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Hogshead Christmas in July Giveaway!!

As a thank you for sticking with us during our recent hiatus due to nargles and other assorted nasties, we’ve decided to do a giveaway. The prize is a Kobo N647-KBU-B Wireless e-book Reader. It’s an older model and fairly basic but new and unused. Plus, if you win the giveaway, it’s free! ūüôā

To enter the giveaway, please comment and tell us how you first found The Hogshead. Also let us know how involved you still are in the Harry Potter fandom. To give everyone who wants to participate plenty of time to do so, the giveaway will run through when this is posted till Monday, July 22nd, at 6 PM Mountain Time. If you would like to check out what Kobo has to offer for books, you may find their bookstore here. At the end of the giveaway, I’ll assign each entry a number and then use a random number generator to pick the winner.

So, thank you again for patronizing the Pub and comment away!!

(Just a brief note, the members of the Blogengamot are, of course, ineligible for the giveaway, but they should also feel free to comment.)

Harry Potter 8: Contest and Giveaway

West of the Moon

[NB: Deadline extended to 4/4.]

If you follow pub regular Katherine Langrish’s wonderful blog¬†Seven Miles of Steel Thistles, then you already know that Katherine has been travelling round the blogosphere in a virtual book tour [cough] including a guest post at Paradoxes tomorrow [cough].

Her West of the Moon trilogy has just been revised and released in a single volume from HarperCollins.¬†I’m halfway through my own copy and I have to say–it’s breathtaking. A complex, emotional, well-wrought coming-of-age cycle. It’s also about Vikings, but not in the way you’d immediately expect.

So I’m delighted to announce that The Hog’s Head has two signed copies to give away.

Here’s how you get one:

The Harry Potter Franchise is just too good to stop. It’s not enough to hear the author tell us what she thinks happened–we want to read it, and we want to see it, right? Continue reading

December Giveaway: Autographed Copy of Harry Potter & Imagination!

Time for another opportunity to win my book, Harry Potter & Imagination: The Way Between Two Worlds. This is the same contest as last time, with slightly different rules, and you’re promoting a different link this time.¬† Today, the book went up at Amazon.com with book cover image and all.¬† This is the link you’ll be promoting.¬† (If you have your own Amazon Affiliates account, feel free to use your own code. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, just use the link as I’ve given it.)

Here are the rules:

Promote the Amazon.com page for Harry Potter & Imagination: The Way Between Two Worlds. Here are several ways to do that:

  • Publish the link on your blog.
  • Share the post on Twitter, Plurk, Facebook, MySpace, or anywhere else you can think of.
  • Email your friends.
  • Get a megaphone and shout the URL around your neighborhood.
  • Get primo tickets for a football game this weekend, and bring a big sign that will end up on TV.
  • Harry Potter fansite forums and blog comments sections.
  • Any other creative way you can think of.
  • For more examples, see the comments from the last contest.

Once you’ve shared the Amazon.com page, come back here and tell us you did so, and which method you chose, in the comments.  Here’s the fun part: Your name gets entered each time you share the post in one way or another. To add even more incentive Facebook counts for 2 shares (your name gets put in twice).

Feel free to ask questions in the comments or by E-owl.

Deadline for entry is midnight EST on Friday, December 19. Winner will be announced Saturday.

Note: Please be sure you’re sharing the right page.  It’s the one linked here, not the present post that you are reading.  But tell us you shared it in the comments for this post.

Black Friday Giveaway #4: Harry Potter & Imagination

Well, you had to know it was coming. ¬†This one’s going to be more involved than the first three, and it’s going to stay open for a couple of days. ¬†The winner of this contest will receive a free, autographed copy of my book, Harry Potter & Imagination: The Way Between Two Worlds. ¬†

Here’s how you enter. ¬†Publicize the post, “Pre-order Harry Potter & Imagination.” ¬†Any mode of publicity will do, but here are some suggestions:

  • At the bottom of the post, there is a “Share/Save” button. Several of these links are ways to share content: Digg, StumbleUpon, Reddit, etc. ¬†Any of these will do. ¬†Most require you to have an account with them, but setting one up is usually really easy.
  • Email your friends.
  • Share the post on Twitter, Plurk, Facebook, MySpace, or anywhere else you can think of.
  • Get a megaphone and shout the URL around your neighborhood.
  • Get primo tickets for a football game this weekend, and bring a big sign that will end up on TV.
  • Harry Potter fansite forums and blog comments sections.
  • Any other creative way you can think of.

Once you’ve shared the post, come back here and tell us you did so, and which method you chose, in the comments. ¬†Here’s the fun part: Your name gets entered each time you share the post in one way or another.¬†To add even more incentive, Digg, StumbleUpon, Reddit, and Facebook¬†all count for 2 shares¬†(your name gets put in twice).

Feel free to ask questions in the comments or by E-owl.  

Deadline for entry is midnight EST on Monday, December 1.  Winner will be announced Tuesday.

Note:¬†Please be sure you’re sharing the right post. ¬†It’s the one linked here, not the present post that you are reading. ¬†But tell us you shared it¬†in the comments for this¬†post. ¬†Confused? ¬†Me too. ¬†Good luck.

Happy Thanksgiving! Black Friday Giveaways!

It’s a bit late in the day, but I wanted to wish The Hog’s Head readers a Happy Thanksgiving! ¬†(I know not all of you celebrate this day, being from various parts of the globe, but I hope it’s been a happy day for you anyway). ¬†I am, of course, exceedingly thankful for all of you who read and share your thoughts here.

I don’t go out on Black Friday; it’s not my sort of thing. ¬†So I’ll be home all day, and I just might want to help you out with your Black Friday shopping by offering multiple giveaways throughout the day tomorrow. ¬†Check back here often, as your window to enter will be only a few hours for each of the giveaways you’ll find here throughout the course of the day.