Marketing to Readers

The blog below is a competition I am running on a forum for ereaders called MobileReads. They have a good bunch of folks over there, many of whom provide great feedback and engage with authors. Just thought I’d share it with you.



Here’s the deal.

My goal is to produce a quality product which means NO TYPO’s in TAG. The problem is that I’ve read my manuscript hundreds of times. Too many times to see the mistakes that I know remain.

TAG – is slated to be released on Amazon, and at Smashwords, on 31st October 2010. The cover is being shot by a professional photographer and the cover design is being done by a professional graphic designer; they’re on track, but for the copy editing I need your eyeballs. So that brings us to THE CHALLENGE. Find more typo’s than anyone else and win a dollar for every typo you find, plus a credit in the book.

The Prize

A dollar a typo – YES! One whole greenback for EVERY typo you find. 50 typo’s = US$50-00

A listing in the book as a Contributing Copy Editor (Immortality is yours for the taking)

How to Win

Find the most typo’s before 15 September Competition will close on that day at Midnight Bangkok time.


I am the judge and jury – my word is final.

You MUST be a MobileReads Member doesn’t matter how long but if there’s a tie I’ll award the prize to the one who has been at MobileReads the longest.

Apart from rule #1 there are no rules: You can make teams, or fly solo. Up to you.

How to Play

Place your typo count as a reply in this thread or as a comment on my blog here (strategy is key here).

Email me, sgroyle(at)gmail(dot)com, your list of typo’s before midnight Bangkok time (PST +7) on 15th September 2010.

The Winner will be announced on 18th September and I will post the list of typo’s back in the thread.