October 1, 2015

Celebration! Over 5000 Copies Sold!

I hope you don't mind this break from my regular blog posts, but this is exciting and I can't help but share it. 5 Acres & A Dream The Book has now sold over 5000 copies! When I hit the "publish" button on CreateSpace nearly two years ago, I was just hoping to sell the typical self-published book lifetime goal of 200 copies. As you can imagine, this has topped my wildest expectations.

I'd like to celebrate with a giveaway. And I want to give away not just one copy, but three!

To enter, just leave a comment. That's it. But! You can earn extra entries by giving this giveaway a shout-out on your own blog or favorite social media. Just give me a link to your shout-out and you'll get an extra entry for each one. Already have a copy? You can win one as a gift for family, friend, or to donate to your local public library. I'll give you three entries if you'll write a review on your blog or Amazon. Just give me the link in your comment and the entries are yours.

Anybody, anywhere, can join in. Multiple entries entitle winners to one copy only. Winners will be announced one week from today, Thursday, October 8, at around 6 a.m. Eastern Time. UPDATE: Click here to see the list of winners.

Until then I'm going to take a bit of a blog break. I'm trying to get book #2 out before Christmas. :)

75 comments:

Jaclyn Trafton said...

Congratulations! As a self-published author myself, you have done the unimaginable! Amazing!

Michelle said...

I'm THRILLED for you, Leigh!

Jake said...

Congrats! That's a lot of copies. Looking forward to book #2!

Lynda D said...

Whoa, hang on there Leigh. Are you aiming for world domination? I think id be very confused managing your entries and giveaways so I'm happy to say i was one of the first to buy a copy.

Farmer Barb said...

WOO! What a feat! Congratulations! A blog break...um...like that is the ONLY thing you do. See you whenever you surface!

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Unknown said...

Congratulations!! I enjoy reading your posts and have learned so much from you. My dream is to one day have a lil spot of my own somewhere too. You inspire me.

jennymt1402002 said...

Congratulations. Even if I don't win I am definitely going to buy this. If I win, I will buy another for my daughter. Love it. You inspire me.

Kathy said...

That's awesome! Congrats! Best of luck on book #2. Appreciate all your interesting posts. Have a great weekend!

Mama Pea said...

Oh, Leigh, you should be so proud! You put so much hard work into this successful book and are no doubt doing the same for book #2 so we'll all give you an excused absence from blogging for how ever long it takes. Just take care of yourself . . . and go for it! Hugs!

Ellen Leigh said...

Congratulations! I don't have my copy yet, but I sure do enjoy your blog!

nvater said...

Congrats! I'd like to read your book. Hope I win!

DFW said...

Congratulations Leigh! I have my own copy & hope whoever wins one of these enjoys it as much as I did.

~Dawn~ said...

An amazing accomplishment, congratulations! Looking forward to reading your book. I love your blog.

Quinn said...

Congratulations, Leigh! What an accomplishment! I am thrilled for you :)

Lady Locust said...

It's a great book Leigh. Have read it, but don't own my own copy.
Congrats!

FairSkyes said...

When I found this site originally I was looking for help with planting; onions or something like that. I could have never imagined that I'd become an eager follower, and realize that self sustainability, having my own little homestead one day (though mine will include some horses because I can't help myself) Is really a dream I didn't know I had. Congratulations on the book and thank you for sharing your journey with the rest of us!

Fiona said...

Congratulations!
Your writings here are an excellent example of "pioneer" type getting things done in a modern setting. 5000 copies, how exciting!

One of God's said...

What a joy it would be to win such a popular publication. Thanks for the opportunity.

Sarah said...

Congratulations! I want a copy!

Kelsee Gibbs said...

I haven't been able to purchase a copy yet, so I'd love to be entered. Been a long time reader, and fully enjoyed visiting with you this summer. Thanks for the hospitality, and giving my babies a good home. :)

Renee Nefe said...

Congratulations!

Perry said...

Congratulations, looking forward to the book #2!

Frank and Fern said...

Congratulations, Leigh! It is well worth the investment to read about your journey. Now we look forward to the next one!

Fern

Ed said...

Congratulations! I hope to someday accomplish a dream of writing and publishing a book and if I sold 200 copies, I would be ecstatic!.

John Finzel said...

that is so cool!!! Congratulations love your success

margaret.taliaferro said...

Congratulations!! This is a wonderful accomplishment! So incredibly excited for you! Shared on our blog's facebook! https://m.facebook.com/purepearlhomestead?ref=bookmarks

Gramma Connie said...

Congratulations! Looking forward to book # 2. Love your blog, thank you for sharing your days with us.

DianeOart said...

Congratulations! Be proud of your work. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and experiences, it's always a pleasure to read your blog.

Iris Holm-van Geerenstein said...

congratulations from the Netherlands, I've been following your blogs with lots of joy ! succes with your second book!

bug said...

Fantastic! As a long-time fan of your blog, I'm very happy for you. And as a wannabe writer myself, this is incredibly inspiring. Well done and keep up the great work!

An At Home Daughter said...

I would love to enter! Thanks for doing the giveaway.
Kimberly

Sandy said...

Leigh,

Congratulations on selling over 5,000 books. I look forward in reading book #2.

Becky said...

Congratulations! I have gleened some pretty good information from your blog, and it would be nice to have a copy of your book. Good luck on book #2.

Caroline Baines said...

