Pump Up Your Book Presents Dear Michael: The Michael Jackson Book Monument Virtual Book Publicity TourAuthors on Tour, Featured — By Tracee Gleichner on March 30, 2012 at 12:09 pm
Join Marisa Garau and Arjan van Woensel, authors of the tribute book, Dear Michael: The Michael Jackson Book Monument (Bungalow Publishing), as they virtually tours the blogosphere April 16 – June 15,2012 on their first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book!
ABOUT MARISA GARAU
Marisa Garau (SAY Ga-row as in “wow”) is co-founder of Bungalow Publishing. The specialty publishing house is pioneering a new art form with the Michael Jackson Book Monument. The memorial consists of a strictly limited, luxury edition book crafted from wood, stone and crystals that will contain 1,000 personal fan farewells to The King of Pop. Marisa worked for 10 years as a creative director, copywriter and journalist within her Amsterdam-based advertising agency. She is a bestselling author whose books include From Stress To Strength – Enrich your life with the power of mindfulness and ABBA – The Inner Circle Interviews.
Learn more at www.dear-michael.com.
ABOUT ARJAN VAN WOENSEL
Arjan van Woensel (SAY Ar-yan van Woon-sol) is co-founder and creative director of Bungalow Publishing. The specialty publishing house is pioneering a new art form with the Michael Jackson Book Monument. The memorial consists of a strictly limited, luxury edition book crafted from wood, stone and crystals that will contain 1,000 personal fan farewells to The King of Pop. Arjan is an award-winning Creative Entrepreneur, self-proclaimed magazine fetishist, tech aficionado, designer, surf enthusiast and aspiring adventurer.
Learn more at www.dear-michael.com.
ABOUT DEAR MICHAEL: THE MICHAEL JACKSON BOOK MONUMENT
The world today offers unprecedented opportunities for collaboration and co-creation as people across the globe share their views, feelings and personalities online. Now Bungalow Publishing, a specialty publishing house, is tapping this potential to involve people worldwide in a monumental off-line expression of human creativity: the Michael Jackson Book Monument.
For the first time ever, fans will have the opportunity to co-create “a unique monument of historic proportions” to Michael Jackson and his impact on their lives in a personalized work of art celebrating the legendary performer.
The Monument consists of a strictly limited edition of 5,000 copies of a bible-like book, each copy containing 1,000 stories by fans on the impact of Michael’s music and personality on their lives. Each numbered book will feature a cover portrait of Michael created from over 3,000 Swarovski crystals. Each will come with two cases, one made of stone and one made of walnut, which together create a unique way to exhibit the book, as well as a specially designed and numbered MJ medal. In addition to the limited edition, Bungalow Publishing will offer regular editions available to everyone.
All Michael Jackson fans will have a chance to participate through a contest Bungalow Publishing has launched. Visit http://dear-michael.com/participating-is-easy/ to participate in three easy steps:
Sign up, create an account and log in.
Write your personal story to Michael. Save it, preview what it would look like on a page from the book, and share it on Facebook – all at no charge.
Submit your story for $10 USD to be entered in the contest to win one of 1,000 chances to have your story published on a page in both the regular and limited edition of the monument (both editions feature the 1,000 winning stories).
Story submissions must be in English. The 1,000 winners will be chosen by judges selected by Bungalow Publishing.
Dear Michael Virtual Book Publicity Tour Schedule
Monday, April 16
Book Spotlight at Literary R&R
Tuesday, April 17
Book Spotlight at Just One More Paragraph
Wednesday, April 18
Book Spotlight at Ladybug Storytime
Thursday, April 19
Book Spotlight Sapphyria’s Book Reviews
Friday, April 20
Book Spotlight at My Devotional Thoughts
Monday, April 23
Book Spotlight at I Am A Reader, Not A Writer
Tuesday, April 24
Interviewed at Review From Here
Wednesday, April 25
Book Spotlight at Why Not Because I Said So
Thursday, April 26
Interviewed at Literal Exposure
Friday, April 27
Book Spotlight at Broowaha
DEAR MICHAEL VIRTUAL BOOK PUBLICITY TOUR will officially begin on April 16 and end on June 15 , 2012. This is an interview and spotlight only tour but all participants will receive a copy of the book when it is published. Please contact Tracee Gleichner at tgleichner(at)gmail.com if you are interested in hosting and/or reviewing her book. Thank you!