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Gnome Attack Update: Holiday Sales, Mentions in Buffalo Spree & Denver Post, and an EPIC HOLIDAY BOOK GIVEAWAY

Winners picked: Brad, Linda, and Lori.
Thanks to all for the very, very kind
comments. Happy holidays!

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First of all, let's get right to my EPIC HOLIDAY BOOK GIVEAWAY. Comment on this post to win. In one week's time, I'll pick three winners at random. The grand-prize winner will receive all three of my books as a prize. That includes 1) The 2011 Guide to Literary Agents, 2) Formatting & Submitting Your Manuscript, and 3) How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack. Must live in the continental US or Canada to win the grand prize. Prizes two and three are your choice of either a 2011 Guide to Literary Agents or a one-year subscription to WritersMarket.com. You do not have to tweet or spread the word to enter, but any sharing of news of this contest is appreciated. Good luck!

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If you haven't nabbed a copy of GNOMES
yet, grab one on Amazon!

Holiday Bump in Sales:

Tracking my sales last week, I saw a bump in copies sold, but the book actually went down in Nielsen BookScan's rankings of humor books. What this means is everything everywhere is up for the holidays -- at least in the humor book department. This is good news during challenging times for bookstores. At least people are buying a lot of books for the holidays (and we should, too).

Coverage & Interviews:

  • Brittany Rochelle interviewed me over on The Write Stuff blog. Thank you, Brittany!
  • Buffalo Spree magazine included some very nice coverage of the book in their Holiday Shopping Guide issue (cover below).
  • The Denver Postwrote about my book, including it on a "Do-It-Yourselvers List of Home Books," perhaps merely as comic relief on the list. No matter -- I'm grateful!
  • The book got a small mention in the Nov. 21 issue of The Virginian-Pilot newspaper, though I cannot post the coverage here. Thanks to Krys Stefansky for that.
  • Get Booked, a book blog website, gave my book some nice attention this past week.
  • The book got listed on a Squidoo page that compiled good humor books put today.
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