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Tuesday
Dec102013

The Sketchnote Handbook Giveaway: WINNERS!

Birthday TSH winners

THIS PAST WEEKEND my daughter randomly picked 70 winners out of 699 entrants and I worked with spreadsheets to finalize the winners of the giveaway.

Here is the complete list of items with the winners listed below:

The Sketchnote Handbook Items

10 Sketchnote Handbook Video Editions + Orange Markers

  • JJ Adkisson
  • Matt Blaisdell
  • Doug Bracey
  • Dawn Bryan
  • Chad Ettelbrick
  • Marem Flores
  • Molly Gilman
  • Dave Gullett
  • Dave Collins
  • Katherine Henson

5 Sketchnote Handbook PDF eBook & Online Video Bundles

  • Terri Cull
  • Keith Jackson
  • Min Kim
  • Bryan Schenker
  • David Stone

3 Sketchnote Typeface Full Family licenses

  • Ryan Colwell
  • David Eiffert
  • Matt Wilkins

1 SXSW Custom Sketchnote Handbook Pocket Sketchbook

  • Tyler Smith

Physical Items

3 Three-packs of Field Notes

2 Retro 1951 Stealth Tornado Rollerballs

  • Chris Bowler
  • Christina Chung

1 Doxie Flip Scanner

  • Bob Hankin

1 United Pixelworkers T-Shirt

  • Alma Noguez

1 Ugmonk T-Shirt

  • Tom Kealey

1 FiftyThree Book

  • Carly Staunton

1 Evernote Smart Sketchbook

  • Mohammed Ali Vakil

1 Mitchell Leather Black & Olive Slim Leather Clip Wallet

  • John Shaw

1 Star Wars Limited Edition Notebook

  • Sarah Adams

Books & Videos

3 copies of The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau

  • Alejandro Flores Prieto
  • Ruth Derks
  • Adam Wickert

3 copies of Enough by Patrick Rhone

  • Melanie Buellesbach
  • Florian Taltavull
  • Max Zahariadis

3 copies of Everything I Know by Paul Jarvis

  • Hoang Son
  • Cat Pinfold
  • Alan Webber

2 sets of REWORK and REMOTE

  • Melinda Walker
  • Sharon Delman

1 copy of Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon

  • Alison Welch

1 set of Accidental Creative and Die Empty

  • Martyn Wood

1 copy of Janapar DVD (NTSC or PAL) and Book by Tom Allen

  • Joe Chrisman

Digital Goods

3 copies of the Symbolicons Bundle by Jory Raphael

  • Nur Fathihah Che Pee
  • Robert Jakobson
  • Andrew Smyk

3 copies of the Asian Efficiency Primer eBook by Thanh & Aaron

  • Julian Mills
  • Christopher Williams
  • Wendy Davis

2 Janapar Downloadable Videos by Tom Allen

  • Perry Moore
  • Jason Taylor

1 copy of The MacSparky Email Field Guide by David Sparks

  • Markus Einarsson

Software

10 Postbox Licenses (Mac/Windows) from Sherman Dickman

  • Geoff Allan
  • Rick Broomell
  • Richard Arnott
  • Rachel Ben Hamou
  • Larry Bernstein
  • Sanja Cvijanovic
  • Jeff Schmitz
  • Paul Vogelzang
  • Kirsty Wescombe
  • Tux Yik

3 Mars Edit 3 Licenses (Mac OS) from Daniel Jalkut

  • Dani Buckley
  • Nik Sarah Nik Mubin
  • Caleb Winebrenner

2 Pear Note 2 Licenses (iOS) from Chad Sellers

  • Howard Arfin
  • Elizabeth Matney

1 Marked 2 License (Mac OS) from Brett Terpstra

  • Leighton Price

Thank you everyone who bought or shared my book. Special thanks to my friends who have contributed to this birthday giveaway.

Happy Birthday Sketchnote Handbook!

Wednesday
Nov272013

The Sketchnote Handbook 1st Birthday Giveaway (CLOSED)

ONE YEAR AGO my first book, The Sketchnote Handbook was released into the world. In that year, the book has done phenomenally well.

Birthday TSH

In the past 12 months I have "earned out" my advance (September), the book has received over 100 reviews on Amazon and I'm continually seeing new readers sharing their sketchnotes in social media.

Teachers love the book: sharing the techniques with their students. I'm working on one-day Sketchnote Workshops in Atlanta and in Milwaukee for 2014, and I've got a contract to create The Sketchnote Workbook for 2014 too!

UPDATE 12/4/2013: The Drawing is now CLOSED!

The drawing closed on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 at 11:59PM. Winners will be announced a bit later on rohdesign.com.

The Birthday Giveaway

I can't imagine a better way to celebrate my book's 1st birthday than to give away a bunch of cool things to you — my readers!

Email, RSS, Flickr & Facebook Group members: you get first crack!

I'm giving away 65 items — signed copies of my book, a few unique items you can't get anywhere else, and I've reached out to many of my friends to offer more goodies so that more readers can win something.

