save a diaper, bless a mom!

Errrrrrnt! Errrrrrrnt! Errrrrrnt! We interrupt our regularly scheduled Zoo Programming to bring you this Not-Really-Urgent-(But-Sort-Of) Message.

I need your help.

My book, Changing Your World One Diaper at a Time, is in trouble. It’s just not selling very quickly, and I’d really hate for it to face early retirement (like Blushing Bride did). I’ve gone ’round and ’round before on the blog about how it makes me squirm to promote my books and all that jazz. But, bottom (ha!) line, if people don’t buy my books, the publisher stops printing them. And besides that being a big bummer for me personally and professionally, I think it’s a good example of poor stewardship. I know God wants me to give this my all. So, I’m going to.

Here’s how you can help, if you’re so inclined:

1. You can click on this link and buy the book (through my Amazon store, not from me–I’m out of books at the moment) for a special mom for Mother’s Day. Now, I can’t promise that she’ll get the book in time for Sunday, so here’s what I’ll do. If you buy the book, e-mail me and let me know. Give me the name and address of the gal you bought it for, and as a thank you to you, I’ll send her a special Mother’s Day card that should get there in time. (How about we make the deadline Wednesday at noon?)

2. If you bought a copy of the book for someone awhile back and think a Mother’s Day card would make them smile, you can e-mail me too. I’m just going to ask you to donate $1 through paypal to cover costs, and I’ll tell you how to do that when you e-mail me.

3. If you’ve read the book and liked it, would you give a one-sentence reason why others might like it too? 🙂

4. If you have a blog and would like to review the book, my publisher will send you a free copy in exchange for your review. E-mail me with your name, address, blog address.

5. I have lots of postcards advertising the book. If you’d like some to pass out at your church or moms’ group, let me know!

6. And most libraries and bookstores will stock books on patron’s/customers’ recommendations, if you’re up for that.

Thanks, friends! You’re the best! And would you do me one last favor? Would you pray this week with me for our dear friends who long to be moms and for those who have lost little ones? I’ve got a few that are super close to my heart, and I’m crying out to God on their behalf extra this week.


9 thoughts on “save a diaper, bless a mom!

  1. Kelsie

    A friend lent me the book, and I fell in LOVE. I bought 4 copies. 1 for me (which I can’t find, so I better purchase another!), and 3 for friends. Marla, I so appreciate your voice. Reading this book made me feel like I knew you. Such encouraging, inspiring words. A MUST-READ!!

  2. Justamom

    Oh my goodness sakes!!! I just bought this book from you a few weeks ago, had no idea it was possibly endangered. I’d love for you to send a card – I’ll email you the details. It was for my sister who just had her FIRST baby. So she’s going to have her first Mother’s Day! I didn’t have this book when I had my kids, but as I skimmed it when it was mailed to me I loved what I read! I love your humor and your genuine honesty in everything you write. You keep it REAL. That’s what keeps me reading. Whenever I know someone who’s going to have a baby, I want this book to be available!!

  3. Elizabeth

    I was going to e-mail you today to ask you what the best way is to order some of your books. Now I have an even better reason to get with it.

    I would love to review it, so I’m going to e-mail you about that. But I already know I’m going to love it, so I need some copies for friends. I have so many who have just had or will soon have a baby. I’ll order them tonight and let you know where to send cards, because that is a great idea! This one is NOT going out of print if I can help it:)

  4. Sandi G

    “Diapers” is the only book I was able to read after having my son…it was REAL!…honest, hysterical, encouraging and based on scripture. Easy and quick to read in the craziness of having a newborn, whether I had 2 minutes or 20. Have told all my preggo gals about it and will continue to do so. Praying “Diapers” has a re-birth for that publisher 🙂

  5. Sarah

    This book was such a lifesaver to me, as I read it during the first few months of my son’s life. It was a huge encouragement to me and reminded me that I was not alone in this new and wonderfully scary world of being a new mother. I highly recommend it to all new moms out there!

  6. Valerie

    It would be a shame to go out of print; unfortunately the only friend I have that just had a baby already has the book I bought for her in February.

    I’ll try to get word of mouth around my company…there are quite a few about to pop or that have littler ones running around.

    Unfortunately I have no reason to currently purchase the book…. 🙁 Although I could put it up in my “hope” closet…. let me consult with the checkbook on that one….

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