Friday, March 28, 2014

Jolly Raffle Giveaway Contest: The Return of Zita the Spacegirl!

It is that time again, my friends!


Longtime readers of this blog will remember that in 2010 and again in 2012 I raffled off advanced copies of Zita and Legends of Zita respectively. Now we’re going to do it a third time and that makes it a TRADITION.

So here we go:

The LUCKY AND SUPER COOL FIRST PLACE WINER will receive a hardcover copy of The Return of Zita the Spacegirl, signed, and with a little original watercolor lovingly tucked into the front cover.

Our SUAVE SECOND PLACE WINNER will find in their mailbox a paperback copy of The Return of Zita the Spacegirl along with a small ink sketch or piece of concept art.

To enter, all you need to do is leave a comment in the comments section of this post. BUT BE SURE TO LEAVE YOUR NAME, or some name that I can announce. “Anonymous” can’t win. Unless your legal name is Anonymous (in which case please explain that in the comment).

HERE’S HOW YOU INCREASE YOUR CHANCES (and where I trick you into helping me spread the word about this book): Mentioning the book, linking to benhatke.com, or otherwise spreading the word via social media (twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, Amazon, Google+, blogs, tumblers or any of the other myriad of options) is worth TWO EXTRA ENTRIES. (three is the maximum). Feel free to tag me on twitter (@BenHatke) but also let me know in the comments so I can keep it all straight.

The contest closes ONE WEEK FROM TODAY. The entries will go into a randomizer and soon after I will post the name of the winners!

Okay? Then...

READY... GO!!

-Ben

PS: If you still need some motivation, here is the Zita 3 trailer again:




135 comments:

Jasper Rosenberg said...

My daughter (okay, and me too) can't wait! Already posted to Facebook too.

Anita said...

We want one! Ok, we've already pre-ordered, but there will be fistfights if we only have one copy, so, me! me! me!

tatgurl said...

My boys love your books! The first Zita book was the first book my oldest son picked out from the school library and read cover to cover! Thanks for giving them a girl hero!

tatgurl said...

Shared on FB too!

Sweet Enemy said...

Looking forward to catching up with Zita! Shared on FB and I'll try to do a little more too.

Anita said...

And I shared it on facebook through the husband's account :-)

Chris VanZwoll said...

We have both of the previous books. Would love to have this too. :)
Shared on Facebook!

Karen Lukes said...

My 10 year old son keeps impatiently asking when is the next Zita coming out. Please end his torment and send us an early copy. Sharing on Facebook.

Mary McClure said...

Need to get the next book for my niece, please!! :)

cleo said...

Girl Power! Posted on Facebook and GooglePlus. Hope Ben is back at the Baltimore Book Festival this year, too!

@Chris_DFS said...

Can't wait for book 3. And I think you are coming to TCAF this year correct?

Dave Nelson said...

Hoo hoo! I'd love a sweet watercolor!

Red Herring Jeff said...

Ben you're awesome. Shared on facebook and Twitter too. :D

Daniela (Gravagna) said...

Can we enter the competition from Italy also? We would LOVE to win a copy....

Suellen May said...

My Son and I loved the first two books. We can't wait to read the third. Will also be linking on Facebook.

Pearl said...

Tossing my name in the hat! Can't wait to read the third and share the story with my niece and nephew. :)

mykidlets said...

Sweet! My kids have devoured your other books (from the library) and would love to have a copy of their own!

Bobbi

mykidlets said...

Shared on FB.

Kurtis Findlay said...

Definitely want a copy of this! I loved the last two!

Charley Sumner said...

Please add me to the pool! I've already been telling my friends and followers about the book on Twitter & FB, this contest is just an extra perk! - Charley Sumner

Madeline'sMama said...

Love Zita! She is so cool!

Cory Kemak said...

Your works are brilliant. I'm not sure who loves them more, myself or my kids! Shared on Facebook because it deserves to be shared!

Conor Hale said...

With a daughter and nine nieces, I promote Zita as often as I can!

Yasmin Diaz said...

My 9yr old has benn counting down the days to the release of the third Zita book! We love Zita!
Yasmin Diaz--who also posted on FB!

Madeline'sMama said...

Shared on Facebook

Alaina said...

