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Ebook Launch: The Quote Effect Arrives

by Davina on February 14, 2009

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Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

As promised, The Quote Effect is ready and waiting for the world to download all of its wisdom. And it couldn’t have happened without each of the 32 bloggers who sent in their submissions, plus myself of course.

You guys are awesome! Thank you so much for supporting this project.


The Quote Effect is about inspiration, creativity, community and traffic – buzz words for bloggers.

When a person reads a quote that resonates with them, it appeals to their senses and tickles their thoughts. They are eased into reading with a wider perspective. Quotes invoke inspiration and add flavour to writing.

Creating this ebook has been an opportunity for bloggers to come together to share their authentic voices, and leave behind a wordy footprint for the blogosphere.

This book is a free resource that bloggers can pass around to share their quotes, their character and subsequently, a link back to their blog. Here is a list of everyone who is included in The Quote Effect. To download this free online resource, click here.

A Cricket in a Garden

Teach My Children Well

The Bold Life

Joyful Days

Martial Development

Think Maya

Writer Dad


Very Evolved

Attraction Mind Map

Thinking Out Loud Blog

The Secret of Life

Create A Balance

Abundance Blog at Marelisa Online

Jungle of Life


Passing Thru

Virtual Impax

Dream Builders Australia

The Write Shots

All Is Within

Patricia’s Wisdom

Wisdom & Life

Delightful Work

The Sharing Connection

Yes To Me

The Blue Duck Blog

Our Best Version

Evolving Scenes

Random Meanderings

Principles for Peace

Shades of Crimson



Share this ebook with other bloggers

Use quotes from this ebook for inspiration on your blog – linking to the blogger.

Connect with the bloggers in this ebook.

Share this great resource on social media networks.

Display this ebook on your blog.

Invite others to share this ebook on their blog.

Upload The Quote Effect pdf to your Cpanel or website and use the following html for the cover image to link to and promote on your blog.

<img class=”alignleft size-medium wp-image-1486″ title=”qecover” src=”http://www.shadesofcrimson.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/qecover-300×300.jpg” alt=”qecover” width=”175″ height=”175″ />

Ease of navigation in this ebook

With a background in publishing I have a way with books. When I lived in Toronto, I worked for six years formatting books and appreciate seeing how a project comes together. This computer age has certainly given us limitless possibilities for layout and design. I remember the days of running out type galleys and having to paste up blocks of text on a page. Things have changed!

The Quote Effect has been designed to make your reading easier. With bookmarks and hyperlinks, you don’t have to scroll to each page. Just click on the page number in the table of contents to view that page. Or, while you are in the table of contents, click the blog link to visit its home page.

A handy index has been set up if you are searching for a particular type of quote. Again, just click on the page numbers to view the category you are interested in.

Although this ebook is a free download, I will gladly accept donations if a person is inspired to contribute.

Amazing bloggers

As some of you know, there were some technical difficulties getting this book into the pdf stage so that the hyperlinks were maintained. It was just one of those cases where I had to persevere and it paid off.

I want to thank a few people who offered their time to help me out. In particular, Evelyn from Attraction Mind Map (that’s her photograph on the cover of this ebook, by the way). She personally took my Word Document and saved it as a pdf — twice. The first time, the hyperlinks worked but the formatting was wrong and some material was missing or wonky. The second time, the formatting was unchanged, but the links would not work. I can’t thank her enough for being there and helping out. Thank you Evelyn!

I’d also like to thank Maya from Think Maya and Evita from Evolving Scenes. They also offered to take my document and work with it. Last but not least, Kathy from Virtual Impax you are a goddess! She suggested I try a different software program. My Word document converted to this new program with a few formatting issues that I had to fix, but most importantly, the links work and I’m back in the game. Kathy, you are the best! An updated version of Adobe Acrobat is now on my shopping list.

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Akemi - Yes to Me February 14, 2009 at 1:49 pm

Hi Davina and all,
I’m honored to be in this eBook. I will promote it in my Gratitude Journal this coming week. Thank you!

