SPECIAL HOLIDAY OFFERS

This past Wednesday, November 20, on the BlogTalkRadio show about AURA, Paula Long, founder of Wear the Music (@WeartheMusicCo) surprised listeners by announcing she is offering a special pendant for one lucky AURA purchaser!

The pendant Paula is donating is “Underneath” in Bronze, which she says looks similar to 10K Gold. http://wearthemusic.co/adam-lambert.htm#Design24 Alternatively, if her brand-new piece resonates more with the winner, she’ll substitute this piece in bronze! http://wearthemusic.co/adam-lambert.htm#Design27

How will the winner be selected?

A random number generator will help identify the winner. When I enter the number 1 and the total number of copies purchased through Tuesday, November 26, in the online random number generator, the program will select one number within that range. Then I’ll count through the PayPal and check purchases to identify the person who bought that copy of AURA. If you have already bought one or more copies, you’re in the running. Multiple copies increase your chances, whether you bought multiple copies all at once or over time

The random number will be generated Wednesday, so if you plan to buy a copy of AURA, do so by Tuesday to be eligible for the pendant.

Thanks to Paula for her kindness, generosity and incredible creativity.

Black Friday Offer

Paula’s generosity prompted me to offer a Black Friday special through Monday December 2. If you buy 1 copy, you can buy a second one for 1/2 price. A total of US$36 instead of US$48—$12 savings. And reduced holiday shipping fees still apply.

AURA Angels

If you or someone you know is willing to gift one or more copies of AURA, email alice@plumcomm.com.

To buy AURA now, go to https://adamlambertaura.wordpress.com/…/aura-for-the…/. Use Black Friday special prices and holiday shipping fees to calculate your order. For Qs and to order by personal check, postal money order or Western Union, email alice@plumcomm.com. Thank you.

Wishing you and yours a joyful, safe and healthy holiday season.

AURA FOR THE HOLIDAYS?

Thinking of gifting AURA for the holidays? Need a drool-free copy?

For a limited time, shipping fee will be reduced.

Within the U.S.: 1 copy, no shipping fee; 2 copies, 1 shipping fee ($3.50).

To Canada: 1 copy, USD$9.50 shipping, 2 copies same USD$9.50.

To All Other Countries: 1 copy USD$16.50 shipping, 2 copies same USD$16.50.

AURA is still USD$24.

If gifting, will include your personalized holiday message in the box. Please include message when you order.

To order by PayPal go to https://adamlambertaura.wordpress.com/2013/08/08/got-aura/

For information on paying by personal check, postal money or Western Union, contact alice@plumcomm.com.

OK, GO!

This Week’s Update: Production, Triumphs and an Offer

In celebratory mode. . . After several futile attempts over the past few months, I finally heard back today from Brian May. He sent me a short and funny comment about Adam for AURA. So happy Brian will have a presence in our tribute.

Today’s second victory: After months of no replies to my emails, MTV responded today to my request for photos of Adam from VH1 DIVAS.  They sent  9 photos of fashion, “Last Dance” and “Ray of Light” to use as I choose! Just need to run photo credit. Yes!

Production is proceeding beautifully. So much material. OMG!!!

Last week’s highlight: An awesome anecdote from Michael Sarver about how friendship with Adam changed his life!

Have a last-minute project for anyone ready, willing and able to take it on. Lambosessed has given me permission to recap for AURA readers all the performance information she has chronicled on her video site. Great news. Fabulous. A timeline of sorts would be wonderful content. But I can’t take on that project at this time in the production process. If anyone is willing to take this on 100% and will be able to create a Word doc from all the events she has chronicled by this coming Friday, April 26, I will give you a free copy of AURA. Must have it by Friday so let me know. Email me at alice@plumcomm.com.

Back to proofing.

Spread the Word

Hi!

So glad you’re enjoying the ebook preview. Your support feels great.

