The release date for The Quick and The Thread is fast approaching, and I'm marketing like crazy. Yesterday I even paid a college kid in Washington $5 to post 15 copies of a flyer advertising the book around his campus. (Thank you, Cathy Stucker, the Idea Lady, for telling me about Fiverr!) I'm also doing a Facebook ad and sending out galleys. I'm still giddy from getting a call from Nordic Needle stating their interest in carrying the book in their store, in their catalog and distributing it to a vast network of embroidery shops.
Since The Quick and The Thread is now available for pre-order, I'm also hosting a contest for the month of June. Anyone who pre-orders The Quick and The Thread from either Amazon or Amazon UK by June 30 will be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card.
To enter the contest, simply forward a copy of your Amazon
confirmation e-mail to email@example.com or send a jpeg of your order. If you choose to pre-order from your local bookseller, please send a jpeg of your receipt with sensitive information blacked out. Be assured your Amazon confirmation is safe. Sensitive information is protected by the customer’s password. One winner will be drawn from all the e-mail addresses submitted on the morning of July 1, 2010. The winner will be notified by e-mail and will receive an electronic Amazon gift certificate in the amount of $50 US.
You may order from Amazon UK at http://www.amazon.co.uk/Quick-Thread-Embroidery-Mystery/dp/0451230965/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1275316489&sr=8-1.
Or you may order from Amazon using this link:
If you decide to enter the contest, good luck!
P. S. As you know, I am not Ruth Glick. The NAL Amazon rep is supposed to be working to give the correct Amanda Lee credit for the book on the author page. :-)