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Saturday, December 15, 2007

One Week Remains in The Isle of Swords Treasure Hunt, and that means: Double Points Week!


G
reetings, or should I say, Avast! The Treasure Hunt has been a great success. Thanks for all the great Door Within & Isle of Swords promotion. I've really enjoyed reading all the reviews, and am amazed at the networking you've all been doing on behalf of my books.

I'll be updating the Treasure Point totals soon, so that you all can see where you stand in the rankings. Christmas Day is the Official Deadline for Treasure Points to count. That gives you just a little over a week to add up some points.

I'd really like to see a promotional blitz this last week before Christmas, so beginning Sunday and ending on Christmas Day, all Treasure Points will be doubled! So if you're a last minute shopper and decide to go out and buy the whole Door Within Trilogy and Isle of Swords, you'll earn 800 TREASURE POINTS instead of the previous 400 points!


For the remainder of the Treasure Hunt, please post ALL treasure points accomplishments on THIS THREAD.

Please see below for the treasure points key and potential prizes! NOTE the new "Ultimate Treasure of the Century" Opportunity!


To the Winners Go the Spoils:
(uh...here's what you can win)

The Top FIVE Adventurers who accumulate the Treasure Points will receive a signed book of their choice. AND for each of the top 5, I will name a character* in my next fantasy series after you. That's correct: I'll use your real name, your username, or a character name you create as a character in my new fantasy series. Of course, if your name is Bob, we might want to go with something a little more fantasy-ish.

For the #1 Treasure Points getter, I will give you one copy of every new book I write...for LIFE. That means, should the Lord allow me to live long enough to write all the stories rattling around in my head, you will get a signed copy of each one sent directly to you. Of course, if you move and don't give me your new address, then…someone else will be getting all those books. Doh!

*No Guarantee that your character won't get killed off in some horribly unpleasant manner.


Your mission, should you choose to--ah, you know the rest--is simply this accumulate the Most Treasure Points possible by Christmas 2007 by completing any and all of the tasks listed below:

Treasure Points Tasks Key


10 Treasure Points:
•Mention ANY of my books in a blog thread--your blog or someone else's--post the link in your comment.
•Recommend ANY of my books to someone you know--say who it was.
•Post a link to my blog anywhere on your blog--then, post the link here.
•Post a review of any of my books on a non-review site like a blog, school page, etc. Post a link here.

20 Treasure Points:
•Write a review of any of my books on Amazon or any online review site. Post the link for the review once it's up.
•Post cover artwork from any of my books on your blog and make it a link to Amazon or CBD. Post the link in your comment on this thread.
•Post a link for my book's Amazon or CBD page on your blog. Then, post the link here.

40 Treasure Points:
•Write a review of any of my books and post it on three different online review sites. Post the link for the review here once it's up.

50 Treasure Points:
•Recommend ANY of my books to someone you know--say who it was. And then, this person chose to buy the book!
•Spot ANY of my books in a bookstore outside of the state in which you live. Post here to let us know where and when.

100 Treasure Points:
•Buy a copy of Isle of Swords and post when and where you bought it.
•Buy any of The Door Within Books and post when and where you bought it.
•Write a review of ALL of my books and post ALL of them on THREE online review sites. Post the links for the reviews once they're up.
•Buy a copy of any book by one of the Fantasy Fiction Tour Authors: Sharon Hinck, Bryan Davis, and Christopher Hopper.
•Create an Amazon Listmania List that includes The Door Within Books and Isle of Swords.
• Write AND present a book report on any Wayne Thomas Batson, Bryan Davis, Christopher Hopper, or Sharon Hinck book at school. 100pts. if you earn an A+ for that assignment.

150 Treasure Points:
•Go to a store that does not carry my books and special order it from that store.
•Go to a store that does not carry my books and persuade them to carry any of my books. Then, post here to tell us what store has now agreed to carry my book(s).
•Buy any of my books and donate them to your church library. Then post here to say where you bought them and what church received them.

