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Saturday, November 26, 2011

The Seek the Stars Contest is HERE!

Welcome to Dark Sea Saturday! I hope the turkey nap is over and the shopping cramps are all worked out because you are about to have an adventure...



To celebrate the release of The Errant King, in association with AMG International Publishing, it gives me great pleasure to announce to my readers: the 1st Seek the Stars Contest!

WHAT IS IT?
The Seek the Stars Contest is an opportunity for my readers to have EPIC fun, exercising their God-given talents to form communities of readers and spread the word about books they know and love.

WHAT’s AT STAKE?
Fun. First of all, we all love to communicate with others about the things we love. We all need friends. Competing in the Seek the Stars Contest gives you the opportunity to do both. But there are, shall we say, a few prizes involved as well. More to come soon about all the specifics, but here are some items you could win:
• A Brand New Amazon Kindle!
• Ownership of your very own Star. Not kidding. Some winners will be able to have a real star registered in his/her name or even in his her team name!
• Free eBook downloads.
• All kinds of unlockables: behind the scenes Dark Sea Annals stuff, custom artwork, desktops, posters, Original Dark Sea Music Tracks, online games and more!
• A few hard-working winners will become Books-For-Life Guild Members. These folk get a signed copy of each and every book that I ever write!
• Get your name in the Acknowledgment Section of my next book.
• Get a character in my next book named after you!

WHEN DOES IT START?
The contest kicks off on DARK SEA SATURDAY, that is: Saturday, November 26th and ends SEVEN months later on Tuesday, June 26th. The number Seven is significant. Remember it! The start date is today. But, of course, you kinda know that, right?

When you click the link below, you'll come to a screen that looks like the picture at the bottom. Just click the button, enter the security random letters thingy, and it should download. You don't have to join the club or sign up for FileDropper.

CONTEST UPDATE #1:
All Constellations have been Founded! In less than 24 hours, all seven Founder positions have been claimed! I still have dozens of emails to sift through, but I suspect there are lots of anxious Starseekers anxious to get started. So...GET STARTED. Don't wait for me to email you with your Constellation Team. Just start loading up on points however you can. 

Here's the list of Official Constellation Team Founders:
1) Winter's Read from Washington State
2) KK* from Ohio
3) Belac from Michigan
4) Songkeeper from Texas
5) Star Dreamer from Illinois
6) Vocal from Colorado
7) Sir Nagek from New York State

*I used initials for folks who didn't give a Fantasy Name alias. 

DOWNLOAD COMPLETE RULES HERE!

30 comments:

Noah Arsenault said...

First comment! WOOT!!

(I am really excited for this!!)

7 months...wow! Lots of time. It'll get really intense near the end.

Thank you once again, Mr. Batson!

Millardthemk said...

Have fun goodluck everyone :) Best of luck Waynester, God bless you and everyone's efforts.

Anonymous said...

This sounds AWESOME!!!

Sarah said...

Oh my PUMPERNICKEL! This sounds awesome! Kinda like the tribebuilding thing for TBP. But, methinks, cooler.

Ok, maybe I just think it's cooler because I might be able to join.

*goes to beg parents to let her join*

Elven Princess said...

I emailed you, Mr. Batson. :) I am ready to start collecting today if I am allowed to.

Writer4Christ said...

This is cool! But I don't have money to sign in to 'download' the rules...

Millardthemk said...

Because I've found it's ridiculously complex to try to download the rules from the link up above, I'm hosted the file myself here

http://www.filedropper.com/seekstarsrules

Just download it from Filedropper. 4Share requires to to install a program, create an account, THEN download the PDF.

Hope my link helps yall :)

Rachel said...

Hey Mr Batson, I am having a little trouble downloading the rules. I keep hiting download and it keeps saying it did but I don't see anything. What am I doing wrong? Thanks.

By the way, it sounds cool.

Anonymous said...

