Book Giveaway: Blog Inc.

Photo: Joy Deangdeelert Cho - Layout - Bloesem

Friends, I have another fun giveaway to do today, this time Joy Deangdeelert Cho's latest book, Blog, Inc. - a book about how to have a successful blog published through Chronicle Books.  Times have really changed since we started out blogging (circa 2005), in fact, Joy was one of my first blog friends –and she was also very generous in offering her opinions about the blogging business when we were all first starting out, and so I'm more than happy to promote her book here today and offer a giveaway to one of our readers, courtesy of the folks from Chronicle Books!

This is a great little book, for those starting out and even for the seasoned blogger (like me) -I always believe in improving and changing with the ebb and flow of things.  So in this season of giving, I would highly recommend it for someone who is thinking of or is on the adventure that is blogging.  I remember that first year or so - it was probably the most exciting, it's just a natural progression to want to share your work, your life and in my case my appreciation for design with the world. Back in 2003/4 when I first was considering starting a blog (it took me a year or two to jump in) - I was learning communication design at Emily Carr and thought it would be a good way to catalog work that inspired me.  It was just before Etsy opened and finding beautiful design was much harder then.  I remember digging deep into the abyss of the scary old internet, running into the beautiful work of (and blogs) of Camilla Engman, Lisa Solomon, Ward-o-matic, hulaseventyNebo Peklo, Happy Mundane, Everybody Likes Sandwiches , Bloesem, and of course good old Design Sponge (I remember her green, orange and grey polka dotted blogger template like it was yesterday) Fun fact, I recently ran into a site (the wayback machine) a web archive of sorts where you can look at old site pages and how they looked back then - my blog circa 2006 - check it out - (click on the links too - which will take you back to what i was following - some of them are still there)!  I sort of miss those days to be honest, it was such a supportive and rather small knit community; but it's exciting to see where everyone has ventured since, from book deals to established art practices and so on.  And I'm so honoured to have Camilla, Lisa, Jeannette and Andrea drop in here every once in a while to do a post.

And so without rambling on too much - here's the details on the giveaway!  Leave a comment at this post by Wednesday, Dec. 19/12 evening 9pm (Pacific) - and I'll announce a winner Thursday, Dec. 20/12.  Anonymous/Unknown comments not eligible.  Good luck!

Blog, Inc. is available through Chronicle Books and Amazon.  I also saw it at West Elm, if time is an issue - you can pick up a copy there.

Update!  Random Generator picked comment no. 30 for the win!



Congratulations to Bree of Dream in Fashion - your comment was #30 ! Please email us with your snail mail details so we can get Joy's book out to you!  Yay! 


Jan Halvarson

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Thyme2dream said...

Looks like a great book- count me in!!:)

Lisa said...

Would love to get some advice!

Thanks!

ariadne said...

Oh I have been blogging for two years now and I would love to get more info on this!Please enter me in the giveaway!AriadnefromGreece!

Holly Knitlightly said...

Ooh I've been wanting to check this book out for a while! Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

Beegirl said...

Thank you for hosting such a wonderful giveaway! Looks like a wonderful resource... Please count me in!

Unknown said...

Oh Joy! I've been wanting to read this book for awhile now. I'm just getting ready to join the world of blogging and would LOVE to read this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

Lindsey said...

I've been a blogger since 2008. This one has been in my wishlist! It would make a great winter read.

sendlindseymail@gmail.com

Priscilla said...

I've heard such good things about this book! Crossing my fingers :)

Jewel at Eat.Drink.Shop.Love said...

I've been looking to add this to my New Year reading list.

ringo's girl said...

This book is on my wish list this holiday season!! Oh this is such a great giveaway! thanks so much!!

Lisa said...

I'll take a blog book recommendation from such a lovely site.

terri flowerchild said...

Thanks for the giveaway

Sam said...

Totally interested!

squirrelbread said...

This would be perfect as I plan to begin blogging for a new private practice in the near (more realistically a couple years off) future.

Marian said...

I've been hearing great things about this book for a while! :)

Louise said...

I would love to win a copy of this book... I'm thinking about starting a blog during the holiday or early in the new year, so this would be great ;o) Happy holidays!

AUBREY @ Project Lovegood said...

This book has been on my "to-read" list for some time and I just devour all books having to do with blogging. Thank you for the opportunity to enter!

amyjo said...

My friend and I have been discussing starting a blog. This book would be an amazing way to get started! Plus, who doesn't love Joy!

