as many of you know, we have FINALLY done it. we finally wrote a book. it’s something that has been on our hearts and in our brains for oh-so-long and we finally made it happen (with many long days and sleepless nights i might add). and really, we consider it more than a just a book. it’s pretty much EVERYTHING junk gypsy. it’s like we took our story, our hearts, our wanderlust and stuck ’em into a symphony of words that ended up being 240 pages. we sprinkled in our love of the fleamarket, our love of DIY’s, and even our dad’s biscuit recipe. we wrote and wrote and wrote. we lost sleep. we designed. we did multiple photoshoots, scavenged through years of old photos (yes, even the disposable camera pictures). we labored and worried. and dreamed really, really big. we wanted this book to be something you LOVED. we want it to be something you read over and over and over. we want it to be on your dashboard. on your desk. beside your bed. most of all, we want it to be in your heart as much as it is in ours.
This, is the story that junk built. the business that junk built. we don’t really know where we end and junk gypsy begins…and this book is a little bit about everything that created junk gypsy. it is us. it is you.
ladies and gents, junkers and dreamers, book nerds and diy-geeks, i present to you, the JG Book Launch Team. we’re doing it. we’re taking valuable book advice from our good friends (thanks jen hatmaker & melanie shankle!!) and we’re going for it. and bear with me. because we’re learning as we go on this. any tips y’all have are VERY WELCOME. but basically, here’s the scoop…
as y’all know, our “18-years-in-the-making” book releases this fall. which to us, feels really epic. i mean realllly huge. we’re first timers here and we’re all freaking out in a good way. so in honor of the book release, we are employing a JG Book Launch Team which i know needs a really fun name. but, at this point, i can’t think of an awesome name so JG Book Launch Team it shall remain until henceforth changed. feel free to send suggestions. although the more i think on it, i’m getting pretty attached to the JG BLT. i mean seriously, you can never go wrong with bacon, right? let’s try it out… #theJGBLT … what do y’all think? i smell bacon. do y’all smell bacon? is it just me?
what is the JG Book Launch Team?
100 awesome folks that help us conquer the next few weeks leading up to the book release with extreme prowess. from blogging to reviews to any/all forms of social media. you are our street ambassadors. our spreaders of goodwill , if you will. you are the few. the proud. the well-read.
who can apply?
anybody of course! the numero uno criteria is that you are just on this side of crazy with us and that you are muy loco excited about the book. and it helps if you have some basics like a blog or some other way of spreading information to groups of folks. AND having twitter/snap/facebook/instagram/pinterest skills are always a BIG plus.
what you need to do:
we’ll send you a pre-release digital copy of the book of which we hope you devour and love and read again and again. we ask that you tell all your people about it! your friends, your family, your friend’s friends, and even the person in the line at the grocery store behind you (we need commitment, people!). we need alllllll of this book happiness to happen during specific times…like before, during, and after the book launch. september 22 – october 15 to be exact. feel free to be an overachiever and promote earlier and beyond!
anddddd so importantly, we ask that you post a review up on the amazon, barnes & noble, books-a-million, book people, or anywhere the book is sold.
what you get:
if chosen by our publisher, you get some awesome swagggggg…..
- an exclusive JG tee shirt and key chain
- access to private Facebook group to chat and share links
- digital assets/special messages from us which we would share via the Facebook group
and did i mention prizes?? i ain’t kidding y’all…this is some good stuff!
**if you write a review on Amazon/B&N/BAM.com the first week of publication, you’ll be get entered to win a $100 gift card to Junk Gypsy (OR AmEx gift card)
**if you make a project from the book and blog about it, you’ll get entered to win a $100 gift card to Junk Gypsy (OR AmEx gift card)
**if you promote the “Win a trip to Junk Gypsy HQ” pre-order sweeps on your blog/social media at least 3X, you’ll be entered to win $50 gift card to Junk Gypsy (OR AmEx gift card)
how to enter:
go HERE! enter now! there are 100 spots and we neeeeeeed ’em all filled! we NEED you on that line! we WANT you on that line!!
and we aren’t just talking to you super blogging over-achievers out there….you don’t have to officially join the BLT, we take all of you who are willing and able to tell your friends about “the little junk company that could” while eating nachos from your sofa (btdubs, we’ll bring the beer). wait a second (cue jack black voice) did somebody say BACON nachos??? why yes, i believe they did. bacon or no bacon, we want YOU.
because deep inside, we’re all just starry-eyed dreamers with a little wanderlust in our souls and big dreams in our heads. we want to love hard and big. we want to be kind. and a little rebellious too. we want to remember that at the end of the day, it’s about the adventure. the wild blue yonder. the dreams that you dared to dream. with your eyes wide open.
and i know we keep saying it over and over and over….but i’m gonna say it again. WE THANK YOU. from the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU for being a part of this ride. oh, the crazy roads this business has taken us down that we never could have predicted….and y’all were right there with us. thank you for being just as crazy as we are. you get us. and we get you. and that’s what makes all of this really extra-specially cool.
oh, what a wonderful life…