The spirit of the holidays is upon me and I’m giving you two chances to help me give back a little. Read on!
MY FIRST GIFT
Anybody who’s ever been in my house knows I love books. I have books in the living room, kitchen, my office, my bedroom, and in the children’s rooms they’re stuffed in every nook and cranny. I have old books, new books, books I’ve read a thousand times, books I’ve read once and books I’ve planned to read for years. Some of the books were given to me and I bought some. I have the first hardback book I ever bought: Black Beauty and Other Horse Stories. I have paperbacks I bought when I was kid, read a thousand times and haven’t been able to pass them on. I have the entire Harry Potter series and I have a respectable collection of signed books from authors I’m proud to know.
And I have an iPad.
I love my iPad. You know what program it has on it? Kindle for iPad. It’s so easy to use. And I still can’t get over the free books I can get through Project Gutenberg. Too cool.
Yes, I am slowly converting my way of thinking from needing a paper book in my hands to enjoying the convenience of an ereader. So much do I enjoy that convenience, I want to share it. Do you want a Kindle?
If you do, post a comment on this entry or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll enter your name into a drawing for a free Kindle to be announced in one month: December 22, 2010. I’ll announce the winner here. To make it even more attractive, I’ll throw in a “What are the Secrets of the Lotus?” tote bag to use to carry around your new Kindle and give me a little free advertising.
MY SECOND GIFT
Every month I get a royalty statement from my superb publishers Lyrical Press, Inc. Every month I look, not at how much I’ve made, but how many people are reading my book. It has been a little underwhelming. I can’t swear I’ve sold a single book to anyone I don’t know. And I know you’ll like my book if you read it. Well, if you like romances. If you don’t like romances, you might not be that crazy about it. But I digress.
Because I want to boost the number of people reading my book, I’m giving you this opportunity. Whatever my sales are during November and December, I will donate my royalties to my personal favorite charity The National Wildlife Federation. And I’ll post on here how much you and I together are raising for them. So to give a gift to the animals, all you have to do is buy my book. Buy it from any number of your favorite retailers, including:
Wherever you buy my book from, if it shows up on my royalty statement for November or December, my cut of the sale will go to The National Wildlife Federation. So if you’ve been thinking about buying my book or even if you haven’t, now’s the time!
Oh, and if you think you might want to wait to see if you win the Kindle because you don’t have a way of reading my book, check out my blog entry from a couple of weeks ago: Four ways to read SECRETS OF THE LOTUS without a fancy ereader.