Evita February 14, 2009 at 2:40 pm

Hi Davina!

Oh I eagerly clicked on the link to open the e-book and check it out and I was so, so impressed! You have done an outstanding job on this!!!!
Evelyn’s picture is beautiful, the whole book is designed with such elegance and delicateness that it makes all of the wonderful work stand out so well!!!!

The quotes from all the bloggers are so impressive too – gosh it is truly amazing the inspiration that lies within all of us – we truly can change the world with this kind of wisdom and passion!

Thank you so much Davina for offering this opportunity to me and the other bloggers and also a big thank you to the other bloggers who participated for providing such moving work!

I cannot wait to share this with others on my site :)

Davina February 14, 2009 at 3:01 pm

Hi Akemi.
You are welcome. I’m so thankful for everyone who made this happen. It truly is a work of art. I have really enjoyed reading everyone’s quotes. Thanks for promoting this too!

Hi Evita.
Wow, thanks for the fabulous feedback. I’ve always enjoyed working with & reading books :-) I’m pleased that you are pleased. Yes, aren’t these quotes impressive? I love them all! And I think all the photography is pretty awesome too. This has been a truly rewarding experience.

Davina February 14, 2009 at 3:10 pm

Note: If you’ve commented on my blog before and still keep going to moderation, my humble apologies. I’m working with support to have this issue resolved. Cheers.

Henie February 14, 2009 at 3:26 pm


Outstanding job on the ebook! You are amazing!!!!

Thank you for the honor of including me! :~)


Jamie Simmerman February 14, 2009 at 3:59 pm

The ebook looks lovely! I had the urge to print it out, but since it has so many links, that would sort of ruin the usefulness of the “ebook” feature, so I settled for transferring it to the MacBook Pro and viewing it on that beautiful display. Simply gorgeous!

Thanks for all your hard work Davina, it was a fun project. We should do it again in the fall. Hint, hint. :D

Daphne February 14, 2009 at 4:11 pm


I must confess I wasn’t expecting such a work of beauty. This concept and layout is as good as some I’ve seen in Borders, and those sell commercially. This is not just another eBook; in the words of Lori, you really ‘dance the dance’! You deserve a humungous pat on the back, Davina.

Betsy Wuebker February 14, 2009 at 5:00 pm

Hi Davina – What an honor to be part of this! It is so beautiful! We have posted to point our readers to this lovely work. Great job! Thank you so much.

Henie February 14, 2009 at 6:36 pm

OMG, Davina!

I lived in Toronto at Younge and Bloor! :)

Henie February 14, 2009 at 6:45 pm

html code not working for me:~(

Jannie Funster February 14, 2009 at 8:28 pm

Can I please send a medal to you for doing this, or at least some dark chocolate??

Lance February 15, 2009 at 4:50 am

Hi Davina,

This is amazing and wonderful and unique and just plain cool! You’ve done a fantastic job – dreaming up this concept and taking it all the way to completion! I love it, so many familiar faces included in there, and it’s an honor for me to have my words appear beside all these other awesome writers!

I love it Davina!

Julie February 15, 2009 at 5:36 am

Oh, Davina, I hadn’t expected THIS. It’s simply awesome. So artful! I love the layout, the fonts, and the photography. You’ve done an amazing job, gathering everything and then arranging it so beautifully. Thank you for this gift. I am going to print it for my library, just so I can hold it in my hands. ;) And once I have a chance to figure out what I’m SURE will end up being quite simple, I’ll add the link to my blog.

Besides being included in this work, I’m excited to come to know more about some people I’ve not yet “met.” Thank you for that gift, too.

Happy (belated) Valentine’s Day to you, Davina.

Evelyn Lim February 15, 2009 at 6:43 am

Hey Davina, I’m glad that it all worked out in the end. I wish I could help you more but got waylaid by other tasks. While helping you convert the document, I didn’t look through your ebook carefully. I just downloaded the latest version. OMG….it is beautiful!! Thanks for putting it together.

