Labor Day

September 7, 2009 at 1:28 pm

As a former union member (I was a skilled bookbinder while working my way through college), I should probably be thinking about celebrating the worker on Labor Day. Instead, Labor Day reminds me of two things–having babies (those were major “labor” days) and reaching the end of the first week of Unleash Your Story.

We are here September 7. Did you get your 15 donors to qualify for the $25 B&N gift card? Because of the holiday, we won’t get a report until Tuesday this week (so you really still have time to go for this one).

Did you reach the $100, $200 or higher level? Remember we will be giving away a free book for each $100 you raise up to $500. Check out the list of $100 books on our prizes page.

No matter how you did in Week 1, you can look forward to Week 2 prizes. We are offering a $25 Starbucks card for the person with the top dollar amount at the end of week 2. (This one is cumulative–we will be looking at the total raised as of Sept 14).

The top money earner for this week (not cumulative–this is most money brought in from Sept 7-13) will receive a “Pick Your Sub-genre” 12 pack from Michelle Buonfiglio. The winner chooses a romance sub-genre (contemporary, paranormal, historical or romantic suspense) and Michelle will send you 12 books from that sub-genre.

We continue to offer a free book for each $100 raised up to $500. We also have special prizes for the top reader(pages read) and top writer (word count) of the week. Thanks for your support and don’t forget to report your pages read and words written to so that you can be eligible for our reader and writer prizes.


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Pacesetter Author

Lori Wilde is our 2009 Pacesetter Author.

Lori has sold 47 books to 4 major New York publishers--5 books coming out in 2009. She's prolific and dedicated to writing regularly to keep up with all those deadlines!

Lori promises to set a sizzling pace for all our writers to follow! Her goal for the event is 60,000 words!

To learn more about Lori, visit her Pacesetter Page

Michelle Buonfiglio Pacesetter Reader

We are proud to have Michelle Buonfiglio as our 2009 Pacesetter Reader.

Michelle hosts Barnes &’s new “Heart to Heart” (H2H) daily romance fiction blog and is the creative force behind (RBTB), a fun and positive place where readers and writers hang to talk love, sex, family, life -- and, of course, romance novels

Michelle's goals are to read 10,000 pages and write 10,000 words in her blogs and comments.

To learn more about Michelle, visit her Pacesetter Page


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