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. I love to try new projects! I’ll have to pick up a copy of your book. I’ll share on facebook as well.

  2. I’d love to win, I never win anything and it’s time that changes! I like reading your blog.

  3. I’d love to win too so knitting will be difficult with my fingers crossed.

    Always pondered what’s your secret to weaving all those ends? How do you stay sane?

    Thanks for the opportunity.

  4. I love all of the patterns! I’ve been planning on buying the book, but I’m going to wait until the giveaway is over.

  5. I am wishing you all the best with your book!
    I hope you will reach one million sold books some day!!!

    I posted this on my facebook page!

  6. WOW…..Today I was just showing a co-worker how to cast off and she said OMG get me some dramamine, I am dizzy at how fast she can knit!!!!

  7. Love your patterns. What is your Alaska connection? Please enter my name in your giveaway!

  8. Squee! what a lovely generous giveaway!
    Have been having a look at The Red Collection on ravelry, looks like there are already some beautiful projects being created
    Congrats on your sales!

  9. I’m all twittery and FBy too! So so so beautiful.
    Hope to see you in all your red splendor in NY in a couple weeks. :-)

  10. i facebooked and tweeted! btw, i heard about the contest on facebook via tascha hock…i plan on winning ;o) but if i don’t, i’ll buy a couple of copies of your book next week.

  11. Wow, this is amazing stuff Mandy! I am really inspired by you taking all this on–you’re definitely living my dream 😉

  12. Wow, that is amazing! What a fine collection! in swedish: Så vackert!
    I would like to win it… :-)

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