Monday, 4 November 2013

Giveaway For The Mule

I've learned a few things from the Rafflecopter giveaway:

A basic giveaway that was posted in half a dozen Goodreads and Facebook pages earned me about 25 plus sample downloads on ALL my Smashword books, not just the Lost Weekend giveaway. Pretty good for almost no work.

I'm now trying the paid for Blogger version.  So far, not so good.  I'm having horrible problems getting the book image to show.  And I'm pretty good with HTML. I've written to Rafflecopter and they say they'll answer in 24 hours.

In the meantime, I'll test a quick and dirty fix here to see if it works (pasting the URL into the code rather than uploading an image) UPDATE quick and dirty doesn't work.

Frankly, so far I'm disappointed. This should be easy, not difficult. I'll update when I get a response from Rafflecopter.

UPDATE the first Support message is a cut and paste from the help files. Duh, like I haven't read that already!  Now really ticked. 

UPDATE: "For adding an image in the widget, I would recommend seeing if you can put the picture of the book inside a 350x263 image that's just white space and re-upload it. That will help you get the entire image into view."  It worked!  But OMG how clunky!

I'll be holding a weekly giveaway from now till Christmas, so keep an eye on this blog!

Check out this week's Rafflecopter giveaway  

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