Here is the complete list of items up for grabs:

The Sketchnote Handbook Items

Physical Items

Books & Videos

  • 3 copies of The $100 Startup - This is the great book by Chris Guillebeau that I was honored to illustrate. 3 winners each get 1 copy.
  • 3 copies of Enough - Thought-provoking book from my friend Patrick Rhone gets you thinking about what's enough. 3 books for 3 winners.
  • 2 copies of REWORK and 2 copies of REMOTE - The two books from Jason and David at 37signals that I was honored to illustrate. 2 winners will each receive a set of these 2 books.
  • 1 copy of Steal Like an Artist - By my buddy Austin Kleon, this wonderful little book will kickstart your creativity. 1 copy to 1 winner.
  • 1 copy of Accidental Creative & 1 copy of Die Empty - Two great books from Todd Henry on how to get more creative and maintain it for life. 1 winner gets 1 set of Accidental Creative & Die Empty.
  • 1 copy of Janapar DVD & Book - This is a wonderful independent film from my friend Tom Allen, the bloke who rode his bike from the UK eastbound and found adventure and love along the way. 1 winner receives 1 DVD (NTSC or PAL - your choice) and 1 book.

Digital Goods

Software

  • 10 Postbox Licenses (Mac/Windows) - I'm a huge fan of Postbox for my email and I designed the app icon. Sherman and the Postbox team have given 10 licenses (Mac or PC) to share with 10 winners.
  • 3 Mars Edit 3 Licenses (Mac OS) - This is the Mac OS blogging tool I use to manage my Rohdesign and Sketchnote Army blogs. Powerful and handy for offline writing, Daniel Jalkut is providing 3 licenses to 3 winners.
  • 2 Pear Note 2 Licenses (iOS) - Chad Sellers' powerful note-taking tool combines text, audio, video and PDF slide decks in a single synced document. 2 copies for iOS (universal) go to 2 winners.
  • 1 Marked 2 License (Mac OS) - From the amazing Brett Terpstra, this app provides preview of your Markdown files for Mac OS. 1 license to 1 winner.

Thank you everyone who bought or shared my book. Special thanks to my friends who have contributed to this birthday giveaway.

Happy Birthday Sketchnote Handbook!

Friday
Sep132013

The Sketchnote Handbook Kindle Edition

IT'S BEEN NEARLY A YEAR since The Sketchnote Handbook was released on November 30th, and the book is doing great. Excellent buzz continues to come in, there are 96 reviews on the Amazon book page and there are live workshops, video courses and a follow-up workbook in the works now.

The one bit of tarnish on the book was the release of a broken Kindle edition in December, shortly after the print book was released. Because of technical issues, the entire middle of The Sketchnote Handbook was blank.

Kindle Edition Fixed!

I'm now very pleased to report that FINALLY, the Kindle edition of The Sketchnote Handbook is available for about $14 at Amazon.

Tsh kindle

The Kindle Edition is a "Print Replica" edition — not a typical ePub format — because the Sketchnote Handbook is completely illustrated and would have been crazy to release as a text-only Kindle edition. You must have an iPad, Android tablet, Kindle tablet, a Mac or PC to view the Kindle book.

There are also Kindle Editions of the book at Amazon UK, Amazon Germany, Amazon France and Amazon Japan.

This edition took way too long to resolve this issue, but at least it's fixed now and available for people that want it. Thanks for your patience.

Monday
Jul152013

Sketchnote Typeface: MyFonts Sticker Promo

WE’RE AT NO. 40 on the Hot New Fonts List at MyFonts with The Sketchnote Typeface. Now we want to push it to the top of the list and we need your help.

To help us get there, Delve and I are offering a free Sketchnote Dingbats sticker sheet to the next 50 orders of The Sketchnote Typeface at MyFonts.com. Buyers get a little something fun and purchases can help push us to the top of the list.

Sketchnote Dingbats Sticker Sheet

The sticker sheets are UV resistant, vinyl stickers, produced by Sticker Mule. The 4x6 sheet of stickers features type tidbits as well as dingbats you can stick on your laptop, notebook, bicycle — wherever you like.

If you’ve already purchased The Sketchnote Typeface at MyFonts or directly from Delve Fonts, you also qualify for the free sticker sheet!

The Process & Rules

Here's the process and promotional rules to qualify for a free sticker sheet:

  • Purchase The Sketchnote Typeface at MyFonts.com starting July 15, 2013.
  • Any/all past Sketchnote Typeface purchasers will qualify.
  • Complete the Delve Fonts contact form (be sure to include your mailing address to qualify).
  • Indicate in the comments field where you purchased.
  • One sticker sheet per customer.
  • Sticker sheets will be mailed out via USPS in approximately two weeks.
  • Postage is included (no charge to you).

Request Your Sticker Sheet Today!

We’re very excited about getting these sticker sheets out to you, so pick up your copy of the Sketchnote Typeface at MyFonts and enter your info to claim your sticker sheet at the Delve contact form today!

Sketchnote Typeface Interview w/ Delve & Mike on CMD+Space #51

Delve and I were guests on Myke Hurley's 5by5 Network show, CMD+Space last week. We had an hour to talk about how we created the font, tools and processes we've used and to answer some questions for Myke and his listeners.

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CMD+Space #51: Creating a Typeface, with Mike Rohde & Delve Withrington

July 10, 2013 at 4:00pm • 53 minutes
This week Myke is joined by Mike Rohde and Delve Withrington. They discuss what it takes to build a typeface.

Thanks to everyone for your continued support — we really appreciate it!

Thursday
Jun202013

Free Sketchnote Webinar on Wed June 26!

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Next week Wednesday I'll be presenting a free, 1 hour webinar on sketchnoting with Peachpit Webinars. Sign up for the Webinar on Wednesday, June 26, 5-6 PM PST / 7-8 PM CST and 8-9 PM EST.

I'll be discussing topics from The Sketchnote Handbook — why and how you can use sketchnotes to capture your thinking visually, remember key information more clearly, and share what you've captured with others.

This is for artists and especially non-artists, so if you think you can't draw, I want you there, I can show you that you can!

Space is limited, so register today!