Welcome to all our new subscribers! It's great to have you with us! Hard to believe that summer is already over for some and almost over for others. It's been a busy summer around Songdove Books, particularly the month of August! If you follow me on my author page on Facebook, you'll probably remember all the excited posts about the latest event as it's happened. I'll try to recapture the action for everyone just in case there are newsletter subscribers who don't follow my social network feeds. Can't have anyone left out now!
The Big Weekend is Almost Upon Us!
As previously announced in July's newsletter, the official launch date for "A Year in Prayer With Jesus" is the September Labour Day Long Weekend!
"A Year in Prayer With Jesus" is currently hitting online retailer shelves as we speak, and I'll share the list as it exists, in a moment.
To celebrate, the entire month of August has had two events going on. The first have been ebook giveaways for all 10 current titles under the Songdove Books imprint! Each giveaway lasts three days and three winners are chosen at the end of each draw. As of now, there is one giveaway wrapping up tonight, and another occurring from August 28th to August 30th. When August 30th arrives, A 4 day and a 7 day (hopefully, it's currently "pending") giveaway will commence for "A Year in Prayer With Jesus"! 4 winners and 7 winners will be chosen respectively at two different websites, for a total of 11 recipients of the brand new book.
URL's to these giveaways are up and clickable at: http://songdove.fa-ct.com/wordpress-mu/songdovemusings/calendar-3/
The second event going on all month has been a month-long sale taking place at three locations online where paperback versions of my books are sold. For the entire month of August, buyers have been able to pick up paperback copies of my books for 15% off the usual retail price using the following codes at checkout for the following sites:
YTUWZNRV 15% https://www.createspace.com/
YPWJ-PROMO 15% http://songdovebooks.storenvy.com
YPWJ-PROMO 15% http://songdove.fa-ct.com/wordpress-mu/songdovemusings/new-christian-books/
This sale only has a few days left, as it ends August 31st. So if you were hoping to get any deals on my books before September kicks into gear, now's the time to jump!
It is a dream of mine to have 365 people purchase "A Year in Prayer With Jesus" in paperback, PDF, epub, or mobi, and each of these people begin "A Year in Prayer With Jesus" on 365 consequative dates! For those prayer prompts where people groups, language families, nations and missions organizations are presented, this dream would have them covered by someone every single day for an entire year! This includes those nations and people groups in current conflict zones as of the time of this announcement.
"A Year in Prayer With Jesus" is available for $25.50 in paperback, and $9.99 in its various ebook formats. The digital formats are all available on pre-order with delivery taking place August 30th, the beginning of the Long Weekend Launch. As promised, here is the current list of places where you can buy the Paperback or e-Book version of this book:
Initial list of where to pick up your copy of "A Year in Prayer With Jesus" in either Paperback or e-Book format:
CA: Digital: http://www.amazon.ca/Year-Prayer-Jesus-Marilynn-Dawson-ebook/dp/B00MT52KBG/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1408337250&sr=1-1&keywords=A+Year+in+Prayer+With+Jesus
Paperback and Digital:
New Christian Books:
e-Course on Practical Thoughts on Becoming an Author Now has a Sequel!
Creating Your First E-Book, also just $15, follows on the heels of "Practical Thoughts on Becoming an Author" branching into 12 daily sessions assisting the aspiring author in creating their very first e-Book!
More information about the course such as who would benefit from it, how much it costs, and the purchase link can be found at this link http://songdove.fa-ct.com/wordpress-mu/songdovemusings/creating-your-very-first-e-book/ If you have already taken the first e-course, you can get this new one for $1 off. Simply reply to this newsletter with the email address you signed up for the first course with, and I'll get you the coupon code to get your discount.
Conversely, if you take this second course and decide you'd like to take the first course, respond to your final daily session's email with your desire to take the first course and I'll give you the $1 off discount code for the first course.
Either way, be sure to add the course's email address to your whitelist so that you don't miss out on any of the daily sessions.
Both courses can be reviewed at this url:
Giveaways, Paperback Sale, Book Launch, New E-Course, Wow!
Yes, life certainly has been busy this month!
Life hasn't just been busy on the writing front, but this author who is also a computer technician, was at a tradeshow mid-month, for an entire week! I've only been to a handful of much smaller events in the Okanagan, so I wasn't really sure what I'd be in for. It turns out that my experiences setting up and manning my sister's craft table at Christmas craft fairs in years past came in quite handy for this show! I was assisting a startup, and took the owner shopping for what we'd need for our tiny 6ftx2ft space that we were given as part of Epson's booth at Siggraph Vancouver 2014. While I'm sure their own display must have cost $1000's to transport, register, set up, and take down, our tiny little bit of floor space only cost us maybe $300 to set up and take down. But with that small amount of cash outlay, our corner of the Epson booth was literally non-stop for 2.5 days of the 3-day exhibition! We had breather breaks on the Thursday morning, but then we got just as swamped as if it were earlier in the show.
But what made the entire trip worth it, was the sunset over the ocean that greeted me when we finally got back to our suites Thursday night! The picture above doesn't do it justice, but the sunset that evening was positively gorgeous! Red/orange gradients over the sun as it set below the ocean's horizon were SO amazing! The sight was incredibly calming as I stood there occasionally trying unsuccessfully to capture the view on camera. This author grewup beside the ocean and hasn't seen it in many years! Such an evening felt like a bittersweet send off, as Friday morning we would be heading home to the Okanagan again. Truly a bittersweet experience. . . and yet calming and quieting all the same.
We need those quieting moments in our lives. We need those calming moments. Vancouver is a large city with crazy traffic and strange bus/metro systems. Every evening the adventure would start all over again, how to pick the best route home from the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre. Life can seem chaotic at times, crazy, an adventure just getting from point A to point B. But in the midst of it all, God calls us away for a moment to be with Him. He speaks peace into the hectic schedule, and for a moment, all is quiet. After such a crazy week, that moment standing near the window of my suite overlooking the ocean was just what I needed. I didn't want it to end.
How has God spoken peace into a hectic moment in your day?
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