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June 19, 2010

What is a Prophecy Superfan?

Well, I think of a Prophecy Superfan as someone who loves the Prophecy series so much that they can’t wait for the next book to come out. Superfans tell their friends about the book(s) and have often re-read the book or plan to re-read it to gear up for the release of Guardian of the Gate. They know off the top of their head when the next book comes out and plan to read it right away when it does. Most importantly, Superfans do the all-important job of spreading the word about the book and series.

Because when I asked teens from all over the country what the number one factor was in getting them to read books, do you know what they said?

Amazon reviews? Nope.

Blurbs from other authors or review excerpts? Surprisingly, not that either.

The truth is, even covers came in second to a friend’s recommendation.

Which means you, dear reader, are the most important part of the equation. You have WAY more power than you think you do!

And call me old-fashioned, but I tend to believe that hype is, well, hype. A great story, like anything else that’s wonderful, will find an audience mostly through positive word-of-mouth.

Anyway, I decided to give a little something back to those of you who have been Superfans completely without incentive. You have kept me company online, waxed poetic about Prophecy to anyone who will listen, and spread the word far and wide.

Now, I’m going to give something to you.

It goes like this; I’m giving away Prophecy Superfan Prize Packs to the first 50 people to tell me they’re Superfans of the series.

Each Prize Pack contains five bookmarks, a gilt picture frame, two hairpins (I can’t promise anything, but if you want to specify which ones you’d prefer, I’ll do my best), and one white rose button/backpack pin (not pictured here because they’re en route from the manufacture).

I am including five bookmarks with the hope that you’ll keep one and give the other four away (or leave them in a bookstore or something) to continue spreading the word, but this is, for all intents and purposes, a no-strings-attached giveaway.

Call it a thank you from me to you for all you guys to do make this whole process so much fun and for supporting Prophecy and me in every way possible.

All you have to do to win is leave a comment telling me you’re a Prophecy Superfan. Make sure to include your email address. It won’t show up publicly, but I’ll be able to see it so I can contact you to get a mailing address for your Superfan Prize Pack.

I’ll update this post when I have my first 50 Superfans so you know the giveaway is closed.

And because I DO love my book bloggers, I’m sponsoring four Mega-Giveaways through some of my favorite blogs beginning in June. I’ll be posting links to their sites in the next couple of weeks and a list of prizes to be included in my legendary swag bags. In addition, once this giveaway closes, I’ll be giving away one very big prize (including an iPod) and a few smaller things here on the blog.

So stay tuned as we gear up for the launch of Guardian of the Gate, Book II in the Prophecy of the Series Trilogy. I’m so excited to share it all with you!

*Sadly, I can only open this giveaway to the US and Canada because of the extraordinarily high cost of shipping 50 of these babies all over the place. But I love and appreciate you all so much. I wish I could afford to send them all over the globe…*

ETA: The giveaway is now closed. It took less than an hour to come up with our 50 Superfans, even on a Saturday when so many people are away from the computer. I’ll be contacting you via email in the next couple of days for your mailing addresses. Please know how much I value each and every one of you (even those of you who didn’t make it in time and/or live outside the US) and all the support you offer me through the Prophecy series. You’re THE BEST! ❤

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101 Comments leave one →
  1. July 1, 2010 4:45 pm

    I was wondering i f these ever got sent out? I never got an email or anything for my address?

    • mythspinner permalink
      July 1, 2010 4:53 pm

      I never got an email either. Has everyone been contacted? I thought I made it into the superfans, but I could be wrong. :/

      • michellezinkbooks permalink*
        July 1, 2010 5:53 pm

        I’ll go back and double check, hon!

        MZ

      • michellezinkbooks permalink*
        July 1, 2010 6:12 pm

        I can’t find your reply here, hon. Did you enter for the Superfan pack under another name?

        MZ

      • mythspinner permalink
        July 1, 2010 6:28 pm

        Oops. This is what I get for having multiple WordPress accounts. 😉

        I believe when I commented I was logged in as Kyann. My email is kalevingston at gmail dot com, though I never recieved a confirmation or anything there. So sorry to have caused any confusion.

      • mythspinner permalink
        July 1, 2010 6:46 pm

        And now I feel REALLY dumb because a more thorough search of my spam box found the confirmation email. I’ve sent off my address. I will stop being a trouble-maker now. 😉 Thanks for everything!

      • michellezinkbooks permalink*
        July 2, 2010 1:58 am

        Lol! No problem, hon! Glad you found it!

