So, do you like free stuff? Do you like the internet? Well, then, you're in luck! Starting today, you can participate in The YAmazing Race. What is it? Well . . .
This is a sort of blog tour being run by the apocalypsies, a group of authors whose debut middle-grade and young-adult novels are coming out in 2012. [My wife is a member.] The idea is this: you start off at the apocalypsies website, and it will point you to the page of one of the authors. There, you will read a little bit about that author's book. Then, you'll follow a link to the next authors' page, and so on.
Then, you'll answer a few questions about the books for a chance to win fabulous prizes!
To quote the start page, "We've got more booty than a pirate dressed as Jennifer Lopez!"
Note, although it is a "race," the contest is about accuracy, rather than speed. You've got a week. Read the full rules, and get started here.
What do the authors get out of this? Well, the idea, of course, is to generate some exposure for their books.
What do you get out of it? Two things. First, you might win some free books, gift cards, t-shirts, CDs, and so on. Second, you might discover the next book you want to read. Or maybe the next book you want to buy for your fifteen-year-old niece, who is suffering from withdrawal after having finished the Twilight books.
So, go, Go, GO!!!