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

Yarn.Play.Cafe large totephoto courtesy of Yarn Play Cafe

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. Wow!!!! This is awesome of you to do!!!! It made me aware of you book and I will sure let others in my groups know too!
    Back to Facebook to enter too!
    Thank you!

  2. I admire you for publishing the book yourself, great job! My goal for winter 2010: learn to knit a pair of mittens. It feels like a good place to start with your wonderful book.

  3. Now I’ve just share the link on my facebook, I hope more people will join this giveaway and discover your amazing talent! :)

  4. yay giveaway! you know i love your book – and the rest of the prize is amazing as well!

    and now i’m off to tweet about it :)

  5. And thanks to your brilliant idea I got to discover you and your wonderful patterns, yay!

    Who wouldn’t want to win all those goodies!
    I’ve put up a notice in my blog and at FB.

    Good luck!

  6. this was a nice giveaway!! just had to put up a chance for me to get all that goodies you have there!
    I’ve put it on facebook too!!!

  7. I would love to win this wonderful give away :) Specially since I have introduced “no spending”-policy because of the fact that money is scarce right now. So, I will write about this give away on both facebook and on my own blog.

    Keeping my fingers crossed!

  8. You are so talented in many ways. So excited for you!! Congratulations and will be excited to put this on facebook!!

  9. Yes, I wanna join this, just found your site from stickamera.
    My name is in the hat!!

    Congrats to selling your book!

  10. I love Drifty! This is a great book, and I hope to win.

    I tweeted your sample tweet about the contest, too. The tweets feed to my Facebook.

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