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Save Shrinking Violet Campaign & Contest!

May 2008
SAVE SHRINKING VIOLET!
Help Tere keep her voice!

What is Shrinking Violet? It's a young adult novel about an extremely shy high school senior trying to find her voice and reach her dream of becoming a DJ, despite the obstacles that stand in her way.

The book is about to go on back order and in order for more copies to be printed, more people have to place orders for the book.

So here's how you can help:
Please tell anyone that you think might be interested to place an order now before it's too late. Guys, girls, grandmas. grandpas, you're never too old to read humorous teen fiction!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1416596968

http://www.indiebound.org/book/9781416596967

I'm also running a contest for those that want to have some fun! There will be four winners, each receiving a $25 gift certificate to iTunes or the bookstore of their choice.

MORE PRIZES ADDED: Kim from Butterfly Book Reviews (http://butterflybookreviews.blogspot.com/)has graciously donated FIVE amazing arcs for giveaway, they include Ash by Melinda Lo, My Invented Life by Lauren Bjorkman, Give Up the Ghost by Megan Crewe, Candor by Pam Bachorz and Violet Wings by Victoria Hanley.


So how can you win?
1. Post a review of Shrinking Violet on Amazon.com or B & N.com 2 points
2 Blog, Tweet or Facebook about the Save Shrinking Violet Campaign 1 point for each mention
3. Take a picture of yourself wearing a sweater and mimicking the book's cover (you must have the book in the photo too). 2 points

Contest begins at 11pm on Thursday, September 24, 2009 and ends at 11pm on Thursday, October 15, 2009.
After you enter, you can either email me at danielle@daniellejoseph.com or leave me a comment here.

Much love,
Danielle


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(Anonymous)
Sep. 25th, 2009 04:10 am (UTC)
I tweeted!
I tweeted it and facebooked it. :) I'll try to pick up my copy this weekend too! I've been meaning to pick it up I just hadn't done so yet.

*Heather M. Riley
http://www.wantmyya.blogspot.com
daniellejoseph
Sep. 25th, 2009 01:37 pm (UTC)
Re: I tweeted!
Thanks for your support, Heather:)!
sarahquigley
Sep. 25th, 2009 04:39 am (UTC)
daniellejoseph
Sep. 25th, 2009 01:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much, Sarah!
branquignole
Sep. 25th, 2009 01:05 pm (UTC)
Facebooked, tweeted and blogged about it. I really hope this helps!

Does ordering from amazon.de help as well? It should, right?
branquignole
Sep. 25th, 2009 01:06 pm (UTC)
Oh, by the way - here through R. J. Anderson's twitter. :)
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christina_dg
Sep. 25th, 2009 01:37 pm (UTC)
Tweeted about it (facebook still disabled). Darn you phishers/hackers for taking away my FB!
daniellejoseph
Sep. 25th, 2009 01:39 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Christina:)! I'll get those hackers for you....
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sammyjones57
Sep. 25th, 2009 02:17 pm (UTC)
I just tweeted about it! Hopefully I'll be picking up a copy next week (because I've really been wanting to read it) too!

Twitter: (@JYTBB)
daniellejoseph
Sep. 25th, 2009 02:26 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! Appreciate it!
(Anonymous)
Sep. 25th, 2009 02:56 pm (UTC)
Save Shrinking Violet
Wrote a review on Amazon and told two book clubs to order copies now. -- Adrienne
daniellejoseph
Sep. 25th, 2009 03:45 pm (UTC)
Re: Save Shrinking Violet
Thanks Adrienne! Love your review too! Shy Girls Unite:)!
lalam
Sep. 25th, 2009 04:26 pm (UTC)
Posted on my blog laurasreviewbookshelf.blogspot.com and twittered about the the blog @lauram68.

Good Luck, Danielle!
daniellejoseph
Sep. 25th, 2009 09:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much, Laura!
tamarak
Sep. 25th, 2009 06:43 pm (UTC)
Off to tweet about it right now.....
daniellejoseph
Sep. 25th, 2009 09:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Tammi!!
kimberleylittle
Sep. 25th, 2009 08:45 pm (UTC)
Hi Danielle, I just ordered a copy from Amazon for my niece who wants to go into broadcasting. She'll love it. Thanks for the heads up! And such a horrible thing to sell out in 4 months and be told, that's it, your book is dead. Sheesh!

I've been there so my heart is with you.
daniellejoseph
Sep. 25th, 2009 09:42 pm (UTC)
Kimberly, thanks for the support. I hope your niece enjoys the book! I hope it helps propel her broadcasting career:)!
dinner_girl
Sep. 26th, 2009 12:57 am (UTC)
Ordering a copy as I type :)

We'll save Sweet T yet!

daniellejoseph
Sep. 26th, 2009 01:32 am (UTC)
Thanks so much:)!
prodelektra
Sep. 26th, 2009 04:55 pm (UTC)
So unfair! Don't worry--we'll keep T's voice alive for sure!
I tweeted as ProdElektra, and I blogged here: http://myriad-words.blogspot.com/2009/09/save-shrinking-violet.html
I have a book blog; so just send me a mail if I can be of any assistance: prodhi(at)live(dot)com. Take care till then, and I'm crossing my fingers that the campaign will be more than successful=D
daniellejoseph
Sep. 26th, 2009 08:46 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for helping me out! I really appreciate it:)!
molga_muses
Sep. 27th, 2009 02:11 pm (UTC)
Saving T
Not only did I FB this and make you extra credit, I forgot to tell you that I emailed many of the English teachers at Palmetto! This is so indicative of the age we live in -- books have to explode on the scene or else. Did you read Alex's blog about Breathing Underwater? Can't they at least give books the time Mother Nature gives babies? Geez!