200 Treasure Points:
•Buy a copy of ANY of my books for the Youth Group Leader of your church. Post a comment here to tell who, when, and where.
•Buy one copy of EACH of the Fantasy Fiction Tour Authors: Sharon Hinck, Bryan Davis, Wayne Thomas Batson, and Christopher Hopper. (4 Books total) Post here to say where and when.
•Buy both of Christopher Hopper's books: Rise of the Dibor and The Lion Vrie. Post here to say where and when.
•Buy both of Sharon Hinck's Sword of Lyric Books: Restorer and Restorer's Son. Post here to say where and when.

800 Treasure Points:
•Buy The Door Within, Rise of the Wyrm Lord, The Final Storm, and Isle of Swords (ALL FOUR of my books). Post here and tell where you bought them and when.
•Buy all of Bryan Davis's Dragons in Our Midst Books (4) Post here to say where and when.

Ultimate Treasure of the Century: 3000 Treasure Points:
(only for purchases between December 16th and 25th, 2007)

•Buy all three Door Within books, Isle of Swords, BOTH of Christopher Hopper's White Lion Books, the Complete Dragons in Our Midst --OR-- Oracles of Fire set from Bryan Davis, the first two Restorer Books by Sharon Hinck, and one books from any of the following authors: Donita K. Paul, LB Graham, Jonathon Rogers, or Jeffery Overstreet.
**Please Post Where you purchased the books.



Note: Each of the preceding MAY be repeated as many times as you like.

Note #2
: Each of the preceding must be performed from this day (September 18th, 2007) forward. But, upon further review, I have decided to allow contestants to count THREE past book purchases for Treasure Points. So, if you bought The Door Within, Rise of the Wyrm Lord, and The Final Storm last year, you can count those three, but no others.

Note #3: To claim ANY Treasure Points, you must post a comment on THIS thread explaining how you accomplished it.

Note #4
: I may add to the list of Treasure Point Tasks at any time--and likely will because my twisted mind is always churning...

Note #5
: Keep track of your own Treasure Points. I will keep a running tally in my sidebar and try to update it every week or two. But you should keep your total as well.

Note #6
: You cannot kill several birds with one stone. Make sure you indicate in your post how many Treasure Points your accomplishment earned you. In other words, you can't buy one copy of The Door Within, count it for 25 points and then count it AGAIN once you buy the whole series 100 points.

Note #7
: Any and all of the requirements are subject to change as I see how this develops. I want to keep it fair.

84 comments:

Shane said...

I just bought your three Door Within books and Isle of Swords last night 12/14/07 at Parable (Sacred Melody) Book Store in Syracuse NY. I special ordered the two books in Christopher Hopper's white lion chronicles as well at said location and time.

Pais Charos said...

Hey Wayne? Um ... I recently posted that I bought a copy of Raising Dragons, Ilse of Swords, The Door Within, and The Secret Life of Becky Miller. I thought it was 50 points per book ... but it looks like it's 100 points per book. So...*counts*...that should bring my total to 1155, I believe :)

HannahShoop said...

Hey!
I recommended all four of your books to a friend from church yesterday (Saturday) That was before the change, so I think that's only 20 pts.
That puts me at 1845 total I think.
Thanks!
~Hannah

HannahShoop said...

Hey!
Just wrote another listamania on amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/gp/richpub/listmania/fullview/RZ36K4YEMS3HH/ref=cm_lm_pthnk_view?ie=UTF8&lm%5Fbb=) under the title of "Favorite Fiction Books" by Lucy, with all of your books.
I think that's 100 pts, which would put me at 1945 pts.
Thanks!
~Hannah

WayneThomasBatson said...

Hi, all! I've updated Treasure Points prior to Saturday's post.

Pais: were those purchases prior to Saturday? If so, they are on the old point scale. Double Points began Saturday the 15th.

Keep it up! And start thinking about what you want your character to be names. ;-)

Pais Charos said...

No, I bought them on Saturday, December 15th in the AM. :)

S. J. Deal said...
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S. J. Deal said...

Sorry wrong number, since I bought them on the 14th, it's 500 I think.