Jan Halvarson said...

Unknown - 1:07 PM, December 17, 2012 - eep! please leave your name! Thanks!

Mai said...

I absolutly love this blog! I have a blog at http://okiedokieyeah.blogspot.com/ and I would love some tips to make it great!

theashtonalternative said...

I'm have been blogging for just over a year now but don't really know how to get people to look at my blog, so I think this would be a great book to win!!

E. Jean said...

Would love to read this book and get some tips for my own blog. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

Cathie Uff said...

I'm 3/4 of the way through her other book 'Creative Inc'as I am in the process of making the leap to freelancing. It would be amazing to have 'Blog Inc' to follow on! Fingers (and toes) crossed!!x

STUDIO 8940 - said...

Wow, as a new started blogger, I'd love to get some tips from the pro's. I'm interested!

Tina from A Few Pretty Things said...

Any help is welcome, I 'd love to read this book.

ben Raif said...

I wanna say something to book -> "Please be mine!!" :)

Carrie said...

Would love to win this book!

Chloe Moon said...

I would love a chance to win! =)

Ergo-Blog

lena *minamoka* said...

What a useful giveaway! I never win, but there's a first time for everything, they say...

Anonymous said...

would love to have a book full of advice! Great give-away

Anouk

anouk1980@hotmail.com - the netherlands

Bree said...

Would love to get some stellar tips for my blog!

-Bree
Dream in Fashion

nicole said...

this would be great reference/knowledge of info!

Heather Hands said...

Exciting giveaway! I would love to win a copy of this book.

Heather Hands
flourishingfoodie@gmail.com

Alex Graddy Reed said...

I have this book on my wishlist. Here is hoping I'll be reading it soon.

Johanna K. said...

Hello! :) I am a blogger from Finland. I have been blogging over 3 years. I would love this one <3

/Johanna K.

Saskia (1=2) said...

Great looking book – fab cover design too!

Jayme said...

Blog, Inc., yes please!

Megan W. said...

Would love this book! Joy is great. :)

Carolyn ~ said...

Sweet! Your blog is one of that I'm delighted to return to for inspiration. I've gotten as far as signing up for my own blog, but it sits waiting for me to figure out where I want to take it. I would love to read Joy's book and will put it at the top of my wish list I'll go check out the other bloggers you mentioned as well. Please include me in the drawing. Thank you for inspiring, give-aways or not!

Carolyn ~

Stacie Havemeier said...

My sister and I could use this book! Sign us UP!

Sophie-Charlotte Chapman said...

i got the Craft. Inc, the Mom. Inc so i need this one now, dont I ? sgronnier @ me. com
thanks fot this give away, alaways love your blog ! sorry my books in 2013 would be in French, i would love to organize a giveaway on your blog !

Nicole said...

Would love a chance to win!

Matahina said...

I have "creative inc." at home and I am loving it, and I am sure "blog inc." will be equally helpful and inspiring, plus a fabulous design to look at. I have a blog myself since 2008, but there is still so much to learn and to improve.

Miss Smilla said...

oh this would be really useful!

Ann Martin said...

Could use this great book for personal and professional use! Count me in please, fingers crossed!

Julia said...

I don't usually register for giveaways but I would love a copy of this book!

Carolyn said...

I'd love a copy of this book. It's been on my Christmas wishlist, actually. Thanks for the chance to win it!

carolynpurnell at gmail dot com

Locomotive Clothing Co. said...

Sounds great - I am in!

Cathy van den Berg said...

This book was already on my wishlist for christmas!

Yes please!

emma ::emmas designblogg:: said...

Oh, those were the days... :) I'd love to win this!

Cathy Yu said...

Would love to win this book!

Megan Katie said...
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Megan Katie said...

I'd love to win this for my sister megan... the blogger of the family (:

brittany said...

I always find myself struggling with making my blog more personalized and a more accurate representation of me, this book would be a great help!!

Monique Fortson said...

Yes. So interested

all shiny and new said...

Just what I need right now!

Jennadesigns said...

Looks like a great book!

Sue Bradford Edwards said...

I've been blogging for several years and am always looking for ways to improve. Thank you for hosting this giveaway.
--SueBE

Steffi said...

Looks great, I would love to win this one. (sfeichtner[at]hotmail.com)

Michelle Knight said...

My blog is almost one year old, but I'm sure I still have many things to learn about blogging!

www.iambabylonia.blogspot.com

Aim Aris said...

