Blogging for Books Newsletter

February 2, 2011

January Top Ranked Review Winner!

Congrats to Jay Porter who had the highest ranking in the month of January for his review of Soulprint by Mark Batterson. Jay won a brand new iPhone 4! Congrats Jay!

Feb. Blogging for Books Contests...
Win an iPod Touch, ESV Study Bible or $50 Valentines Gift Box!

This month you can win one of the following...

iPod Touch
The blogger with the highest ranked review in the month of Feb. 2011 wins a 32GB iPod Touch! Remember - you can keep track of your position on the Blogging Wall of Fame page.

ESV Study Bible
The church leader with the highest ranked review in the month of Feb. 2011 will win this beautiful, cowhide leather ESV Study Bible. This contest is only open to those registered as a "Church Leader" in the Blogging for Books program. Remember - you can keep track of the top "Church Leader" reviews on the Blogging Wall of Fame page. Be sure to choose "Church Leader" as the main category.

Feb. Prizes$50 Valentines Ghirardelli Chocolate Box
The best romance fiction review in the month of Feb. 2011 wins this awesome assortment of Ghirardelli chocolates. Remember - you can post a review for any WaterBrook Multnomah title at any time. You do not have to have had requested the title from the Blogging for Books program in order to post your review on the site. This contest is not based on rankings, but on the overall quality of the review as decided by Ashley and Chris. Here's a hint for being considered for the best review: Embed video, Scribd first chapter excerpt, links to order the book and links to the author's website or Facebook fan page. To enter this contest please email Ashley and Chris a link to your review before Feb. 28th, 2011.

View full contest rules for all Feb. contets [pdf]

Win a $250 Visa Gift Card - Gabe Lyons Livestream

We have an upcoming Livestream with author Gabe Lyons on Feb. 17th @ 2pm ET. The event will be moderated by Tim Keller and Gabe will be answering questions about his new book - The Next Christians. We're giving away a $250 Visa gift card and a signed copy of The Next Christians to the blogger who embeds the Livestream broadcast on their blog or website and refers the most amount of traffic to the webcast the day of the broadcast.

Directions for embedding the Livestream broadcast on your blog or website...

  1. Go to
  2. Click on the “Grab Widget” button that is directly below the video player
  3. Choose any flavor of the broadcast to embed. It's similar to embedding a YouTube video on your blog or website using “Embed Code.”

Questions? Email us.

Next Christians

Have a great month of blogging and reading!

Ashley's Signature

Ashley Boyer
WaterBrook Multnomah

Chris' Signature

Chris Sigfrids
Online Marketing Manager
WaterBrook Multnomah

P.S. - Don't forget, to get higher rankings for your reviews use the "Get Code" feature. To access this feature, log in, make sure you've posted at least one review on, click on "Manage Reviews" and then look for the "Get Code" feature - there is a unique "Get Code" code for each review you post. Instructions for adding the code are on the "Manage Reviews" page.