win an ARC by answering these questions three

Just for fun. And to have something to stay inside and read during this cold winter. Three chances to win.

1. What was the time of day of the first query I received in this New Year?

2. How many queries did I respond to over the course of 2013?

3. How many times did WordPress say my blog was viewed in 2013?

What you can win — the Ace/Roc 2013 sampler including selections from my clients Anne Bishop and Mike Shepherd along with many other Ace/Roc authors, plus 1 of 3 advance reading copies (uncorrected proofs). I have a single copy of each to offer of Elizabeth Bear’s Steles of the Sky, Cherie Priest’s Fiddlehead and Mike Shepherd’s To Do Or Die.

Winners will be asked to list the ARCs in order of preference. Ties will be decided by rolling my new Dresden Files Fate Dice.

When you can win? Starting now and going until 5pm Eastern tomorrow. Friday, January 3rd. Simply post your answers in comments on this entry to enter. One entry per person. If no one guesses the exact statistics above (and some of those would be incredibly lucky), closest answer will win.

34 responses to “win an ARC by answering these questions three

  1. 1. 12:12am
    2. 5417
    3. 73,337

  2. 1. What was the time of day of the first query I received in this New Year?

    12:00 AM EST

    2. How many queries did I respond to over the course of 2013?

    40,000

    3. How many times did WordPress say my blog was viewed in 2013?

    290,000 pageviews

  3. 1: 4:30 a.m.
    2: 7,500
    3: 55,000

  4. 1. 12:03 am
    2. 6000
    3. 102,000

  5. 1)Time of day for first query received: 4 a.m. your time.
    2) Queries responded to throughout 2013: 53233
    3) WordPress page views: 562,000

    Thanks for the fun and have a Happy New Year! I look forward to your next letters from the query wars.

  6. 1: 12:03 AM EST
    2: 4947 responded to; you probably only requested 40 authors submit more
    3: Page views: 277,812

  7. 1. 2:18am (Hey, I’m an optimist.)
    2. 1424
    3. 307,336

  8. 1. First query: 12:27pm (Being roughly the time required to down enough alcohol to make that extra paragraph that they banged together about their unstoppable writing destiny in the New Year look good enough to send.)

    2. 3,714 responses.

    3. I’ll shoot low – 14,280 pageviews.

  9. 1. 12:02 am
    2. 3, 207
    3. 175,203

  10. 1. 12:01:14 A.M.
    2. Respond to with a form letter or request samples from? 41,414 for the first, 414 for the second.
    3. 341,414

  11. William S Landrum

    Time: 12:05 AM
    Responses: all of them :)
    Page Hits: 500,000

  12. 1. 12:03am
    2. 7439
    3. 235,387

  13. 1: 12:06AM
    2: 4,500
    3: A good 456,000 I would like to hope!

  14. Query : 2:04 am
    Responded to: 8732
    Views: 492,500

  15. 1. 12:01 a.m.

    2. 42,314

    3. 348,907

  16. 1. What was the time of day of the first query I received in this New Year?

    12:01:19 AM EST

    2. How many queries did I respond to over the course of 2013?

    4678

    3. How many times did WordPress say my blog was viewed in 2013?

    398,000

  17. The query: 12:01am (what better way to start the new year

    Number of queries: 5,800 (that’s the average from your letters from the query wars responses)

    Page views: ~100,000

  18. Joseph McMahon

    1. 1:16 am
    2. 12,160
    3. 55,555

  19. 1. 5:22 am
    2. 3801
    3. 720,001

    All probably horribly wrong but with a stab in the dark.

  20. Oooh, here goes!
    1. Ten past midnight, and thirty seconds, your time.
    2. All of them – 6,000
    3. 490,000 times :)

  21. 12:01:04 a.m.
    5,270
    825,682

  22. Ooooh!! Dresden RPG dice! Sweet.

    1. 00:32
    2. 3,500
    3. 40,000

  23. 1. 12.01am EST
    2. 5,555
    3. 42,000

  24. 1. 12:01am
    2. 6258
    3. 25,678

  25. 1) 3:00 am
    2) 6,000 responses
    3) 600,000 views

  26. 1. 3:37 am
    2. 6842 responses
    3. 345217 views

  27. 1) early morning
    2) a whole bunch
    3) a whole bunch more

  28. 1. 1:44 am
    2. 17,890 queries
    3. 123,456 views

  29. 1. 10 am.
    2. 423
    3. 84,207

  30. 1. 12:55 am
    2. 7300
    3. 95,250

  31. 12:30 a.m.

    3,650

    109,340

  32. 3:14 am
    6000
    more than a million

  33. 1) 12:03
    2) 6829
    3) 502816

  34. Contest closed. Will announce the winners a little later! Thanks for participating!

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