Just wanted to offer up a prayer of gratitude, and thank all of you who pre-ordered the Gaian Tarot Limited Edition during the October Special Offer. Just before midnight last night (the cut-off date and time), the 350th order came in. This number exceeded my hopes and expectations.
The success of the Special Offer is due not only to the project itself (the deck and book and goodies that come along with it), but also to the marketing plan. Sometimes I think I worked as hard on crafting the marketing plan as I did on the whole deck! Well, not quite, but sometimes it felt like it. I want to acknowledge and honor the Marketing Goddess, Elizabeth Genco Purvis, for her guidance during this process, as well as the other women who were in the Abundant Business Mastermind Group with me.
And the lesson here, dear Readers, is this: if I can do it, so can you! (Every one of us has a special gift to give to the world. What's yours? And how are you offering it to the world?)
I'm pretty thrilled. And although I was not quite prepared for the mountain of admin work it would take to process the orders, print & sign & package the gifts etc, I am not complaining. What a joy to be able to produce this deluxe package for a group of people who are really going to appreciate it!
The Limited Edition is still available for pre-order and it will be ready by Spring Equinox or sooner. And the Llewellyn mass market version will be out in 2011. So there's something for everyone!
While many of you are working on your novels by participating in NaNoWriMo in November, I'll be writing like crazy this month too. But it will be non-fiction. I'll be finishing up the companion book to the Gaian Tarot, reworking those last few pieces of art and getting the art files ready to go to the printer. Then, I'll be designing the book and getting it ready for the printer. I'm really looking forward to a couple of months of intense creative work.
My heart is very full this morning. Deep, deep thanks.