during the event period at our PARTY SITE about their latest books and other entertaining topics. Comment on any of the posts at any time during the event (should be at least acceptable/polite comments because comments in poor taste may result in exclusion from the event), and fill out the gift card entry form that will appear at the party, and you will be entered into the drawing for the Amazon gift ecard.
How do I enter for the other prizes?
For other prizes donated by TRS and all participating authors, there will be easy to use giveaway forms at the PARTY SITE.
What's in it for authors to participate?
Authors in this event will be posting about their books and other related topics (can include blurbs, covers, videos, excerpts, recipes, invitations to events, and more). All are welcome! Authors can post up to 5 times a day during the event, get noticed, and participate in the giveaways. Authors can post 24 hours a day and that allows for authors and readers wherever they are in the world to participate. Authors can promote as many of their titles as they like.
Is this only open to TRS featured member authors?
No, this event is open to all authors be they members of TRS or not. For information on joining as a featured member of TRS, click here.
To participate, authors must agree to donate a prize for the event's giveaways. It can be a book (ebook/download, disk, or print), a gift card, or any other gift appropriate and desirable for our audience of romance readers. There is no minimum or maximum dollar value required. The participating author also agrees to send that prize to a winner of their choosing via email or snail mail.
Participating authors may also do other drawings and giveaways in conjunction with the events but this isn't required.
What can participating authors promote during the event?
Any romance genre, any heat level.
What happens if I can't post to the party site?
Our staff will work with any author wishing to participate in the event to help with questions and troubleshooting. If you're new to our parties, please try a test post(s) before the party if possible. Troubleshooting is a lot less stressful all around if done when the event is not in progress.
What else? Like eligibility?
1) It must be legal to participate where you are.
2) You must be at least 18 years old to participate. Content on the party site may be mature in nature.
3) Non-reviewing staff members from TRS are not eligible to participate.
4) By entering, you agree that TRS and its participating authors are not responsible for items lost in the mail.
5) By entering, you understand that there will be romance books and/or ebooks making up or included in the prizes. These will be of varying genre and heat level and by entering, you agree that TRS and its members and affiliates are not responsible for material the individual prefers and/or finds suitable or doesn't.
6) No substitution of any prize, for cash or other products, allowed.
I'm an author and I want to participate. Where do I sign up?
Sign up below! Registration closes midnight EST May 9th, 2014.
Do you have a graphic I can use on my web site or blog to promote the event?
Please link to http://trsparties.com.
Or you can use the following code:
<a href="http://trsparties.com"><img src="http://theromancestudio.com/images/stayhome_promo.jpg"></a>
I have questions. Who do I contact?
Email us for any questions.
What authors will be participating in the event?
Mary Frances Gualandri
Carol Burnside / Annie Rayburn
T. C. Archer
Erin McRae & Racheline Maltese
Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy
Okay, everything between this point and the author sign up form below, is optional and not required for you to participate in this event. So thank you!
PROMOTE ME OFFER
That's right! Won't be able to attend our party here? We'll promote for you. This promotion includes the following for one book:
- One post each day at our party. You can send us the contents of the posts or, if you don't have time, we'll put together the posts for you.
- We'll share the post each day on our social media venues -- Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest & Tumblr.
- We'll email you at the end of each day with a link to the post so you can easily see any comments and handle at your convenience.
- A cover ad that will appear every day of the party on the party site (value of $25).
- A featurette in our 5/12/14 newsletter about your book -- includes cover, buy links and a brief promotion that you can send us or we'll craft for you.
It's $50. To buy, use the Paypal button below and then email Holly to let her know the name/email of the account the payment is coming from and so you can get started! Email her for any questions too!
Amazon Gift Card Giveaway
This is completely optional and not required to participate in the event. Participating authors, if so inclined, authors can donate toward this goal. TRS will match each donation.
Oh, donate $5, get a free 4 week static ad @ TRS (value $15) -- this is on our main site not the party site. Donate $10, get a free newsletter ad @ TRS (value $35). Donate $25, get a 4 week static ad @ TRS, a free newsletter ad @ TRS, AND a free one day release party ad @ TRS (combined value of $60).
Please note: We are not offering ads that will appear at this event, or any release party, as thank you for your donations. Because of the limited number of these ads, we can't. If ads for this event, or any release party, are still available, they can be purchased below or from our advertising page. You will be contacted via email about the free ad for your donation. Please don't submit an ad order through our site. It helps us keep down confusion and get your ad scheduled faster. Thank you very much for your help with this!
Yes, you can advertise your cover on the party site
Our Release Party Cover Ads appear ONLY on our party site and only on or during our official events there. The ads do not appear on the TRS main site. We'll feature your color book cover or other ad (may be an animated gif but no flash) on our party site for the entire event for $25.00. Your ad will allow visitors to the party site to be able to click on your ad and be redirected to any site you designate (your personal site or a buy page). Plus, you can feature a caption (15-20 words) for more attention! Space is limited!
Click here to advertise!
Author sign up form
Registration for this event is now closed. Thank you!