Thursday, January 15, 2009

Monthly Giveaway thanks to Wiley Publishing!

Well, I am thrilled to finally announce a year long, monthly giveaway from Wiley Publishing! You know, the Dummies books?

Of course, we all know them, and have either bought them or been flipping thru them at our local bookstore! They are great resources and on many different topics. In fact, here is a little information about the series. They currently have over 150 million books in print on over 1,300 topics and are the most widely recognized and highest regarded reference series in the world. Wow!

So, I was simply beside myself when Ashley from their Marketing department contacted me and wanted to know if I would be willing to do a year long giveaway for my readers. Would I? Of course, I would! So, big thanks to her for giving me this opportunity to provide such wonderful resources to my readers.

To kick of 2009 right, they have 4 Digital Photography for Dummies book and DVD bundles available to all of you! This retails for $21.99 regularly. Click here to see the book for yourself or order your own.

This is the perfect time as some of you may have gotten new cameras for Christmas, or just want to know the ins and outs of how to take better pictures of our children, families and events in our lives!

So, what do you need to do to enter:

  • Leave a comment below letting us know your favorite Dummies book OR what book you would like to see raffled off this year. You can click here for a list of available titles.

  • Must be a loyal reader to my site. This means, you must subscribe via feed or email ( you can do either in my right menu bar ).

  • If you win, there will be a code at the bottom of all feeds/emails from this site. You will need to provide me that code once you win.

I will pull the winner's names on February 1st, so make sure to leave your comment below before the end of the month!

In addition, make sure you take advantage of Wiley Publishing's $5,000 or one of 90 Great Prizes Giveaway. Yep...$5K ( and not the kind you run ).

Each day, thru March 31st, you can login here to enter. So, make sure to come back each day to play!

101 comments:

BeThisWay said...

I really hope I win this contest. Goodness knows I'm a dummy when it comes to anything more than the very basics of digital photography. Thank goodness, too, that I have a good eye. Otherwise my photos would be a mess!

Thanks for running this giveaway!

Victoria said...

I'd love to see the Photoshop CS3 for dummies. What a great program, but not simple for us simple folk to use! :)

Connie Petertonjes said...

Hey, Carrie! I found your blog through mommysnacks. She posted a photo of your recent mommy blogger outing and I recognized you and Carrie! Small world, huh?

Anyway, I have just started following your blog and I have to say WOW! You have some great ideas and suggestions. Craig and I are trying to be more sensible with our money. I'd love to be able to stay home full time, so your suggestions will definitely help me achieve that goal!

Anyway, thanks for the contest! I looked through the list and honestly, the main dummy book I would be interested in is the Digital Photography for Dummies book. But, I also would like the Photoshop Elements 4 for Dummies. Goodness...who knew there were so many dummy books! What a great giveaway!

I am off to subscribe! Thanks again.

Connie Petertonjes

P.S. I've already earned 6 swagbucks and I just joined yesterday! THANKS!

smdrm said...

I'd like to see PCs For Dummies, 11th Edition offered.

Thanks!

smdrm said...

I'm a subscriber.

Rachel @ Surviving The Stores said...

What a great giveaway! I would love to see html for dummies as one of the giveaways!

teresa said...

I love the dummies for dogs, it is loaded with great information for training your dog. A friend gave it to us when we got our dog, after we commented on how well trained their dog was.

Ilisa said...

Home-based Business for Dummies and Small Businesses for Dummies have been invaluable to me in setting up my business.

I adore your blog. A friend recently told me about it and you are such a wealth of information!

mindy said...

i find all of the dummy books very informative and do not have a favorite it makes me feel less stupid about a lot of things

Tina Kemper said...

I would love the knitting for dummies book. All of the dummies books are great though.

liane66 said...

Dummies for Dogs. I'm a subscriber.

thanks for the giveaway.
kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

Heather said...

Love your blog. I've been following it (thanks Google Reader) for awhile now. I think my favorite book was one on family history and genealogy that my dad gave me years ago. It had such good tips in it. I'd like to see you give away the Knitting for Dummies book.

vwestermeyer said...

knitting for dummies for me!

Teri said...

