Monday, 5 August 2013

Pay attention ...

... or you could miss the boat. (sorry)

I confess that I tend to skim through things like terms and conditions - they're boring aren't they and all pretty much the same anyway? Well maybe, but they're important as you'll realise if you read the interesting notes following the results* of this competition. 44% of entries were disqualified for not complying with the rules!

Entries are now being accepted for phase 2, so if you'd like £100 get your entry in, but not until after carefully checking the t&cs

Guess whose novel has been picked as book of the day over on First Chapters.

*congratulations, Tracy and Teresa!

27 comments:

  1. Congratulations Patsy... and Tracy of course.

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  2. Always read the small print! Admit I tend to skim too!

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  3. Sorry meant to add congratulations on being picked as 'book of the day.'

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  4. Congrats to you and Tracy! :)

    Ah, the small print. So boring, so essential.

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  5. Congratulations on being book of the day Patsy; it's a great book, it's on my bookshelf.

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  6. Congratulations on being the book of the day!

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  7. Book for the summer!! Your book is totally for the summer!!! Yay!! Take care
    x

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  8. Congrats...and very interesting about the high number of people who failed to follow the rules - bet that happens a lot!!

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    1. I'm sure it does, Vikki - though probably not as often as 44% of the time.

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  9. Thanks for the mention, Patsy! Incredible statistics for the crime competition - wonder if because it was free writers took less care. The guidelines were very specific even down to font type and size, but if that's what they want...

    Congratulations with your novel too. Nice one :)

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    1. They were specific (and I do think(and hop) I followed them all) They weren't confusing or difficult though, so I don't know why so many failed to follow them.

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  10. Thanks for adding me to the congratulation list! Sorry you're not on it... you'll be on another one any minute, I'll bet.

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  11. Congratulations, Patsy :-)

    And blimey, all those people who didn't read the rules!!! :-) x

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    1. Incredible number, Teresa. Must be frustrating for the judges.

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  12. Congratulations, Patsy.

    Always important to read the rules. No point doing all that hard work, and then not getting your entry considered because you missed something important...

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