Liara Covert February 15, 2009 at 8:49 am

Random events do not exist. No event exists by itself. Each event connects you to other events that had been forgotten or, appeared to lessen in importance. Rather than judge or label something, you can also accept it exists and has meaning as it is. This assists you to enter into more conscious alignment withthe bigger picture beyond self.

Lori -- SpaceAgeSage February 15, 2009 at 9:38 am

“The Quote Effect is about inspiration, creativity, community and traffic – buzz words for bloggers.” — You nailed it!

Thanks for letting us participate and for making us look so good! And what a great way to bring people together!

Davina February 15, 2009 at 1:13 pm

Hi Henie.
Thank you! And thanks for being a part of this. It is awesome to see how each person has contributed something so unique. Everyone adds their own touch of spice.

Hi Jamie.
You are welcome. This was my absolute pleasure. It’s a hobby that a person can easily get carried away with. You’re right, you could print this out, but then again… those links! Do it again in the fall? Whaddaya have in mind… I’m ready… :-)

Hi Daphne.
Thank you! It was fun, fun, fun… except for technical difficulties. All well worth it in the end to bring your words of wisdom to life. Thank you for being a part of this Daphne.

Hi Betsy.
Thanks, and YOU are so welcome. I saw the review on your blog and am thrilled!

Hi Henie.
I didn’t know you lived in TO. I thought you were in California. I know that area well as I used to work at Yonge and Eglinton. I miss Toronto but it did get too big for me. Even Vancouver is starting to feel bigger.

I hope you get the html code to work Henie. I personally know how frustrating those things can be ;-)

Hi Jannie.
Oh, I LOVE dark chocolate! Thanks :-)

Hi Lance.
I’m thrilled! A great group of people have come together to make this happen. Everyone has brought such a unique flavour to this project. I’m grateful for your support. I can’t wait to see these quotes floating around the blogosphere.

Hi Julie.
Thank you so much. And you are so welcome — I’m glad you’ve connected with more bloggers through this project, and they with you. I love your quote about curiosity lifting the corners of life… :-)

Hi Evelyn.
I was glad just to know you were there and I had hope that we would, together, figure out the problem. So, thanks for just being there. It was good moral support. Your photograph looks terrific on the cover — gorgeous!!!

Hi Liara.
Thanks for thought-provoking comment. There have certainly been a lot of connections here. Thank you for sharing your words of wisdom in this project Liara.

Hi Lori.
I’m sorry, you keep going into moderation. This was supposed to have been fixed. I’ll send support another note.

I’m so grateful for you and all who have come connected to create this ebook. I love just sitting, relaxing and absorbing what everyone has written.

Writer Dad February 15, 2009 at 1:47 pm

Hi Davina,

Great job, Davina! Thanks for doing all the hard work and putting all these wonderful people together. Blogging really is about community and this project beautifully articulates that.

Henie February 15, 2009 at 2:00 pm

Hi Davina…

I *used* to live in Toronto!:~) Too bitter cold and windy there…

I am now *warmly* in California! :~)

Finishing homework and then I will tackle the html thing…thanks again!

Davina February 15, 2009 at 6:53 pm

Hi Sean.
Hey, thanks! It’s been my pleasure. Thank you for being a part of this.

Hi Henie.
Duh, I just re-read your comment… I read it as “I live in TO” instead of “liveD”. Yes, Toronto does get pretty cold in the winter. It’s a bone-chilling cold being so near to the lake. I’ve never been to California… maybe some day. I love the heat!

Vered - MomGrind February 15, 2009 at 7:42 pm

Congrats! What a beautiful project.

Davina, If you can scale it to 125 X 125, I’ll be happy to put it on my blog for the rest of this month.

Vered - MomGrind February 15, 2009 at 7:42 pm

If you do, please email me.