Haley said...

Hello!
I ordered The entire Door Within Trilogy from Amazon.com and I am giving them to my friend, Jimmy, how I told about the books. That would bring me up to 325!

***Flinn-fan-of-the-Twins*** said...

Well, I got in on this late, so I'm not sure if this counts or not. I will add up some more later but these are the current ones. These were all in this year. Here goes...

I recommended your book to my best friend Whitley, a guy at church named Jacob, another guy at my church named Luke, a girl and her brother named Katie and Ryan (who bought the books after reading my version), a guy at my swords class (yes, at a swords class) named Addison, one of my best friends named Amon, a girl named Gracie and another named Nikkie.

I have written a review on my own blog of your books, mentioned them, and put a link to your site on my blog. Here's my link:

http://legolascuthalion.blogspot.com/

I will do more later, but mother is calling...

***Flinn-fan-of-the-Twins*** said...

Oh! Sorry, I forgot to say! The people were told over the course of this year...not this week. But, I did everything on the Points, points, points entry on my blog today. So those are double, but the others are not. I believe my sad total is 170, but I'm not done yet!!!

Ellie said...

Hey! I'm glad we get double points!

40 pts. I wrote a review for christainbook.com and Barnes & Noble but they might not be up yet.

http://www.christianbook.com/Christian/Books/product?item_no=06592&netp_id=380209&event=ESRCN&item_code=WW&view=details

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?z=y&EAN=9781400310111&itm=1

100 pts. I also did a book report on Rise of the Wyrm Lord and made an A+. (we do book reports every month and since today was our last day, we did our book reports.)

720 pts. While I was reading my book report I recommended all four of your books to the 18 people in my class. I hope that counts?

Thats 860 more points for me.

Also I have a question. Can we still submit points on Christmas Day because I think I will get a lot more books for Christmas and hopefully I will get enough for the 3,000 points.

Anonymous said...

you said that you could get points for three past books. and i bought the whole seires!

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Haley said...

*deep breath*
My dad got me The Door Within series sometime in August and my Mom special ordered the Isle Of Fire on Sunday for me. I ordered The Door Within (First book) from Amazon.com and I am giving it to my friend Jade, who I told about the books. I also ordered the whole Door Within Trilogy from Amazon.com and I am planing on giving them to my school library. I believe my total comes to 1685. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

***Flinn-fan-of-the-Twins*** said...

I bought the Isle of Swords at The Scroll Christian Book Store in Tyler, TX.

Forgive me, for I forgot the exact date, but I believe I got it a few days before it was supposed to be released. The lady behind the counter was a big fan of your books, so I got a copy early!

If this still counts my total is still a sad 270 points.

Haley said...

I recommended my friend, Kylie, to read The Door Within. That brings me to 1695 points!

HannahShoop said...

Hey!
I recommended all four books to 8 people, mostly people from my church, but also my grandparents.
I think, with the point change that is 320 pts, which puts me at 2265. (Though, please correct me if I'm wrong).
Thanks!
~Hannah

Lenore said...

Well, it's a little late to be starting but here's my total:
10 points for recommending the books on someone's blog http://rhslibrary665.edublogs.org/2007/11/09/rangers-apprentice-by-john-flanagan/
And 30 for recommending the books to my friends.
40 points total.

Lenore said...

I added a listmania http://www.amazon.com/Great-Fantasy-Titles/lm/R12CL780R7V6N5/ref=cm_lm_byauthor_title_full
And an Amazon review for "The Door Within" so that should make my total...160

S. J. Deal said...

500 (existing points.) (bought all of yours and Christophers books on December 14th at Parable Book Store in Syracuse NY.)

5 points... Link to you at http://sjdeal.blogspot.com (I think I did that before the 16th.)

100 points - Bought Sharon Hinck’s “Restorer” 12/19/07 - Christian Book Distributors (CBD)
100 points - Bought Bryon Davis “Raising Dragons” 12/19/07 - CBD
100 points - Bought Bryon Davis The Image of a Father - 12/19/07 - CBD for a friend.
100 Points - Bought Isle of Swords -12/19/07 - CBD for a friend.

