Monday, September 8, 2008

VOTE FOR ME


Obama, Biden, McCain, Palin… no matter who you favor in the upcoming election, most of us will be voting for the candidate we feel can best turn around America’s troubled economy.

Over the past few years, I’ve felt the pinch every time I go shopping for groceries or fill my car with gas.

Last Wednesday, my publisher, Gibbs Smith, called me to say that “because of the weak economy they will be publishing fewer books than they originally anticipated this year.”

And my book, Waterside Cottages, has been put on the list of books that may be postponed for publication for a year or more!

I’m pretty sure there’s nothing I could have done differently as I’ve done everything that was requested or expected of an author.

But maybe there’s one thing I can still do

Perhaps, if Gibbs Smith sees how much interest there is in Waterside Cottages, they might move it from the “POSTPONED TITLES” list to the “ROLL THE PRESSES” list.

Here’s where YOU come in.

Since many of you have expressed a passion for coastal style decorating and have indicated that you plan to order one or more copies of Waterside Cottages as soon as it is published, I wonder if you’d do me a favor?

Please VOTE for me by posting a comment telling Gibbs Smith you’d like to see Waterside Cottages published – now!

CLICK HERE TO VOTE

I will then forward all of your comments to Mr. Christopher Robbins, the CEO of Gibbs Smith.

In the spirit of November’s election, I’d like to be the winner who never quit, rather than the quitter who never won. I truly appreciate your continued support and friendship.

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251 comments:

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Cote de Texas said...

Good luck!!!!! I hope you win!! will vote right now.

Melissa Wertz said...

By all means, I think your book should be published soon rather than later.

Sanya Pallos said...

A book on Waterfront Cottages from you would definately be spectacular! A must for publishing!!!

ZanyMayd said...

I certainly Hope the Publisher changes their mind ~ This Book is A Must Have, What a mistake it would be to Delay Publishing.....
cheryl

Linda Lou said...

Please publish Waterfront Cottages, I live in a coastal San Diego town, and can't wait to see the great picture that Barbara took.

Char said...

Now is the perfect time to publish Waterfront Cottages. While the economic forecast is grey and gloomy, the aesthetic imagery offers a bridge to inspired luminosity. Who would not welcome an opportunity to escape for a few moments into the peace and beauty that the images project, or to be whisked away in a swirl of ideas, plans and dreams?
Please publish Waterfront Cottages now.

FrenchGardenHouse said...

I've been looking forward to this book! That is one thing that I would definately spend money on today, or any day, a coastal decorating book. There are many of us out there who not only love Barbara Jacksier's work, but love well-done decorating books and buy them on a consistant basis. Hope this is one book that will be available quite soon!

Anonymous said...

I want the book Waterside Cottages to be published as soon as possible. I've been waiting for this book.

Marilynne said...

Please publish Waterside Cottages as soon as possible. I've been waiting a long time for this book.

Susan said...

I want to live in the cover photo! It's beautiful. I can't wait to see the book and get my autographed copy!

Joanie said...

Please publish this book! With a rough economy, books like this take the sting out of staycations!
If I can't go away physically, at least I can take a vacation mentally. Publishing this book is like a ticket to a fabulous place, even if it's only in my mind!

If you publish the book, I certainly will buy it!

MARIA said...

I'm looking forward for your beautiful book.

Anonymous said...

Waterfront Cottages must be published now. The preview looks great and I can't wait to get my copy!!!

Jodie Masciola

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

WE WANT BARBARA`S BOOK!
WE WANT IT NOW!

Anonymous said...

I am so disappointed that Waterside Cottages has been put on the postponed list. I will be moving soon and was looking forward to using Barbara's book for some much needed inspiration.

Bruce, NYC

Anonymous said...

Barbara, during difficult economic times, we all spend more time in our homes. Your book would give us decorating inspiration.

KimberlyRyanDesigns said...

Please publish this book! I can't wait to have it in my hands, I'v told so many of my friends about it and they have been keeping up with it on Barbara's Book Blog! I'm sure this will fly off the shelves as Waterside living is what most of us dream about! Kimberly Ryan

Julie said...

Please keep us in your prayers - Hurricane Ike is headed straight over our farm. We expect a rocky few days with all of our animals. I will try and keep my blog updated.

Daisys Little Cottage said...

I would so enjoy owning this book nd browsing through it...especially now that we are heading into winter....books like these give me a bit of sunshine through the dull winter months. Oh please do publish !
smiles
DarLy*~

MelMel said...

Hello!
I saw on another blog that you pop in!
nice to meet you!
I'll be popping back....all looks very interesting here!! xxxxx

MelMel said...

Please publish her....i love her style......she has cheered up a wet day in Manchester England for me!!!xxxx

Anonymous said...

I really hope this lovely book is published soon, as I need some fresh and interesting ideas for my country cottage.
Barbara Luque, New York
September 12, 2008 11:11PM

Tutti Chic said...