My kids and I are eagerly awaiting the next installment of Zita's adventures, and just to be different, I recommended it on Goodreads and Google+.

Melanie said...

Awesome book trailer. Looking forward to reading the book when it comes out.

Megan Eager said...

We can't wait to check out the third Zita! Sharing on FB too!

Kari DeAngelis said...

Can't wait to read on!! Shared on FB, told the librarians to order it and recommended to the public school <3 Great stories! Peace Kari

Faith E. Hough said...

So excited about this! On the teency chance that I don't win this giveaway, will you be offering signed copies for sale?

Nethtilis said...
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Nethtilis said...

Can't wait! My Lily is finally old enough so I can say I'm getting it for her and not just me! (whew) (Shared on Facebook as well!) Oh, and this is Zula. :)

Ben Hatke said...

Wow this is moving quick!

Sadly, Faith, I think this time I won't have enough to offer online. I have a LOT OF NIECES AND NEPHEWS.

Anissa Boukhris said...

Lilia has been counting down the days to the release of this book! Can't wait!!

Amanda said...

Fingers crossed!

tim said...

Woot! Sign me up!

(posted to facebook as well!)

Hero said...

My boys love your books too. They've traced several pages and have them up around their room and seem to be constantly reading them to eachother. I've shared this link on facebook too.

Kelly said...

John, Finn, and James have been anxiously waiting for the next Zita. Looks awesome!

meltintall3 said...

I would love to win a copy. Zita is great! (I posted on tumblr, too.)

Ann Marie R. said...

My kids are sooo excited for the 3rd book!

Anonymous said...

I, Anonymous P. Jones Esquire III, would love a copy.

Minka said...

I would love to win this!

Bill Roberge said...

Did a link on FB! My girls and I LOVE Zita!

-Bill Roberge

Z-Kids said...

Congrats! Looking Forward to it!
- Aaron

Niall said...

Count us in!

marjorie said...

my daughter is PLOTZING. i FB'd and tweeted too!

Melissa Camara Wilkins said...

My son will faint dead away if Zita appeared in our mailbox. (Don't worry, he'll revive. And then OH THE EXCITEMENT!!!) :D

Tim Canny said...

Put my name in the hat! I shared your post on Facebook and Tweeted about it too. Can't wait to see what Zita gets up to in this adventure!

Dave said...

My daughter is so excited for it. My mom made her a Zita costume for her birthday last week, so the adventures continue...
Also posting on Twitter and FB...

Melissa Camara Wilkins said...

Tweeted: https://twitter.com/alsomelissa/status/449612931601530880

Yay Zita! :)

Gabi Frei said...

We are SO excited for the return and triumph of Zita!!! Facebooking the link to 1500 of my mama group friends as well :D

Kristen said...

So excited to read this one!!!

lausDeo Acres said...

looking forward to ready the books first i'd heard of them

Cari said...

My daughter is very much looking forward to this next book!
(Sharing on FB also)

JamieS said...

Hi Ben, this is Jamie (Dresch) S. I LOVE the Zita books and so do all the kiddos.

I also just shared this post on FB. :) Keep up the good work!

Jessica said...

My girls LOVE Zita! I've already pre-ordered the hardcover edition, but would sure love to win one of these to use as a birthday gift in April for one of our daughters - her birthday happens to fall on Easter Sunday this year!

Dennis Taylor said...

Count me in. I can't wait to read the next book!

Stella Rose said...

Tweeted and shared on facebook!

So excited about this graphic novel!

Dori Jean said...

What a cool book trailer!

Count me in!

Anonymous said...

Would love to enter! Awesome trilogy.


~Milly

Mike Blake illustration said...

Sounds great. Count me in!

j'aime said...

i would like a disclaimer with odds, please.

E.C. Myers said...

If I win, this will go to one of my nieces — after I read it!

Also, Tweeted. (@ecmyers)

Neva Hernandez said...

Well I'm throwing my hat in ring! We just love Zita in our house. Posting on facebook too.

Heather Markell said...

Heather is entering for master Gabriel, who is just about to turn 5, and desperately wants to read the stories about Zita the Spacegirl. Thank you. Tweet @heathermarkell. FB too. <3

Keelin Manning said...