Let’s see I think that brings my total to:

905

lenore said...

My last total was 160. I added a picture linking to amazon to my blog, http://mindblowingmaterial.blogspot.com/2007/12/door-within.html, for 20 points; and I also wrote a review on there and a link to your blog another 20 points. I also told 17 friends about the Door Within series for 170 making the total 360 points.

Kim said...

Here we go...

40 points - Mentioned the books to my friends Melissa, Veronica, Dawson and Linneah
20 points - Reviewed on CBD - Link: http://www.christianbook.com/Christian/Books/product?item_no=310180&netp_id=480024&event=ESRCN&item_code=WW&view=details#customer_reviews
800 points - Bought Isle of Swords (Borders, 9-2-07), and the 3 Door Within books (Borders, 12-16-07)

By my count, that's 860 points :)

HannahShoop said...

Hey,
I forgot to add some points before the change.
*recommended all four books to a friend from church a week ago from yesterday. That was before the point change, so 20 pts, I believe, which would put me at
2285.
Thanks!
~Hannah

HannahShoop said...

Hey!
Just wrote created a Listamania on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/richpub/listmania/fullview/RQ8VT1D6Q77B2/ref=cm_lm_pthnk_view?ie=UTF8&lm%5Fbb=) that included DW books and IOS.
That's 100 pts, which I believe puts me at 2385 pts.
~Hannah

***Flinn-fan-of-the-Twins*** said...

Well, if what I gather is correct, I bought the whole Trilogy for myself this summer, and the Trilogy again for my cousin. If I'm right, I think I have 870 points.

***Flinn-fan-of-the-Twins*** said...

40 points for pic of cover of book. I did it this week. The pic itself isn't the link, but the link is right next to it.

http://legolascuthalion.blogspot.com/


my total is 910 points

Haley said...

I told 22 of my classmates about the Door Within Trilogy. I was doing a presentation and I said that the books were my favorite and that they should read them. That should bring my to 1915 points.

Pais Charos said...

Last night I ordered The Final Storm from CBD, so that gives me another 100 points, bringing me to a total of 1255 :)

Haley said...

Recommended another one my friends to read the Door Within. That brings my total to 1925 points!

DragonRider said...

I did a book report on Isle of swords but it was hand writen but it told my teacher about your books i also told her about your other books.
I was siting in the lunchroom reading one of your books when a girl asked about it so i told abuot it them she asked me what the first one was called and had said she had heard of it so i told her about the rest of your books.

Josiah's Mom said...

Josiah my son had me purchase the Isle of Swords and all 3 Door within books. Since He is only 7 his Dad and I took turns reading it. One is back ordered! That's how popular you are. He is homeschooled but did a report for his buddies in playday and of course got an A+. He is 3/4 done with The Door within and has started working it's characters into his own stories.
We love your books and can't wait for the next one.
Here is some supporting documentation.
Items shipped on October 3, 2007:
Delivery estimate: October 11, 2007 - November 16, 2007
1 package via USPS
1 of: The Door Within: The Door Within Trilogy - Book One (Door Within Trilogy)
Sold by: Amazon.com, LLC
1 of: The Final Storm (The Door Within Trilogy, Book 3)
Sold by: Amazon.com, LLC
1 of: Isle of Swords
Sold by: Amazon.com, LLC

Items not yet shipped:
Delivery estimate: January 16, 2008 - January 18, 2008
Shipping estimate: January 11, 2008
1 of: Rise of the Wyrm Lord: The Door Within Trilogy - Book Two (The Door Within)
Sold by: Amazon.com, LLC
According to my calculations Josiah has 900 points!
800 All 4 books
100 for a great book report
Thank you

HannahShoop said...

Hey!
I just added more points by creating a listamania on Amazon.
(http://www.amazon.com/gp/richpub/listmania/fullview/R31JFR57INKLKQ/ref=cm_lm_pthnk_view?ie=UTF8&lm%5Fbb=)
I believe that is 100 pts, which would put me at 2485.
thanks!
~Hannah

Haley said...