This sounds like a gr8 idea Mr. Batson i'm going to join as soon as i can.

WayneThomasBatson said...

Hey, Noah! I'm stoked that you're stoked! Thanks for entering! Hey, Mill thanks a ton. We all really appreciate your support, activity, and prayers--and thanks for the link. I thought it would just auto download. DOH.

Hey, Anon, thanks!. Sarah, you have a RYE sense of humor! {cringes} Hope you enjoy the contest! Elven Princess, thanks so much! Rock ON!!

Writer for Christ: my fault on the download. I'm going to update with a better download link.

Rachel, again, sorry about the goofy download issue. Crud. Thanks to Mill for creating a no-nonsense download link. I have changed it, so it should work now. Anon2, thanks so much for your support!

Krysti said...

Wayne,

I used the second (filedropper) link, and I still don't know which download button to select to get access to the Rules file instead of downloading unwanted software.

Directions, please?

Emma said...

Wow! Sounds epicly awesome!
Are Canadians allowed to join?

WayneThomasBatson said...

Krysti, so glad you can join. I've updated the post with hopefully better directions on how to download the file. And Emma, absolutely, Canadians can join! So stoked to hear that I have readers in the Great White North!

Krysti said...

Aha! Wayne, I like how you've done up this contest! :D

If I ever get published, I'm going to write you for permission to copy aspects of this contest...

Christopher Hopper said...

Can I play, too? ;)

ch:

Anna said...

I'm soooo excited! Mr. Batson, I called my Best Friend right away after I read about this yesterday! We talked for over 30 minutes and we both emailed you saying we want to join (at the same time:)! Can't wait to get more info and to be able to join the form!
Look out world, you're about to learn about some of the coolest books around and you'll see God's love shining in them!
God bless!

Aarathyn said...

The file download worked just fine on my computer. Odd...
Where do we find that packet that you were talking about? You know, the one where you find the tasks to do?

WayneThomasBatson said...

Krysti: feel free to borrow and steal! Christopher: Of course you can play...well, in a noncredit sort of way. lol Anna: so glad you and your friend will be involved! Aarathyn, the tasks and points are also in the rules you downloaded. BUT there will be MANY more point tasks revealed over time. More each month!

Ralyn said...

NO way I am NOT doing this! I'm very excited and I sent out my email as soon as I read this!!

Thanks, Ralyn

WayneThomasBatson said...

Ralyn, love the energy you bring to the contest!

Galadriel said...

It's not accessable with the filters on my computer--is there another option.

WayneThomasBatson said...

Galadriel, yes, just email me. I will attach the rules and send them to you.

Hannah Rebekah said...

VERY cool. I've been thinking this for awhile, but now I *really* need to get my hands on a copy of Sword in the Stars and Errant King.... Great job putting this together!

kopernikuz said...

I've tried the link in the blog entry and the one posted by Mill... whenever I try to download it says it is -1bytes and the file is unopenable when it downloads. Any ideas?

Andrew said...

Many of those file hosting services are kinda seedy. I recommend switching to dropbox - there's no ads or junk to download before you can get to the file. and I know of many many folks who use it - here's a faq about it. http://www.dropbox.com/help/19

Anonymous said...

hello, i've tried multiple times to download but my computer will not let me! Is there any other way I could get the rules? I really want to participate!

WayneThomasBatson said...

If you can't download the rules packet, just shoot me an email. I'll attach it as a PDF and send it to you. Thanks, everyone! The response has been amazing so far!

WayneThomasBatson said...

AMG, my publisher, has now created a Starseeker Contest Download link, so NOW, at last, the link should work for everyone. It should just be an automatic pdf download.

Aarathyn said...

Sir Batson, did you get my email? I sent it a week ago but haven't gotten a reply, and my email account has been known to not send the email and not tell me about it.

Jessica Woode said...

I also have not received a reply to my e-mail.. But I would definitely like to participate! :)