This is so that the business I am approaching can test if the customers like the product in a low risk environment (aka the money comes from the customers for the raffle not the store owners pocket)
I actually pre-sold copies of my book in order to pay for the inital setup and printing costs. Here's my suggestion:
1) Create a list of people you'll invite to the raffle
2) Don't just email people, call them to get them excited about the raffle and ask if they'd participate
3) Have a compelling business story or story behind the raffle
4) If the prize can be a holiday gift, that would be ideal since many people need gifts for co-workers, the mailman, and other nonfamily members.
Feel free to call me if you'd like to discuss the strategy further.