Contests

Defying Shadows Release PAR-TAY!

A message from author Ashley Townsend! 

“DEFYING SHADOWS IS HERE!!! The final book in The Rising Shadows Trilogy has officially been released into the wild, waiting for every last bibliophile to nab and devour it. Rising Shadows, the older (but no less attractive) sister of Defying Shadows, has also made its first appearance in paperback—no longer in ebook format only! *gasps* *shouts of joy* *fanfare*
Join me right here on Facebook (6pm PST) for games, prizes (gift cards, swag, etc.), and book giveaways. And feel free to invite every book-lover you know, and also those who just like to show up to win stuff. ^_~”

 

Not sure if you’re ready for her Defying Shadows Release PAR-TAY? Maybe this awesome swag bag will convince you! One lucky winner will be selected in the Grand Prize drawing to win the entire Rising Shadows Trilogy (Rising Shadows, Chasing Shadows, and Defying Shadows) an exclusive tote, and plenty of swag.

Defying Shadows Swag Bag

 

Make sure to RSVP to Ashley’s Facebook event here, so you don’t miss a thing!

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2 Year Anniversary Giveaway!

Prizes Include:

  • $25 Dollar Gift Card to Barnes and Noble
  • $15 Dollar iTunes Gift Card
  • An Autograph copy of The Coat
  • An Autograph copy of Scream If You Wanna Go Faster
  • An Autograph copy of Celestina Silvenfare: The Legend Begins
  • An Autograph copy of Daemon Theory
  • An Autograph copy of Incredible Edible Meg
  • An Autograph copy of Polar Night
  • 3 Original Cover Artworks by Hargrove Perth
  • 1 Original Art Work from Mary Ann Powell and Horse Tales

There are plenty of ways to enter and over a hundred dollars worth in prizes!

Be sure to enter today.
The giveaway will run between July 1st and July 31st. We are very excited to enter into our 3rd year!

 

Enter today:

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February’s Giveaway Winners Are…

February’s book release giveaway is over and it is time to announce the winners!
Drum roll please!!!!!

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Winner of the paperback version: Heather MacNaughton

Winner of the Book Lovers Tote: Melissa Stoltz

Winners of the bookmarks:   Ben,  Hesper Fry, Julie Kitzmiller 

Winners of the eBook version:  Tobi Helton, Tina A Myers,  Tony L Smoaks,  Bill Hewitt,  Sara Morrison, Gary Vanicek

All the winners have been contacted! If you see your name here and you haven’t received an email from me please send me an email at ashley.howie@ink-smith.com.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this giveaway! We hope to see you at our imprint Native Ink Press’ February book release giveaway along with our next March giveaway. Follow The Inkwell and Quill to stay up to date, or sign up for our newsletter at ink-smith.com

 

 

Two Book Giveaways Ending Soon!

There are 4 days left to enter Ink Smith Publishing’s February book release giveaway! We have added new pictures of the prizes.
Prizes include:

  • 1 paperback version of Samhain School of Ancient Knowledge
  • 5 eBook copies
  • 1 Ink Smith Publishing eBook package
  • 1 Readers book tote
  • 3 Samhain bookmarks from the author.

Entry is free and simple!

Click the link below.
Winners will be announced 24 hours after the end of the contest on our Facebook Page

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Project Keepsake Book Giveaway
There are 10 days left to enter Native Ink Press’ Project Keepsake book release giveaway!
Prizes Include:

  • 1 Paperback copy of Project Keepsake
  • 5 Ebook copies
  • 1 Readers tote
  • 1 Creative Journal from the author
  • 1 Blue glass bird from the author

Entry is free and simple!
Click the link below.
Winners will be announced 24 hours after the end of the contest on our Facebook Page

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Project Keepsake Book Release Giveaway

I must admit this book release is not one to miss. Some of the prizes to win are quite incredible. The writing journal presented by the author Amber Lanier Nagle is beautiful and I wish I could win it myself, but I can’t. So I hope someone who loves it as much as I enters daily to win this gorgeous gift. Not to mention other great prizes which include a paperback version of the book, ebooks, the blue bird on the cover and of course the journal. There are several ways to enter, but you can tweet daily about the giveaway along with posting on your blog about the giveaway. This is also Native Ink Press’ first book release! I could not be more excited.

