Monday, November 03, 2008

Just for November

Stone Crossings Christmas 2

Back in April, when Stone Crossings first came out, I offered a limited number of signed copies here. I figured I'd never really liked the post office that much, so I preferred to keep my visits to a minimum.

It worked out especially well since Susan alone ordered several copies, thus reducing the number of times I'd need to find a parking space, stand in line, and keep my kids from sitting on the counters (why do kids want to sit on counters in the post office anyway... which is terribly inconvenient since there are signs everywhere saying, do not let children sit on counters).

Still, Christmas is coming and I wouldn't want to disappoint the post office workers with too light a workload. I'm thinking I owe them a visit, a stack of packages, a smile for the season and some kids sitting on counters to make the whole thing a perfect experience.

So just for November, I'm ready to stand in line if you'd like to order a signed copy. This time I won't put a limit on the number of copies I'll make available. Well, at least I don't think I will. Maybe I'll even put on my elf hat to go with my post-office smile.

Just for November.

see comment box for details on ordering

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Blogger GratefulinGA said...

wow! you are making my Christmas shopping a good experience thus far.

One of our traditions for Christmas and most other gift giving holidays is that everyone-no matter their age get a book. We work hard to find something for everyone... I have some folks in mind, but to give signed copies...i am very excited.

Thanks for your willingness to make these available including suffering the post office :)


11:59 AM  
Blogger L.L. Barkat said...

To order Stone Crossings, please send a check made out to LL Barkat, for $18 and forward to...

LL Barkat
c/o Community Bible Church
301 Chadeayne Road
Ossining, NY 10562

12:17 PM  
Blogger GratefulinGA said...

thanks for the update...I had just printed off the prior instruction. Chalk it off to 'mom-nesia' :)

12:22 PM  
Blogger Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Oh drat. I just ordered one off Amazon a few weeks ago. But the good news is that I'm halfway through reading it, and I'm liking it so much, I already recommended it to my SIL.

6:17 PM  
Blogger Toia said...

Christmas would not be Christmas without having to stand in line at some point or another to mail packages :)

Have a Bless one!!

9:27 PM  
Blogger Ted M. Gossard said...

Very nice, L.L. Was even much better when Deb and I got you to sign our own personal copy, as well as two more for my sisters. I've never much cared about autographs, but it was nice, and maybe will be worth a fortune someday! :) You do have nice handwriting.

My handwriting has gone south with all this typing. But great to hear you're going to be offering this for people, and I hope many take advantage of it. It's a great book in many ways (hard to put down, challenging, interesting writing, etc.), and though my review of it, or rather going over it chapter by chapter was overly long, it was a blessing and great exercise for me.

12:10 AM  
Blogger Ted M. Gossard said...

I meant, was nicer, because it was in person.

12:16 AM  
Blogger Halfmom, AKA, Susan said...

It was a lovely gift - and well received by all. Perhaps I shall have to send you back to the post-office again!

9:49 AM  
Blogger L.L. Barkat said...

Tammy... you are so sweet. Makes me just want to stand in line for ya. :)

Ruth... Glad you're enjoying it! Amazon's cheaper... you can console yourself with that. ;-)

Toia... that's the holiday spirit! Thanks for dropping in.

Ted... yes, it was very nice to meet, to share the hour with you two. And I will always appreciate your gift to me.

Susan... oh, I'm glad to hear it was well received. When I sent all those little packages out, I sent them with my prayers.

9:08 PM  
Blogger Miriam said...

Oh! There are so many people I'd like to gift with your book... I'll get back to you. Perhaps someday I can articulate to you how your book has blessed me (and my husband too). For now I just give thanks again. Blessings and deep, grateful love. :)

12:02 PM  
Blogger sojourner said...

I notice Stone Crossings was published by InterVarsity press. Are you associated with that ministry at all? I have a dear friend who services on the UTSA campus for them as a missionary.

8:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Use USPS Click N Ship

and you'll never need to go the PO again.

Print postage at home for no extra charge and you can even tell your carrier to pick it up from your house.

Its a great service that I use nearly every day.

9:35 AM  
Blogger RissaRoo said...

I can think of several people I'd love to gift with your book (myself included!). I'll have to wait for payday, but I'll be in touch soon! I can't wait to read it and having an autographed copy will make me so happy!

1:28 PM  
Blogger L.L. Barkat said...

Miriam... I would love to hear your stories some day. :)

Sojourner... I used to write for IVCF, for the multi-ethnic division and the VP's office. Long ago. Getting a contract with IVP was a whole different thing. Glad to hear about your friend!

David... yes, I should do that. But then I rarely sell my own books. Just for November... (thanks for the tip though! :)

Erica... sweet words. Thanks.

3:24 PM  
Blogger Jenn Jilks said...

I have learned a lot from your posts and the way that you are marketing your book. Keep up the good work!

10:47 AM  

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