Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Chronicle Books Haul-idays: Comment For A Chance To Win

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.

What do you think of my list? If my math is correct, which can be an issue for me, the total comes to $497.49. There are so many good choices. I'd love to read, Holiday Hero: A Man's Manual to Holiday Lighting which I urgently need. Actually I'd love a chance to own them all.

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

Dante's Divine Comedy (boxed set), by Sandow Birk, $100.00


  1. Great list of books Rob. I would love for you to win also. I'm not eligible since I"m in Canada.

  2. Great list! Best of luck.

    If you'd like to comment on mine: http://ticklemebrahms.blogspot.com/2010/11/chronicle-books-contest.html

    pmathers at jps dot net

  3. I feel your pain on the Hawaii shipping. You'd think retailers could work out something better than this all-or-nothing stand that they currently take. Instead of $35 and free shipping, why not make it $50 and free shipping for those of us in difficult-to-ship-to places?
    *sigh* Oh well.

    Good luck!

  4. This looks like a fun project for the holidays and lets you fill up your library.

  5. Nice list! Especially the Dante boxset! Good luck.

  6. Here's hoping for a win! Good luck!

    Mollydedwards AT yahoo DOT com

  7. Wow please win! I seriously think I would cry if I won all these books!


  8. Love your list! Thank you Chronicle Books for this giveaway!

    Good luck to both of us!

    jcamp2020 at aol dot com

  9. What a great list of books!



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