2024 Christmas in July Giveaway/List Builder Extravaganza!

Don’t you love Christmas? I sure do and what’s more fun than celebrating it six months early with Christmas in July!

Last year, I had the brilliant idea to gather a bunch of Christian authors with Christmas or holiday-themed books (fiction or nonfiction) to run a 12 Days of Christmas in July giveaway. We ended up with 23 authors and had approximately 1100 readers join us. The daily emails averaged an open rate of more than 70% throughout the 12 days.

This year, I want to go even BIGGER with a nearly month-long extravaganza of Christmas in July fun. Thankfully, I have several other authors willing to help, so we’ll be well-prepared come July.

Here’s how the giveaway will run:

1. Each day (July 8-31), those who signed up (readers) will receive an email from me on behalf of all the participating authors with that day’s featured author(s). Here’s a sample from last year:

On the second day of Christmas in July, we have a romantic novella and a romantic novel for your reading pleasure. Enjoy!

Malissa Chapin

Hope For Christmas: A Small Town Wisconsin Christmas Romance Novella

Merry Noel is a busy woman with no time or patience to celebrate holidays. But when she’s fired after going berserk at the office Christmas party, she goes back to Wisconsin to visit her mom for the first time in years.

A wise man named Joe, a blizzard, and an unexpected guest help Merry recapture her joy and bring her Hope for Christmas.

Add Hope For Christmas: A Small Town Wisconsin Christmas Romance Novella to your Christmas in July reading list today!

Christmasy item: Hand-knit washcloth in Christmas yarn.

Malissa says, “Hand-knit washcloths are a lovely way to enjoy a glimpse of years gone by. The perfect accessory to make your kitchen a little more cozy–just like the farm in Hope for Christmas.”

Jennifer Chastain

The Mistletoe Contract

Confirmed bachelor, Nathan Rutledge shut his heart to romance when he was forced to break the heart of the only woman he ever truly loved. Now, with his father’s retirement from the family conglomerate, the torch has been passed to him. But there are two problems—first, he needs a wife in order to take over the family business. Second, someone has been embezzling company funds. With the pressure mounting, and time expiring to find both a wife he can trust and the thief, Nate needs a Christmas miracle.

Forensic Accountant, Meredith Mitchell’s life is in shambles. Her mother needs a lifesaving transplant, Mom’s medical bills have bankrupted Meredith’s meager savings, and she’s sold everything of value, but it’s still not enough. To make matters worse, she’s now tasked with discovering accounting errors for a new client—none other than Nathan Rutledge—the same man who gave her a broken heart for Christmas eight years ago.

Meredith wants to run. Nate wants the chance to right his wrongs. So, naturally, when he proposes a modern-day marriage of convenience, she balks at the idea. But he desperately needs a wife, and she really needs the money he offers. Is this the answer to her prayers? Or will this mutually beneficial arrangement re-open old wounds that can’t be healed?

Add The Mistletoe Contract to your Christmas in July reading list today!

Christmasy item: Ornament

Jennifer says, “I chose this item because there is one scene in the book after Nate and Meredith decorated their Christmas tree. Her sister-in-law, Tori, drops by and tears up when she sees some handmade ornaments on the tree. Also, in the last scene, it’s snowing outside (unusual for North Carolina!) and Meredith & Nate see a Christmas star in the sky, which has multiple meanings.”

2. Winners will be chosen daily for that day’s author(s) giveaway.

3. Grand prize winner(s) will be chosen the day after the giveaway ends.

4. Any author of a Christian-themed or subject fiction or nonfiction book is welcome to join. This includes all genres of fiction in novella or full-length novel form, devotionals, Christmas gift books, Christmas nonfiction books, etc. 

5. All readers will be directed to a landing page I created in ConvertKit (my email service) that clearly states they are signing up for the giveaway AND are agreeing to be put on each participating author’s mailing lists after the giveaway ends.

Ready to jump in? Here are the details:

  1. Christmas in July giveaway will run July 8-31, 2024.
  2. Each author must agree to the following:
    • To give away a print copy of a Christian, Christmas or holiday-themed book (fiction, devotional, nonfiction, etc.)
    • To contribute $30 toward the grand prize gift card and Christmas in July swag
    • To give away a copy (ebook or print) of the same Christmas book to the grand prize winner
    • To promote the giveaway in their author newsletter, social media, etc., starting in June
  3. Each author will provide the following:
    • A JPG front-only (ebook version) of their book cover
    • The back cover copy in a Word document of their book
    • The Christmas item they will be giving away (ideas include Christmas-themed towels, jewelry, ornaments, potholders, candles, etc.–whatever you want it to be!)
    • The short answer (150 words or less) to the question “Why I love Christmas”
  4. Each participating author will receive a CSV list of all who were still subscribed to the giveaway on the day after the giveaway ends on July 31.

That’s it! Here’s the link to the Google Sheets to sign up:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1cpTUtVjhWxasIX_nRzJ8qyQQ3vXupQP-daFrlX6iHGA/

Sarah