Secret Visions Giveaway Update

Secret Visions Goodreads Giveaway generated 1051 entries into the drawing for a free author-signed copy of the book, and 419 people added it to their Goodreads to-read shelf. The contest ran for a month and 10 books were awarded. For some reason I can’t remember, I made the drawing open to people in the U.S., Canada, Great Britain and Australia. There were seven U.S. winners, two Australian and one Brit. That’s great, but it could have been very costly. Before you pick which countries are eligible to enter, check the postage for mailing the book to the winners. In the U.S., there is no book rate for foreign mail. The cheapest foreign rate is the “flat rate” for packages that are no thicker than 3/4″. My book just barely qualified for a fee of about $11.25 from Florida to Australia. If it had just a few more pages, I would have had to pay $22. My total charge for 10 books was about $60.00. It could have been much worse. Keep it in mind when you start a giveaway.

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