HOW NOT TO MAKE A WISH Bookday!

Posted by on September 29, 2009 in how not to make a wish, uncategorized | 32 comments

I am beyond pleased to announce that today is bookday for HOW NOT TO MAKE A WISH!  We have celebrations and contests galore going on around here!

First and foremost, Mark noted the official release date of HOW NOT TO MAKE A WISH by sending me flowers – red and yellow daisies, to be specific, to match the cover of the book.  He also gave me a rare "book release" card – okay, it was a birthday card – celebrating by tenth birthday bookday!  He has set aside the book that he is currently reading, so that he can read HOW NOT TO MAKE A WISH during his subway commute.  I think I’m going to keep him!

Second – If you haven’t had a chance to read the first chapter of HOW NOT TO MAKE A WISH, it’s available online:  http://www.mindyklasky.com/chapter_hownotto.html

Third – There is a contest going on, and the prize is a signed copy of HOW NOT TO MAKE A WISH.  To enter the contest, send me an email at mindy@mindyklasky.com, telling me what you would wish for, if a genie granted you one wish.  You can read more about the contest  (including how your entries will become famous!) here:  http://www.mindyklasky.com/contest.html

Fourth – We’re having another contest, and the prize is a signed copy of any of my books that I have in stock.  To enter *that* contest, send me a photo of HOW NOT TO MAKE A WISH.  It can be in a bookstore, it can be on your home shelves, it can be posed with your child or pet or spouse…  Send the photo to mindy@mindyklasky.com, so that I can add your entry to a collage, which I’ll post onlilne.  One prize will go to the first photographer who sends me a snapshot; another will go to a photo-sender, selected at random from all the photo-senders.

Thank you, all, for sharing the excitement of bookday with me!

Mindy, bouncing

32 Comments

  1. Congratulations! It was great seeing you Sunday. You and Mark are just too cute for words.

    • Cute?!? Your corned beef has must have been drugged! (But thanks – and it was good to see you guys, too.)

  2. Happy Bookday!

    • Merci! That sword hilt somehow seems regal and commanding – sort of the opposite of my current cover image…

  3. Ooh! Exciting! I just pre-ordered the Kindle version; it said it would be sent Oct. 1. I think I will wait and get the print version at WFC. That way I can still buy something from Larry Smith. Just don’t tell him I have a Kindle!

    • Hey, you have to keep your own secrets from Larry! I wonder if he’s going to be at Capclave – I have a few books I need to buy, but I’ll wait a couple of weeks to try to get them there…

  4. Yay! Happy Bookday!

    • ::grin:: Your icon makes me want to celebrate, with mariachis and margaritas!

  5. Yay! I’ve been looking for a few days, because I’ve been known to be able to find them early, but no luck so far. I’ll hit up a few stores today after work, hopefully.

    I’m a little torn about entering contests I like to share the wealth, but its been awhile, so I just might enter again.

    • Seriously can’t find the book at my usuals. I’ll be driving 20 minutes to get it, either that or overnight it from Amazon. Why didn’t B&N order the thing?

      • I’m sorry you’re having trouble finding it! Both Borders and B&N picked it up, and I’ve heard from other folks who’ve found it at B&N, so it seems like maybe your local store is the outlier… I appreciate your perseverance though!

        • It’s okay. The first B&N said we don’t have it, but the one 20 minutes away does. Would you like to order it? #2 just said, “Would you like to order a copy?”

          I’m pretty sure that my stores are just a little weird.

  6. Congrats!! And happy shared release day!! (never gets old, does it?)

    • It really doesn’t! It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out, with the six-month release schedule – I bet that won’t get old either!

  7. Happy Bookday!

    • Thank you! I’ll see you at Capclave, on Saturday?

  8. Happy Bookday!

    • Many thanks!

  9. Congratulations and Happy Bookday!

    Can’t wait to see it on the shelves in my hands! =)

    • Books on shelves are one thing, but in the hand is entirely different 🙂

  10. Congrads. Quick question, how big an envelope for the bookplate + bookmark (I’ve no idea how big a bookplate is). Also, amazon.co.uk only have one copy of your book left, I hope they had a lot of copies to start with.

    • Many thanks!

      I assume that Amazon.co.uk will reorder – they generally do! As for the bookplate and bookmark envelope, a stamped envelope from the UK won’t get there from here. If you send me your address (in a private message, so that it’s not out there for all the world to see), I’ll drop them in the mail to you!

  11. HUZZAH!! Happy Book Birthday!!

    Must…get…book… 🙂

    • ::grin:: I bet you know a good bookstore in town that’ll have it 🙂

  12. Happy bookday! I was so excited to see it on the new book shelves at the local mini-Borders (seriously–it is the size of a large living room and only one floor)…I got a bit carried away, and bought THREE. But I already have people clamoring for them, so they’ll go to good homes 🙂

    I was going to send you flowers too…but I was afraid you’d think that was a little too stalker-ish! (So I spent the money on the books instead. Figured that would be okay.)

    • I’d never consider you stalker-ish! But I have to say, I heartily approve of your chosen use of the flower-funds 🙂

      I also heartily thank you for the Amazon review – you *are* a writer’s best friend, do you know that?

  13. loving it

    First and foremost – Mark is amazing!

    Happy Bookday! I found it at Borders on 9/26 and felt very local author supporty when I picked up both your book and another local author’s book – Rampant, by Diana Peterfreund. Kinda funny since she just made the change from chick lit to fantasy – Killer unicorns, gotta love it.

    Getting to meet Kira = awesome.

    • Re: loving it

      Merci! I hope you enjoy Kira, the more that you get to know her! And I find it funny that Diana and I are walking in each other’s steps, only backwards!

  14. Happy Bookday!

    • Many thanks! I feel all tingly with apprehension, knowing that a real stage manager will be reading it! (I haven’t stage managed since college, lo too many years ago…)