Hello there! Great books you gotta there. Do count me in for the giveaway! Cheers. :)

- Aim, Melbourne

Brigid said...

I should read that!

HelloSweetcheeks said...

Do want!!
Happy Christmas time!

Alyssa Rachele said...

Awesome! Thank you for the great giveaway!

Alison Butler said...

This book is on my wish list. Would be so fun to win!

Brooke said...

Great giveaway! Would love to win this book. Love your blog! You can reach me at brookedeal (at) gmail (dot) com. Cheers!

Angelia said...

Blogging has changed so much, trying to tie everything together, this book looks like a great resource.

Deirdre said...

A bed side book that I may actually put my laptop down for and read :)

Vanessa G P said...

As a stay-at-home mom this book would come in handy
when I eventually get around to starting my own blog.
Perhaps it could give me a little kick in the rear to get going...
Love your blog and pins btw! You can reach me at
rennix5 (at) hotmail (dot) com.
Thank you!

Gracia and Aaron said...

would love to win!

sara (moshimoshiii) said...

sounds like a very interesting book!
I'm "online" since 2004, things have definitely changed!
e-mail: letterstosushilover()gmail ()com

Bonnie said...

I would love to win this book as I am in the midsts of a complete blog overhaul!

Lemonni said...

Hello Jan! I've been wanting to borrow this from Vancouver public libraries but it's so popular that I've been on the wait-list for a while. It would be nice to have my own copy because I'm sure it's a great reference tool that I'll be revisiting from time to time in the future. Thanks for the opportunity!

Elisa said...

I recently started my new blog and this book would be a wonderful Christmas gift so i can learn even more on how to be a "pro"-Blogger ;)

Lady K said...

I've been thinking about starting a blog for quite some time now. I think this book will be a great source of reference for me. Thank you for hosting the awesome giveaway! =)

Meghan said...

Looks like a great book!

Bianca said...

Brilliant! I've read all the other books and they were fantastic. Thank you.

Katie said...

I would love to win a copy of this book! A friend told me about I should read it.

Nat said...

This book looks AMAZING! I've been eyeing it for quite a while now...

Emily Karmy said...

Looks like a great book to read, I have just started blogging and so this would be a great help.

Heather A said...

I would love to win a copy. Thanks for the giveaway!

lipton|TEE said...

I would love to win a copy of this!

Marilouise Carlisle said...

Thank you ---I'm starting a fledgling blog and would like to turn it into a book!

Marilouise Carlisle

LOTE 93 said...

Oh! I really want this book!! I´m IN!!
Loli www.lote93.com

Gina said...

what a great giveaway!!

Jane said...

Oh please count me in, Jan! Thanks for the chance. J x

Kelsey Violet said...

Oh, I'd love to win this book! :) Thanks for the giveaway.

Anonymous said...

Wow! It's a sign. I had been wanting to check this book out as it was HIGHLY recommended by a YouTuber that I watch daily! This would make my New year :)

Michelle Merrick said...

This book was on my Christmas list, but just in case!

Mary Brockson said...

love to win this!

Natalia Rey said...

I'd love to win Blog Inc. !! Thanks for the giveaway

gabi said...

Would be a great read for the rainy christmas break!

Megan Fenno said...

I would love this book! I was really excited to see this post. As a professional blogger for multiple sites in Cincinnati, I feel like I can always learn more about building a community and coming up with new yet informing topics that can be used for multiple audiences. I'd LOVE this book!

Helene S said...

2013 is my year to start my blog!
if this giveaway is open to Europe, then count me in!
I don't leave comment most of the time, so i'll use this one to tell you that i LOVE your site. You are such a joyful moment on the internet for the eyes and for the spirit!
Thanks!
lnsevi(at)hotmail(dot)com

Raffles Bizarre said...

This looks like a fantastic book, I'd love to enter! I am always looking for blogging tips. :)

http://www.rafflesbizarre.blogspot.com

Kari said...

book looks wonderful; would love to win a copy!

cara said...

I've been coveting this book for a while now! I'd love to get a copy. :)

Vix said...

I could say I'm an intensive blogger (I've like... 8) and that book woould help me a lot!
I wanna win!

Vix
victoriapichel@gmail.com

Sara @ ZaharaDessert said...

I need all the help I can get! HaHa

Tami Mullins said...

Me! Me! Me! I am on a treacherously long waitlist at the local library! ;)

*ouistitne said...