        MZ

    • michellezinkbooks permalink*
      July 1, 2010 5:53 pm

      They did! But only 35 people contacted us with addresses from the 50 emails we sent out! I’ll have my assistant contact you again, hon!

      MZ

  2. Mary Beth Westin permalink
    June 28, 2010 6:13 pm

    Got my Superfan pack today. Thanks so much. I will definitely be sharing the bookmarks with my students in August.

    • michellezinkbooks permalink*
      June 28, 2010 7:15 pm

      You’re so welcome, Mary Beth. I’m happy to send more bookmarks if you need them. Just let me know!

      MZ

  3. Hope Clippinger permalink
    June 24, 2010 9:08 pm

    I’m a Superfan of the series

  4. Ayla permalink
    June 20, 2010 10:33 am

    Awww shucks, I missed it lol… Well, I know I’m not in the top 50, but-

    I am DEFINATELY a prophecy superfan 😀

    • michellezinkbooks permalink*
      June 20, 2010 11:53 am

      The Universe is probably just saving your win for the big giveaway this week!
      😀

      MZ

      • Ayla permalink
        June 20, 2010 12:54 pm

        LOL

        That little smiley face is addicting!!! 😀 😀 😀 😀

  5. michellezinkbooks permalink*
    June 19, 2010 9:34 pm

    Mallory, Emily, and Travis… Thank you so much for being such devoted Prophecy Superfans. I’m sorry you missed out on this one, but check back later in the week for the Prophecy SuperSwag Giveaway! You’ll have more time with that one, I promise.
    *hugs*

    MZ

  6. June 19, 2010 9:22 pm

    Wel,l this is what I miss out on on my Graduation Day. 😦
    I love Prophecy of the Sisters. Can’t wait to read Guardian of the Gate on August 1st!
    Oh, and also I saw the paperback version of Prophecy and I think it is beautiful. 🙂

  7. Emily permalink
    June 19, 2010 9:07 pm

    I’m a superfan! Not in the first fifty, but though I’d let you know:)

  8. June 19, 2010 8:31 pm

    I know I’m late, but just showing some superfan love! =D

  9. June 19, 2010 7:13 pm

    You already know I’m a superfan, but as you also know, I’m from Norway and can’t participate. 😦 Oh well. I feel lucky just getting reply comments from you, Michelle – you are great!

    • michellezinkbooks permalink*
      June 19, 2010 7:40 pm

      Aw, thank you, Mia!! I’m so hoping I get to tour there someday. If I do, I’ll bring something just for you!

      MZ

  10. Dana Lee Burton permalink
    June 19, 2010 5:33 pm

    I know the contest is over, but I definately am I super fan! Your work is very clever and interesting from the start to finish. It will definately serve on the list of books that influence my work!

    • michellezinkbooks permalink*
      June 19, 2010 6:04 pm

      I know you are, hon! Thank you!

      Stay tuned for the other giveaways. You’ll have more time to enter those, I promise!

      MZ

    • michellezinkbooks permalink*
      June 20, 2010 2:03 pm

      Thank you so much, hon! Stay tuned for that big giveaway later in the week!
      *hugs*

      MZ

  11. Cheryl Waters permalink
    June 19, 2010 5:18 pm

    I am a new superfan and love the cover of the trade paper that I just saw in the bookstore!

    • michellezinkbooks permalink*
      June 19, 2010 6:03 pm

      So glad you like it, hon! I have to admit, I’m a big fan of it. I did love the other cover, but I think this one will be more appealing to a variety of teens.

      Hope you enjoy Guardian of the Gate, too! And stay tuned for the other giveaways!

      MZ

  12. Jessica permalink
    June 19, 2010 5:00 pm

    TOTAL superfan. xoxoxoxoxo

    • michellezinkbooks permalink*
      June 19, 2010 5:02 pm

      You came in JUST after, Jessica, but I’m going to send you something anyway!

      MZ

  13. June 19, 2010 4:57 pm

    I’m a Prophecy Super FAN!!! Can’t wait for Gaurdian of the Gate! Trying to work something out with @Travis_Pearson to come see you when you get near. He introduced me to you and “the rest is history” lol

    • michellezinkbooks permalink*
      June 19, 2010 4:58 pm

      You’re #50!!! WOOT!

      MZ

  14. June 19, 2010 4:45 pm

    I’m a Prophecy superfan! So excited for Guardian of the Gate, we’ve already preordered our library copy!

