Sunday, 4 January 2009

My First Give-Away !

I've been busy the last couple of days ending out press releases to as many people as I think will be interested to hear about my booklet - How to make Perfect Binding in 6 Easy Steps. First of all let me say self-publishing is going to be hard work I think.  Press Release sounds soo grand don't you think but I don't know what else to call it.  Knowing exactly what to put in the PR is another story. I use to work for a company called Xyratex where I was the Brand Manager for a short while before giving it all up to rear a family. While I was there we did several press announcements but we used a PR company to roll everything out for us.  Doing it all myself is going to be hard I know. I've already had one major internal battle telling myself  NOT to be scared to tell people I've written this piece of work. I feel like the Lion in the Wizard of Oz!
I'm not sure if its courage, self-confidence or balls I need -- or are they all the same? 

Anyway I have set some balls in motion thats for sure and I am hoping they can collect a few sales along the way. As a little encourage I have decided to do my first blog give-way. I have 2 downloadable pdfs to give away. If you want to leave a message for me on the blog here I will put your name into the hat for a drawing on Saturday 10th January. Of course if you really cant wait that long you can always download it straight away by clicking on the LULU link on the right hand side of the blog page!


11 comments:

Helen Cowans said...

Good luck with the book launch - saw your post on CQGB :)

Crazy Bird said...

Good luck with your e book! Binding REALLY scares me!
Anne

Jan Leatherland said...

Hi Tracy

Lovely to see you around again after you gave up your longarm business.

Good luck with the book sale - always very interesting and detailed information in your publications.

Jan
in Sheffield

Anonymous said...

You are right, binding a quilt is my least favorite thing to do. I will be interested in how you make it easy.

Sharon

sewkalico said...

Saw your post on BQL. I had already forwarded your binding info to a friend, but of course would love to win a download for myself as my binding is not 100% although I am starting to enjoy it more and more...
Good luck with your venture and Happy New Year!

Holly said...

I love to bind but I know you can always learn something new! Count me in to enter your drawing!

margaret said...

Saw your post on CQGB and I'm glad to come across your blog. Good luck with the self-publishing project - yes it definitely is hard work, especially the "letting people know" part!

Pam Scoville said...

Hi Tacey - Just read your book announcement in the Pickles digest. Congrats!

I guess I differ from most quilters, bindings don't bother me one bit. I actually like the process. During the winter you are always warm underneath the quilt and hand stitching is almost a mediation.

Good Luck with the book!

Pam

Jan Allston said...

Hi Tracey,

Good lick with the book. I've forwarded a link to the girls in my quilting group as some of them are complete beginners and welcome help with techniques.

Regards and Happy New Year,

Jan (BQL Swap)

Jan Allston said...

Sorry Tracey, meant to say good LUCK! Must read my posts before I send them!
Jan.

Patch49 said...

My husband is curently self-publishing his memoires and I hope my proof-reading has been accurate! Hope I haven't missed your draw...
PAM