I'd like to see twitter for dummies. tlbrownfield@cinci.rr.com

Camille said...

Sewing for Dummies! I want to learn to use that machine in the back of my closet!

Anonymous said...

I already subscribe!!

Melissa
cmaccurso at yahoo dot com

Gloria said...

I had no idea there were so many titles! I am interested in "iPAQ For Dummies." I enjoy your blog, and subscribe via Google Reader.

usntdvet (at) yahoo (dot) com

Becca said...

Hi Carrie,

I already saved $180 from your site by calling my cable provider, thanks! I was just telling my husband that I want this exact book as I'm just starting to get into digital photography and want to get a new SLR camera for my birthday! This would definitely be my book of choice!
Thanks!
Becca

beccaneck at yahoo dot com

Lauren said...

Oh wow! My husband and I LOVE these books! :) My favorite titles were: Existentialism for Dummies and String Theory for Dummies. HAHAHAHA.

But really I think Google Blogger for Dummies would be an appropriate giveaway for this blog! At least for those out there like me who are trying to get ours off the ground. :)

Melanie said...

I would actually LOVE any of the Dummies books on photography because we just got a new camera and I have NO idea how to use it! I would also like to see the sewing one in a giveaway because I would really love to learn how to sew!

Kerrie said...

Okay, I'm gonna sound like a dork here...but my favorite is Jane Austen for Dummies! She's my favorite author, and I'll always love her books! =)

But this one sounds awesome...I'm trying to become a better photographer. It's going slowly but surely lol.

John S. said...

I would love to have the book "CorelDRAW 9 Bible" raffled off! Trying to become a good graphic designer here...

Jen said...

I would love these Digital Photography for Dummies books!! I got a new digital SLR for Christmas and I am trying to learn tons about it. I would like to make Digital Photography a profession so these would help out a ton. Any of the Photoshop for dummies books would be good to have too. Thanks for the great give-away! I hope I win.
pjashcraft@gmail.com

Jen said...

I am also a subscriber! Thanks again!
pjashcraft@gmail.com

mkamye said...

What a great giveaway. I woul dlove to see the Photoshop Elements for Dummies as a giveaway. I bought the program and could use some help learnign the ropes! I subscribe to your blog through Google reader. Thank you so much for all your money saving ideas!

mkamye@yahoo.com
~Amy

wendy said...

do " twitter for dummies"..if there is that mush to know that it takes a whole book, it must be more important then I ever imagined!

madamerkf at aol dot com

F. Duke said...

My sister has Frugal Living for Dummies, and with the subject of this blog, I would love to see that book as a giveaway! I was (and still am) on RSS feed via My Yahoo, but I don't know what code you are referring to. I subscribed to the email, just in case.

Thank you so much for what you do.

Anita said...

I'd like to guitar exercises for dummies. I have a guitar but haven't picked it up in years. It would be fun to play again especially now that I have two girls!

elisasmami (at) gmail (dot) com

Delores said...

I would really like the Wordpress for Dummies. I could seriously use that one!

Delores at primaschola dot com

Chasity said...

Anything to do with digital photography, photoshop, etc!! I would love any of these books! THANKS!!

Chasity said...

I'm already a subscriber! Thank you!!!

Amanda said...

I would love to see the Language books - French for Dummies etc. Thanks for everything!!

modell said...

I would love a book on CS3 or Digital Photography!

modell said...

I am a subscriber!

Lacy said...

i need Word 2007 For Dummies. Hubby bought me a laptop for Christmas and word is kicking my butt. I want to down grade to the word I know!

Jennifer said...

Wow, I never knew there were that many dummies books. By the time I got to the 2nd page I already had 2 selected. I think the one I would choose first would be money management for dummies though and then the ebay business one; that has always fascinated me. The one I probably need (if it existed) would be blogger for dummies! I follow you on my blog but I can't find how to subscribe. I looked on the right side of my screen and there isn't a bar of any type?!?!? haha...

Trisha Haeuser said...

Pregnancy for Dummies would be my pick!

staceyk said...

I'd like to see some baby gear raffled off. Maybe something like a car seat? Anything really! ( = Thanks!
snakan0(at)hotmail(dot)com

staceyk said...