While ordering books off of Amazon.com, My dad get an extra copy of The Final Storm by mistake. I am going to be giving it to my school library. My total comes to 2065!

HannahShoop said...

Hey!
I have some more points:
*created a listamania on Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/gp/richpub/listmania/fullview/R2JQ7EYZIDFJ09/ref=cm_lm_pthnk_view?ie=UTF8&lm%5Fbb=) by Lucy, called "My favorite fantasy books"
I believe that's 100 pts, which puts me at 2585.
Thanks!
~Hannah

HannahShoop said...

Hey!
Just created a listamania (http://www.amazon.com/gp/richpub/listmania/fullview/R7RJOCU7GUSTM/ref=cm_lm_pthnk_view?ie=UTF8&lm%5Fbb=)
I think that puts me at 2685.
~Hannah

HannahShoop said...

Hey!
I recommend all four books to a friend at church at the Christmas Eve service. I think that's 40 pts. which puts me at 2725.
Thanks!
~Hannah

HannahShoop said...

Hey!
Just created Another listamania! :)
(http://www.amazon.com/gp/richpub/listmania/fullview/R1J1N2P655VBFY/ref=cm_lm_pthnk_view?ie=UTF8&lm%5Fbb=) called "Great Reads" by "Lucy", with all four books. I believe that (100pts) puts me at
2825.
Thanks!
~Hannah

***Flinn-fan-of-the-Twins*** said...

On December 20th I bought Enoch's Ghost, The Eye of the Oracle, the Last of the Nephilim (which I got on CD format on preorder because I could not find it in book form), The Restorer, The Restorer's Son, and Dragonspell by Donita K. Paul all on Amazon.com. I haven't got them in yet, but I paid for them. I believe it was yesterday when I bought the Last of the Nephilim. I hope I got this right and that it is what you were talking about, Wayne. If this is correct, this has put my score at 3,910. I hope I added right!

Pais Charos said...

Ok, last post of points, as it's now the deadline.

Target review: http://www.target.com/Rise-Wyrm-Lord-Within-Trilogy/dp/1400310121/ref=cm_reviews_dp_seemore/601-0656686-5853728?ie=UTF8&coliid=&frombrowse=1&alt%5Fview=custReviews&asin=1400310121#R1674QCZS72AJI

Lifeway review: http://www.lifeway.com/e2/shop/?R=812680#

And I made two posts on my blog, paischaros.blogspot.com. The first post mentions all four books, and the second post has the coverart with links to CBD for all four books.

So that brings me to...1455.

HannahShoop said...

Hey!
Merry Christmas! Just created a listamania (http://www.amazon.com/gp/richpub/listmania/fullview/RKIOE8MQYZJV4/ref=cm_lm_pthnk_view?ie=UTF8&lm%5Fbb=)
I think that brings me to 2925.
Thanks!
~Hannah

Hannah said...

Hey!
Just created Another listamania! "My favorite books" (http://www.amazon.com/gp/richpub/listmania/fullview/RYQ7UL143NVQN/ref=cm_lm_pthnk_view?ie=UTF8&lm%5Fbb=)
I think that puts me at 3025.
Thanks!
~Hannah

Pais Charos said...

Do we have till the end of today, Wayne?

WayneThomasBatson said...

Yes, today counts. Until the stroke of Midnight, 12/26!

Godspeed and Merry Christmas!

***Flinn-fan-of-the- said...

Just created a Listamania list on Amazon with the Door Within trilogy and Isle of Swords. That brings my total to 4,110 points.

***Flinn-fan-of-the-Twins*** said...

They're under the boring title of "Some Awesome Fantasy Books" if you need to check.

HannahShoop said...

Hey!
I just recommend all four books to 8 people. I think that's 320 pts. which puts me at 3345. Thanks!
~Hannah

HannahShoop said...

