Meryton Press fan appreciation event throughout the month of April 2017.
“Mrs. Collins welcomed her friend with the liveliest pleasure, and Elizabeth was more and more satisfied with coming, when she found herself so affectionately received.” – Jane Austen

Jane Austen describes a fine friendship between Elizabeth Bennet and Charlotte Collins. One friend welcomes another with “the liveliest pleasure,” and the other is pleased to share in that. We at Meryton Press know from your words that you, our fans, receive our books with pleasure and affection. It makes our authors warm inside to know that.

In the month of April, we want to show our appreciation to you, our most steadfast supporters, our dear friends. Good friends give each other gifts. You have given us the gift of your affectionate reception, and we want to reciprocate by giving some of you gifts in return.

As much as we’d like to, we can’t give everyone a gift, but at each hosted blog post during this event on schedule listed below, an opportunity will be given to enter to win a surprise gift. Each person who comments can enter a rafflecopter drawing to win. Although a person can enter multiple times (once on each blog post and tweet daily on each blog post), they can win only once. One winner will be chosen at each blog. Five gifts total will be awarded.


Dear Friend Blog Schedule:

More Agreeably Engaged–April 1; ends at 11:59 PM April 6th; winner announced April 7th

Austenesque Reviews–April 8; ends at 11:59 PM April 13th; winner announced April 14th

So little time…–April 15; ends at 11:59 PM April 20th; winner announced April 21st

Diary of an Eccentric–April 22; ends at 11:59 PM April 27th; winner announced April 28th

Just Jane 1813–April 29; ends at 11:59 PM May 4th; winner announced my May 5th


We will also be choosing two random fans who show their support each week in April on Facebook, Twitter, or by liking, sharing, following, or commenting.

Both kinds of drawings are open to US residents only.

Winners will be asked to provide a US address for gift delivery.



13 gifts will be awarded by drawing:

  • One gift will be given to one commenter from each Dear Friend Event blog post chosen at random totaling 5 of gifts.
  • One gift will be awarded to two web fans chosen at random each week in April who interact through likes, comments, shares on Meryton Press’s Facebook posts or page, Twitter posts or page, and blog posts on totaling 8 gifts.



To Enter:

Social Media and Entrants
  • Giveaway is open United States residents only.
  • Eligible entries will be accepted between 12:01 am on April 1, 2017 and 12:00pm April 29, 2017 Eastern Standard Time.
  • An entry will consist of a like (or it’s reaction equivalent), comment, share or retweet, or follow on Meryton Press’s Facebook page or posts, Twitter tweets, or main website blog or page.
  • For Meryton Press to track a blog post share, Meryton Press’s social profile needs to be tagged.
  • Entrants will be randomly selected using
  • Winners must provide a valid U.S. shipping address for gift delivery upon request.


Blog Entrants
  • Giveaway is open United States residents only.
  • Eligible entries will comment on Dear Friend Event blog posts and use the rafflecopter method to enter.
  • Winners will provide a valid U.S. shipping address for gift delivery upon request.


  • All Winners will be contacted via social media or email and announced on the Meryton Press website, Facebook, and/or Twitter.
  • In the event that a winner or winners do not respond within 5 days, a new winner will be drawn.
  • Winners may not be Meryton Press employees, contractors or authors.
  • An entrant can enter once per Dear Friend Event blog post and multiple times on Social Media, but can win only once.
  • This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Twitter.