Time for a Giveaway

Over the past year, I’ve spent a lot of time wondering how many books I might sell. To be honest, I really had no way of knowing or even predicting that number. I dreamed of selling a million, but hoped to sell twenty.

Well, I have sold almost one hundred books, and though it’s not a million, I’m surprised and excited and humbled. I’m also feeling a bit gifty and generous, so I thought I’d do a wee giveaway.

Except it’s not wee. It’s big. Wanna know what you could win?

The Prize

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Questions you may have

How do I enter?

Leave a comment on this post.

Can I enter more than once?

Yes! You can enter up to three times: one entry for a comment on this post, one entry for a tweet, one entry for a Facebook post.   Please let me know in your comment on this post if you’ve tweeted or put it on Facebook. I trust that you’ll be honest about it.

Here’s a sample tweet that you can use:

  • @zigzagstitch is giving away her new book, The Red Collection, and a pile of swag! Enter here: http://tinyurl.com/3xktf2p

I already bought the book. Can I still enter?

Of course! If you’ve already purchased the book, I will refund your money if you win!

I’ve never visited your blog before. What’s this about a book?

My new book is called The Red Collection. You can learn more about it by clicking here.  Thanks for stopping by!

How long is the contest?

The contest starts right now and will run through Friday, October 1st at 7 pm (Eastern Standard Time). The winner will be announced by Oct. 4th.

Thank you!

I’ve known from the beginning of this process that it would be a big job to get the word out about my book. Self-publishing The Red Collection was the perfect option for me and my family, but it means I’m also the publicist, the manager, the distributor, the marketing director, the customer service agent…you get the point. When you share the links to this contest and my blog, you’re making my job that much easier. For every tweet, for every Facebook link you share, for every person you tell about the book, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I couldn’t do it without your support.

330 thoughts on “Time for a Giveaway

  1. This is a great collection! I have made up my list and it is awaiting my next visit to the LYS. Can’t wait to start!

  2. love your patterns. already have the digital copies but would love the hard copy and all the other goodies.. will tweet now!!

  3. Jeez, what a generous offering! Please count me in. I’m a little old school, so no facebook, no tweet. Great good luck with your book.

  4. That is one great giveaway! I have been drooling over your designs for a while and would love to try my hand at them!

  5. I heart you! And if I don’t win, I’m buying my own copy. I was actually coming here to link up to purchase your book, but you know, if I can win one, that would be cool too.

    Oh and super cool on selling 100!

  6. I just saw your new book through an ad on my Ravelry page and LOVE everything about it. I even posted a link to it on my bff’s facebook page. I’d love to win this giveaway. But even if I don’t, I’m still getting and making all your patterns. Thanks so much!

  7. thanks for the great opportunity to win your wonderful patterns! hope your book does really well.

  8. Let’s talk about how much I am having my mother make me the Ziggity hat. Because it’s adorable!

    (PS–it’s on facebook too, because I have friends who knit, evidently!)

  9. What a great collection. I definitely want that bag, too!
    Mandy’s work and designs are excellent.
    I’m putting it on facebook now!

  10. How generous of you to give away your book. I do not tweet but would like to be added to the drawing. Win or not, I do plan on getting the book.

  11. Hope your book sales go well. Looks like with the holidays approaching you will see your sales spike. It would make a great gift. And remember our cool season is just around the corner. We must start knitting the Red Collection now!

  12. Already purchased book (waiting for it) & patterns. The patterns are wonderful – I really enjoyed making the mittens. So glad you included the Lativan braid.

    Best wishes for your continued success.

  13. If I could only win something in this lifetime, it would be this book. It would be the first time I ever won anything.

  14. Would love to win!!! What a great surprise gift . I’m hoping…. and thanks for your generous offer. The braid looks fabulous,,

  15. This is a very generous giveaway – wouldn’t it be grand to win it?……………..(i would love it to be me!!)

  16. Lovely giveaway. I’m so new to knitting I’m still at the dish cloth stage. If I were to win I would give it to my best friend & knitty mentor. I don’t tweet but I will add your link on facebook.

  17. Ohhh I wouldn’t miss this opportunity for the world. I don’t have too many followers on Twitter, but all the more on Facebook – I’ll link in both forums to get my THREE hopeful wishes for this awesome prize! Yay!

  18. Wow, what a great giveaway! Our weather is certainly autumnal now and it is time to get going on hats, mitts scarves……..so many things to do-so little time (sigh)

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