Wednesday, May 4, 2011

30 Lessons Learned, #30: Keep it simple (It's Giveaway Time!)



I am very excited to announce that I'll be giving away signed copies of Buglette, The Messy Sleeper. I promise to keep it simple, in the wake of reading this blog post (check it out for a good chuckle).

Just leave a comment on THIS blog entry on or before May 21st. That's it! You don't need to jump through any blogging, Facebook or Twitter hoops. Winners will be announced here on Wednesday the 25th. I will be giving away one signed copy of Buglette for every 10 comments I receive, up to 50 comments. If I receive over 50 comments, I'll add a framed original illustration to the giveaway as well. Winners will be chosen from a random drawing. I can ship only to the US. My apologies to friends abroad. 

So, go ahead and comment below. Your comment can be as simple as "I want a book". Please spread the word!

Thanks to those of you who have stuck with me from the beginning as well as all newcomers. Don't forget to check back here Wednesday, May 25th for a list of winners AND another fun giveaway.

44 comments:

Jill Bergman said...

Yeah Bethanie!
I'm a bit sad that you are at the last "Lesson Learned." Maybe you can be open to the idea of 30 Lessons Learned again down the road dealing with post-publication.
I look forward to seeing a photo of little kids sitting on their leaf cushions at one of your readings. And I especially look forward to reading your book!!

A Penny for Your Thoughts said...

Iam so looking forward to seeing the finished product! And good luck with it!

Jane said...

Even though I know I cannot enter I just had to write a comment Bethanie...I have done on all the other 30!! I just wanted to say that I am SO happy for you that Buglette is finally coming to life. How exciting is that- seeing your own book in print! You are a most talented, lovely lady and it has been a delight meeting you through blog land. I look forward to following all that comes in the future too. Congratulations and I hope your book reaches number one in the book charts! Keep writing and perhaps day it will also be released this side of the pond? Have fun and enjoy all the celebrations.
Love Jane x

Beth Anne Maresca said...

I, too, have enjoyed following your journey and am so happy for your success!

Mônica said...

Oh, I do want a book :-)

Congratulations, Bethanie, on your first picture book! I'm looking forward to reading it!

You have such a lovely style!

Erica said...

Congrats on the book! I would love to win!

June Armstrong said...

Wish I could win it but live in Scotland.

Priscilla Mizell said...

Ooh, I'd like a book!

I've just discovered your blog and I am looking forward to reading the rest of your entries. Congratulations on your book release!

justchildrensbooks.com said...

Love simple contests! And would love to add to our signed book collection :) Best wishes, nichole {a t} justchildrensbooks dot com

Tom M Franklin said...

congratulations on reaching your book's pub date! it's quite the accomplishment.

enewmeyer said...

Congrats! The book looks adorable. Can't wait to read it.

Juliana said...

I want a book!
I mean...just the title "Buglette, the Messy Sleepy" sounds so exactly like my house that I feel like we NEED a book. :-) Congratulations!

crazycat13design said...

Hey, this is your fan from ePingo.com! :D You already know I want a signed book outta you ;) but I figured why not try to get 50 comments and add a framed illustration to the mix! (Although I assume I can only post a comment once). I'll spread the word out!Keep being awesome!

Vadim said...

Congrats on getting to 30, and on reaching pub date, and still remembering to have fun!

Darshana said...

Congratulations! Look forward to reading it.

Suzanne Del Rizzo said...

Congrats on your first book Bethanie! I've really enjoyed reading your "lessons learned" posts and would absolutely love to win a book! :)

Laurisa White Reyes said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to read it.

Suzanne Del Rizzo said...

oh shoot, I just re-read your posst and noticed you can't ship outside of the US darnit! Will just have to keep a look-out at my local Chapters!!

Kathryn Packer Roberts said...

Congrats! It looks so cute. Would love to read it!

Franziska said...

I'd love a copy to read to my daughter!

Alex said...
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Alex said...

This is so inspiring and cute that I'd really like your book!
Fantastic work, congrats!

HeatherLambie said...

So proud of you (even though we've not formally met)! You give the rest of us aspiring PB'ers hope! CONGRATS!

Fanfreakingtastic Flower said...

Congratulations!!! I hope you enjoy the holy heck out of this day!

Jack's Back Books said...

Congratulations! I read about your release at Kidlit.com and just discovered your blog. I need to go back and read your lessons as I am smack-dab in the middle of querying agents.

P.S. I'd love a signed copy of your book. It sounds so cute!

ktwag said...

This looks like such an adorable book. I'll definitely get a copy for my grand-daughter.

Katie M. said...

Congratulations on your book! I heard about you from Mary Kole, who spoke at our IN-SCBWI conference a few weeks ago. I came to check out your site, and found this contest. Awesome! Based on what I've seen, I really love your style. Congrats,
Katie

palletcolors.com said...

I think that Buglette, the messy sleeper is too cute to be true!!! :)
Kappacavy (9)

Katie M. said...

I posted earlier, but don't see my comment here. I love the book and art work. Congrats!

Shari said...

Congratulations! I'd love a copy.

Cass said...

Congratulations Bethanie!! Best wishes for much success!! I can't wait to read a copy!!

Bethanie Murguia said...

I'm so happy to see everyone's comments! Thank you! Katie, something strange happened with a few of the comments. I noticed that 2 or 3 disappeared. I'm not sure where they went, but I'm glad you checked back. :)

Rosi said...

This book looks, well, just cute as a bug's ear! I'd love to win a copy for my granddaughter.

Alicia said...

Just found out about you from The Mixed Up Files... Your book looks darling!

Jenn (From the Mixed-Up Files) said...

Hi Bethanie!

Thank you for stopping by my blog today for a Creative Spaces interview. I loved seeing where you do your work (and the Buglette doll you made is adorable!). Much continued success to you!

Portia Pennington said...

Absolutely, positively adorable....I want this book...and I want the little Buglette doll!!!

Congrats on a great book!

Portia Pennington

Laura said...

I am both thrilled and jealous! A long journey for you, no doubt, but well worth it. I look forward to reading your books to my boys!

Ben Clanton said...

The book looks absolutely darling! Love your style. :)

literaryfriendships said...

Glad I don't live in Scotland so I have a chance to win. Congratulations on your beautiful book.

Reading Teacher said...
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Reading Teacher said...

Can't wait to read it. I want this book!

Leo Trinidad said...

Hi Bethanie.
I would love to have your book. :)

Thank you for sharing your experiences with all of us. Your blog has been really inspiring for me.

Im located in costa rica, but you can send the book to Orlando if I win. I have family there.

Best wishes for you and Buglette!

Z-Kids said...

Congratulations! Buglette looks adorable!
Z-Dad

zenzart at hotmail dot com

Susanne Lehmann said...

How wonderful sweet those illustrations look!