    • michellezinkbooks permalink*
      June 19, 2010 4:50 pm

      So glad, Maria! Hope your kids like it!

      MZ

  15. Grace Gorski permalink
    June 19, 2010 4:42 pm

    I’m a Prophecy Superfan! (I responded on Twitter first *facepalm*)

    • michellezinkbooks permalink*
      June 19, 2010 4:43 pm

      That’s okay! You’re number 47! You just made it!

      MZ

      • Grace Gorski permalink
        June 19, 2010 5:04 pm

        Yay! 🙂

  16. Sarah Joy permalink
    June 19, 2010 4:36 pm

    I’m a Prophecy superfan!!! 🙂

  17. June 19, 2010 4:36 pm

    I am SO a superfan!!!

  18. June 19, 2010 4:35 pm

    AAAHHH! Love Prophecy Series! I’m so looking forward to reading Guardian of the Gate!!!!

  19. Deltay permalink
    June 19, 2010 4:33 pm

    Superfan ftw! 🙂 planning to re-read later today, actually 😉

  20. June 19, 2010 4:33 pm

    I’m a Prophecy Superfan!! YAY! 🙂

  21. June 19, 2010 4:33 pm

    Awesome!! I am a Prophecy Superfan!! 🙂

  22. June 19, 2010 4:30 pm

    I’m SOOO a Prophecy Superfan :D! Dying to read Guardian of the Gate!

    • June 19, 2010 4:38 pm

      I just want to add that if Alice touches James in Guardian, I’m going to cut her! LOL 😛

      • michellezinkbooks permalink*
        June 19, 2010 4:44 pm

        I can’t wait to hear what you think after you read it!
        *locks lips, throws away key*

        MZ

  23. michellezinkbooks permalink*
    June 19, 2010 4:29 pm

    10 MORE!!!

    MZ

  24. June 19, 2010 4:27 pm

    I am very much a Prophecy of the Sisters Superfan. Have recommended the book to many people, face to face and through blogging.

    Email:caitlinblakeley@ gmail.com

  25. June 19, 2010 4:26 pm

    I’m a Prophecy Superfan! I am also an MZ Superfan!

    • michellezinkbooks permalink*
      June 19, 2010 4:27 pm

      Well, I’m a Zoe Superfan so that makes us even!

      MZ

  26. June 19, 2010 4:24 pm

    I’m a Prophecy Superfan!

  27. Sandy permalink
    June 19, 2010 4:21 pm

    I’m a prophecy superfan!

  28. June 19, 2010 4:21 pm

    You are so sweet! Super Fans Rock! I love telling people about all the books I love 🙂

    • michellezinkbooks permalink*
      June 19, 2010 4:23 pm

      I’d rather spend some marketing dollars thanking those of you who already support me as opposed to spending it all on finding new readers, you know? You guys have been there all along!

      MZ

  29. June 19, 2010 4:21 pm

    I’m a super fan! I say this with my Guardian of the Gate ARC and signed posters sitting nearby. 🙂

    • michellezinkbooks permalink*
      June 19, 2010 4:23 pm

      NICE!

      MZ

  30. michellezinkbooks permalink*
    June 19, 2010 4:20 pm

    34 down, 16 to go!

    MZ

  31. June 19, 2010 4:19 pm

    I’m a superfan!! Yez I am!

  32. June 19, 2010 4:19 pm

    Absolutely! I’m a Prophecy Superfan!

  33. Kyann permalink
    June 19, 2010 4:19 pm

    I’m a Prophecy Superfan! 😀

  34. Kaitlyn permalink
    June 19, 2010 4:18 pm

    ooooh, totally a Prophecy Superfan. Just for the cover alone.

  35. June 19, 2010 4:18 pm

    I’m a prophecy superfan!

  36. June 19, 2010 4:18 pm

    Oh you know how much I love your book! Definitely a superfan who will probably buy the PB version just because its pretty =P

  37. Carolina Estrada permalink
    June 19, 2010 4:17 pm

    I’m Prophecy Superfan

  38. June 19, 2010 4:17 pm

    I’m a superfan too =)

  39. Lizzie permalink
    June 19, 2010 4:15 pm

    I’m definitely a Prophecy Superfan! 😀 Waiting for the next book is like… waiting for dinner when you’re starving, hahaha.

    • michellezinkbooks permalink*
      June 19, 2010 4:17 pm

      Lol! Thank youuuu!

