Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Walkabout Wednesday... Huge Prizes!!!!! Really Huge Prizes!!!!

It's Wednesday. Let's go walkabout.
(I'm bringing along a few of my mates as I wander through the vast wilderness of the publishing industry, learning the ins and outs, and having a grand adventure.)

Walkabout, Week 27:

Hey, remember this fab li'l announcement from last Wednesday?

Here's even more reasons to come:

If you weren't excited for the Triple Book Launch Party YET . . . you will be after reading this post.

Here are some of door prizes we have in store for those who attend:

Pendragon's Book Binding
The nearly lost art (truly an art!) of hand-bound books is alive and well at Pendragon's Book Binding. Their work is stunning, high-quality, and costs about half what similar companies typically charge.

One winner gets a hardbound journal, 8.5" X 5.5" with 160 sheets (320 writing pages). The actual journal made especially for the launch party is pictured below: hand-sewn binding with red butterfly paper and a black suede spine!

They have a ton of choices for cover styles (fabric, paper, photos, soon even leather) and you can have the book blank or have them print your own book inside for a family heirloom.

Retail value: Through other channels, about $40. Through Pendragon's, $20.

Pendragon's Book Binding is run by a husband and wife team, and they do all the work right at their home, sewing and hand binding journals, projects, manuscripts and anything else that might include paper and two covers. Everything is customizable. They're in the process of completing their website and will soon be hosting their own Grand Opening Contest Giveaway among their Facebook followers. (Become a Facebook fan HERE.)

Lola's Lovelies
Just as the name suggests, Lola's Lovelies has lovely, hand-made hair accessories.

Door Prizes: TWO skinny wrapped headbands with decorative flowers on the side: one purple. the other blue! Both have been specially made just for the launch party and our readers.

Visit her blog for more "hair lovelies" HERE.

Two Julie Coulter Bellon Gift Baskets
Two winners will get to benefit from this one. Julie Bellon is putting together two fun gift baskets:

A Book Lover's Basket


A Movie Night Basket.

Two of Annette Lyon's Books

One winner will receive copies of both Lost Without You and At the Water's Edge, Annette's first two books, which are out of print and therefore hard to find (but will soon be available on the Amazon Kindle!).

Meg Hall Photography
One winner will get a free photography sitting, along with a disc of the images and a copyright release letter so you can make as many copies of any photo you like.

Visit Meg Hall Photography to see more of her awesome work!

Heimdahl & Son Soaps
We have THREE cool products for GUYS, using all-natural products and fragrances (essential oils, for example. Not the fake stuff). Whether we give them all out together or separately is yet to be determined: Lemon soap, Bay Rum aftershave (which I hear smells just right: not too strong or weak and is oh so good), and a shaving bar. They're all packaged and sealed with wax in the company's trademark wooden containers.

Walls of Wisdom Home
This great company can customize any vinyl lettering project just for you.

(A particularly fantastic one says, "A balanced diet is chocolate in both hands.")

They're offering a several prizes:

One winner will receive $20 gift certificate for anything on the Walls of Wisdom Home site.

SEVERAL OTHER winners will receive vinyl lettering ready to put on a wall with awesome quotes about reading and books.

Visit Walls of Wisdom Home to see more of their products.


Dippidee $25.00 Gift Certificate
The Dippidee tagline is "Place of Sweet Surprises," and it couldn't be more true. Annette is an avid fan and I can feel my own fan-ness increasing by the moment. (Go check out their website!)

ONE person will be the lucky winner of a Dippidee gift card. (Attached to a Dippidee treat! Mmmm . . .)

Another Annette Lyon FAVORITE: Colorado Kernels (a
gourmet popcorn company
located in Orem) is donating TWENTY-FOUR mini bags for door prizes. Um... wow. Popcorn and I are old friends--the bags might be slightly empty if I get too close too soon.

(According to Annette: "Their Chocolate Cherry Cordial is divine. As is their Chocolate Avalanche, and their . . . oh, man. I'd better stop before I drive over there.")

I have only just spent an inordinate amount of time salivating at their website: HERE.

Convinced yet? Hope so! We have more prizes in the works; these are the ones we have confirmed so far.

So please come . . . and spread the word!

(Thanks, Annette, for letting me steal the door prize post pretty much word-for-word!)

The Hunting Expedition Update #2:

The fabulous prize for being the first to send me a picture [sarah {at} sarahmeden {dot} com] of "Courting Miss Lancaster" on a bookstore shelf is still up for grabs - but not for long!! How 'bout another hint:
  • Your chances should significantly increase today (not saying it'll be on shelves today, just that we're really, really, really close at that point). Just sayin'. [Oh. Wait. That's the same hint I gave last week. *shrug* That's the best clue I can come up with.]

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Tanja said...

Do you think we will be able to get your book before friday or at least on friday at the party? It would be a huge shame not to have it for the party and all.

Sarah M Eden said...

The book should be available the day of the party!

L.T. Elliot said...

I'm planning to be there!

Annette Lyon said...

I tried buying it today at the Lindon Seagull. No luck. :( The employee I talked to was particularly surprised AND annoyed--she really wants it in stock already!

(SO DO WE!!!)

Annette Lyon said...

(To clarify--she was annoyed that your book hadn't come in yet, not at my asking for the book. That was rather ambiguous.)


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