Inspired Holidays {Day 23}:: pssst….I wrote an ebook.

Inspired Holidays {Day 23}:: pssst....I wrote an ebook.

So, from the very first day I started my blog, I intended to write a book. Only, I didn’t write a book because I wrote a blog instead.

Four years and lots of words later, I finally got around to creating that book. You can find the website for it here.

This project has been a labor of love. This ebook is the short, pretty,  and sweetly reorganized message I’ve been sharing for four years. My message is living authentically at home, which is the essence of The Inspired Room. It isn’t new content, but rather it is the main message I’ve been sharing here and around the web, reformatted into an ebook! You can find the disclosure here.

Feel free to get a button if you are an authentic living kindred spirit! You can link it to

Inspired Holidays {Day 23}:: pssst....I wrote an ebook.

I cannot even begin to tell you all the support I have had for this book and this message from the very beginning of my blog. It has been humbling and encouraging to hear from so many of you who resonate with what I’m saying. It has given me confidence to keep sharing it!

Inspired Holidays {Day 23}:: pssst....I wrote an ebook.

Putting yourself out there is never easy and yet, writing on this blog feels somewhat safe and familiar. You guys get me. You know I don’t feel remarkable. But sending my message out beyond this blog, well, that is a little like those nightmares of showing up to school in your pjs. Or worse. You suddenly want to hide and duck and hope no one starts laughing at you.

Inspired Holidays {Day 23}:: pssst....I wrote an ebook.

Anyway, I wanted to let you know this ebook will be released on Tuesday — I’ll put an announcement post up that day. It took the effort of many people to create this book and I’ll be sharing more about the process and help I had another time. But now I could use YOUR help! I am such a newbie at this ebook promotion thing  so if any of you want to help me spread the word about this upcoming book, I would appreciate it.

Tuesday it will be available as a PDF download. You will be able to get via the Not a DIY Diva website. Sometime in the near future, I’ll have it on amazon for Kindle.

Inspired Holidays {Day 23}:: pssst....I wrote an ebook.

How can you help me?

Spread the word in any way you are comfortable with! You can start talking about the ebook now and let people know you are looking forward to its release on Tuesday! The website for the book is so you can see what it is all about!

Share it with your friends on facebook! It is easy, just hit LIKE and then you can share the book links and facebook page with your facebook friends! That would be so awesome of you.

  • PIN the ebook website image to your Pinterest boards. There is an easy PIN IT button on the home page of the book website. Easy peasy!
  • Share the ebook on your blog!

If you’d like to tell people what you like about the message of the book on your blog on Tuesday, I could send you a link to the book so you can see it first, I’d be grateful! I will give out 50 free books if you would like to be a part of the fun and let people know about the book’s release!

Could you email my new VA at theinspiredroom {dot} blog {at} gmail {dot} com  (yes, I have a Virtual Assistant now, more on her later!), Lindsey is her name — and  let her know you’d like to share about the book? Put SHARE EBOOK in the subject line and please give your blog link in the body of the email. If you do not hear back, it is because we already reached our limit of 50 free books this time! Stay tuned on Tuesday for more giveaways!

  • Sign up to be an affiliate! Even if you don’t get a free book, you can earn money from sharing! 30% of each sale goes directly to YOU!
  • If you’d like to tweet about the book, that would be great too.
  • Put a button on your blog!  You can find several of them here!

Phew. OK. I’m done talking now. Thanks for your support, as always, friends.

By the way, are you going to Relevant? I am, thanks in part to my awesome sponsor Studio JRU! I’d love to meet you there! Let me know if you are coming so we can find each other!  I hope you’ll introduce yourself! I will be the one in my pj’s hiding in the bathroom … probably.


Inspired Holidays {Day 23}:: pssst....I wrote an ebook.


  1. How fabulous for you!! I saw your message on FB last night! You must be so excited & relieved at the same time :) BIG accomplishment. Best wishes with the launch ~ looking forward to Tuesday !

  2. Yay! Sharing it on Tuesday on our blog!!! Congratulations!!!

  3. Congratulations Melissa! So excited for you on this project coming to fruition!

  4. I am so excited for your book. I can’t wait to read it and share it with my readers. I get so wrapped up in the Diva thing that I can be discouraged a lot of the time instead of Living the Life that I know God intended. Thank you. Wanda

  5. Just liked your new page on FB! Good luck!!

  6. I promoted you on Twitter too…forgot to tell you that above! :)

  7. I also have an organization and design firm. I love your site and just shared this book on facebook. Thanks!

  8. I have shared on twitter too. This is a great book with inspirational room ideas.

  9. Congratulations on the ebook. It’s so nice when dreams come to fruition. Your blog has been so helpful to me. Thanks for sharing all you do.

  10. This topic is right up my alley – thank you so much for writing it! I emailed Lindsey and hopefully will be able to discuss on Tuesday. :)

  11. Oh how wonderful! Yes, I will certainly be doing something to help the cause.

  12. Congratulations on your wonderful accomplishment!! I can’t wait to read it! I’m enchanted by the graphics as well. You are one busy lady. Isn’t this an amazing world where we can create a fabulous business online? Godspeed for overwhelming success.
    P.S. Someday I’m going to stick my toe in, too. Soon. I hope. You are my inspiration.

  13. How exciting! Can’t wait to see it!

  14. Tweeted (then retweeted on my other account), liked, and pinned! Also emailed and have my fingers crossed! I was not so much into the DIY thing nor decorating in general until I started shopping at IKEA and reading The Inspired Room. And we have started house hunting so will hopefully move into our first house soon! Can’t wait for your book! I will definitely be getting it!

  15. Congratulations!! I will be tweeting and facebooking all about it. I love to see people succeed and reach goals. Good Job!

  16. Oh Happy Day, so excited for you
    – I “Liked” on FB- I will have a link on my blog Tuesday …and I will be buying my copy as soon as it comes out =)

    Enjoy the journey.

  17. oh and one more thing….I pined it to pinterest =)

  18. Melissa,
    I can hardly wait. How fun. Congratulations.
    I’m mentioned it with a link to your announcement post.

  19. So happy for you! I liked the FB page and will share with my facebook friends! Congratulations!!

  20. Shirley Schilder says

    Hey Melissa, you know I love your work. Can’t wait to read your book, and freebie would be an added bonus.
    Love, Shirley xxx

  21. Shirley Schilder says

    Hey Melissa, you know I love your work. Can’t wait to read your book, and freebie would be an added bonus.
    Love, Shirley xxx

  22. This is so exciting! You are always such an inspiration. I wish you the best of luck with the new book!

  23. Oh, I shared it on FB and Pinterest.

  24. Good Morning Melissa, Congratulations of your book. I can imagine what a labor of love this project has been for you. I’m very excited, because now I will have your lovely ideas all in one placeand organgized. Seccondly, I believe I thought I saw the word Kindle. Woo hoo…when it’s ready I have space saved on mine, just for you. Welcome to Lindsay your new virtual assistant. Had a known you were looking for help..well enough said…lol. Can’t wait to fill my shopping cart with e-books. Can print, bind and give as holiday gifts.

  25. Congratulations on the release of your e-book tomorrow. I’ve just begun putting my thoughts together for an e-book I have in my mind. Sorry I missed the oppty to take part in the initial promotion of your e-book.

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