Blue Birds makes its way into the world two months from now. I am beyond excited to introduce you to my girls, Alis and Kimi, and hope they will come to mean to you what they do me.
During the next week over a dozen bloggers will celebrate Blue Birds. Some will post about friendship or cross-cultural experiences. Others will run interviews with me or will share a Blue Birds review. I’ll include all links on the blog, so that you might read along.
As part of the celebration, I’m giving away a downloadable PDF of this beautiful Blue Birds quote (created by Annie Barnett of Be Small Studios) for anyone who pre-orders the book. If you’d like to participate, here’s all you need to do:
- Simply click through to order from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books A Million, IndieBound, or Powell’s
- Email a copy of your receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, January 19
I will send out the PDF on Tuesday, January 20. This is yours to use as you choose. My copy is going on my bookshelf, and I’ve also had notecards made. I do ask that you not give away the PDF itself. This is an honor system sort of thing, and I’d like it to remain as a gift for those who pre-order. But feel free to print as many copies as you’d like. Imagine what a lovely gift the book and quote might be together!
Before getting published, I had no idea how much power pre-sales can have. Early numbers help a publisher decide how many books to print (what’s known as a print run), influence bookstores whether or not to carry a book, and can indicate how successful a book will be overall.
I would be honored if you spread the word about Blue Birds. Thank you, friends, for your support. A book needs readers, and I am so grateful for readers like you.