I'd love a chance to win a Zita book (and my artist sisters would love a chance to get an official Ben Hatke drawing).
We all love seeing the comics you post on your blog!

I mentioned your book on Twitter as well.

Amanda said...

Our family is looking forward to reading the next Zita the Spacegirl adventure!

Clare said...

Ooooh, I can't wait!!! Even if I don't win the drawing (I never seem to win drawings) I'll definitely buy it as soon as it comes out. :D

P.S. It would be cool but weird to be named Anonymous.

Stephanie said...

The students at my school adore Zita and I get asked daily when the new one will arrive.
Thanks for making such a great graphic novel that I am excited for kids to take home and share!

Stephen said...

Ok, Ben, I shared on Facebook. Do I get an extra entry if I come Juggle with you?

The Kings said...

W00t! would love to win a copy for my daughter Zippy (full name Zipporah)!

Vic

Emily Parcha said...

I would love to win this! I'm sure my younger siblings will love it, even though they've never read a Zita book before.

Isabelle said...

I Love all Your books and your work and I really Really Really want this book, I hope to draw as good as you when I'm older. :) I want to win this book :)

Thanks Isabelle

Stacy C said...

Yay! I can't wait to read!

Marliese said...

Yay! It's almost out! Shared on Facebook too.

tamm said...

Excited! Posted about it on FB! - Tammy M.

Cecile V. said...

So excited about this! I shared on FB!
Merci beaucoup Ben! Cecile V.

Katy Manck, MLS said...

Oh, please choose me!
Love that Zita...

John Kelly said...

Love Zita! and tweeted the love!

Joseph Miller said...

Pick me!

Kristin said...

We love us some Zita in my house! So Exciting! -Kristin H.

Kristin said...

...and shared on facebook!
-Kristin H.

Scott Weigand said...

My daughter Alissa is a big fan of Zita.

Ben Kobus said...

Shared on Facebook and tweeted on Twitter! Hoping it brings you lots more sales, well deserved. Henry and I can't wait for the publication.

Michael Griffith said...

Great chatting with you at Toshocon yesterday. I've already read both the first volumes and they were great! Now I'm tossing my hat in the ring for the third!

Kate Tilton said...

This is really great Ben! I'm glad I saw E.C. Myers tweet about the giveaway.

I shared on Twitter too :)
https://twitter.com/K8Tilton/status/450338138833948672

Jessie H. said...

I'm so excited for this! I love Zita!

owen said...

Can't wait! My niece and I will both be excited to read the conclusion to Zita's adventure. I posted a link on my facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/chapterandversecomic

Danae said...

My kids LOVE your books! We are looking forward to the next Zita, and Julia's House of Magical Creatures, and the Robot comic book! Thanks for doing what you do!! You inspire our family!

Sarah and Clare said...

Hello Mr. Hatke! We're excited about the new book and, like everyone else, hope we win it!

Kelly Bikle kellybikle@gmail.com said...

Book 1 was worth 2 hours under the coffee table, book 2, much screaming, jumping and excitement. Can't wait to see the reaction to book 3.

obsessive compulsive dawn said...

I LOVE Zita! This would be too awesome to win.

Sophie said...

I LOVE the Zita the Spacegirl.
I can't wait to read the third one!!!

Caroline Pollock said...

Posted on FB, twitter, pintrest, and g+. So happy for you, Ben!

Caledonia said...

My kids are CRAZY for Zita. Please send one our way. Maryam W. Mathis James Bowie Elem. Library Dallas, TX

Lianne said...

I'm so excited! I tweeted about it too (and about having the squeaks.)

Colin said...

I was psyched the last time I visited my nephews to see they were reading the Zita books!

Brandi said...

Brandi Ivester
I loved the first 1.5 Zita books! (My nephew took the second one out of my bag when I was only halfway through. Seems in bad taste to fight a 9 year old.)

Ann Welch said...

I just asked you to friend me on fb, but you don't have to as I now found your blog. My 8 & 9 yr old loved the first two books that we bought last year and will be psyched to know you have another one coming out. I've shared this on fb and will email to some friends that introduced us to Zita. Keep up the good work! Ann Welch

Ben Hatke said...

I say yes to ALL friend requests.

