The first dusting of snow arrived this morning and it’s windy and cold outside. The temperature suddenly dropped from 22 degrees C yesterday to 4 degrees C today. I hope that this will not last for long as I don’t like cold weather.
Yesterday we went to Nafplion. You can see a video I took a couple of years ago here. There is great news behind this visit but I don’t want to get into this right now as I want to focus on the book and the giveaways.
For those who may not know yet, the cookbook was published on Thursday. I made a quick post on Thursday to announce it as we were going away the next day and today there is more to add to that post before announcing the giveaway:
I know that the price may seem high for a lot of you but taking into consideration the time needed to write a cookbook, the expenses paid, taxation etc., this was the best price I could offer, retaining a small profit for myself.
After the publication of the book I can now see the shipping expenses, which are also very high, unless you live in USA or Canada. I was quite shocked to see that you need to pay $13 to get the book to Greece or Cyprus. My profit is WAYYYY lower than that amount.
- I am offering you a $3 discount if you pay through Createspace. The price will be 24.50 plus shipping expenses: The code to use is: 2C7LWMYF
- CreateSpace does not offer Paypal: You can use paypal by paying me directly $27.50, but my gift to you from today and until Christmas is to waive the shipping expenses. (Please bear in mind that I have no discount on the shipping expenses. These will be paid out of my profit. For some destinations I may still have a small profit but for longer destinations, I may be even or even pay out of my pocket).
I shall try and make some contacts with bookshops in Greece & Cyprus but until then, I have ordered some books which will be sold directly by me here in Athens and by a relative of mine in Cyprus. You can contact me for more information.
You can check which method suits you better and decide.
If you choose the second method, all you need to do is go to Paypal, choose send money to friends and family and make the payment by just adding my e-mail address, ivyliac AT gmail DOT com and then send me your mailing address, at the same e-mail and I will send you the book immediately.
NOW to the G I V E A W A Y
To enter this giveaway please leave a comment below until the 24th December and tell me know what is your favourite Cypriot food or what you like most about Cypriot cuisine. If you tweet it or repost it on facebook, spread the news, mentioning that Ivy’s cookbook Mint, Cinnamon & Blossom Water, Flavours of Cyprus, Kopiaste, has now been published and you get another entry. Come back and leave a separate comment for each with the URL on Twitter or Facebook to get an extra vote.
The two winners will be selected by RANDOM.ORG on Christmas Day.
More giveaways will be announced shortly.
Don’t forget to check the other Giveaway if you want to win the Cookbook of Tessa Kiros’ – Falling Cloudberries.
Thank you again for all your support.
Hugs to you all,