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5,000 Subscriber Celebration!

Thanks to You!  

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5,000 Subscribers! 

This Giveaway Has Ended. Congrats to the Winners!

WOW!  Roof Beam Reader has officially hit and surpassed the 5,000 subscriber mark!  I can’t believe it.  Thanks so much to everyone who has signed-up to join me on this literary journey.  The past 3+ years have been such an adventure, and I’m glad you’ve all been willing enough, and interested enough, to come along for the ride.

Those who follow me on Twitter and Facebook will know that I have been planning a big giveaway, in the event that this ever happened.  I don’t know why “5,000” has been the magic number in my head, but it has been – for quite some time.

So, as a “Thank You” for sticking with me and encouraging me – here’s a little something for you!


1. A $50 Gift Card to Amazon.com OR $50 (USD) worth of books from The Book Depository.

2. A $30 Gift Card to Amazon.com OR $30 worth of books from The Book Depository.

3. A $20 Gift Card to Amazon.com OR $20 worth of books from The Book Depository.

4. Any one book from my personal favorites list, to be shipped from The Book Depository.

Yes, you read this right! There are FOUR winners.

Enter by Completing: This Form. Giveaway Has Ended

+1 Entry for Following @RoofBeamReader on Twitter.

+1 for “Liking” RBR on Facebook.

+1 for Leaving a Comment on this Post with your favorite book of 2013 (so far!).

+2 for Tweeting: “WOW! A 5,000 Subscriber Giveaway hosted by @RoofBeamReader! Win 1 of 4 Incredible Prizes!: http://wp.me/p1n6kW-1gt


–Must be an e-mail or WordPress subscriber.

–Must be 13+ with parental permission if under 18.

–Winners must respond to e-mail within 48-hours or new winner selected.

–Winners chosen randomly through Random.org

-Giveaway ends at 10pm Central Time (USA) on Sunday, June 30th. (Giveaway Closed)

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It’s a Subscriber Celebration!

Are You Ready for an Epic Celebration!?

This Giveaway is Now Closed. 

Over the past few weeks, I have been dropping hints/teasers about an insanely epic giveaway coming to the blog.  First, let me take a minute to thank some people whom I have met, collaborated with, and been inspired by over the course of this journey.  Then, I will explain how this massive giveaway came about.

Thank you, to publishers who have sent me books for review, set up author interviews, sponsored giveaways, etc.  Special thanks to:

Simon & Schuster, W.W. Norton & Co, Penguin, Viking, Inspired Quill, Atria, Doubleday, Little Brown, Harper Perennial, and Random House

Thank you, to authors who have engaged with me, commented on my work, provided guest posts, sponsored giveaways, and made me happy in general.  Special thanks to:

Andrew Smith, Kathe Koja, Catherine Ryan Hyde, Robert Dunbar, Brian Farrey, and David Levithan, Arthur Wooten, and K.B. Dixon.

Thank you, to book bloggers who have worked with me on various projects, inspired me to keep going, work harder, be more creative. Special thanks to:

A Literary Odyssey,  A Room of One’s Own, Dead White Guys, I Read Banned Books, Esther Hawdon, Owl Tell You About It, and Leeswammes among many, many others.

Just after hitting 3,000 subscribers at Roof Beam Reader, I was contacted by an author with whom I communicate fairly regularly and with whom I have worked in the past.  She e-mailed me with a congratulatory note and also said that she would like to give something back to my blog and its readers.

In the e-mail, she says: “It seems like every time I stop by your blog, there is a giveaway happening, or just ending, or just about to begin!  You are so generous to your readers, so generous to writers, and so committed to this joyful pursuit we all have in common! It is inspiring and I would love to congratulate you and celebrate with you.” She goes on to say that she will sponsor a 4,000 subscriber giveaway and the prize will be specifically for my USA subscribers.  

Well, of course, I was flattered, stunned, grateful, and did not waste a minute in accepting her offer (especially after reading what she would be giving away!).  But, I thought I would have to come up with something to include on my own, for international subscribers.  I try to make my giveaways open to as many people as possible, always, so I couldn’t just leave out the rest of the world.  Enter coincidental contact e-mail #2!

Shortly after reaching about 3,500 subscribers on the blog, I was contacted by a group of colleagues that I have worked with on many occasions and they, too, wanted to do something nice for Roof Beam Reader.  Collectively (there were three of them), they decided to offer up an incredibly generous gift to my International readers, since I had mentioned to them that my U.S. readers were going to have an offer all of their own.  

So, I coordinated with both sponsors and it was agreed that, when Roof Beam Reader hit the 4,000 Subscriber mark, I would alert them and we would do a combined USA/International HOORAY! giveaway.  And that time has come!  

The initial sponsor wanted to remain nameless, so the second group decided to do so as well (they wanted me to take credit for this giveaway, as I’ve done so many in the past, but I refused – I could never afford this big of a giveaway, anyway!).  Let’s just say, Roof Beam Reader has some amazing, generous angels on its subscriber list, so this is from them to you. 

So, as it happens, two very generously donated/sponsored giveaways have come in ALL FOR YOU!!  

Giveaway #1 for my USA Subscribers: A Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet (16GB)

Giveaway #2 for my International Subscribers: A $150 Amazon.com Gift Card! 

This Giveaway is Open to the USA and to Any country where Amazon Gift Cards are Available. 


1. Be 13+ (with parental permission to enter if under 13).

2. Be a subscriber of this blog.

       –You can subscribe by e-mail (left-side menu) or through WordPress (if a member).

3. Fill out THIS FORM. Giveaway Closes in 2 weeks (September 15th at Noon Central Time)

4. Winner will need to respond to my e-mail within 48 hours or new winner will be selected.

5. One entry per person. Multiple entries will disqualify you.

You can earn additional entries (see Entry Form) by:

-Following me on Twitter (@RoofBeamReader)

-Liking my Facebook Page (Click Here)

-Tweeting the Following: Roof Beam Reader Subscriber Celebration! Win a Nook Tablet or $150 Amazon.com Gift Card! https://roofbeamreader.com/?p=3533 @RoofBeamReader

That’s it! Good Luck!