For those who have gotten a copy of Art of Winter, I hope you are enjoying your book. For those of you who have it on your to-do list, now’s a great time to order it. Keep reading to find out why.
There are a few exciting happenings that I wanted to let you know about:
First, Barnes & Noble booksellers has approved my book for sale in their stores and online. They will be ordering 18 copies to start. This is a major achievement for a self-published, independent press such as myself!
Keep reading for more good news and about more rewards for your support.
Now that the hard work is over the even more difficult task is at hand – encouraging others (individuals and bookstores) to purchase this book.
You can help me out by doing a few different things – writing a review, ordering copies from your favorite store and encouraging your family and friends to get theirs. Remember they make great gifts!
Reviews are easy to do. Along with getting good karma, I’ll reward you for posting a review. To make it easy below are the links to websites where I’d greatly appreciate you putting a review. You simply need to write about your general impression, what made you pause and think, what you really enjoyed about the book (or not), and who should buy the book either for themselves or as a gift. Then give it a rating and click submit. If you’re not sure what to write, check out the reviews already on Amazon.com. And yes it’s acceptable to post the same review on all the websites.
As your reward, I’m going to send you one, two, three, four, five or six beautiful magnets; each has an image from the book. How many you receive depends upon how many reviews you post. If you post a review on four of these sites you’ll receive five magnets! If you post it on your own website, blog, Facebook, Twitter, or Pintrest account – those count for two magnets. Just be sure to include a link to my website www.JulieMCovert.com or the Amazon.com or BN.com pages. Then email me and let me know where your review appears and I’ll send you your beautiful magnets.
Places to post your review:
Barnes & Noble
(they haven’t put a copy of the cover online yet, so don’t let that catch you off guard)
http://www.amazon.com/Art-Winter-Julie-M-Covert/dp/0985369000/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1350575833&sr=8-1&keywords=Art+of+Winter then scroll down to “Write a Review”
http://www.shelfari.com/books/31353627/Art-of-Winter-A-Photographic-Essay/recommend (You will need an Amazon.com account to access this.)
Next, Midwest Book Reviews http://www.midwestbookreview.com/mbw/oct_12.htm has this to say about my book:
Winter allows nature’s brush to go wild. “Art of Winter” is a photographic essay from Julie M. Covert as she seeks the artistic nature of winter, and nature’s unique ways of using ice and water in colorful ways, showing the crystallization of frost, along with her own commentary on the the beauty of winter and why she has come to strongly enjoy it. “Art of Winter” is a full color and much recommended pick for coffee table book collections, highly recommended.
Later this month, pick up the November copy of “Country Woman” magazine. There should be a review of my book in it.
The radio interview for Interlochen Public Radio has not aired yet, as it was bumped to allow political discussions to be aired. After the election it should be aired in entirety. I’ll keep you posted.
Currently there are two giveaways happening. One at Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15836232-art-of-winter and one at Generations of Savings http://generationsofsavings.com/2012/10/art-of-winter-book-review.html
Please share these links with your friends and family, Facebook, Twitter and Pintrest.
Thanks for all your support,