Let’s try this again.
If you follow me on Tumblr, you already know that some unexpected complications have come up with selecting the winners for the original LtD Giveaway. I won’t get into details, but a truly unfortunate data loss on Tumblr’s part has prevented me from fairly choosing winners for the contest. To everyone who tirelessly entered the original giveaway (there were well over 2300 entries in the end!), I sincerely apologize, and I hope I can make it up to you. In order to give everyone a second chance (and perhaps a first, for those of you who missed it last time!), I’ve decided to reopen the giveaway - on a very different platform.
At latest count (which I hadn’t done in a while, and was very pleasantly surprised to see had gone up substantially), the LtD ebook in all its forms has been downloaded at least 893 times!
A big thank you to all 893 (or more) of you who’ve downloaded the book, and especially to those new readers who somehow, some way, keep coming! I love you all muchly.
Yes, it’s (almost) here! Christmas eve - and the LtD ebook!
I received the final illustrations from Ree today and there was dancing. Perhaps some flailing. I am so excited for you to see the final product, newly revised text and gorgeous illustrations all together for the first time.
If you’ve been keeping up with/entering the Twelve Days contest, or are hoping to get yourself a copy of the ebook tomorrow, here’s some important information for you to know:
The four prizes for the final draw (in which your name will be placed for each contest you entered!) are as follows, and will be drawn randomly in the following order:
If you have already won a contest, please make sure you get me your mailing address and choice of either a ficlet or passage from LtD so that I can send you your prize in the new year! (Sometimes Tumblr messaging is not my friend, so it would be a good idea to double check if I haven’t confirmed with you that I’ve received your information.)
I may also be throwing in a bonus letter prize or two in there, so watch out!
Now, about that ebook…
This has been a great experience for me, learning all I can about ebooks and their production, copyright laws, formatting, and all that fun stuff. I now know more about OpenOffice than I ever did before, for one thing.
Tomorrow by 1pm CET a PDF version of Learning to Dance will become available to download via a link I will provide here on Tumblr as well as on Facebook and my author website. Here’s what you can expect:
This PDF can be read on your computer, iPad, and most eReader devices (even though it is not in eReader format). I do recommend reading this version on your computer or other full-colour device for the best experience!
I intend to eventually (and I would love to say soon) have versions of this ebook made available for Kindle, Nook, and other specific eReader devices. This part is going to take a little longer, due to the variety of formats and treading carefully through potential copyright issues. The moment these formats become available you shall be the first to know, and I do hope that will be within the next couple of weeks!
The Learning to Dance ebook is a gift of love, to Starkid and to you. It will never be sold for profit, and it will always be 100% free, in whatever form it takes. You can download and enjoy it as many times and in as many formats as you like!
Thank you to Ree (calculus-was-tough.tumblr.com) for all of the hard work and flawless talent you have put in to this project in such a short time. You are incredible, and I owe you so much.
And a sincere thank you to everyone who has asked about the possibility of an ebook, expressed their excitement over it, entered the contest, and supported me and my little story throughout this whole crazy experience. Without you none of this would have happened.
Thank you for everything.
One more request for your help!
As I’m finishing up edits for the LtD ebook, I’d like to know -
Are there any parts of the story that you find confusing, unclear, less than my best?
(I am opening myself up for criticism here, the constructive kind, of course, in an effort to make the ebook the best it can be. Be honest, please, and I will take it as gracefully as possible, I promise.)
Please send me a message in my ask box if there is anything you would like to point out!
And thank you.