Friday, May 28, 2010

Everyone's in the iBookstore!!

Surprise!!

When I asked on Monday how many of you were in the iBookstore, only one person said yes - L. Diane Wolfe. Over twenty of you said you would be one day.

So, I created a surprise for those of you who want your book in the iBookstore:







(And I broke it down from this morning's post - couldn't read the titles!)

I didn't have as much time to work on it as I'd hoped, so forgive the simple covers. (And I hope you can read your book cover!) But I grabbed the samples of Diane's books, found the covers of those of you who have books but not in the iBookstore, and then created covers for those of you who will have books one day!

Hope everyone likes it. May it inspire you!

Now on to awards that a few lovely ladies were nice enough to pass along...

Summer at And This Time Concentrate! gave me the Journey Award! We are all on a journey together.

Passing this award to Ellie at Ella’s Edge who is working hard on her dream.



Christine at Christine’s Journey gave me the Blogger Buddy Award!

Passing this award to Kierah Jane Reilly because she’s a buddy, too!









And Mel at Writings, Musings, and Other Such Nonsense gave me the Awesomesauce Award!


That’s twice now. I feel special. Or rather, awesome!

46 comments:

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

HOW cool! You are so clever, Alex! I love the creativity behind your iBookstore, and the support for your blogger/writer friends it represents. You are awesome!

Congrats on the awards too!

Matthew Rush said...

Oh my god dude, that is so nice and you are so thoughtful. What a fun thing to see just after getting to work this morning!

You're right too, we will all be there one day as long as we never give up.

Today's guest blogger is THE Elana Johnson!

WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF POETRY: said...

Congratulations on your awards well deserved. I got a book but not on show on my blog if I put it on would it be in ipad?

Enjoy your day,
Yvonne.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Yvonne, I looked for your book on your blog and since I don't know your last name, I couldn't search anywhere else for it. Sorry I couldn't get the actual cover up for you!

Matthew, glad you like it! I thought it'd be encouraging.

Nicole, I hope you could read the tiny print on your book. I should've made it bigger.

Ted Cross said...

I'm curious how this word 'awesomesauce' became so common on the blogosphere? Nice job on the bookshelf!

Journaling Woman said...

What a great and wonderful thing for you to do. Congrats on your awards!

Teresa

Palindrome said...

Awwww dude! That is awesome sauce-age, right there. I give thee a round of applause for your brilliance!

Will Burke said...

That was freakin' Epic, dude!

DEZMOND said...

ah, what a charmer, this was very nice from you, Alex, I'm sure those writers among your friends will be thrilled to see this :)

Congrats on the awards as well :)

KarenG said...

That is awesome!! What a cool thing to do, Alex. I loved seeing my book on that shelf. Now if only my pub can figure out what they're doing with Smashwords.... The latest I heard was there were fears about formatting issues? Have you noticed any weird formatting from Smashwords?

Lydia Kang said...

You. Rock.
!!!!!
This made my day. Thanks for including me on the shelf, face out. I could hope for no better!

Falen said...

Ha! You're so clever

Summer said...

Nice job, man! That's so cool! :-)

Michele Emrath said...

That's a really cool thing to do, Alex. You are an awesome blogging/writing friend.

Michele

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Ted, I've no idea how sauce was included!

Thanks, Palin!

Thanks Will and Dez.

Glad you liked it, Karen. And no idea on Smashwords. My publisher does all that stuff.

Thanks everyone!

Liza said...

Alex, you just made my day! I LOVE my cover and you've inspired me to keep chugging to make sure there is one sometime. Back to writing now, so that cover dream comes true!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Wow, you found all of my books! Thanks, Alex. And I hope everyone appreciates what you did - that was really nice.

Talli Roland said...

AHHHHHHH!

That's so awesome - you have my cover right there! Yay! Thank you so much - this has made me smile and drink more wine!

Thank you, thank you!

arlee bird said...

That was really unique and creative. It must have taken a lot of time to do that.

