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The difference between my blog, newsletter, and website giveaways

Captain's Log, Stardate 08.05.2008

I’ve gotten a few comments (privately) about this, so I thought I’d explain.

My blog:

(1) My blog is here (obviously), hosted by

(2) I post 4-7 times a week.

(3) I do book giveaways here on my blog, usually on Mondays but sometimes other days of the week, also.

(4) Anyone can enter who leaves their email address, or website, or blog--basically, some way for me to contact you.

(5) People have a week to comment and enter for each book.

(6) You can subscribe to my blog via Bloglines, Newsgator, Google, Yahoo, Feedblitz, or your RSS aggregator of choice. (Click here for an article that explains RSS.)

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(7) Click here for the official rules for all my giveaways.

My newsletter:

(1) My newsletter is a YahooGroup.

(2) I send out an email newsletter only 4 times a year, so you don’t have to worry about a lot of emails cluttering your email Inbox.

(3) I do book giveaways on my newsletter.

(4) The only people who can enter my newsletter book giveaways are people who have joined my newsletter YahooGroup. You have to join my YahooGroup to get the newsletters, also. (Click here to join my newsletter YahooGroup.)

(5) I usually give instructions in my newsletter about how people can enter for the book giveaways.

(6) You have to join my YahooGroup to subscribe to my newsletter. (Click here to join my newsletter YahooGroup or use the box below.)

Get free short stories and info on exclusive book giveaways when you subscribe to my newsletter!

(7) Click here for the official rules for all my giveaways.

My website:

(1) My website is at (This blog that you're reading right now is not my official website.)

(2) I update my website periodically, but it is usually the same pages. It’s kind of like my business card on the web for people to find out more about me and my books, and to link to my blog (here) and my newsletter YahooGroup.

(3) I do huge website giveaways about 0-2 times a year.

(4) The only people who can enter my website giveaways are people who have joined my newsletter YahooGroup. I will usually announce the opening of a website contest in my newsletter. (Click here to join my newsletter YahooGroup.) I also double-check that every entry I receive is from someone who is subscribed to my YahooGroup.

(5) To enter my website contests, people must first join my newsletter YahooGroup. Then, they fill out a special contest form online. The super secret link to the contest form is in my newsletter, which helps to ensure that only YahooGroup members can enter the website contest.

(6) You cannot subscribe to my website via RSS, but if you’re subscribed to my newsletter YahooGroup, you’ll always be informed about when I have huge website giveaways.

Get free short stories and info on exclusive book giveaways when you subscribe to my newsletter!

(7) Click here for the official rules for all my giveaways.


Unknown said…
Found you on the book tour and I love this blog. Cant wait to learn more about you. YOu crack me up! We are adopting an "asian chick" from China but I dont think anyone has used that term before!

Camy Tang said…
That's so cool, Amy! I hope the adoption goes super smoothly!
Rox said…
I loved your book, Sushi for One! I bought it yesterday and finished it today! I am so excited that it is a series...something I didn't notice when I bought it! Thank you for a fun, smart look at the imperfection of Christians trying to live out their faith. I also appreciated the cultural aspect as well as the strong women characters who were 30-somethings! As a single 30-something and waiting woman myself, it was refreshing! Thanks!
Camy Tang said…
Thanks, Rox! I'm so glad you liked it!
Kelli ( said…
Camy, I am just starting "Deadly Intent" and am excited to find another author who writes Christian fiction! Looking forward to this book and many of your others!
Marjorie/cenya2 said…
It is great to have a Christian
site, it leads me in the right
direction for which books to buy.
Great links to other Christian
sites as well.
I am a follower.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

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