This is just what I needed! Thanks so much Jan for sharing! I will for sure look at your old blog design... I am so intrigued!

Erika said...

It adorable looking and I would love it!

Dicky said...

I'd love to read this book! Thanks for the amazing giveaway!:]

Emily Lauren said...

I'm just starting by blog and would love to use this as inspiration! Thanks for the fab giveaway idea! :)

Allie said...

i would absolutely love to read this book! Thanks for such an amazing giveaway!

Yunie Henoek said...

Hi Jan and Earl. I adore your work, especially the DIY, really want to try it out myself :)

Have a good day!

Leny said...

This book looks fantastic! I would love to win this awesome book.

Anestazia said...

Such a great giveaway! I would love the opportunity to win!

aimee said...

love your work and love her work! definitely would love a free copy of this book!!

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Alison said...

Sounds like a great book for those on the fence about blogging. Like me. :) thanks for the opportunity.

Lucia said...

I really want that book! :-) hope I can win this giveaway. Thanks for the great giveaway

Laura said...

I would love to get my hands on this books and try and apply what I learn.
Happy holidays!

Lauren Rizzo said...

I love Joy's blog -- would love to have some of her advice as I start to build mine!

dian said...

i wonder if i will win this book :)
greetings from Indonesia!

Les Arts Plastiques said...

Looks like a good read!

Kendel Sawyer said...

I would love to win!!!!!

Avery said...

I've been coveting this little gem for awhile. It'd make for a good snowy december read!

Erin said...

This is on my list of books to acquire!

meghan said...

Been meaning to pick this up for a while!

Irene said...

ooooh how perfect for my little blog! :) there's always so much to learn

Gillian aka Silly Gilly said...

My poor sad neglected blog and I desperately need this. Please let us win so I can provide the mouth to mouth Silly Gilly desperately needs!

theresa@notyourrunofthemill.com said...

This book is on my daughters wish list for Christmas...

Piia said...

Help needed on that field for sure. Thanks for hosting this great giveaway!

Andrea Cruz said...

This could be my lucky day! Had my eye on this book for a while now x

Catherine Denton said...

What a fantastic giveaway; I've been wishing for this book!
Catherine Denton

Suzanne said...

Would love to win this book! Good luck everyone.

Design_Fluff said...

The wayback machine is so fun! Thanks for bringing it to our attention. Count me in for the book contest.

S said...

a book i wanted to buy, would be better ton win it ;)

barbara@hodge:podge said...

Ooh, I would love this book!

onel said...

I've been wanting to read this book when I saw it being recommended by one of my favorite bloggers. Thank you so much for the winning chance!

Jen LL said...

I would love to win this. A Christmas present to me!

Natasha said...

I'd love to win a copy of this!

HW said...

Sounds interesting and so timely! Thanks!

vickygreece said...

me too. vickyvaitsi@gmail.com

Jamie Leigh Martin said...

I'm in dire need of this. I'm too scared to blog!

Brianne said...

I would love a copy too! Thanks!

magalerie said...

Thank you for this giveaway. :)

Please count me in!

Anne

Elizabeth, Delightfully Tacky said...

I'd love to give this book a good read! I've been meaning to check it out :)

La fotógrafa de hadas said...

I'd love to have this!! I loved Creative Inc!! need this so bad!! great giveaway!! <3

Alex - Hydrangea Girl said...

Phwoar, I'd love to have that book! It's just what I need these days. Please count me in!

- Alex

Denise said...

Would love to get win this book! I've only been blogging since August, and there's always soooo much to learn!

Anna Simmonds said...

This is such a beautiful book. :) I'm launching my site in January so this would be perfect timing! Good luck to everyone! :)

Mary C. Nasser said...

Would love to win and learn more about blogging! Thanks for the giveaway!

mv said...

Would love to own this awesome book!

fritha strickland said...

would love to win this book! x

Ramona said...

Thanks for hosting such an awesome giveaway. I'm crossing my fingers xxxx

rpsandbag(at)gmail(dot)com

jo said...

i started to blog in 2004 but have never really turned it into the kind of thing i envisioned. i would love to have this book!

Elen Le Gars said...

Hi!
Thank you so much for the opportunity!
Would be so interested in the good advice and tips in the book!

Mar Vicente said...

I've been eyeing this book for quite some time now. Would love to add it to my collection!

Liz at Eldy's Pocket said...

I have heard great things. Thanks for the chance to win.

Amy Louski said...