      MZ

  40. Mary Beth Westin permalink
    June 19, 2010 4:15 pm

    I am definitely a super fan. You came and spoke to 9th graders at my school and it was a great experience for both the kids and myself as a brand new library media specialist. I can’t wait to share my love for the books with my new group of 9th graders this upcoming school year.

    • michellezinkbooks permalink*
      June 19, 2010 4:17 pm

      I love talking to kids so much, and I’m especially excited to meet librarians who do the all-important job of sharing their love of reading.
      *hugs*

      MZ

  41. June 19, 2010 4:15 pm

    I’m a superfan!!

  42. June 19, 2010 4:14 pm

    oh wait i just read its not international and im from the UK ^dies^ man this is when i hate living in the uk at times *sigh*

  43. NinjaFanpire permalink
    June 19, 2010 4:14 pm

    I’m a prophecy superfan!

  44. June 19, 2010 4:14 pm

    I’m a superfan!

  45. Alison permalink
    June 19, 2010 4:14 pm

    Oooh please enter me!

  46. Tabitha permalink
    June 19, 2010 4:13 pm

    I’m a Prophecy Superfan!

  47. Lauren Wilson permalink
    June 19, 2010 4:13 pm

    Cue the mega fangirling!!!!!
    I’m a Prophecy Mega Fan! *stares at posters on wall*

    • michellezinkbooks permalink*
      June 19, 2010 4:15 pm

      Lmaooo!

      MZ

  48. June 19, 2010 4:12 pm

    I’m a Prophecy Superfan!!! FYI hehehehe thanks for your awesomeness 🙂

    • michellezinkbooks permalink*
      June 19, 2010 4:15 pm

      Thank YOU, hon!

      MZ

  49. Lauren G permalink
    June 19, 2010 4:12 pm

    I’m definitely a Prophecy superfan!!!

    bookaholic117 (at)yahoo(dot)com

  50. June 19, 2010 4:11 pm

    I’m definitely a Prophecy Superfan!! I’m already excited for the THIRD book.

    • michellezinkbooks permalink*
      June 19, 2010 4:15 pm

      😀
      *hugs*

      MZ

  51. Rayn Insley permalink
    June 19, 2010 4:11 pm

    woo hoo!

    • Rayn Insley permalink
      June 19, 2010 4:16 pm

      oh no i forgot to put im a superfan… i was to excited 😛

  52. June 19, 2010 4:11 pm

    I’m a Prophecy Superfan!!
    (: This is so exciting.

    • michellezinkbooks permalink*
      June 19, 2010 4:15 pm

      Inoright?!!!

      MZ

  53. Leanne permalink
    June 19, 2010 4:10 pm

    Only just seen I can’t take part being from the UK 😦 Darn!

  54. Myra permalink
    June 19, 2010 4:10 pm

    You know I’m a superfan! If I’m a winner I’d love to give away the swag on my blog!

  55. June 19, 2010 4:10 pm

    I’m definitely a Prophecy Superfan! 😀

  56. June 19, 2010 4:09 pm

    I’m a Prophecy Superfan!

  57. Leanne permalink
    June 19, 2010 4:09 pm

    I’m a superfan – love the series

  58. June 19, 2010 4:09 pm

    You KNOW I love your books!!!!!! 🙂

  59. June 19, 2010 4:08 pm

    I’m a super fan! I love the books. : )

  60. June 19, 2010 4:07 pm

    You know I’m a superfan! I’m making sure the library orders Guardian of the Gate 🙂

  61. June 19, 2010 4:06 pm

    I’m a Prophecy Superfan! ❤ (But I have the feeling you probably already guessed that, MZ. 😉 )

  62. June 19, 2010 3:58 pm

    I LUV tha prohecy series so much i have tha book cover as the screen saver on my cell phone.

  63. Dina permalink
    June 19, 2010 3:58 pm

    I am a Prophecy Superfan!

  64. June 19, 2010 3:57 pm

    I am a Prophecy Superfan!!

  65. Alicia permalink
    June 19, 2010 3:55 pm

    MZ, you *know* I’m a Prophecy Superfan!

    -Alicia

  66. Okie Bloodwoth permalink
    June 19, 2010 3:52 pm

    I’m a Prophecy Superfan! 😀

    • michellezinkbooks permalink*
      June 19, 2010 3:54 pm

      And because you’re FIRST, I’m throwing in a little something extra!
      😀

      MZ

      • Okie Bloodwoth permalink
        June 19, 2010 3:56 pm

        yay!! 😀

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