August 14, 2016

Giveaway Winners & How To Print Your Prepper Copies of My eBooks

First, the winners!

Of the paperback copy of How To Bake Without Baking Powder


Of an eBook of their choice from The Little Series of Homestead How-Tos

Kev Alviti
Tricky Wolf
Lynda D

Congratulations! Click on the link above to see what your choices are.

Winners, if you've given me a way to contact you I'll be in touch. If not, then it's up to you to contact me by the end of the week, or I'll select another winner for your prize.

Now, what do I mean by "How To Print Your Prepper Copies of My eBooks"? The copyright for each of my The Little Series of Homestead How-Tos eBooks includes this statement - "Purchaser is granted permission to make one print copy for their personal preparedness files." This post is going to tell you how to do that.

If your copy came from Smashwords, then you have the easiest go of it. Once you've purchased a copy (with either cash or coupon) you're entitled to download updates plus other formats of the book. Simply select the PDF version to download and make your copy from that. 

If your book came from Amazon, then it's a bit tougher to print a copy of a book, because you'll have to covert the book to PDF yourself. Most of my Kindle books are not DRM enabled, which means they can be converted from the Kindle format to another, such as epub or PDF. Here are some links to help you with that:

Once the book is in PDF format, it can be printed out, although I admit this is not the most economical way of obtaining a hard copy of a book. For How To Bake Without Baking Powder, for example, it is probably cheaper to simply buy the paperback depending on your cost per page. Mine is 15¢ per page, so for 105 pages that's $15.75. I'd rather pay the $5.99, but your cost may be better than mine. Just do the math. (QualityLogic has an article, here, on ink cost analysis that may be helpful. It's a couple of years old, but I doubt the cost has gone down.)

I'm sure I don't need to ask you not to make multiple copies for your friends and family; the copyright permission is for Purchaser to make one copy for themselves. Writing and selling books is the way I help support the financial needs of our homestead. Regular readers of my blog know we struggle financially. I could put a "tip jar" widget on my sidebar, but I'd rather trade useful information for money than to ask for it for free. Self-earning (as opposed to working for someone else) is part of my self-sufficiency formula. Research, writing, and experience are what I have to offer.

Questions? Ask and I'll answer if I can. Winners! If you don't hear from me please contact me by the end of the week so I can get your prize to you. And everyone, please stay tuned. I have more eBooks for this series in the works, which likely means more giveaways. Also I have plans to "bundle" like topics for both electronic versions and paperbacks.

Want to know when new books in the series become available? As excited as I get about publishing them, I don't want my blog to turn into one big ad. So to know when new titles become available you can bookmark my The Little Series of Homestead How-Tos webpage, here, like the series' occasionally updated Facebook page, here, or just keep an eye on my sidebar.


kymber said...

a BIG congratulations to all the winners! this was a great giveaway Leigh!

sending love! your friend,

Quinn said...

Congrats to the winners! And to you, Leigh - your productivity is impressive :)

Tricky Wolf said...

Wow Thank you so much Leigh!
Never won anything before, going to basket a hard choice of which book to get, I've narrowed it down to 3 so I'm going to buy the other two :)
Thanks again

Kev Alviti said...

I'm dead chuffed with this - thanks Leigh!
I'll email you now!

matty said...

Wow! I've never won anything before! How exciting! Thanks, Leigh!

I can't seem to get your email address from the blog link. Could you email me, please?

So excited! Thanks so much for your wonderful book!