Also subscribe via google reader. thanks! snakan0(at)hotmail(dot)com

mi3ragamuffins said...

I have the Paint Shop Pro For Dummies...it's a VERY helpful book! I would love this Digital book, I could use alot of help w/ my picture taking!

mi3ragamuffins at aol dot com

mi3ragamuffins said...

I am a subscriber too!

Melanie
mi3ragamuffins at aol dot com

Robin said...

Hi Carrie!

Thank you, thank you for all you do. I just found your site via mommysnacks and I have visited everyday.

I am so excited about your give away. I LOVE the Dummies books and, well, I need them.

The one I would chose is the one you are giving away!! I am just getting serious about photography with my daughter and we need it spoon fed to us!

I HOPE I WIN!

Blessings,
Robin
www.springboardforsuccess.com

jbubolz-miller said...

sewing for dummies=)I have my grandmas sewing machine and a boy who is hard on clothes

Rebecca said...

Twitter for Dummies...I'm new to that and would love more info

Plus I'm a subscriber to your blog.

Liliana said...

Facebook for Dummies

Misty said...

Hi Carrie,
I'd love this book, I want to get to taking better pics! I LOVE their Knitting for Dummies book, I taught myself right around Christmas how to knit, and it is SO easy to follow. I'm a loyal reader, just signed up for the RSS feed! :)

GrannyKaren said...

I would love the PhotoShop for Dummies. I could use it. Thanks for all the information.

gms103075@hotmail.com said...

I would love something on photo shop! Of course, I would love the digital photography one even more! Thanks for your great giveaways!

Kris said...

My favorite "dummies" book was Homebuying for Dummies. I read it cover to cover when my husband and I started looking for our first home. It was a great resource and made it easy for me to understand. Thanks for this giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I got a new camera for xmas and I would love this book. Thank you for all your great advise. I love your blog and I signed up to get you emails. Carmen c64g@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I would like to read the Photoshop
for Dummies and Digital Photography for Dummies!!

Melissa
cmaccurso at yahoo dot com

Heather said...

I am a fan of the Pregnancy book. I had twins and was accepting of all the info I could get!!

heathererusk at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I'm just getting into digital photography, so this would be useful! What a great giveaway.

I can't live without my Yoga for Dummies book. I've had it for about a year and it is awesome!

Thank you for the chance!
Leilani
one18fifteen@aol.com

cmricha2 said...

My favorite dummies book is the cast iron cooking book. Great recipes and methods for keeping my cast iron pans looking good.

autumnesf said...

We really got some good info out of the adoption for dummies book. Daughter has the sewing for dummies.

Rose Atwater said...

I want a Photoshop Elements for Dummies book. I have the software but cannot figure out most of the features!

rosalinamia_at_hotmail_dot_com

Dawn S said...

My favorite title is Canning for Dummies! Lots of good info!
Thanks!
Dawn S
striblin@yahoo.com

Nicole said...

I have ebay for dummies and enjoy it.

Alli said...

Massage for dummies!

WendyH said...

I want to get a Mac one day, sooner than later I hope, so I'd probably get a lot out of the Mac for Dummies. My husband & son have really liked Guitar for Dummies.

DEY said...

Photoshop for dummies would be great, as would Reiki, and Blogger. Thanks for the giveaway!

Kelly said...

who knew there were so many???! I like the guitar for dummies to help my sons learn to play their new christmas guitars!

Photos are extremely important to me too! I could benefit from this dummies book! Thanks for running this giveaway!

Kelly said...

I'm already subscribed to your email!

Michelle said...

I got Algebra II for Dummies last year, I wish I could say it helped me more than it did. But now I could really use College Algebra for Dummies (yes they are different courses and each have their own dummies book). I suck at using my digital camera, but I think I'd like to learn wines. Wines for Dummies would be my suggestion.

Janet said...

I've not read any of the Dummies books but I sure can use this one. At Christmas time all of my pictures were mysteriously erased from my camera. I need help.

From Bottle to Box said...

I've checked many out from the library. My fave would have to be Religion for Dummies. Would love to see you also give away Green Your Home All in One For Dummies - Managing Your Money All-in-One for Dummies - Sustainable Landscaping For Dummies. Okay, I want them all.

