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Win a Kindle by Using Twitter

Twitter-LogoAuthor Carolyn Rubenstein is giving away free Kindles to Twitter users who promote her book.  The book, Perseverance, is a collection of narratives from young cancer survivors.  In an effort to promote the book’s release, Rubenstein is giving away a Kindle a day through Friday.  If you want to enter the drawing, all you need to do is send out a tweet with the topic “#perseverance” included.  The idea is that enough people will be interested in winning Kindles that #perseverance will become a trending topic.

For those of you who aren’t Twitter users, “trending topics” are the most popular subjects being tweeted at any given time.  These topics show up in a side panel that all Twitter users see, so if the contest becomes popular enough it will mean a lot of free advertising for Perseverance.

The whole concept of the promotion banks on the idea that enough people want a free Kindle to dominate twitter.  So far, it doesn’t seem like the contest has been quite the success Rubenstein was hoping.  I wouldn’t blame this on a lack of demand for the Kindle.  I have no doubt that people would be interested in this contest, but that there hasn’t been enough promotion of the contest itself.  If you are looking to get a Kindle, I would recommend taking advantage of this contest before more people hop on board.

Now would also be a good time to remind you of BlogKindle’s Twitter account.  Also, don’t forget that you can keep up to date with the latest tweets on the Kindle itself.

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