a beautifully different giveaway!

Before The Beauty of Different, I thought that the majority of the work that happens in the writing a book was, you know, the writing part. It turns out that the writing is only the beginning -- there's also the marketing part of the book, as well:  getting the book in the hands of various members of the press and other reviewers in the hope that they'll read the book and comment favourably.

As it happens, I often get books in the mail asking me to review them on Chookooloonks, from various publishers around the country.  Because I love to read, I'm always happy to receive a book; however, I don't generally review books.  It got me thinking:  since I'm not a reviewer and I get so many books, I can only imagine how many books people who are actually in the business of book reviews end up receiving.  So I decided that for my book, I wanted to do something beautiful and different in the press kit my publisher and I sent out, to make sure that we stood out in the deluge of books that the potential reviewers must receive.

So we put our heads together and came up with a special kit:  in addition to including the book (and a few small prints of some of the images included), we added a bunch of items that were special to me, that were constantly a part of my day-to-day life as I wrote the book:

I'm so thrilled with how this turned out -- particularly the original art, which we commissioned from local Houston artist, Mars Woodhill.  I was so thrilled in fact, that we decided that I should do a giveaway for one of these kits.

So!  To enter for 1 chance to receive a press kit for yourself, please leave a comment below. 

However! If you'd like to help me spread the word about the book, and you have a Twitter account, I'll automatically enter you for two chances to win!   Simply leave one comment with a link to your tweet saying the following:

A book about people who are beautiful and different: http://bit.ly/d2stwG Just like you.

But there's more!  If you'd like to help me spread the word about the book and you have a blog, I'll automatically enter you for  three chances to win!  Simply leave a comment with a permalink to your blog post with language and links like the following:

The new book The Beauty of Different is available from Bright Sky Press and Amazon.

Get it? In summary:

Leave a comment saying anything below for 1 chance; or

leave a comment with a link to your tweet about the book for 2 chances; or

leave a comment with a link to your blog post with links to Bright Sky Press and Amazon for 3 chances.

In other words, you can potentially leave a maximum of three comments for a maximum of 6 chances to win.  Please limit your entries to only one of each type of comment.  

I'll leave comments open until midnight Thursday night/Friday morning (November 5th), and I'll announce the winner (picked at random using Random.org) on Friday morning.

And of course, thanks so much for spreading the news, everyone.  Good luck!


Karen Walrond356 Comments