Lee
Tossing It Out

KarenG said...

Awesome!! I love the close ups. And yes you deserve all these awards! Thanks for going to so much work to support all of us. You rock!

Dragons Muse said...

Thank you so much. It was cool to see my book on that shelf. You are awesome.

Karen Lange said...

Love your iBookstore, what a great idea! Congrats to you for the awards, and to the new winners. Have a great weekend!

Stephen Tremp said...

Thanks Alex. This is really cool. And I'm inspired. I'll get those questions over to you this weekend. Have a great holiday.

Stephen Tremp

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Everyone is welcome! And I'll be watching for the questions, Stephen. Thanks again.

Kierah Jane Reilly said...

so awesome! thank you!! :)

Tara said...

How cool!

Congrats on more awards :)

Watery Tart said...

This was great, Alex! How nice of you to make best sellers of your friends! Hopefully when I have a real book you'll do the same for me... single-handedly promoting me to the top of the stack! teehee

Congrats on the awards! (you and everyone you passed them to!)

BStearns said...

Congrats on even more awards. Don't use all your awesomesauce in one place no y'hear?

That was a brilliant gesture putting up books for all those people, I wish all of them (and you) the best in achieving your endeavors!

-Bryan
sff-hub.blogspot.com

Carol Kilgore said...

Lots of work here. Congrats on your awards.

The Old Silly said...

Very creative, innovative and clever, Alex! Pretty cool seeing my memoir in the store ... love it. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hart, I will do the same for you!

Thanks, Bryan. Just seemed sad that only one of my author/writer friends had books in the store so I decided to correct that situation - to the best of my abilities!

Glad you like it, Marvin!

Tahereh said...

that is so incredibly sweet!

i love the thought!

Jemi Fraser said...

So COOL!! Thank you! This is the best present I've got this week :) Thanks again!

Ellie said...

Alex, that is so sweet! I love my cover; It suits me! You are very clever!!! I am thrilled to accept my award! You are so gracious to
make everyone's day! I will post about you and the award tomorrow!
I had to chaperon 12 teenagers, tonight. A friend and I took them out to dinner, before their Middle School Prom! A great group...brings
back a lot of fond memories~
;-D

Cheeseboy said...

Awesomesauce award? I want that one. Coolest named award ever.

Geof said...

Congrats on the awards Alex. I like the Awesomesauce award name as well.

Ocean Girl said...

You are a true blog buddy. Awesome.

Ocean Girl said...

Blogger buddy.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You're welcome, Jemi.

You're welcome, Ellie. I hope everyone's covers are okay. And twelve teenagers? You are one brave woman.

Cheeseboy, how about an anwesome cheesesauce award?

Thanks every one!

Amity said...

Hmmmm... I feel bad, I could not see mine...:) But I could still smile! Just kidding, but would be glad if I have one na...:)

I was just on short break, say a week but am back now...:)

Inspiring book covers, I thought at first, Yvonne and Shannon, who are my blog buddies have a published book selling like hot cakes hence this post!

Nice Alex!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sorry, Amity! I just went through the list of comments on my Monday post and made covers for those people. I didn't leave you out on purpose.

Helen Ginger said...

Well, dang, Alex, I don't even have a print copy of Computer Gaming. My husband has an iPad. I'm going to go download it! Woo-woo. I'm in the iBookstore.

Helen
Straight From Hel

Piedmont Writer said...

Thank you Alex for my book. I love the cover, reminds me of the beach, even though it's the desert. And I'm glad you made them a little bigger. I couldn't find it the first time I looked.

Happy Weekend.

Helen said...

Alex, that was sweet of you to recreate the covers for those of us not yet in the iBookstore. Some day it will be cool to see the real one up there.

Helen

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Piedmont and Helen, you're welcome! And I hadn't counted on the image being so small, which is why I went back and added larger sections.

India Drummond said...

Aw, that's great. I'm sure everyone likes seeing their books on the shelves!