Congratulations Leigh - thanks for sharing the good, the bad and the ugly. Right now, I'm living vicariously via your exploits, but someday I'll have my own little farm!

Caroline Baines said...

I shared on my "bIog" (http://carolinebaines.blogspot.com/) and on FaceBook.

Mike Yukon said...

Congratulations on 5,000.
It takes a lot of time and effort to publish a book with the quality of information you put into it!

Rhonda from Baddeck said...

Congratulations! I always enjoy reading your blog entries and seeing the projects that you're working on.

Farmer Manda said...

I would love a chance to win a copy! I bet I could give it some good pampering and coddling all winter long while I dreamed about next year!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi! Congratulations!! What a great accomplishment! I am glad for you. I read the library's copy but would love to have one in my own library! Keep on keepin' on! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

I also posted it on our facebook and my blog. http://cozythymecottage.blogspot.com/ Nancy

Lisa Cox said...

I actually just found your blog days ago and was immediately hooked. I would love to win a copy of your book.
Congratulations.

Christine said...

Bravo and congratulations! That is quite an accomplishment! Enjoyed yesterday's garden tour BTW :)

Vickie @ makingoursustainablelife.com said...

Just found your blog (again) on Frank and Fern's sidebar! Congrats, that's quite a milestone! I would love to win this book - thanks for the opportunity!

coolknits said...

Congratulations and thank you for the opportunity to win your book.

Sarah S said...

I just found your blog last week. I am hooked. I would LOVE a copy of the book.

Nancy LittleHomesteadinBoise said...

Congrats to you, well done!!! :)

Donna said...

Congratulations!
(It won't let me comment as my wordpress ID)

Unknown said...

Congratulations on 5000! I got one of those copies last year for Christmas. Appreciated the Bee information on your blog this Spring. I hope to have 4 or 5 Warre hives make it through the Winter. I am thinking in my neck of the woods that they have to be supered around the 21st of June as the nectar comes in faster than the colony can build down into the lower boxes. The Warre hive looks like a good Wintering hive though. I plan to make more hives this Winter.

RonC

Linda Foley said...

Hi Leah, I'd love to win a copy of your book!

Katha said...

Wow, thats amazing! I hope you sell many, many more =) This book is on my wishlist for some time now. i also posted it on my pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/wrappedtrouble/giveaways/

Rosie said...

Writing a book based around my blog theme is my ultimate dream! I bet you are chuffed with yours!!

I'll shout out your giveaway on my Twitter (@cully_c) and my blog 😀

Sara Mae said...

Thank You:)

Tammy Weinzatl said...

Congratulations, what a feat!! I dream of my own 5 acres one day :)
I used to have Muscovies and I loved them so much. Had to give them to a good home when I was transferred to Japan. Can't wait to have another flock...they are so fun and cute and I just love their eggs!

js said...

Congratulations! And thanks for all the effort you spend putting this useful information on your website.

Aimee Thuen said...

Thanks for writing and educating me!

Dana said...

Congratulations! We close on our 5.7 acre mini farm on 10/23 and are so excited to have found your blog. We are about to take on a winter with no heat and many, many adventures to come. It has been so wonderful to find someone with a similar dream and experience. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful journey with us!

Kiina said...

Congratulations! I am working on a manuscript (fiction) myself right now. Publishers tell me they love it but they "can't market it" so I'm going with createspace. I hope my book does so well as yours has. That's a fantastic sales record!

I shared your giveaway on my blog. http://piecefulslumber.blogspot.com/

Kirsty Udall said...

That's great news Leigh, I've never heard of createspace. Self publishing really opens up what's available for us to read, good and bad.

matty said...

This is awesome! Congratulations for the very wet, very cool NC mountains!

Tina T-P said...

Oh Leigh - how wonderful - little did we all know how this would all play out. Congratulations! XOX T.

Chickpea said...

Congratulations! I am looking for my 5 acres at the moment so will be looking on your blog for all sorts of tips. :)

kelli said...

How wonderful! I would love to read this book!

David McElyea said...

Congratulations! I throughly enjoy your blog!

Clara Teixeira said...

Congrats! I found your book on amazon and was reading about it when I decided to check your blog out. I never did get around to buying the book but have been reading this blog weekly! So many great ideas and wisdom here!

Sue in MA said...

Leigh, Hope is all well with you and yours in rainy SC. Keeping good thoughts for you all and your critters. Sue in MA

scttmtclf said...

Congratulations on this milestone! I am currently still seeking my 5 acres, but God willing, I will have it some day soon!

Jacob Coulter said...

Very exciting!

RBecks said...

I just found this via Amazon! Would love a copy.

Mark said...

Congrats, Leigh! It really is good stuff!

debbi said...

Congratulations Leigh! My hubby found this blog for us last year. I feel I am more ready to move to a homestead after reading about your journey. Thank you so much for sharing it! This city girl is very grateful. Would very much enjoy a copy of your book.

Unknown said...

Wow! That is a few more than 200. Congrats. When you have a product on a subject people are interested in, anything is possible.

Granny Grunt said...

I don't know why it put me as "Unknown". I am "Granny Grunt" on line & Sharon in person. I guess I just don't know how to work all this high-tech stuff.

Granny Grunt said...

Oh, sure. Make me look even more stupid. First it puts me as "Unknown". Then when I comment on that, it list me the way it should have to begin with.

charlotte said...

This is just fantastic! Congratulations!!! I am so happy on your behalf. And I am sure that you have a lot of happy readers, there is so enormously much to learn from you!