The Coffin Hop site will be the “base site” and from there visitors can “hop” from website or blog to visit the various authors’ sites who are participating during the week of October 24-31, 2011.
During that week the participating authors should have either a blog post or something on their blog or website that’s in the Halloween/Horror spirit and that somehow promotes their work in the genre, along with a contest for visitors (you could give out halloween treats, digital copies of your books, name a character after your winner, email previews of an upcoming project, send out an autographed copy of one of your books, perhaps? All up to you, Hoppers!).
The only set requirements for your blog entry are that you include the GORY DETAILS listed below, as well as a link back to the “base site” (http://www.coffinhop.blogspot.com/). You will also need to comply with the prize disbursement guidelines listed.
Your Coffin Hop-specific blog or website does not need to be live on your site until 10/24/2011, when the hop starts, but you’re encouraged to register now. Registration for the Coffin Hop will close at the end of the day 10/23/2011.
Starting the 15th of October we would also encourage all involved authors to begin to heavily promote the Coffin Hop in whatever ways possible – Facebook it, tweet the bejeezus out of it, put it on your front page and dare everyone you know to hit all of the sites on the list. Remember – the more traffic any one of us gets, the more traffic we’re all likely to get. That is why it is so very important to prominently display the link to this site, where we host the link list.
Now go forth and hop those coffins!
(Post this – in full – in your Coffin Hop blog post)
THE GORY DETAILS:
1) HAVE A SPOOKY FUN TIME!
2) INVITE YOUR FRIENDS AND SPREAD THE WORD!
3) THIS TOUR STARTS: Monday, October 24, 2011 at Midnight (PST)
THIS TOUR ENDS: Monday, October 31, 2011 at Midnight (PST)
Winners will be drawn and posted November 1, 2011
4) MEET AND MINGLE WITH THE AUTHORS! EXPERIENCE A NEW DESTINATION AT EVERY STOP! PARTICIPATE IN EVERY SITE’S CONTEST AND BE ENTERED FOR CHANCES TO WIN MULTIPLE PRIZES! EVERY BLOG VISITED IS ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO WIN!
5) PARTICIPATION AT ALL SITES IS RECOMMENDED, BUT NOT REQUIRED. THE MORE SITES YOU HOP, THE BETTER YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING PRIZES.
6) DID I MENTION TO HAVE A SPOOKY FUN TIME?
***Authors have full discretion to choose an alternate winner in the event any winner fails to claim their prize(s) within 72 hours of their name being posted or after notification of win, whichever comes first. Anyone who participates in this tour is subject to these rules***