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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Bad News Good News Giveaway


By now, many of you have probably figured out that there is a problem with my new book from Llewellyn, THE LITTLE BOOK OF CAT MAGIC. You may have preordered, and gotten a message that the book's delivery is delayed. Or gone to buy it and gotten a message that said it was unavailable. All I can do is give you my huge apologies for any inconvenience, and try and explain.

It turned out that when the book came into the Llewellyn warehouse, there was a problem with the cover. The printer is working on fixing it, and they're not sure yet if they are going to have to do an entire new reprint, or if the current copies can be used. It might be resolved right away, or it could take a month or two. I can't tell you when you will get it. (Although a few copies have apparently gone out to small distributors and individuals who ordered directly from Llewellyn, they were concerned that the flaw--although minor--would be enough to get the book rejected by Amazon and B&N.)

What I can tell you is that you WILL get it if you have ordered it already or if you order it now. I hope you won't give up on the book, because I wrote it from the heart and Magic the Cat and I worked REALLY hard on it.

In the meanwhile, here is a giveaway to hold you over while you wait. Llewellyn did send me my author copies (which have the same small flaw--the top cover won't sit quite flat) and I'm going to be giving away a signed copy, along with a bunch of cute cat-themed goodies, like a black cat notebook, a black cat bookmark, a broom pen, a fun little kitty and more. The second prize (yes, there are TWO) is an Amazon Fire 7 tablet, in case you don't want to wait for the print copy, and choose to buy the book in eBook form instead. (Since there is no physical cover, all the eBook orders went out on time.)

*For those of you who did get the book in eBook form, if you have a moment, could you put up a review on Amazon (and/or Goodreads)? Because most people haven't gotten the book, there are no reviews at all!

Win a Fire 7 or a signed book with goodies!
 You know you want all this fun stuff, right?

The book, not behaving as expected. Just like a cat.
As always, to enter you simply fill out the Rafflecopter form. No purchase is necessary and one random winner will be picked for each prize.

Again, big apologies from me and from Llewellyn, and my promise that we're working to fix the problem as fast as we can. Thanks for your patience!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


51 comments:

  1. I don't mind waiting. I can't wait to read this, and have looked forward to it. It will be so worth it!

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    1. I'm so glad you think so! Hopefully everyone else will too.

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    2. I received word from Amazon today that it may be the end of Nov or Dec. asked if I still wanted the book, and I said YES. It will be so worth the wait.

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    3. Thanks!A couple of people have told me they got the same message. Not sure if they're just guessing (it is a pretty wide range of dates) or if someone at the publishing company knows something I don't.

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  2. Ty for the awesome contest!

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  3. Love kitty fun because cats rule, especially fuzzy, magical ones! Also, your books are always worth the wait!

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  4. This is my 3rd attempt to leave a comment... I guess what's said is true, Three times a charm. With all things considered and the difficult year you've had, you somehow found the time and crafted The Little Book of Cat Magic painstakingly to ensure you arrived at the last page with the same intention you began this project with, and as with all of your work, it will be worth the wait Deborah. I was moved that you dedicated this piece to your familiar Magic. And so I am sure that it will be another wonderful title to add to your list of accomplishments and an additional wait doesn't detract from your creation. I look forward to seeing its re-release hit the shelves <3

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  5. You have the best giveaways! I haven't ordered your newest book yet but just because it's about Cat Magic means I must have it one way or another!

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    1. I decided I couldn't wait and bought the ebook. Now I have to get reading!

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  6. I don't mind waiting. Thank you for the chance to win this lovely giveaway

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  7. Just telling all the fans of Deborah Blake, this is one reason why she is awesome. She does a giveaway and feels bad for the book delay, even though NONE of it is her fault! Nobody does this but Deborah, hence why she is one the nicest people. Win or not, I will always be a fan!

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  8. I read through the e-book version now. It is a wonderful book, just as I expected. The Persian cat creation myth is one of the most beautiful pieces of lore I have ever heard. When I look at my cat, I can really see the smoke, fire and stars it was made of!

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    1. If you have a moment, could you put up a review on Amazon (and/or Goodreads)? Because most people haven't gotten the book, there are no reviews at all!

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    2. Already on it. I am not quite sure, but I guess my review will only be seen on amazon.de, since I bought it there. But I will use every channel I have access to!

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  9. I don't mind waiting at all. I see the above comment read the e-book,,so there's always that option even though I'm a print girl at heart. I'm sorry you've had such a hassle. I swear the last month anything and everything is going wrong and getting screwed up. Just don't stress it, anyone who gets an attitude over a small delay is full of negative energy you don't need.

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  10. I'm happy to wait! What a generous giveaway - fingers crossed! x

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  11. I don't mind waiting. Just means I might actually have time to read it when I get it instead of waiting like I would have if I currently got it. I am extremely busy this month.

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  12. Mistakes happen. Thanks for having a good publisher who pays attention to the details.

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  13. I'm looking forward to reading the book. I don't mind waiting for a print copy.

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  14. I don't mind waiting, your books are definitely worth it!

    Kit

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  15. That's too bad- hope its a quick fix but your readers will be happy whenever it arrives!

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  16. I am a patient fellow, no worries

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  17. I'm sure this new book will be well worth the wait!!

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  18. I am absolutely willing to wait. It will be well worth it.

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  19. Can't wait to see it! I'm sure it will be great!

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  20. Hi Deborah! Congrats on your latest book baby, even if there are some technical difficulties - I am SURE it is worth all of it! Hope your Autumn/Samhain season is awesome! <3

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  21. I don't mind waiting, and I am always appreciative when publishing houses take effort to make sure things are corrected before doing a full release.

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  22. All good things come to those who wait right? :)

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  23. I don't mind waiting. I just found out about your book and I'm excited. I love cats. Your cover is gorgeous!

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  24. I'll definitely wait for a good book with cats.

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  25. I don't mind waiting. Good things come to those who wait. :)

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  26. It's alright with me, I know that it will be worth the wait!

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  27. The wait will make the anticipation for the books arrival all that more worth while. Who can resist a book that features cat and magic. The ideal combination.

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  28. Yes, I am completely ok. I love your books.

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  29. Absolutely cool with waiting - the book will come out when it's ready :)

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  30. I wouldn’t mind waiting! Anticipation makes delivery all the sweeter.

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  31. I never mind waiting for a good book!!

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  32. I'm patient and can wait. But maybe because I have the Kindle edition already. 🙂

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  33. Some things are just out of our control! I can't wait to read it when it does!!!

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  34. The delay will just make the book more enjoyable once it arrives!!

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  35. I am always waiting for one book or another, good thing my TBR pile is so huge! LOL

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  36. as soon as it fits in the budget. I'm ordering mine.

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  37. I am going to grab the ebook!! Will definitely leave a review!!

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