Okay, so maybe I didn’t quite get how much everybody wants the ARC of Catching Fire. Reviewer X has more than two hundred fifty comments from people hoping to win a copy. LibrariYAn got more than four hundred submissions in her contest asking for new readers to comment, with the book going to the person who sent the most folks over to her blog. People got to BEA super early, waited in line for an hour, and I just picked up an abandoned copy at a lunch table.
It seems obvious to me now that my ARC of Catching Fire should be a prize in the 48 Hour Book Challenge. But here’s the question: Should it go to the winner of the challenge or should it go to a random participant in the challenge as one of the “door prizes”? I’m torn, because I want to reward the winner with something very special, but I also want to provide incentive for the bloggers who signed up for the 48HBC more than one hundred participants so far to commit to the challenge as best as they can. What do you think?