Monday, January 11, 2010

e-book Launch Party! "The Zen Of Blogging: 7 Steps On The Virtual Path To Real Success" Is Available Starting TODAY!!!


Today is my birthday, and it's also the launch for my first e-book!

I've been blogging here at "I'm Here. I'm Queer. What the Hell do I Read?" for over two years.

In that time, over 140,000 unique visitors have come by (now more than 2,500 a week!)

I've won awards, and had some amazing opportunities that came directly from my blogging here (signed for professional blogging jobs, approached by magazine editors to write articles, hired to conduct interviews for publication in an industry-leading reference book...)

And by going on this journey I've learned a lot about what I call "The Zen Of Blogging."

A lot of people have asked me for advice about their blogs, both from inside the world of Children's Literature and from outside - from the worlds of fitness, fashion, corporate training, dating, and more... And figuring out the lessons I've learned that are applicable to ANYONE who wants to blog was the inspiration for writing this e-book.

So please, check out my e-book website. And if you are or want to be a blogger (or know someone who blogs, or wants to blog)...

consider buying a copy of "The Zen Of Blogging!"

As Social Media Guru Jenn Bailey put it:

“There’s plenty of information on the web about the technical aspects of blogging. What Lee Wind gives us with his fantabulous E-Book, The Zen of Blogging, is the inspirational aspects.

Beginners should read this if they want to know how to create and, more importantly, maintain a blog they’ll love. Old pros need to read this so they can remember the fun and recapture the joy of blogging.

Lee blends sound advice with real life success stories to make his blogging guide both constructive and uplifting, and his beautiful Kanji give it a delicious refinement.

Keep this E-book floating on your desktop and let it inspire you to change your world.”

Jenn Bailey
Professional Blogger, Writer and Editor
The Social Lites



Thanks, Jenn, for the early review. And thanks to all of YOU for being part of my Launch Party!

And to celebrate the launch, here's a $5.00 off coupon code for you to use!

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"The Zen Of Blogging" e-book. Let it help you discover YOUR Path to The Zen Of Blogging!

Namaste,
Lee

34 comments:

Becker said...

Congratulations, Lee, and happy birthday!!

Adrienne said...

Happy Birthday Lee!!! :D
All the best!

Lawral the Librarian said...

Congrats and Happy Birthday!

Laurie said...

Congratulations! What great birthday present for all of us, (even though I don't have a blog, I want to read all your wise words, so I will get the book!)

Suzanne Young said...

Huge Congrats!!!!!! And you have such an awesome blog, I can't wait to read the ebook!!!!!!

Martha Brockenbrough said...

Lee, congratulations on your launch! I can't wait to read the book. Happy day!

B. Nagel said...

Happy Birthday, Lee!

I really looking forward to reading the book.

Tina Lee said...

I experience a lot of ups and downs blogging(and as a writer!). The book sounds like a way to keep the blogging thing in perspective. And maybe to be successful at it! Sounds great. I look forward to reading it.

Alice said...

Happy birthday and happy book launch. Looking forward to reading your book--and seeing you in New York in a few weeks when SCBWI TEAM BLOG is reunited. xxooAlice

Kelly said...

Congratulations and happy birthday Lee! What a great bday present!

Kelly said...

Congratulations Lee! What a great birthday present---have a good one! (and I like the "leave a comment challenge---gonna participate.)

Deborah Davis said...

Happy birthday, Lee!!! I just got The Zen of Blogging and was going to read it tonight--no time today!--but I read the first page...then the second...then the whole thing. It's terrifically inspirational, beautifully written, and exudes enthusiastic, warm, supportive appreciation for your audience. I'm now excited to reevaluate my own tentative relationship with blogging.

Jay Asher said...

Happy birthday, Lee!

You did a wonderful job on the e-book, which should come as a surprise to no one.

Your fan,
Jay

Jason said...

Congratulations! And what wonderful timing! I need such wisdom and look forward to it! What a wonderful journey you have been on and how great to see it unfolding with such splendor!

maclibrary said...

What a terrific bday present! Happiest of days. The book looks like a great one to have.

jennbailey said...

Lee - You'd been reading my mind. I was just going to ping you asking when this beauty would be available. We've got a SocMed/blogging workshop taking place here in Kansas City this weekend and I'm putting your e-book on our "Must Read" handout.
Best of luck and Happy Birthday!

holly cupala said...

Congrats on the e-book launch, Lee! And thank you for including readergirlz!

Lisa Nowak said...

Happy birthday, Lee! Yesterday was my birthday. :)

Your ebook sounds like a winner.

Hey, in the Comment Challenge do you have to comment only on the blogs of people who are registered for the challenge, or can it be any blogger in the Kidlit community?

Lee Wind said...

Thanks everybody for the wishes and kind words!
Kelly, you just have to comment on 5 blogs of people within the kid lit community (whether they're part of the Comment Challenge or not, it doesn't matter) - The idea is to build the energy up within our kid lit world of blogging, and get each of us who are participating in the challenge into a new, great habit! Thanks for joining in,
Namaste,
Lee

Robin said...

First, Happy Birthday to you!!!
And I didn't realize you were writing an e-book on blogging. It's a fabulous idea! Can't wait to check it out!!!!!

Lorie Ann Grover said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate your birthday, Lee! Congrats on The Zen of Blogging. Woohoo!

Terry Doherty said...

Happy birthday, Lee! What a timeless birthday gift ... the thrill of announcing a new book! Can't wait to read it.

Gayla said...

((Lee))
Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you..lalalalalal!
And congratulations!!! Great job and I can't wait to read it :)
From you new fan (me) from 'MotherReader'.
Have a great birthday :))
Huggers, Gayla

Vivian said...

What a nice way to celebrate your birthday. Congrats on your e-book and Happy Birthday!

nathaliemvondo said...

Joyeux Anniversaire, Lee! Best wishes for the year ahead. :)

liz-scanlon said...

Happy Birthday, congratulations and oh-I-am-inspired. I started blogging without giving it a hint of reasoned thought. I have no theme, do not do tags and wouldn't have the foggiest idea how to determine my "unique visitors". But I do love both the exercise and the community a LOT. Maybe your book will be the ticket for pushing me up and over the high bar that so many of you guys seem to set and launch yourselves over all the time...

Kelly said...

Congrats on the book! I hope your birthday was amazing!

Rita said...

Man, Lee, your book could not come at a better time. I NEED BLOGGING HELP!! I cannot wait to read this!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LEE!!! Congratulations!!!

MotherReader said...

I said the Happy Birthday part, but missed saying the Happy Book Day part! Congrats!

a. fortis said...

Happy birthday, Lee (a bit belated...but better late than never!), and congratulations on the e-book! What an exciting day.

CocoaStomp said...

Happy Belated Birthday! This is amazing, Lee! YOU are amazing!

Denise Doyen said...

Congrats Lee! Here comes your first (pseudo) complaint: I bought your e-book this morning and have just spent the last three hours zipping around the blogosphere (following the links in your examples) laughing, hmm-ing, taking notes and commenting here and there. Way too much fun...

I was SUPPOSED to unpack and clear off my desk.

Oh well. (Thanks for the great info.) Happy B-day.

Susan Taylor Brown said...

Ack ack ack!!! I missed your birthday. I missed your launch. Bad Susan hiding under a rock for a while.

But I am so so so happy that you got this out and I am going to get my copy and start spreading the word. Congratulations, Lee.

Amy Nichols said...

I bought your book. It is not only *gorgeous*, it is full of practical info. Thank you for writing it. And happy belated birthday. :)