Today, I reached 100,000 hits on my blog stats! That’s really cool! I’m so excited!! In honor of the occasion, I am going to be doing my first give-away:
a copy of the book Breastfeeding with Comfort and Joy: A Photographic Guide for Mom and Those Who Help Her, by Laura Keegan!
Trust me, you do want this book!
Here is the review I wrote when I first read the book, and you can read other glowing reviews at Stand and Deliver as well as at Permission to Mother. In addition to what I wrote previously, I just want to add that the quality of the book is reflected, not just in the beautiful and sensitive photographs of nursing mothers and babies, nor just in the clear language of the book, but also in the high-quality paper used to print the book. Handling the book is like touching a work of art — the paper itself is that good! In many ways, it’s more than just a book — it’s a celebration of the beauty and normalcy of breastfeeding. Many women give up breastfeeding because of difficulty breastfeeding, pain while breastfeeding, a lack of support, or other factors, but this book gives support, guidance, and encouragement to nursing mothers, which in turn greatly benefits their babies.
Now, onto the rules…
I will pick one winner at random from all entries received, and you can have more than one entry, to increase your chances. Here are all the different ways to enter:
- Blog about the giveaway, linking both to this post and the book’s website: www.BreastfeedingwithComfortandJoy.com. Because Breastfeeding with Comfort and Joy is self-published, it’s only available at the BreastfeedingwithComfortandJoy website.
[If you have more than one blog, you can write a post about the giveaway and get one entry for each blog!]
- If you’ve read the book, write a review! If you’ve already written a review, link to it in your blog entry about the giveaway.
- Add Laura Keegan’s breastfeeding blog to your blogroll, if you have a blog; and/or add it to your reading list, subscriptions, Google Reader, bookmarks, etc. — however you keep up with the blogs you read [if you do both, you’ll get two entries]
- Spread the word — share about the giveaway and/or the book on email lists, bulletin boards, as a comment on other blogs [but, please, not in a spammy way!], internet chat rooms, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Del.icio.us, Digg, Mixx, etc., etc., or just good old-fashioned phone calls or in-person conversations.
As you do these things, drop me an email at kathy_petersen_283 at yahoo dot com or leave a comment on this post letting me know you’ve done it. If you tell someone about the book — whether through the internet or in person — please tell me a little about why you mentioned the book — is your friend a fellow birth junkie? a mom who has had trouble breastfeeding in the past? expecting twins? a new mom? a pregnant cashier at the grocery store? your midwife or doctor, or your baby’s pediatrician?
There is no limit to how many entries you can have, so the more you tell others about the book, in any way of communication, the more entries you will get. BUT, this is very important — you must tell me that you’ve done it, in order for me to know that you’ve done it! The contest will run for two weeks (closing at midnight of March 20), and I will pick the winner at random. I will put each person’s name on a piece of paper, one time for every entry, and will put all the paper in a hat or bowl, and pull out one piece of paper. I will announce the winner the following day.
Because Jill at The Unnecessarean gave me the idea to do this, she automatically gets an extra entry!
Good luck, everybody!!