(unless I think you're a spambot).

Trey Stanford said...

Zita Rules! The Stanfords love her!

NoahF said...

Our house is primed for Zita 3! My daughter has been reading 1 and 2 over and over in anticipation.

Eric Kingsepp said...

My daughter totally wants a copy! :-)

(See also my retweet regarding same.)

mary arndt and lexi arndt said...

ooh ooh me me I NEED this soooooooooooo much can't get it @ the library, am broke and your an awesome dude who writes awesome books! Go pizzicato!

lj tanner said...

Hooray for Zita!! Shared the jolly news on FB as well, my Lucy's hoping for an early copy!

Therese Prudlo said...

Yes, yes, yes, my kids love the books! They were just asking when the next is coming. :D They cant wait!

Therese Prudlo said...

Shared on FB

Chris said...

Mentioned on Google+ and Twitter. My girls would be so excited.

Torey said...

Exciting!

toreycervantes at gmail dot com

Anna Mourachian said...

We're looking forward to the next book! Of course at this point the first two really need replacing...:)

Kelle said...

My girls (8 and 9 yrs) love Zita! Shared on FB.

Johanna said...

We love Zita! I hear this unlikely quote every day: "they're editing this, jerry."

Aaron Klein said...

First i've seen. My daughter would love these!! Posted on g+ too.

Aimee Brown said...

We are huge Zita fans in this house. We've been following and loving Zita from the beginning. We cannot wait to add this to our collection! :)

Aimee Brown said...

Oh, and I also tweeted. Thanks!

Stage Lined said...

Wow great trailer, know I can't seem to hold back my excitement!!!!!!

Harriet Lane said...

Can't wait to read it! (I posted this on my blog)

My Neighbor Totoro said...

I can't believe the story is ending already. :( But they say good things always come in threes! :) I don't know what kind of a chance I have commenting this late, but hey! who knows?

(Awesome trailer!)

njoy1972 said...

love it! and love the hatke blog...

Sam Grover said...

Hi Ben,

The book looks great. My daughter is always happy when we get your books.

Sam

Lucas said...

Hi Ben

I just discovered Zita yesterday. Awesome book. I shall be raving about it on the next episode of our podcast, NonCanonical. Love to have you on sometime, too.

Cheers
Lucas

www.noncanonical.com

twitter: @lucastestro

My Neighbor Totoro said...

Oops! I didn't read the whole post when I commented earlier! I shared the trailer on G+!

chris darby said...

My family has read your awesome Zita books 1 and 2.
We think they are the best books ever and we cannot wait for the 3rd book to arrive in stores.
My favorites characters are:
One
Zita
Pipper
The Doom Squad.

Elijah Darby

Marie Slim said...

My sons and I can't wait until May 14th! Yay for Zita! I will share the trailer and your site on Twitter and G+!

Marie Slim and boys

Diane said...

Tweeted AND commented. Now just waiting for your book birthday ...

Julie Chu said...

My son Kyle loves the first 2 books and he is looking forward to the 3rd book. He also loves the drawing. Now he's got me interested in reading them too!!! He said your books are awesome!!!!!����

Dana said...

This is the first I'm hearing of Zita, but I love the space theme and girl heroes! What a great thing for my little girl.

Ben Hatke said...

Ooh! Well I hope you're in for a treat.

Lisa Demers said...

My daughter and I have gobbled up both books as soon as they were published. We are looking forward to #3.

Elizabeth Butina said...

Hoping I squeak in at the last minute here! Sharing Zita on Facebook as well!

Laura said...

entering to WIN!!! Laura Birchard

Jenny Cutler Lopez said...

So funny. I came to your site to find out about Zita 3 as my kids are on me about it. And a GIVEAWAY!!! So I'm entering to win: Jenny Cutler Lopez of Virginia :)

David Snow said...

throw my hat in the ring. I posted on FB and to co-workers, with a plug for GKC Ballad of the White Horse too!

Susan Nakaji said...

Sue Nakaji, I have been waiting for this book to come out, kids at Saratoga School Library enjoying reading about Zita and her adventures.

Ben Hatke said...

Thanks everyone! I'm cutting off the entries here! Stay tuned and I'll announce the winners early next week.


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