Well, bad news is I won't be running a contest. No, I figured one contest wouldn't be good enough. Instead, the good news is, I'll be running several contests over the next week, starting August 1st. There will be multiple ways to enter, whether by way of simple comments or for RSS feeds, etc.
This is where you guys come in. I've settled on a few prizes, but I'm looking to add more and want some suggestions on what you guys would like a shot at winning. The catch is, I'll be buying everything on Amazon.com and mailing it out to each winner as a gift. So, if you have any ideas or suggestions for a particular book, make sure it is available on Amazon (pretty much everything is though). Also, I can't afford to hand out Absolutes or omnibii or other $50-100 prizes. Try to keep it within $10-25 range.
Hit the jump for a few of the ideas I've been considering.
Batman: Year One - Similar to DKR, this could be a nice tie-in to the movie, which draws heavily from this comic.
Manhunter - I love this series and think a free copy of the first trade might make a good prize to introduce people to the book.
Blue Beetle - Another DC series I love and think a free trade might get people into the title.
Sandman - I'm actually cheating on this one since I already own the trades and will be giving several of them away after having upgraded to the first two Absolutes. I doubt anyone will complain about them as they are still in near mint condition.
Annihilation - As popular as this was, I don't think it really tore up the sale charts and figure this could be one of the few event books that a large number of people don't already own.
Immortal Iron Fist - Based on the monthly sales figures, I'm guessing most aren't buying this series, making it an easy choice.
Nextwave - "Mark Millar licks goats."
On the indy side of things, I've come up with a few random books, of which I'll probably choose one or two from:
The Walking Dead
Y: The Last Man
I actually had a recent surge in Amazon purchases from my affiliate store, which jumped me from about $3 in earnings to close to $20 (I had already cashed out $15 for the last contest), and this helped me decide to boost the number of contest items across the board.
I'm still only going to be giving out about 5 trades, plus the 4 Sandman trades, so I'm going to leave this post open to suggestions as to what kind of prizes you guys would like to see given away. More mainstream? More obscure indy books? Event titles?
Feel free to let me know in the comments.