Hey!
I created a listamania on Amazon.com by "Lucy" called "Great Books" with all of your books. (http://www.amazon.com/gp/richpub/listmania/fullview/R2LSF9GD1DLK6H/ref=cm_lm_pthnk_view?ie=UTF8&lm%5Fbb=) 100 pts. I think, wich puts me at 3445.

HannahShoop said...

Hi again,
I just created yet another listamania (as you can see I love listamanias :) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/richpub/listmania/fullview/R28I8Z56N047I8/ref=cm_lm_pthnk_view?ie=UTF8&lm%5Fbb=)
I think that brings me to 3545. Thanks!
~Hannah
Merry CHRISTmas!

HannaShoop said...

Hey!
I just mentioned all of your books on my cousin's blog and left a link to here. My cousin's blog is www.emerinefamily.blogspot.com.
I think that's 40 pts. which puts me at 3585 total.
Thanks!
~Hannah

***linn-fan-of-the-Twins*** said...

Just recommended it to 3 family members...4,170 points.

***Flinn-fan-of-the-Twins*** said...

Oops! forgot the f in my name!

Haley said...

I told 3 of my aunts and uncles about The Door Within Trilogy. That bring my total to 2095.

HannahShoop said...

Hey!
Just created another listamania (http://www.amazon.com/gp/richpub/listmania/fullview/R1PAMJ2YYF2T44/ref=cm_lm_pthnk_view?ie=UTF8&lm%5Fbb=)
100 more pts, so that puts me at 3685.
~Hannah

HannahShoop said...

Hello...
Here's another listamania :)
(http://www.amazon.com/gp/richpub/listmania/fullview/R1PYMSLGPI2FJ2/ref=cm_lm_pthnk_view?ie=UTF8&lm%5Fbb=)
That puts me at 2785, I believe.

HannahShoop said...

Hey!
Just created another listamania
(http://www.amazon.com/gp/richpub/listmania/fullview/RYDZ4B5GHHHN7/ref=cm_lm_pthnk_view?ie=UTF8&lm%5Fbb=)
That brings me to 3885 pts.
~Hannah

HannahShoop said...

Hey,
Just noticed that two comments ago, I mis-typed. I accedentally wrote 2000 instead of 3000. Oops.
Thanks!
~Hannah

***Flinn-fan-of-the-Twins*** said...

Today I recommended the Door Within books to 28 of my mom's homeschool friends and some of their kids. That makes my score 4,730 points.

***Flinn-fan-of-the-Twins*** said...

Just recommended the Door Within to my cousin, aunt and uncle, grandmother and grandfather, my second pair of aunt and uncles, and a friend from church. I think this brings my score to 4,890 points.

Thank you!

***Flinn-fan-of-the-Twins*** said...

Oops! When I said pair of aunt and uncles I meant just another aunt and uncle. Sorry!

HannahShoop said...

Hi again,
Just created another listamania
(http://www.amazon.com/gp/richpub/listmania/fullview/R1BRCU21IE4T5W/ref=cm_lm_pthnk_view?ie=UTF8&lm%5Fbb=)
THat's 100 pts I think, so that puts me at 3985. Thanks!
Hannah

***Flinn-fan-of-the-Twins*** said...

I have recommended it to four more of my mom's friends. If this is still double points, that puts me at 4,970

DragonRider said...

Hi,
I just got this link http://www.amazon.com/gp/cdp/member-reviews/A26GJ6HK9MCZ7W/ref=cm_cr_pr_auth_rev?ie=UTF8&sort%5Fby=MostRecentReview
You will notice that it was posted on the 22. I hope it is not to late.

***Flinn-fan-of-the-Twins*** said...

Just recommended it to the mom and dad of some of my friends. (Note: Different than my mom's friends) That brings my score to 5,010

Pais Charos said...

I just made a Listmania list on Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/richpub/listmania/fullview/R35GJRE79WTGKY/ref=cm_lm_pthnk_view?ie=UTF8&lm%5Fbb=

HannahShoop said...

