Giveaway – Dinosaur Books

July 23, 2009

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Now that we have a complete writing staff on board, we’re going to make a push to increase the popularity of The Soap Boxers over the course of the next month.

To reward our loyal readers for spreading positive word of mouth, we are happy to announce a giveaway.

We will give away one copy of Eric Garcia’s Anonymous Rex (read once, nice condition) and four copies of the Pockets Full of Knowlege reference book, Dinosaurs (brand new, with a remainder mark).  Small prizes?  Yep.  Fun reads?  Certainly.  Free = good?  Oh, yeah!  Mini-reviews of the books can be found in this morning’s main article.

The giveaway winners will be announced on August 24.

How do you enter?  Here are the ways (you may enter via multiple methods, but you can only win a maximum of one book).  Staff members of The Soap Boxers are not eligible to win.

  • Two books will be awarded to people who write comments in response to articles.  As long as you enter your email address in the requested spot (note: other readers will NOT see your address) I will be able to contact you if you win.

Anonymous Rex will be awarded to the person who posts the best comment during this period.  This is purely a subjective judgment on my part.

The writer of one random comment will be chosen to receive a copy of the Pockets Dinosaurs book.  You will receive an entry for each comment you write, up to a maximum of one entry per day.

  • One random RSS subscriber will be chosen to receive a copy of the Pockets Dinosaurs book.  I don’t have a way to identify my RSS subscribers, so you’ll need to send me an email to enter.  As “proof of RSS”, copy/paste the copyright notice from the RSS feed (it is at the bottom of each feed item).  If you’re not an RSS subscriber, consider subscribing (it’s completely free, of course).
  • One random Twitter retweeter will be chosen to receive a copy of the Pockets Dinosaurs book.  If you retweet one of our tweets, send a tweet to @CasObserver to let me know.
  • Mention The Soap Boxers on your blog, and you’ll be entered into yet another drawing for a copy of the Pockets Dinosaurs book.  Send me an email to the blog post that references The Soap Boxers.

Don’t worry – I will NOT spam you if you send me an email.  I will only use your email address to let you know that you have won a prize.

Want the books, but don’t want to wait to see if you win?  Check out the Amazon widget on the right side of the screen.

Haven’t had your fix of dinosaurs yet?  Tune in tomorrow to find out what really killed the dinosaurs (fiction story).  We’ll take a break from dinosaurs after that.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dana
    Aug 09, 2009 @ 17:27:56

    The other night, I dreamed that I was walking around my home and I decided to look in a full length mirror.
    Gazing at my reflection, I discovered that somehow, my real head had been replaced with the head of a Brontosaurus.
    Not only did I have a dinosaur head, it was made out of papier mache, so it didn’t even look real! I knew I could never go outside again without looking like a goofy “Jurassic Park” experiment gone horribly awry.

    I know it is really an Apatosaurus, but my sub-conscience hasn’t kept up with all the latest scientific developments. That is why I am entering this contest, in hopes that new reading material will bring my dreams into the 21st century. I desperately need the Pockets Dinosaur book so my dreams won’t be full of outdated material.


  2. Dana
    Aug 13, 2009 @ 17:02:41

    I hope you guys don’t mind some constructive criticism…. you’ve got some great content here, but the yellow background and font size makes it hard to read. Maybe you could increase your font and/or lighten up the yellow in the background?

    Also, the little girl in your header is very beautiful, but the look in her eyes makes me sad. She kind of looks like she’s about to get very mad.


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