Welcome to the first of four contests I’ll be holding here at the Color Mastery blog to celebrate being selected as a finalist for Best Craft Book of 2009 in the Ben Franklin awards. I’m starting off with an easy-peasy contest for week one, and you won’t believe what I’ve got in store for Weeks 2 & 3!!
I’m an independent publisher: basically, I’m a solopreneur who has a team of dedicated professionals I rely on to create beautiful books. I don’t have the big advertising budgets of larger publishers, so I don’t do a lot of advertising, direct mail, or other expensive forms of promotion. I rely on the best and most trusted way of promoting: word-of-mouth.
I need your help. Will you help me spread the word about Color Mastery’s finalist status for Best Craft Book of the Year? Not only is it a fabulous book, but I’ve provided a wealth of fantastic resources here at the website to extend and support the lessons in the book. So let’s get the word out!
Here’s what you do:
- spread the word to your quilting buddies online and let me know about it either by leaving a comment here on my blog or on my Facebook Fan page. I respect everyone’s privacy, so I don’t need first & last names, just let me know “I emailed by guild program chairman” or “I suggested my quilting bee do a an author chat” or even “I spread the word about your newsletter to my sister.”
Here’s what I do:
- select a winner from all of the entries late Friday so you Pacific Time quilters can join in the fun, and I’ll announce the winner on Monday.
What will you win? Well, I’m thinking something big. Something really big. So how about a jelly roll in a Wildflower color palette (fabrics personally coordinated by me), a Love Apple table runner kit, and a set of my watercolor notecards? That’s over $75 worth of prizes, just for shouting out the good news about Color Mastery. Oh, and that colorful fabric goodness peeking out from the behind the prizes? That’s May’s Color-of-the-Month table runner, which is running a bit late due to all the festivities.
Are you ready?
Go! Spread the word!