June Author Sales Contest Standings

June Contest Standings: Updated as of 06/28/09

1. Irene Zingg
2. Timothy Chou
3. Farzin Mojtabai
4. Jason Carpenter
5. James Danko
6. Chris Juergensen
7. Damian Vraniak
8. Eve Schillo
9. Christopher Stets
10. Barbara Blanks

June Contest Standings: Updated as of 06/25/09
Just another update as there was some noteworthy late movement taking place in the top 3.

1. Timothy Chou
2. Farzin Mojtabai
3. Jason Carpenter
4. Chris Juergensen
5. James Danko
6. Christopher Stets
7. Eve Schillo
8. Barbara Blanks
9. Robert Kaneko
10. Damian Vraniak

June Contest Standings: Updated as of 06/24/09
Here’s a look at the top-selling authors as of June 24th, 2009. As we near the finish to the June author sales contest it is still anyone’s game. Historically, we’ve seen some of the largest shifts near the end of these contests, so now is the time to get out there and clinch your victory.

1. Farzin Mojtabai
2. Jason Carpenter
3. Timothy Chou
4. Chris Juergensen
5. James Danko
6. Christopher Stets
7. Eve Schillo
8. Barbara Blanks
9. Robert Kaneko
10. Damian Vraniak

June Contest Standings: Updated as of 06/19/09

Here’s a look at the top-selling authors as of June 19th, 2009. We’ll be updating the standings regularly before the winners are officially announced on July 15th. Be sure to keep checking back!

1. Farzin Mojtabai
2. Jason Carpenter
3. Timothy Chou
4. Chris Juergensen
5. James Danko
6. Christopher Stets
7. Eve Schillo
8. Barbara Blanks
9. Robert Kaneko
10. Damian Vraniak

There is still plenty of time to enter and stake your claim to $2,750 in prize money. Remember, we’re offering a $1,500 cash 1st place prize, a $750 cash 2nd place prize and a $500 cash 3rd place prize for this month’s top-selling authors.

Regards,

-Adam

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With May’s Author Sales Contest coming to a close in a couple of days, it’s about time we start posting details on our upcoming June contest. Since these past few months of hosting sales contests have been so successful, we figured, why mess up a good thing? So, after the winners for May’s contest are confirmed, we’ll reset the counters back to zero and start off fresh.

June’s Author Sales Contest will begin on the first of the month and the rules are pretty much the same;  who ever earns the highest number of sales for their content on Lulu throughout June, wins. The three highest selling authors will receive $500, $750 and $1,500 respectively, with the top three titles (and a few honorable mentions) highlighted on the site and Lulu newsletter. To sweeten the deal even further, our June first place winner will also be treated to an exclusive interview posted prominently here, in our very own Lulu blog.

To enter the contest you must register through the entry form on the Author Sales Contest page.  Registration is open now through the end of May.  For more information head on over to the contest page and sign up.

Early standing will be posted approximately 1 week after the start of the contest with updates posted regularly thereafter. Click here to see last months winners.

Good luck everyone!

-Adam

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16 Comments

  1. Is this still an all American contest or are you finally allowing the rest of Lulu’s foreign authors a chance to compete?

  2. Why is it only open to U.S. citizens?
    The rest of the world wants in!
    (plus the over 18 rule)

    (I am a 16 year old Aussie, I am out on two counts)

  3. If an author has won, say, the March contest, can the same author also win the June contest? There’s a sentence in the rules: “A single entrant cannot win more than one prize in this contest, and a winner in this contest cannot win a prize in another
    Lulu sales contest that begins on or before June 1, 2010, if any such contests are
    held.”

    I read this to mean (a) that you can’t win 2 prizes using 2 storefronts (that’s clear), but the second part of the sentence about “another sales contest that begins…”

    Does this mean (where it appeared in the rules of the prior contest), that the top seller in the June competition can’t win a second sales contest later on?

  4. Follow up to the first comment:

    That sentence, “a winner in this contest cannot win a prize in another Lulu sales contest that begins on or before June 1, 2010, if any such contests are
    held,” doesn’t make sense as a sentence. At the very least it should address winning a prize in THIS contest, not whether the winner can win a prize in ANOTHER contest. As it’s written, you’re saying that the victory in the PAST contest can’t happen. Very strange and ambiguous wording, there.

  5. Adam Guida

    Hi Mike,
    It’s basically just lawyer-speak, but it is written in line with our intentions for this contest, but let me try to clarify.

    To quote the terms and conditions for this sales contest:
    “A single entrant cannot win more than one prize in this contest, and a winner in this contest cannot win a prize in another Lulu sales contest that begins on or before June 1, 2010, if any such contests are held.”

    Essentially what this means is that, if you enter the June 09 sales contest and win a prize, you will not be eligible to win another Lulu contest that starts one year from the date this contest began. Syntactically, I probably would have broken those two ideas into different sentences, but that’s lawyers for ya (lol, no offense to any lawyers out there) ;)

  6. Adam Guida

    Hi Edward,

    It’s not that don’t want to. In fact, we would love to. Unfortunately, opening these contests up internationally is very difficult for us from a legal standpoint since the laws that govern contests can vary dramatically from country to country. We’re definitely looking into the possibility of expanding these contests a bit but that’s probably a little ways away.

  7. Argh. I didn’t notice that it said 2010! I thought it said 2009! My apologies. :)

  8. Lolly

    Hi. I just registered for the contest, but I didn’t get the 10% off coupon that was mentioned in the announcement. It said we could use this coupon with our customers.

  9. Farzin

    Hi, I was just wondering how regularly the posts about the updated standings would be and also wanted to know if the contest is based on number of copies sold or sales in terms of money for the tops selling books? Can we get any raw numbers with the standings? thanks.

  10. Jennifer Sertl

    It is great to see individuals take control of the publishing process and influence “their tribe” through LULU.

    I look forward to reading your work, contetants.

  11. ok this new lulu site is new to me – i was on poetry .com …. and have thousands of poetry there – couple of questions here :
    1# will there still be a poetry convention for 2009 ? i went to both …next
    2# why is it at times i cant edit my poetry?
    3# and do you make these books – i have a volume #1 finished .. i have x7 volumes ,same title just different volumes
    how & what do i have to do to get my books out – im no computor pro here ?

  12. I am an American citizen but I work in a foreign country for the moment-am I still eligible?

  13. I sold a grand total of 1 this month.
    By download.

  14. Audrey Constantino

    Nice! I think I sold around three. It’s hard to advertise for my book.

  15. Adam Guida

    Hi Farzin – We try to get at least 1 update to the contest standings in every week for the first three weeks.

    Right now these standings are just posted to the blog as we get them, but we hope to provide a more dynamic for these standings to our contestants in the near future. Any ideas you have are most welcome.

  16. Ron McCormick

    Adam:
    I entered the July Author sales contest July 1, and furnished the coupon code JULYCONTEST10 to several groups of potential buyers. Many have reported to me the code has not worked for them, and they were denied the 10% discount. This has hurt sales.
    Can you help me ID the problem so we can get it fixed?
    Thanks, Ron

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