Hey!
I have been working on this all evening! I have recommended all four books to
*146 of my sister's friends
*34 of my dad's friends
*67 of my mom's friends
That is 9880 pts. which brings me to 13,865.
Thanks!
~Hannah

Anonymous said...

hannah shoop,

You know it only counts if they respond,right??? It doesn't count if they don't get back to you on e-mail or something.

HannahShoop said...

Hey!
Just recommended all four books to 18 of my brother's friends (720 pts). I think that puts me at 14,585.
Thanks!
~Hannah

DragonRider said...

P.S.
That is twenty points each, making it 60 points doubled that is a 120 points.

I posted your books on my moms blog as a guest bloger:http://just4christiangirls.blogspot.com/

I just finshed posting my reviews to Christian Book. com and Barnes and Noble. I won't however have the links for a few day. So I was Wondering is that a problem? I also don't know the points for these things. So I didn't put them down.

***Flinn-fan-of-the-Twins*** said...

I know the contest is over, but I miss calculated my points. If the points are by individual book, then my total would be 6,580. Here is the break down of my points...

Recommended (before double points):
7 people--70 points

Recommended (after double points):
135 people--2700 points

Recommended and they bought:
1 person--50 points (they bought the trilogy and I'm not sure how to add that up)

Wrote review on my blog: 20 points

Link with picture: 40 points

Bought Oracles of Fire, Restorer books, and Dragonspell:
3,000 points

Bought trilogy for myself and cousin:
600 points

Listmania: 100 points...

which I believe gives me a grand total of 6,580 points.

Congrats to the winners!!! ;0)

Pais Charos said...

Hehe, forgot to mention that listmania brings me to 1555 points.

Pais Charos said...
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WayneThomasBatson said...

WOWZERS, Inspector Gadget! These scores are HUGE!!

Okay, official entries are now closed. I'm going to need some time to count all these up and verify.

I hope to post the winners just after the New Year.

Now, I do need to clarify a few things:

A couple of our high-rollers have earned a --CHUNK-- of points by making book purchases and by recommending books to friends.

So...

If you have a very high score and think you are in the running for a prize, please:

1. Confirm the date and vendor (store) where purchases were made.

2. Verify that the book recommendations were received --AND-- responded to.

I really didn't want anyone to spam someone's address book. So please recalculate and include only those recommendations that were personal and/or responded to.

Let me know if you have questions.

HannahShoop said...

Mr. Batson,
I e-mailed on Christmas Day a bunch of my sister's friends, some of my brother's friends, and my dad's players (he's a coach), and a few of my mom's friends. We know every one of these people. I'm not sure what you want me to do next or what clarification you need. Please let me know what I should do now. I wasn't trying to do anything unfair. Thanks!
~Hannah

HannahShoop said...

Hey,
I just saw that one of my e-mail recommendations did not go through. -40 pts. I'm at my grandparents house and do not have my pt. sheet with me, so I'm not sure where that leaves me.
Thanks!
Hannah

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***Flinn-fan-of-the-Twins*** said...

Here are the responses of online people. The rest I talked to in person or on the phone. Don't know how to verify them!

Responses below...

Read it. [NT] - Fushia - 12:10:38 AM on 12/26/2007

Read it. [NT] - Tracy in MO - 10:50:19 PM on 12/25/2007

Read it. [NT] - Grits - 10:44:35 PM on 12/25/2007

I read it. [NT] - Annette - 10:09:04 PM on 12/25/2007

I
may be late but I read it too [NT] - Tina Duke - 9:45:55 PM on 12/25/2007

read it [NT] - Laura - 8:25:51 PM on 12/25/2007

read it. [NT] - melhouse - 7:24:00 PM on 12/25/2007

Read it! [NT] - MarySC - 7:13:57 PM on 12/25/2007

I read it! [NT] - SandyinMD - 6:58:02 PM on 12/25/2007

Thanks! That series was one of the Christmas presents for my sons today. :o) [NT] - Elena J - 6:13:20 PM on 12/25/2007

read her recommendation, and before now never heard of the book.. will look into finding it :-) [NT] - Tina - AlaskaMom - 5:35:55 PM on 12/25/2007

