13 Days … the Countdown Begins!

Hello most awesome family and friends in the world! I really do appreciate all of you taking the time to stop by and read about what I’m up to. 🙂 I realize that right now, most of the people reading this are folks who actually know me, and I am more grateful to you than you will ever know.

For those of you who are joining me and we’ve never met in person (yet!), welcome and thank you!

Things have (of course!) been crazy busy around here, but so incredibly awesome. The launch date for the e-book version of Dusk Gate: Seeds of Discovery is September 6, just 13 short days from now! On that date, start looking for it on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and a few other places … I’ll have more details soon!

The launch for the paper version is tentatively set for early October.

Of course, in the meantime I am working on the big move, finishing up all of the final polishing of the book (Kudos to my amazing, fantastic, wonderful *insert all of the positive adjectives you know here* editor, Tonya Christensen!), and still trying to learn how to use Twitter, and a Facebook page, and this whole blogging thing.  My mind is spinning, but with the most amazing energy and love that I have felt in years.

So, in honor of the impending launch, I am announcing a contest! (I haven’t won a contest since I was in kindergarten … it turns out that it’s more fun organizing a contest than participating in one, for me at least — your luck may be better than mine!)

The Prize: A brand-new Kindle with Special Offers!!

The Contest: Interact with me! (Yes, of course it’s to build my social platform. Writing a book is an artistic activity, selling it is another goldfish).

For each of the following activities your name will be placed into a drawing (a real one … not the kind of “drawing” teachers sometimes have to decide who gets to come on a field trip “Guess what, Mrs. AwesomeMom, I drew your name!” *blush* just kidding – I never did that).

  • Comment on a blog post tagged in the “Dusk Gate” or “Writing” categories
  • Follow me on Twitter @bputtroff, and @ mention me in a tweet that says “Free Kindle” or “Seeds of Discovery”
  • Tweet one of my blog posts. (make sure to @ mention @bputtroff)
  • Retweet one of my blog posts. (make sure to mention @bputtroff)
  • “Like” my facebook page http://www.facebook.com/DuskGate (Those who have liked it prior to this post already have 2 entries!)
  • Post a link on Facebook to any of the following: my blog, my Facebook page, my Twitter profile, or a link to buy the book on Amazon or Barnes and Noble (after the 6th). Tag me in the post so you’re sure I get it!
Okay, that’s enough for tonight! But make sure to check back during each of the next 12 days until the launch, because I will be adding new contest details, new ways to enter, and other special treats. The Kindle will be awarded as soon as I sell the 50th e-copy of the book (Hey, I have to pay for it somehow!)
In the meantime, check for tonight’s special treat – I’m going to be posting Chapter 2 under the Dusk Gate tab!
Love you all!

About breeanaputtroff

Writer, teacher, chatter, mom, indie, fun-loving, eclectic!

Posted on August 24, 2011, in Dusk Gate, Independent Writers, Writing. Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. Wow ~ a free Kindle… that’s awesome! I already have one, so don’t enter me into the contest – but that’s a fantastic way to get the word out. I’ll re-post for you.

  2. Thanks so much Michele, for everything! And I won’t forget to send you your signed copy!

  3. Great idea, Breeana! LOL…DO enter me, please. I don’t have a Kindle yet. Although I think I’d rather have some of your energy instead! Wow, where do you find it all???

    Make sure you remind me when Dusk Gate comes out please. Is it going to be available on Smashwords?

  4. I’m a little confused though…what is the @ mention thing? You know me, I’m Twitter-challenged. 🙂

  5. You’re definitely entered, Kristy! 🙂 Several times over! The energy leaks out of the clean dishes in the dishwasher, the clean clothes in the dryer, the dirty toilets, the sand on the porch, and the unpacked house, LOL.

    And yes, it will be on Smashwords, too.

  6. The @ mention is just where you put @bputtroff in your tweet, then it makes sure I see the tweet.

  7. LOL…darn it! I knew we should have run that stupid dishwasher tonight! but the dryer and toilets…I should be pretty well covered there. Well… Hmm. Not sure I want to use the words toilets and covered in the same sentence….

    I’ll be more than happy to help you promote the Kindle giveaway, but don’t worry about entering me in the drawing. As long as the book is available on Smashwords, I’ll be able to buy and read it there. 🙂

  8. Thank you so much Kristy, really, you have been such an amazing boost to my confidence, and the idea that I could really do this. You were the first person who I hadn’t actually met in real life who liked my book, and let me know that it might turn out to be something people actually enjoy. You’re awesome! (And for the record, people, check out Kristy’s great books, too! http://www.kristykjames.com

  9. You are so welcome! And than you. I know (blushing and looking sheepishly at the ground), I’m just too cool for words. 🙂

    Seriously though, I expect to be notified IMMEDIATELY when you hit the NY Times best seller list.

  10. Yay for contests! And I’m excited to read Chapter 2, since I already checked out Chapter 1 earlier this week and you’ve got me curious. 🙂 So excited for you my friend!

  11. Thank you very much for a chance to win a Kindle…. I am posting this everywhere for ya!! Erik @ErikTiger

  12. Sweet!! Your book is awesome! Best of luck on the launch! Let the tweeting begin! 🙂

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