Absolutely! I have been so looing forward to this book coming out! :0 chris glynn

Chris said...

Dear Barbara,

Gibbs Smith certainly needs to reconsider the publishing schedule of your book, Waterside Cottages!

When the economy is tough, we tend to return to our homes, wanting to re-do, fluff up, create a safe space to weather the "storm". Or even just have a good book to distract us. What better time to publish a happy, and inspirational book with a focus on the home?

What ARE they thinking?

Here's hoping they change thier minds! Chris

Joyce said...

YES! I would like to see Waterside Cottages printed right now!! I simply can't wait to see it!!

Anonymous said...

I would like to order your book. Please let me know when it is available. I would like to post it on my blog too.

Chuck Weger said...

Everything Barbara writes is usually interesting and informative; it would be a shame if Waterfront Cottages didn't see the light of day just because some high-flying mortgage bankers screwed up the economy. I personally know a bunch of people who would buy a book like this.

Susan said...

I was looking forward to reading your book as I'm looking for ideas for my coastal cottage. Please publish it soon!

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE!
I`m so looking forward for Barbara`s new book!

Debbie Moss

(FROM ENGLAND)

Mary said...

I have been looking forward to your book coming out so I can give it to my neice, ( she is decorating her apt in this style) Booo..Hoo....I hope it publishes soon!
I enjoy your blog immensely and would love to have a book myself...mary

The Quintessential Magpie (Sheila) said...

Barbara, I want to echo the sentiments of the other posters here as I love waterfront cottages. I better. I have a cottage that is a block off the water!

So I was looking forward to the publication of your book and hope it will come out SOON. If I were voting, I would vote for your book to be on the shelves tomorrow!

Please keep us posted about its publication date.

Many thanks,

Sheila

Jeanette said...

I live in a waterfront cottage and look forward to your book. At the mall last weekend, I saw hundreds of people pay $20 to look at playhouse cottages. I know there is a market when waterfront view homes still sell and people pay to see decorated playhouses!

amanda said...

Weak economy or no, a book like this deserves to be published as soon as possible because the public can only benefit from it.

Randye said...

It looks like a wonderful book! One that would make a great gift! I can't wait to read it!

Randye

Barn House said...

The book looks incredible!!! We could sell hundreds/thousands of copies in our store!!! Great job and we know you WILL be published!!

J & J

Shop of the Four Sisters said...

Please,please consider publishing Waterside Cottages.
We have a vintage shop that includes furniture and accessories. We see first hand how our customers love the comfort and fun of decorating with the beach life style in mind.
We have seen that anything that has to do with the beach is a popular decorating theme in todays market.
The Atlanta Market has had one whole section during the past year devoted to the Coastal Lifestyle. You can find this theme in every decorating magazine.
I am sure that Waterside Cottages would be a huge hit.
Carole Lindes

Gail McCormack said...

I've been following your blog Barbara and am very much looking forward to reading Waterfront Cottages

from an Australian fan

Genevieve said...

You have my vote!
Since the ecomomy is so poor and we really are not going anywhere... it is even more important to make out homes cozy
and inviting. I hope that they reconsider! Best of luck!

diana said...

I so hope that your publisher re-consider and print your book on time. I AM looking forward to Waterside cottages.

Anonymous said...

Please publish Waterfront Cottages soon. I have read several of the author's previous books and enjoyed them.

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

I was really looking forward to Waterfront Cottages. Hopefully it will be published soon!

Anonymous said...

I'm so dissapointed in the delay for publishing Waterside Cottages. Please publish this much awaited book SOON.

Jean Ann said...

I grew up at the beach and now live in the mountains. I still love the beach and having this book would bring memories back with just a flip to open the cover. I hope it is published soon.

Anonymous said...

Would love for the Waterfront Cottage Book to be published as originally scheduled in the Spring of 2009. We need more beautiful things in this world - like beautiful decorating books. Please do not delay this book!

Cottage Magpie said...

I'm probably far too late for this (I've been underground, heh). But I'm DESPERATE for your book to be published! I've been waiting and waiting. Please, seriously, can you talk some sense into your publisher? I'm dyin' here!
~Angela :-)

Primitive Grrl said...

I, for one.. would love a copy of Waterfront Cottages. I can't wait for it to be published.

Aby said...

Please don't make me wait any longer than absolutely necessary for Waterside Cottages! The sooner the better!!

Gay Van Beek said...

Barbara Jacksier is one of the most intelligent women I know. It would be a loss to the literary world NOT to publish any of her works.

Anita said...

A book I could get lost in and dream of my perfect cottage. I sure it will be the inspiration I need. I hope they move it up. I can't wait to see it.

Good Luck.

Anita

Evangeline said...

I hope your book is published soon. I need a little coastal cottage getaway.

Anonymous said...

Oh how I hope it gets published and not shelved! We've been waiting so long for this scrumptious book - they simply can't do this to us!!

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