Earlier this year I had an Instagram photo picked up for a book being published by Chronicle Books called This Is Happening, which is a great little collection of stellar photos from Instagram users. I was very excited by this for three reasons:
1.) Chronicle Books has always been my favorite publishing house, because they published the Griffin & Sabine series. Plus a whole lot of other wonderful things over the years.
2.) The first seven months of 2013 were devoted to designing/marketing/pulling off The Phone Photography Project so it was nice to have a little external confirmation that my phone photos did not stink.
3.) The photo that was selected is, in my opinion, one of the best Cheyenne Frontier Days photos ever taken. Heh.
I also discovered when I got my advance copies that my photo appears next to a photo taken by Bakerella, which makes me both hungry and excited.
I am a blog of modest means (read: zero means) and little advertising (read: zero advertising) but in the spirit of December, I thought I'd follow the lead of Cathy Zielske and her One Days of Giveaways and give away my extra copy of This Is Happening + a $15 iTunes card (that I received at OfficeMax for buying a kazillion ink cartridges—easy come easy go) to a friendly and loyal reader out there : ) All you have to do is leave a comment telling me the last thing you purchased on iTunes. Or your favorite title from Chronicle Books. Or just say hi, that'll do, too! Comments will stay open until they're closed (ha) but probably until Tuesday night-ish, so don't delay.