Tuesday, January 25, 2011

This Blog is Now a Book :)

Yes, it's true: this blog's three-year journey has come to an end, a fact that makes me both wistful and relieved. The fact, however, that it's now a book makes me very, very happy.

As this blog has essentially been about the self—about self-discovery, self-healing, self-forgiveness, self-esteem, self-empowerment—it made sense to me to round out the whole experience by self-publishing. It also made sense to do it on demand, meaning I print the copies that people have actually ordered (and have paid for), because I am no big publisher with a big marketing budget (at least, not yet).

So I am enlisting you, dear reader, to be co-publisher of this book by paying in advance for the number of copies you want. The hardbound version costs US$18 (or PhP799) and the paperback costs US$14 (or PhP585).

My target (and I’m sending this out to the universe for maximum effect) is to pre-sell at least 3,000 copies by February 3, 2011. Printing is scheduled to begin shortly after.

Please make your deposit to LADY MICHELLE SERING, SAVINGS ACCOUNT NUMBER 3270174680, METROBANK-ALFARO before February 3, 2011. (If you're depositing from outside the Philippines, the SWIFT CODE is MBTCPHMM). 

The book will be available starting March 8, 2011. Whether it will be available in bookstores depends on the number of orders I receive by February 3.

For those of you who would rather read this blog than the book, for whatever reason: if this site does anything worthwhile for you at all, treat it as though you’ve purchased a book and deposit US$18 (or PhP799) to SAVINGS ACCOUNT NUMBER 3270174680, METROBANK-ALFARO or make a donation through PayPal (click on the "Donate" button on this site) anytime. Although I must say that the book is different and worth getting for yourself as well as for gifting to friends and family :)

I thank you in advance for your appreciation and generosity.

For your questions about the book and for delivery details, you may leave a note on this site or privately message me on Facebook.

To Marge Melendez-Albito, who did the stunning book cover—thank you, Huggabelle!

To poet and editor Mabi David, thank you for your thorough editing.

To Dan Matutina, thank you for your clean, stylish layout.

And to my blog community, thank you so much, you guys, for journeying with me these past three years! It’s been such a joy and a pleasure sharing this adventure with you.

Now on to the next one!

Love and peace,
Tweet :)


i'm an island girl said...

ASTIG! :) proud to be co-publishing!

happy girl ink said...

you know! you know! ;)

Lami said...

YEY! Thanks, Island Girl and Happy Girl, for being the first two buyers/co-publishers of Astigirl, hahaha! I LOVE IT!!! :D

zeescauldron said...

Hi there,

Found out about this on Dang's FB shout out. Sign me up for a hardbound copy :) Looking forward to it!


Lami said...

Thanks, Zee! :D

Geolette Warhol Superstar said...

Congratulations! I want to order a copy! :-) Would also love to get in touch with you for an interview. :-)

artnanay said...

Tweet, sige order ako. Paperback lang muna. Pwede pa?

artistmonk said...

Hello po. I heard about this book from a friend. Is it too late to place an order? :D

Kath said...

Hi, Tweet! My friend and I are your fans. We missed the Feb. 3 deadline... do we order the same way (through metrobank)? Thanks!

Lami said...

Hi, Kath! Let's communicate through Facebook if you want to get the books from me or have them signed. Otherwise, they're available in Powerbooks Greenbelt 4 (hardbound and paperback) and in Powerbooks Alabang Town Center (paperback only).

Hope you'll be able to get your copies! :) Thanks! :)

Anonymous said...

hi .. i'm intrigue with your new published book.. i would like to have a copy of it.. is it available in the bookstores??

Lami said...

Hi, Anonymous! Just saw your post now :( Yes, the book is available in Fully Booked and Pandoras BooksOnline. :) Go grab your copy! :)