Welcome to BRB, everyone! I'm really glad that I can share this post today. I’m one of 1,080 cool Canadian contributors to A Rewording Life. I just ordered my copy of the book, and I’m spreading the word so that others can too. My grandmother died of Alzheimer's, as have countless others, and that is what this book is all about--supporting research to find a cure. Thank you, Sheryl, for putting this project together. Please support.
Please help put an END in demENDtia! A Rewording Life’s #spreadtheword campaign starts TODAY!
Dear contributors and friends,
The #spreadtheword campaign is officially underway as the amazon.ca page for A Rewording Life is now live.
Creating A Rewording Life has taken two-plus years of unflagging, laborious, and arduous work. To raise money for the Alzheimer Society of Canada (the raison d’être for this book), I'm asking for your help TODAY. To spread the word about the book, please, pretty please do any, or all, of the following:
Buy the book via amazon.ca. If a passel of people buy A Rewording Life on the same day (read: TODAY), A Rewording Life could get catapulted to the top of the website giving it great exposure.
Write a review on amazon.ca. You wouldn’t be receiving this email if you weren’t wordy enough of said task. Ahem. (Anyone who has bought something from Amazon can write a review.)
Share a picture of A Rewording Life (or you holding the book). Tell the world why you bought A Rewording Life or are involved with the project. Here's some sample wording:
"I’m one of 1,080 cool Canadian contributors to A Rewording Life. I just ordered my copy of the book, and I’m spreading the word so that others can too. 50% of the profits of this book are being donated to the Alzheimer Society of Canada. To help end this inexorable, pernicious disease, purchase your copy here today. #spreadtheword #demENDtia #arewordinglife" NB: Upload a photo of your book/you with your book or, if you haven’t got a copy yet, you can use one of the pictures provided below.
Like and share any/all #spreadtheword posts. There are over a thousand cool Canadian contributors. Maybe we can make #spreadtheword go viral?
Two free books will be given to the person with the most promethean post today. Winner to be announced Friday.
Book Launch – Thank You & Pictures
Sincere thanks to everyone who was able to attend the book launch. It was so lovely meeting many of you in person. Finally! Even though I forgot what I was supposed to say most of the night (lethologica loves the limelight!), it was the epitome of an indelible evening for me. Special thanks to Terry Fallis, Dalton Higgins, Luke Nicholson, and Lisa de Nikolits for elevating the evening with their witty words, insightful observations, vulnerable stories, and touching tributes. If you’d like to see pictures of the soirée, click here.
Word is Getting Out
Thank you, Tom Harrington, for the laudatory remarks on CBC's Here And Now. Wow!
Thank you for all of the heartfelt reviews. I’m looking forward to reading more and am available for interviews if anyone is interested or has media connections.
Together, we have raised $4,678 thus far for alz.org. Once I break even (we need to sell a passel of books, folks!), I'll post profits and donations. Together, I believe this is just a start. Help me put an END in demENDtia? Help me spread the word—TODAY?!
Gratefully and beseechingly yours,
Here's to a more rewording/rewarding life!