read it [NT] - Shua - 5:28:22 PM on 12/25/2007

Read it. [NT] - Minkydo - 5:17:19 PM on 12/25/2007

read it :-) [NT] - marmy - 5:11:07 PM on 12/25/2007

DH read it too. [NT] - Starla in GA - 5:04:21 PM on 12/25/2007

read it. [NT] - Starla in GA - 5:03:11 PM on 12/25/2007

Read it :-) [NT] - Ellie - 4:57:59 PM on 12/25/2007

read it. [NT] - Jamie in Ks - 4:57:38 PM on 12/25/2007

read it [NT] - Kiersten - 4:47:45 PM on 12/25/2007

I read your review, and my daughter just read it! Two over here!.. [NT] - TXArtcGal - 4:07:42 PM on 12/25/2007

read it [NT] - mommaof4 - 4:03:13 PM on 12/25/2007

Read it! [NT] - Briggie - 3:55:45 PM on 12/25/2007

read it [NT] - Angel - 3:50:17 PM on 12/25/2007

read it [NT] - goofygal - 3:49:30 PM on 12/25/2007

I read the review. [NT] - MIC in OH - 3:29:47 PM on 12/25/2007

I read your review. [NT] - KimberlyOR - 3:27:42 PM on 12/25/2007

Sounds good! [NT] - Brenda - 3:15:45 PM on 12/25/2007

Read it. [NT] - Dorothy - 10:12:28 PM on 12/25/2007

Okay. So my reading of the review counts. Good job, Deeder's Daughter! [NT] - momster - 4:43:12 PM on 12/25/2007

I bought them for ds for Christmas! [NT] - mjpuzzlemom - 2:49:49 PM on 12/25/2007

I read the first book because your mom suggested it! Loved it! [NT] - juditupp - 2:41:27 PM on 12/25/2007
interesting [NT] - Jeanette - 2:37:14 PM on 12/25/2007

Hope this helps! Oh, by the way, I bought the Door Within books at The Scroll Christian Bookstore in Tyler, TX; mine and my cousin's. It was some time in summer or early fall. Sorry I forgot the date!

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***Flinn-fan-of-the-Twins*** said...

Also, the people on the phone were all family and friends...people I know.

Pais Charos said...

this is my third try ... I hope I didn't forget anything this time.

Confirmation Post

Purchases:
- TWO copies of TDW July 2007 B&N in Richmond
- TWO copies of The Restorer July 2007, one in Richmond, the second in Alexandria
- Enoch's Ghost July 2007 in Richmond
- The Lion Vrie and Rise of the Wyrm Lord 9/1 CBD
- The Secret Life of Becky Miller 9/19 Lifeway
- Renovating Becky Miller 9/19 LIfeway
- Final Storm 10/26 CBD
- Raising Dragons audiobook 11/7 Bryan Davis
- TDW, Isle of Swords, Raising Dragons 12/15 Lifeway
- Secret Life of Becky Miller 12/15 New Life Christian Store
- Final Storm 12/20 CBD


Winning books didn't count, did it? I just want to be sure...cause in September I won Ilse of Swords, and a month or so later I won The Restorer's Son, but those were never added. If winning books did count, that would be an extra 100 points. Please clarify.

AND, one of my recommendations (found on here), wasn't responded to, so that's a -20 points.

Hope this helps! Let me know if you need anything else!

DragonRider said...

Okay, I just got the links:
http://www.christianbook.com/Christian/Books/product?item_no=310180&netp_id=480024&event=ESRCN&item_code=WW&show_all_cr=1#customer_reviews

http://www.christianbook.com/Christian/Books/product?item_no=310111&event=ECF#customer_reviews

http://www.christianbook.com/Christian/Books/product?item_no=310128&event=ECF#customer_reviews
These are all at Christian Books
The ones from Barnes and Noble are not yet up.

strivin' said...

What a lot of devoted readers!
http://striving2bme.blogspot.com/
where your opinion counts!

Pais Charos said...

So ... are you done yet Wayne? :P