I'll keep on talking,

Mari
daniellejoseph
Sep. 27th, 2009 06:33 pm (UTC)
Re: Saving T
Mari, that is great! I really appreciate it. I read Alex's blog and thought it was awesome--very telling! Hope you don't have to go through this when your book comes:)!
janetsfox
Sep. 27th, 2009 02:55 pm (UTC)
Hey, Danielle! Facebook, Twitter and my blog -

www.kidswriterjfox.blogspot.com

And ordered it from B&N.

xo
daniellejoseph
Sep. 27th, 2009 06:22 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Janet! You are awesome:)!! I feel the love!
13r3asonswhy
Sep. 27th, 2009 10:11 pm (UTC)
I wish I could help out and buy it, but I'm unemployed. =(

BUT I did blog about it:
http://13r3asonswhy.livejournal.com/24827.html

and

Tweet about it:
http://twitter.com/buzzinglikeneon/status/4427047628
daniellejoseph
Sep. 28th, 2009 02:51 am (UTC)
Thanks so much for your support:)! I hope things work out soon with the job situation:)!
bookworminginthe21stcentury.com
Sep. 27th, 2009 10:25 pm (UTC)
I posted a review on Amazon.com - under Kristen M. Nielsen

I blogged about it and since I already read it, I'm giving away two copies which I will order when the contest ends next Sunday. Here's the link:
http://www.bookworminginthe21stcentury.com/2009/09/shrinking-violet-contest.html

Sadly, I don't really have any sweaters...
daniellejoseph
Sep. 28th, 2009 02:53 am (UTC)
Kristen, you are awesome! Thanks for the fab review and for running your own contest. No sweaters? Since I live in Florida I don't have too many and boy was I hot when I took my pic (it's still in thr high 80's here).
ylin0621
Sep. 27th, 2009 10:26 pm (UTC)
posted something here:
http://booksbytheircover.blogspot.com/2009/09/help.html

was hoping to make more snaz, will probably go back after the tiredness goes away.

tweeted:
http://twitter.com/ylin0621/status/4407325943

--Yan (yan.pocky(at)gmail.com)
I saw Shrinking Violet in Borders this Friday so sqeualed lol
daniellejoseph
Sep. 28th, 2009 02:54 am (UTC)
Yan, I hope you get some sleep. Thanks for your support and an SV sighting-yay!
runningforfiction.blogspot.com
Sep. 29th, 2009 10:42 am (UTC)
i'm so sad this is happenning.
i blogged about saving Shrinking Violet, and i'm definately going to order a copy ASAP.
i really hope this stops. even though i haven't read your book, i know that it is amazing. i'm psychic like that.

~robby
runningforamsterdam @ hotmail . com
daniellejoseph
Sep. 29th, 2009 04:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks for helping to save Shrinking Violet! Hope you enjoy the book and very cool that you're psychic--lol:)!
emmarose1
Oct. 1st, 2009 02:40 pm (UTC)
Save Shrinking Violet!
I posted a review on Amazon and I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/Emma015/statuses/4525662787 I hope they don't end up doing this to your book. Good Luck!
daniellejoseph
Oct. 2nd, 2009 02:08 pm (UTC)
Re: Save Shrinking Violet!
Thanks so much! I really appreciate it:)!
emmarose1
Oct. 1st, 2009 02:49 pm (UTC)
Sorry!
onceuponabookcase.blogspot.com
Oct. 2nd, 2009 01:28 pm (UTC)
Tweeted:
http://twitter.com/jo_scrawls/status/4552100850

Blogged:
http://onceuponabookcase.blogspot.com/2009/10/save-shrinking-violet-campaign.html

It's awful to hear that Shrinking Violet may go out of print. I'm unable to post a review as I haven't yet read it, but I'll keep on spreading the word!
daniellejoseph
Oct. 2nd, 2009 02:08 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for taking the time to spread the word:)!
fabulousfrock
Oct. 2nd, 2009 08:31 pm (UTC)
Man, way too soon for a book to disappear! I tweeted it @jackiedolamore.
daniellejoseph
Oct. 3rd, 2009 01:17 am (UTC)
Thanks, Jackie:)!
annemariewrites
Oct. 2nd, 2009 08:39 pm (UTC)
RT Jackie's @annemariewrites Hope this works!
daniellejoseph
Oct. 3rd, 2009 01:18 am (UTC)
Appreciate it, Annemarie!!
cassanrose
Oct. 3rd, 2009 09:27 am (UTC)
I tweeted this!
owlforya.blogspot.com
Oct. 5th, 2009 12:43 am (UTC)
I can't stand the thought of a book going on back order like this! I blogged about it.

http://owlforya.blogspot.com/2009/10/save-shrinking-violet.html

foltzsfantasticbooks at gmail.com
daniellejoseph
Oct. 5th, 2009 02:06 am (UTC)
Thanks so much for your support! Love the owls, so cute!
kates_couch
Oct. 5th, 2009 05:00 am (UTC)
Finished reading Shrinking Violet last night and absolutely LOVED it. Wonderful debut! Tere is fabulous!
daniellejoseph
Oct. 5th, 2009 10:46 am (UTC)
Thanks so much for taking the time to let me know. You made my day;)!
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