12 Days of Christmas Giveaways for Writers and Authors


I’ve decided to run 12 days of giveaways, and give away cool and fun things that only a writer could truly appreciate. This is all the stuff I’d like to buy for myself, basically, but I’m giving it away instead. I’m also giving away a bunch of publishing and book design services.

‘Tis the season, after all.

I’ll run the giveaways from December 1st to December 12th (I’ll add links to this page tomorrow). If you want to win any of the following items, click the link and sign up to win. Each contest is a little different, but usually you have to like or tweet or share something, and you get more entries if other people sign up using your link.

What you can win

Awesome book shaped

lamp that glows when you open it.


Edgar Allan Poe Lunchbox


Shakespeare insults calendar

Awesome book-pillows!


The Zombie Guide to Good Grammar

This is a side project I’m working on – you can help if you want.

Or click here to win a free book (it makes a great gift).


Inflatable wizard hat for cats

(maybe you can make him disappear for awhile so you can type in peace).


Heated gloves that plug into your USB

(I LOVE these… so great for typing in winter). heated gloves for writers

Writer’s Tears whiskey.

Because it’s awesome.


$150 voucher at Creative Live.


The beautiful Qwerkywriter usb keyboard. ($349)


Free book formatting ($349)

I’ll format your book for mobi and epub, and your print book with InDesign to make it look amazing and professional.

Free ebook cover design ($629)

I’ll make you a simple (but awesome) ebook cover – the front side only – that will sell the book. I won’t give you total freedom, because you’re not a book designer, and I only make covers that sell (I won’t design a subpar cover for your that won’t work; I’ll only design you one that will).

Free full-print book cover design ($829)

Same thing but customized for print (Createspace or Ingram Spark). I’ll take care of spine width, back cover copy, barcode, and everything else.

Author Platform review and marketing plan ($2500)

I’ll review your platform, books and Amazon pages and suggest fixes and upgrades. I won’t do everything for you, but it should be enough to double your traffic and email list (and probably sales; but that entirely depends on how readers respond to your books).

The 2016 Nanowrimo Castle ($5000)

And then there’s this: one month free stay in a castle next November. Should be epic. It’s kind of insane. Click here to enter.

Happy Holidays!

I’m doing all this for fun, and to thank my followers for an exciting year. If you like it, please share this page with your writer friends, or write a blog post about it, or share some of my free resources. Thanks!