As a reminder, the first 500 orders will be shipped by air and those who ordered them will receive a free ebook of the finished magazine. If you want to help us reach our immediate goal of 500, tweet the preview link to the world. Some ideas:

  • Send the link to hashtags— such as #GLAAD, #AmericanIdol, #PFLAG, #FortyToNone, #EQLA, #WeAreFamily, #TrueColors, #FaultMagazine. . .
  • To TV shows Adam has been on— including Graham Norton, Ellen, Leno, Jimmy Fallon, Chelsea Lately, UKXFactor. . .
  • To celebrity supporters— e.g., Paula Abdul, Brian May, Nile Rodgers, Sam Sparrow, Jean Morrison, Meatloaf, Madonna, Gaga, Bieber.
  • To radio and blog supporters— LiamMcEwan, EnergyMusicRadio, ByronCooke, FleckingRecords, PopCrush, Pressparty, Ryan Seacrest.
  • To Adam’s international fan clubs — AdamLambertBE, AdamLambertRUAB, etc.
  • To charities Adam has supported — charity: water, DonorsChoose.com, 1in10, We Are Family Foundation, True Colors, Forty to None
  • To Adam’s circle—the Band, dancers, backup singers, Lee Cherry, SkinGraft, Alisan Porter, Danielle Stori, Sauli Koskinen, Brooke Wendle
  • Post to your worldwide friends on Facebook. On Instagram.

Use your imagination. We can do this. All ideas welcome.

Thanks so much.

 Alice

AURA PREVIEW IS UP!

The first AURA Preview is live.  Click the photograph of Adam at https://adamlambertaura.wordpress.com/2013/03/15/aura-magazine-preview/ to activate the AURA ebook.

Our short-term goal is to sell 500 copies of the magazine so we can expedite shipping time, offer everyone who purchases a printed AURA their own ebook version of the magazine, and make our first donation to Forty to None. Forty to None is a project of Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors Fund, which supports homeless LGBT youth in America. Adam performed for their December 8 fundraiser so we know the organization is worthy of our support.

I share with you a suggestion one buyer passed along to me. She bought 2 copies–one to read and one to keep new. Will probably do the same thing. Another buyer ordered 4 copies—1 for herself, 3 as gifts for fans turned friends. Great thinking.

To order your copy or copies of the printed AURA, go to https://adamlambertaura.wordpress.com/2013/01/17/pre-order-aura-now/

With affection for Adam, we will be mailing in MApril.

Almost AURA Preview Time

Hi! I just approved the final preview and sent it off to our designer. She had a surprise for me. She is currently converting it into a page-turning file so you’ll be able to get an even better feel for the real thing. Yay!

As soon as it’s completed, I will post it here and on the Facebook page, AuraAdamLambert.

I’m expecting it before 5. So just a little longer. . .

Surprise! 1st Online Preview of AURA Coming Friday

Drum roll, please.

I am delighted and grateful to share with you that AURA now has a professional web and graphic designer. Jumping for joy! A Parsons School of Design 2008 graduate, bilingual Michelle Moriyasu was born in Japan and is currently working on creative projects in New York City.

WHICH LEADS ME TO MORE GREAT NEWS:  This coming Friday, MARCH 15, the first in a series of online previews of AURA will debut here on this blog.

Each preview of 8 to 10 pages is designed to give AURA buyers and prospective buyers a sense of what to expect in the print magazine. The 3 or 4 sneak peeks will reveal some of the sections and features of the print version in a fun, entertaining way. Showcasing life-changing, life affirming accounts of Adam’s impact on lives around the globe . . . light-hearted anecdotes of being part of this amazing, crazy fandom . . . stunning fan art and pro photography . . . Top 10 lists . . . sweet tweets . . . good times shared with fans turned friends . . . and some surprises, the previews will switch things up, play with type or layout, keep things interesting and invite your feedback. May even hide clues for a prize or two in its pages to see if you’re reading carefully!!! Of course, fans and future fans will still have to buy a copy of the magazine to get the full story.

Visit this blog, adamlambertaura.wordpress.com, on Friday afternoon to sample your first taste of AURA.

By the way, listen to worldwide, UK-based Energy Music Radio any day this month—http://www.energymusicradio.co.uk/— and you’ll hear ads for AURA every hour.

Off to write my Editor’s Letter. See you Friday.

Transitions

Dear Friends,

After more than two years spent working on AURA, we have decided to resign from the project team. We truly are sorry to leave the project when Alice needs support to complete the daunting list of tasks that lie ahead. However, our presence has become a distraction. We can’t stand by and watch as some try to derail a project we all care deeply about. It must succeed on behalf of all the fans who entrusted their stories to us and for those who would be helped through the project’s fundraising.

And so by mutual agreement, the two of us are stepping aside. We wish Alice the success she deserves. We trust that others will support her in completing the project she envisioned creating for Adam’s fans.

Light and Love,

J & X