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In Project Keepsake, Amber Lanier Nagle shares fifty-five stories behind the objects people gather and display proudly on shelves or stow away in dark closets—a bluebird paperweight, a pocket watch, a quilt, a locket, a piece of furniture, a cake pan, a scrap of paper, and other sacred items. Each story breathes life into the inanimate objects. A few years ago, Nagle began writing stories about her own keepsakes to preserve the histories surrounding special items in her home. She encouraged friends and family members to write stories about their keepsakes, too, and they did. And so, the project was born. Her book, Project Keepsake, has three simple goals: to prompt aspiring writers to put their pens to paper and try their hands at writing, to cultivate a renewed interest in storytelling, and to record the many stories associated with keepsakes and mementoes. She hopes that Project Keepsake finds its way into your hands and inspires you to tell the many stories of your own keepsakes. For readers and fans who are hesitant to try to write their own stories, Nagle offers a chapter titled, “Writing About Keepsakes,” including tips and examples. Here are a few of her tips:

Identify a Keepsake—look around your house, on your shelves, in your drawers, in your closets, and in curio cabinets until you find something that has a special place in your heart. Brainstorm—start with a blank sheet of paper and just start writing everything that comes to your mind about your keepsake. Don’t worry about making it sound good at this point. Just get your thoughts on paper. Where did it come from? How long have you had it? What does it look like? Why is it significant to you? Organize your Thoughts—Some writers use outlines to organize all the elements of a story, while other people prefer to draw bubble diagrams to help map it out. Put Pen to Paper—Using the notes from your outline or bubble diagram, write your story. Revise and Polish—Look at your opening paragraph and make it stronger. Make sure your subjects and verbs agree. Check spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and grammar. Replace weak verbs with stronger verbs. Add a dash of dialogue. Revise Again—Put away your story for about two weeks. Don’t think about it. Then, take it out and read it as if you are reading it for the first time. Keep revising your story until you are happy with it.

Enter the giveaway for Project Keepsake today and be entered to win free books and great prizes!

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Samhain School of Ancient Knowledge Book Giveaway Contest

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Our March release, Samhain School Of Ancient Knowledge has been moved up to February 20th 2014. We are pleased to present our second book release giveaway. We have added new options, including daily entry, blog posts and new prizes. We will be adding a few more prizes in the next few days, but you can enter the contest as of now. Entering is simple and best of all… FREE! So if you like supporting authors, reading and free things enter the contest today!

Click Here To Enter

Submission Contest Coming Soon

We want to have a competition. Let’s make that delicate process of finding a publisher a little more fun.

We are still working out details, but the few readers we have here on wordpress can get a head start of thinking about what they are going to say!

So here is what we have so far:

In a submission addressed to Ashley and the subject of the email titled as Submission Contest/Last name/ Book Name,  please include a catchy cover letter. Have fun telling us about yourself, and how you came to be a writer. Then in place of our normal request for a synopsis, we are asking for one sentence describing your book. Hook us. Seduce us. After the one sentence, we are asking for a synopsis of your book in 300 words or less… and yes we will be counting each of those words. 

The contest will be held sometime in Spring. The winner will receive a contract to join and be published by Ink Smith Publishing. 

 

Spread the word! If you have any questions, feel free to respond to this post!

 

 

The Coat and Five Corners The Marked Ones Book Giveaway

Enter now for your chance to win the following:

  • A paperback copy of Ink Smith Publishing’s upcoming release Five Corners: The Marked Ones
  • A package of 3 copies of Ink Smith Publishing eBooks
  • An eBook copy of the upcoming release Five Corners: The Marked Ones.

This is our first book release give away, but depending on the success we would like to hold these before every book release!

So enter today for your chance to win!

You can enter daily.

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