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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

And the Envelope Please...



Thanks to the almost 100 of you who entered the Book Title contest! I couldn't believe the amount of entries or the quality of titles to go with photographs submitted. GREAT JOB, y'all!

If you missed the original post, read it and the cool title entries here.

The hard part was choosing just two winners. I finally put the top 10 entires (written out on sticky notes) in front of me and asked myself, "Self, which books would you take from the bookstore shelf and buy just by virtue of the cover art and title?" Having the help of several extra sets of reader eyeballs helped too.

So without further ado, the winners are:

The Writer's Package -- Tere Kirkland of The Lesser Key. What a wonderful title she crafted for picture #4. It actually made me laugh. I know I'd want to buy this book and take it home to devour: "Mary J. Freed's Summer of Stupidity" - Women's Fiction.

The Cajun Goody Package -- B.J. Anderson's entry for photo #7: "Blending In: & Other Essentials for Staying Alive in High School" - Young Adult. B.J.'s book does sound like essential school equipment!

{***I'll need your mailing addresses ladies!}

And the close runners-up were:

Mandy at Mandy's Life After 30 for photo #3 - "If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It: A Healthy Guide To Cajun Marriage" - Non-fiction/Self-help.

Regina Green at Red Bird Chronicles (a wonderful poet herself) for #9 - "the color of north" - Poetry.

Sandra Leigh's "Touching Gauguin" - Romance - from photo #1.

Chromiumman for #8 - "Turn, Turn, Turn: My Summer as a Carnie" -Autobiography.


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I'll be running another fun contest soon, and in the meantime, don't forget to continue leaving links to your favorite online indie artists/artisan's "shops" so I can compile them into Shoppers' Resource Guide for the holidays. Thanks!

28 comments:

Janna Qualman said...

Congrats to the winners! It was a fun and creative contest, Angie.

Dorraine said...

Winners, congrats!!

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

Congrats to the winners! That was a wonderful idea Ang!

Hilary said...

Very cool. Congrats to the winners and runners-up! And thanks for the fun, Angie. :)

Carrie Wilson Link said...

Those ARE good titles!

Red Bird said...

Oh, congratulations to the winners! :D
And I was a runner-up! Wow- thanks so much, Angie- you're a love, for sure!
This was fun!
x

Angie Ledbetter said...

Thank you Janna. Will be doing it again REAL soon. ;)

Hey Dorraine!

Carol - See note to Janna. LOL

You're welcome Hilary. Thank YOU for the suggestions about blind judging.

Carrie - Did you see a lot of those book titles on a bookshelf like I did?

Red Bird - LOVED your poetry book title!

Kathryn Magendie said...

Congrats to the winners! whoop whoop!

B.J. Anderson said...

WOW! I feel so honored out of all those great titles! Totally awesome, Angie. I'm blushing. :D Thank you so much! And the Cajun Goody package?! This has made my day!!!!! :D

Eileen Astels Watson said...

Wow, that's a lot of people entering, and those are great titles!

Suzanne said...

Those are amazing!!!!!!Congrats to the winners!

Angie Ledbetter said...

LOL Kat. :D

B.J. - Your entry was primo. (I'll want a full report on the goodies...once you figure out how to use them. hehe)

Eileen & Suzanne - I was blown away too. Will do a rerun of this contest SOON!

Tere Kirkland said...

Wahoo! Thanks, Angie!! I needed this today!

I was late to work because of a stuck lock, and I could really use the ego boost, lol! Congrats to B.J., I bet you'll love that Cajun package! And can I use any more exclamation points?!!! ;)

Michelle H. said...

Congrats winners!

Jill Kemerer said...

Great titles!! Congrats to the winners and thanks for the fun contest!

Analisa said...

How creative the winners were!
Congrats all!

Jeannie Campbell, LMFT said...

congrats to the winners!

jeannie
Where Romance Meets Therapy

The Things We Carried said...

Congrats to the winners!

Elizabeth Bradley said...

Congrats to the winners! Fun contest.

Strange Fiction said...

Great picks and congrats to the winners!!

Char said...

Congratz to winners and runner ups or (runners up?).

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Looks like I missed a lot of un.

Debbie said...

I really enjoyed this! Congrats to the winners.

Jessica said...

Congrats everyone! Those were cute titles.

Angie Ledbetter said...

THANKS FOR ALL Y'ALLS' GREAT COMMENTS. GLAD YOU ENJOYED THE CONTEST. REDO AGAIN SOON!!

I sent email notes to all you who have addresses attached to your profiles. :)

Lady Glamis said...

CONGRATS! to the winners. :)

I'm mad at myself that I didn't enter. Next time! I've been so caught up in my book. :)

Laura Martone said...

Congrats, ladies! What a fun contest that was. Do it again, Angie! Do it again!

Sandra Leigh said...

Congratulations to the winners - and thank you, Angie, for a fun contest. I look forward to the next one.

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