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How to Guide: Launch a Successful Giveaway on Bibliocrunch

by Miral Sattar •  May 8, 2015  •   Follow miralsattar

Published in Publishing Tips  •  3 comments

Giveaways are a great way for authors to build their brands and promote their books. Below we outline how authors can setup a giveaway on Bibliocrunch to maximize book exposure.

With Bibliocrunch giveaways authors can:

  • Promote their books
  • Build author presence
  • Give readers incentives to spread the word about a book through social media
  • Increase social media buzz
  • Drive traffic to your site or blog


To launch a book giveaway:

1) Create a free account on

2) Navigate over to your profile page to the Contests tab and click ‘+New Contest’

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3) Fill in the details of your giveaway

  • The title of your giveaway
  • If you’ve added a book, the book will show up in the ‘Select Your Book’ area. Otherwise, you can add an image
  • The prize you are giving away (signed copy of a print book, an ebook, Amazon gift card, etc)
  • The rules or actions you want people to do to enter your giveaway (Like your FB page, follow you on Twitter, Tweet about your book, join your mailing list, etc)

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4) Make sure to enter the Terms of your giveaway, and set the start and end time for your giveaway

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5) You can then grab the embed code and place it on your blog or website and start promoting  it like we’ve done below for The Rose Hotel


Go ahead, give it a whirl. Let us know what you think!

About Miral Sattar

Lover of books. CEO & founder of Bibliocrunch. Love storytelling in all its forms. Formerly TIME. I'm a new media entrepreneur who has worked in the media industry for 11 years. My mission is simple – to innovate the publishing industry with technology. My company has been featured in BBC World News, Money Magazine, Bloomberg, Consumer Reports, Forbes, WSJ, MediaBistro, PBS, Columbia Journalism Review, The Next Web, Publishers Weekly, and a bunch of other places. Bibliocrunch was also selected as The Next Big Thing in media by the Paley Center. I also used to run a popular South Asian culture blog called Divanee. Before I ran my own company and became a mom, I used to be on the board for several literacy organizations, and wrote a LOT more. Hopefully, when things are calmer I can go back to that! :)