I have read around the internet that Blog Inc. is a good book. I, myself, am looking to read it and work on my blogging skills.
I am definitely in for this giveaway.

- Amy @ amylouski.blogspot.com
amylouart@ymail.com

MusaLunera said...

Good book, sounds like a coll tool to improve my blogging.

Laila said...

Yes please, count me in, all help gratefully received! Merry Christmas xx

Rebecca said...

Oooh!! Yes, please!

rebeccalately (at) gmail (dot) com

Merry Christmas!!

estherfaye said...

Here is just the book i have been seeking. I have been so intimidated about starting a blog. Even the books available look daunting. Oh what blog posts i could make, that many may see, if i only had a brain.........uuummmm book!

Heather M. said...

I could certainly use the help!

Heather M.
www.inlovewiththreads.wordpress.com

Fabulux / Annie Robert said...

Looks like a super interesting book...!

RideAndShine said...

My blog is in serious need of an update and this book looks like just what I need to do it. Thanks for the giveaway!

melodycharlotte said...

I've been blogging casually for nearly two years, but a few months ago I decided to go all in! I hope to make a go of it, and some sound advice would be most welcome.

With love,
Melody of From Scratch
http://melodycharlotte-fromcratch.blogspot.com

Alexis Augustine said...

What a Great Book for a Great Giveaway. Hope I get a chance to read it *crosses fingers*.

Jenni said...

I've been wanting this book!! I hope I win!! :)

jenni_i@hotmail.com

Bee said...

Would love to win this book! As for Design Sponge's old template, I remember it too!

Meggan said...

this book is the perfect motivation for me to get a move on my own blog

The Little Beach House said...

This sounds awesome!!!!

Laura said...

Sounds like a great book!

ash said...

sounds great

Ink♥Sketch said...

Would love to have this. Looks like I can get some useful advice. Thanks for offering the giveaway!

la reine said...

Nice, Nice, Nice!

Jamie said...

I'm entering your giveaway!

~Jamie

Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

Thanks for a great giveaway opportunity. I am one year into blogger, and pretty sure I still learn something new everyday! Would love to put my nose into this book... looks great! Fingers crossed
xx
myhereandnowlife@gmail.com

Tuia said...

This is a book I seriously need... I've been feeling a bit uninspired with my blog, I need help :)

Thanks for the giveaway!

Laura C. said...

Thanks for the opportunity!! I need it for taking my blog adventure to the next level!!!

Emma Henderson said...

I have this book on my wish list. I'd love to have a chance of winning it.

Tarsila Kruse said...

I'd love to have this book, since I've already read Craft Inc and Creative Inc and have a blog myself, it seems to be the perfect read. :)

Thank you for the giveaway!

Gillian Northcott said...

Pick me!

Boston Baked Beads said...

I'm a blogging fanatic - There's nothing like hunkering down over the glow of my laptop and reading countless blogs! I'd love to win the book!

Suzanne said...

Thanks for the giveaway!! :)

Rosa @ FlutterFlutter said...

I would LOVE to win this book! Fingers crossed!

emily said...

i need help! thanks for the giveaway :)
emily

Maria Aldrey said...

Cool! I'd like that book!! Awesome giveaway

Carrie said...

Yes, please!

jenny said...

I just began blogging recently and would love the book. It's on my wish list. Thanks from a newbie!

Abigail said...

I am really interested in reading this - love her!

tina said...

This book looks awesome! Can't wait to read it!

kee said...

Would love this book as I have just started blogging and would love the advice! x

Elke said...

To start blogging a good idea :) I want to participate...

sarah_tea said...

Love this book idea!

TK said...

Looks like a great read!

Kirsten said...

Would love to read this!

Petra GC said...

I would love to read this - I've enjoyed all the other "Inc" books.

russian doll said...

I would love to read this book - I've really enjoyed the other "Inc" books. All awesome!

sara kristen said...

such a wonderful giveaway! thank you, Jan & warmest wishes for a wonderful holiday season.

sally lansdale said...

Awesome! Hope I win! Laughingqueen

la domestique said...

What a great giveaway! I would love to win Joy's book to improve my blogging in 2013! Happy Holidays!

Krista said...

Who wouldn't welcome a little free advice! Crossing my fingers. :)

emma platnikoff said...

thank you for this opportunities.

MimsMemes said...

I'm really interested in starting a blog but I'm not sure where to begin. I think this book would be a great place to start.

Peggy said...

WOuld love to win!!!

gotcraft? said...

This has been on my to-read list! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

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