Chronicle Books came up with a brilliant marketing idea. Ask bloggers to pick $500 in books from the Chronicle website, then post their list of titles for everyone to see. One lucky blogger will be chosen to win his/her haul plus a lucky reader who left a comment. It's all part of their "Happy Haul-idays" giveaway.
So far over 200 bloggers are participating. And I'm sure many will be buying a book or two from Chronicle after searching through their inventory. The only thing that can save me from hitting the Pay button is shipping cost. I live in Hawaii and their free shipping with $35 purchase doesn't apply to me.
If you live in the 50 States or District of Columbia, and like my list of titles, be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win these books with me (if I'm chosen the lucky winner). Deadline is December 10, 2010.
Christmas Trees (fun and festive ideas), $15.95
Great Pumpkins (crafty carvings for Halloween), $14.95
Holidays On Display (the art and industry of holiday displays), $24.95
Holiday Hero (A Man's Manual to Holiday Lighting), $9.95
The Tea Deck (50 Ways to Prepare, Serve and Enjoy), $14.95
Tea and Crumpets (Recipes and Rituals), $19.95
New Vegetarian (75 Fresh, Contemporary Recipes), $19.95
Flour (from Boston's Flour Bakery and Cafe), $35.00
City Walks Architecture: New York (25 Walking Adventures), $18.95
Manhattan Skyscrapers, $50.00
Around the World (The Grand Tour In Photo Albums), $55.00
The Lost Border (The Landscape of the Iron Curtain), $40.00
Souvenirs of Great Cities: New York (with pop-out illustrations), $6.95
Paper + Craft (25 projects you can make with paper), $19.95
Shadow (a cool looking children's book), $15.99
Kelly Slater: For The Love (on this surfer's wish list), $35.00
BIG TICKET ITEM
Dante's Divine Comedy (boxed set), by Sandow Birk, $100.00