In an effort to stir things up I started looking for something other then a book to give away on my book blog! I mean, I know free books are AWESOME and I absolutely love getting them in the mail, but something else would be fun too! So I searched around the net and found this really cute company that makes customized bookplates - among other very cute things!
Lemon Tree Cards is committed to providing top quality printed items at affordable pricing.
We cater to individuals, businesses, groups and schools. Feel free to contact us if there is something you need and do not see.
The website offers everything from custom note cards and invitations to notepads and vinyl labels. There are also lots of resources such as Invite wording and a list of links.
Shelley at Lemon Tree was nice enough to send me my own set of customized bookplates. I chose the Monogram Bookplates. They are the perfect way to label your favorite books. You know the ones you lone but absolutely want back! Bookplates are great way to insure that the borrower KNOWS where they got the book from! You can also use them to label a book you gifted to someone, so they know who cared enough to share the written word. I know what you are thinking - "Pam, you are always talking about trading in books on PBS and with friends, why would you need bookplates?" The answer is simple - although I do most pass my books along after reading, there are some volumes that I want to keep. For example, my copy of Don Quixote - because some day I will finish it! I also like to keep the first book in a favorite series just so I remember it. I still loan these out to fellow readers, so bookplates are important to help with getting them back. In terms of the bookplates themselves, they are great quality. A nice thick (but not so thick it will effect how the book cover lays) sticky-backed bookplate, that is the perfect size for MMP, TPB and HB books.
You can visit Lemon Tree Cards and use this coupon code LOVETOREAD to receive 20% off orders placed between now and April 7th, 2010 (Thanks Shelley)
Shelley is also giving away one of the following sets to one lucky winner on Busy Moms Who Love To Read.
Coco-Dot, Monogram, Happy Little, Nursery Rhyme, Sign Language or Little Nest Bookplates
So here is how you can win:
Mandatory Entry: (open to US residents only)(you must do this one first or I will be forced to remove all of your entries)
Leave a Comment with your email address (feel free to use the antiSPAM version - yourname[at]yourserver[dot]com) telling me which of the above listed bookplates you would love to have customized (choose carefully, if you win this is the one you will get!)
Get More Entries: (LEAVE A SEPARATE COMMENT FOR EACH ENTRY)
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Add a comment to another post on this blog (a real comment, please)
Visit Lemon Tree Cards and leave a comment about your favorite non-bookplate item
Grab my button (see sidebar) and put it on your blog (include a link to your blog in your comment) (5 entries)
Add a post to your own blog about this giveaway (include a link to your post in your comment) (8 entries)
Make a purchase from Lemon Tree Cards (10 entries)
I wish you the best of luck! All entries but be received by 11:59pm PST on March 22th, 2010 to be counted.
Disclaimer: Although I did receive a free set of bookplates for review, I was in no other way compensated to post this review.
If you are an author or publisher and you would like for me to review your book, please contact me directly: polsen11[at]comcast[dot]net