Kristen said...

I like investing for dummies!

tami said...

please raffle off Green Your Home All in One For Dummies- i want it!!

tami said...

i sub to ya!

Penny said...

Wow - how exciting!!! I would be interested in any crafty books, i.e. knitting, crocheting, etc. Also I would love to win the Piano for Dummies. I took lessons years ago, but have not played in years. Sounds like a great book to get me back in the swing of playing.

Larra R said...

Hi Carrie -
As this is my new initiative for the year, I would love to "Green Your Home All in One For Dummies" offered!! Thanks!!!

Sarah said...

Hi, Carrie,
Digital Photography would really enhance my photo taking abilities, but I'd also love Personal Finance as this is the year to get it together!
Thanks,
SJ

Anonymous said...

I recently found your site and I just love it.

TA said...

I love there Weather for Dummies book. Thanks

kimberly said...

I have Living Green for Dummies and I love it!

burlyangel (at) yahoo (dot) com

I subscribe via feed!

*~Dani~* said...

I would love Macs for Dummies. Although I have been a Mac user for years, I always feel there are more things I could learn.

mommyjen99 said...

Hawaii For Dummies, 5th Edition sounds great since I have never been there and hope to get there soon!
jen62728@aol.com

Michele said...

I like the Photoshop Elements 7 For Dummies.

I would loooove to win this photography book.

Thanks for the giveaway

Sarah said...

I like personal finance for dummies.

Amanda said...

I would love the Digital Photography for Dummies! I don't know if they have it, but I would love to see a Blogging for Dummies books.

Heather said...

I subscribe to your blog!

heathersavin at yahoo dot com

Heather said...

I would love to see any type of photography book as well as photoshop books!

Also a wine for dummies book!

I enjoy your blog.

Heather

heathersavin at yahoo dot com

Catherine said...

I'm an e-mail subscriber :)

my favorite dummies book is Gourmet Food for Dummies.

Cool prize!

ossmcalc said...

Hello Carrie,

I could really use a copy of Digital Photography for Dummies. I really feel like a lost puppy when it comes to using a digital camera.

Christine

Anonymous said...

This would be wonderful since i did just get a new camera!

fran said...

first time entering! Hope I win. Would love to see the Hawaii for dummies since I dream of one day visiting!

Arielle said...

That would be greatly appreciated!

Dina said...

I don't know if you can raffle one on time for tax season but I'd love to read Taxes 2009 For Dummies!

Dina said...

Subscriber.

Jenn said...

I would LOVE digital photography for dummies. I also have my eye on Photoshop elements 7 for dummies.

CooterGoGo said...

I'd love to see twitter for Dummies. I feel so out of the loop. I just found out about twitter a few weeks ago and have no idea how to use it.

Lori said...

I would love to win this book...this is the book that I have had my eye on. Thanks!

Arielle said...

MACs for Dummies. :0)

Amy said...

Just subscribed via email. sanorton02@gmail.com

SK said...

Gardening for Dummies

Shirley said...

I would like either the Classical Guitar for Dummies, and/or Guitar Exercises

tiff snedaker said...

I love this blog! Definitely have you bookmarked! I think the CS3 photoshop book would be great. Thanks for writing such a great informative blog!

Greg said...

Just found out about this site from an article in the paper. Looks very interesting.

I'm intrigued by some of the "... For Dummies" books. Though I've never bought on. My girlfriend really likes photography so this one might come in handy.

dee said...

I'd like a Dummie bk. so I could learn about ebay. Love your blog.

E said...

Hi Carrie,

Super giveaway! I'd love to win this book. Another Dummies book I'd love to see given away is the new Google Blogger for Dummies book - I know a lot of us are interested in blogging and some of us are starting our own. I've read some really good reviews on this new one, and I'm looking forward to it myself!

:)

Elizabeth
http://typeamommyblog.blogspot.com

Carla said...

Thanks, Carrie, for a wonderful blog! I found you because of an article in our local paper. I'd love to win this book; I've had a digital camera for a year now and have taken lots of pictures. But I'd love to have BETTER pictures to show. Thanks, again!
Carla

 
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