Winners of My First Instagram Giveaway!

So 26th January is here.

First off, Happy Republic Day to all Indians out there. What better to start off a long weekend than with some good news?

For some background, I hosted my very first Instagram giveaway ever and now, I’m here to announce the winners. Over the duration of the contest, deadline of which was on January 20, I made sure you had enough time (mostly because I was out of touch for a couple of days) to enter the giveaway. And today, we’re finally here – at the finish line!

Let me start my announcement by thanking everyone who participated in the giveaway.

THANK YOU! The encouragement you gave me by participating and joining in my celebrations cannot be described in mere words! All I can do is thank you from the bottom of my heart. 🙂

The reasons behind these celebrations, as I mentioned in my first giveaway post are here:

  • 30th December 2017 marked 2 years of my debut novel, Of Knights and Lilies. [Buy it on the Notion Press website / Amazon / Flipkart.]
  • Touched 100 Instagram followers on my blog account. [Now close to 200. 🙂 ] (@themelodramaticbookworm)
  • Crossing 70 posts, 750 visitors and 1400 views on this blog. [Now crossed 80 posts, 1100 visitors, and 1800 views. 🙂 ]
  • The most obvious reason: The New Year!

What I Promised the Giveaway Will Give You:

One paperback copy and one Kindle copy of my first novel, Of Knights and Lilies. And the winners will get exactly these.

So who are the winners?

For the paperback edition, the winner is: Meenal Agarwal (@minnie_0627)

And the winner for the Kindle edition is: @youth_and_wit.

Congratulations, guys! And thank you for participating! 🙂

Please drop me a DM on Instagram so that I can take this forward and send your spoils over!

Until next time, when I come over with a fresh new giveaway which I promise to take to the next level, sit tight and keep being awesome! 🙂

Giveaway! Have You Joined the Celebrations Yet?

Hi everybody!

Last few days to participate in my Instagram giveaway!

A few days ago, I had shared the news about my very first giveaway on Instagram. [Read the first, more detailed post here.] This giveaway is to celebrate quite a few things that culminated to a grand sense of gratitude in my life. I’m now giving my gratitude and sharing my good times with all those who like my work, follow me, and wish nothing but good things for me.

The reasons behind these celebrations are:

  • 30th December 2017 marked 2 years of my debut novel, Of Knights and Lilies.
  • Touched 100 Instagram followers on my blog account. [Now crossed 150. 🙂 ] (@themelodramaticbookworm)
  • Crossing 70 posts, 750 visitors and 1400 views on this blog. [Now crossed 75 posts, 1000 visitors, and 1700 views. 🙂 ]
  • The most obvious reason: The New Year!

What the Giveaway Will Give You:

One paperback copy and one Kindle copy of my first novel, Of Knights and Lilies are up for grabs in this giveaway. If you’re thinking about whether or not to enter, I’d say give it a go. There’s nothing to lose here and a book to win. Isn’t it what all booklovers look out for? 😉

What You Have To Do To Enter the Giveaway:

To enter the giveaway, here’s what you have to do:

  1. Follow me on Instagram (@themelodramaticbookworm). 😀
  2. Like the giveaway post.
  3. Share the giveaway post to your profile and story with the hashtag #TMBGiveaway01. Don’t forget to tag me in both.
  4. Comment on the Instagram post about which copy you’d like to receive – the paperback or the Kindle copy. Tag 3 bookworm friends in the same comment. [Easier for me to keep track.]
  5. [OPTIONAL] Follow me on WordPress (here, obviously) and on Twitter (sonalidabade).

Rules of the giveaway are as follows:

  • Paperback giveaway open only to Indian users. Kindle copy is worldwide.
  • No giveaway accounts.
  • Private accounts, DM me the screenshots of the shared posts and stories.
  • One entry per account.

A small change to the timeline: giveaway now ends January 20, 2018! Winners will be announced on January 26. 🙂

Thank you for participating and sharing in my joy! Good luck! 🙂

Giveaway! It’s Celebration Time!

Hi folks!

I’m hosting a little Instagram giveaway this month in celebration of a lot of big little things. [Yes, I glean inspiration from books. So? :P] I believe in sharing my good luck and good times with those who like my work, follow me, and wish nothing but good things for me. And yes, it is also with those who might like my work and I haven’t reached yet that I want to share my work with.

There are four reasons why I am celebrating through this giveaway:

  • 30th December 2017 marked 2 years of my debut novel, Of Knights and Lilies. Writing a novel is difficult, and getting it published, even more so. The time I held the first copy of my novel in my hand was one of the best in my entire life. Nothing can beat the feeling. Ever.
  • Crossing 100 Instagram followers on my blog account. I have two accounts on Instagram. One that I use for personal updates (voyagersdabade), and one that I use to update for blogs (themelodramaticbookworm). While I’ve used the personal one for quite a while now, @themelodramaticbookworm has been in play for a short while now. 100 followers, just with the merit of the pictures I upload is a huge thing.
  • Crossing 70 posts, 900 visitors and 1500 views on this blog. I started this blog a long time ago. At the time, it was a hobby. But now, it is so much more. And to receive this kind of love fills my heart.
  • The most obvious reason: The New Year! 2018 heralds a year of hope for me and everything I wish to achieve during this time, something that I wish to share with all of you!

What the Giveaway Will Give You:

One paperback copy and one Kindle copy of my first novel, Of Knights and Lilies are up for grabs in this giveaway. If you’re thinking about whether or not to enter, I’d say give it a go. There’s nothing to lose here and a book to win. Isn’t it what all booklovers look out for? 😉

What You Have To Do To Enter the Giveaway:

To enter the giveaway, here’s what you have to do:

  1. Follow me on Instagram (@themelodramaticbookworm). 😀
  2. Like the giveaway post.
  3. Share the giveaway post to your profile and story with the hashtag #TMBGiveaway01. Don’t forget to tag me in both.
  4. Comment on the Instagram post about which copy you’d like to receive – the paperback or the Kindle copy. Tag 3 bookworm friends in the same comment. [Easier for me to keep track.]
  5. [OPTIONAL] Follow me on WordPress (here, obviously) and on Twitter (sonalidabade).

Rules of the giveaway are as follows:

  • Paperback giveaway open only to Indian users. Kindle copy is worldwide.
  • No giveaway accounts.
  • Private accounts, DM me the screenshots of the shared posts and stories.
  • One entry per account.

Giveaway entry ends January 15, 2018! Winners will be announced on January 20. 🙂

Thank you for participating and sharing in my joy! Good luck! 🙂