Davina February 15, 2009 at 8:01 pm

Hi Vered.
Thanks, that would be terrific! I will email you. Cheers.

Henie February 15, 2009 at 8:54 pm


Well, when you come to California, please know that my home is wide open for you! :~) Come on down!

Kelly@SHE-POWER February 15, 2009 at 9:56 pm

Davina, it looks great and I love Evelyn’s cover image. Congrats on a job well done and I’ll do a post telling my readers about the book this week.


Barbara Swafford February 16, 2009 at 2:03 am

Hi Davina – You and all the others did it. Your excitement regarding this book was so contagious, I sat anxiously awaiting it’s arrival.

Thank you Davina and all who contributed. I’m off to download it now.

Mark February 16, 2009 at 5:26 am

Congratulations and such a fantastic project!

Mark February 16, 2009 at 5:28 am

Oh and one that I like to share…NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER give up on your journey!

Cricket February 16, 2009 at 6:26 am

Hello Davina,

What a huge honor to placed in this book. I know you spent many hours completing this. I have looked at this yet but am on my way.

Thank you again,


Cricket February 16, 2009 at 6:32 am

I am back already. How beautiful and simple this is. I was truly touched by what I am reading and your talent for such a spectacular display. This makes one want to flip from page to page and not miss a thing.

I am so grateful to be a part of this book.

Hugs to you,


Lori -- SpaceAgeSage February 16, 2009 at 9:31 am

Davina –
Going into moderation is no big deal to me. I’m changing up my info sometimes anyway, which might make your system hiccup over the new data.

Jennifer February 16, 2009 at 10:21 am

Davina, thanks so much for putting this ebook together. It looks great and I believe this will be very useful. I love how it connects the bloggers together in a unique way. And I LOVE quotes. Thanks for all your hard work with this and again, it looks fabulous! Congratulations on the completion of this great project!

Maya February 16, 2009 at 10:47 am


The book looks wonderful!
You have done an amazing job – esp since I know what you went through :)

Thank you so so much – what a great project from start to completion!!

You can create an e-book package – with templates, guidelines, link to pictures (free pics) etc and sell it on a niche website. Then, all of us involved here can give you links to the selling site :)

The ebook looks great and I do think you have a talent here – so think about it – doing it online, in a package where you do not have to spend time on every sale – it might be a great income generator for you :)

Great job Davina. Thank you for showcasing the quotes so well!

Davina February 16, 2009 at 11:49 am

Hi Henie.
Thanks, I’ll keep that in mind! :-)

Hi Kelly.
Thank you! I’m glad you got in just in time. I think Evelyn’s image is gorgeous too. Thanks for the support.

Hi Barbara.
Thank you! I think you will enjoy this.

Hi Mark.
Thanks for your encouragement!

Hi Tammy.
Aww, thanks! This was an absolute pleasure. It was so neat to watch all the submissions land in my inbox. I couldn’t wait until the deadline so I could get started. We’re a terrific and talented bunch :-) I’m glad you could be a part of this… and hey, you light the way with your photo of the lantern on page 1 *smile*. That was purely by “accident”.

Hi Lori.
Well, thanks for coming back. I saw your recent post about the upcoming changes. I’ll be checking on your blog for updates. I’m subscribed so I should still be in the loop right?

Hi Jennifer.
I couldn’t have done this without everyone. Thanks for your support too, I’m glad you were a part of this. You’re right, it has brought everyone together in a unique way. It’s all about connections in the blogosphere.

Hi Maya.
Thank you very much! And also, thanks for your invitation to help out. This all fell together very nicely… until the technical difficulties. Arrgh! Making a pdf “should” be so easy.

I’d like to know more about your suggestion to create an ebook package. I’ll do a bit of reading about it. I might email you if I have any questions, cause I definitely need to generate some income. I appreciate the encouragement AND the suggestion.

bstone February 17, 2009 at 12:10 pm

i don’t know if u do freelance writing as well, but just saw on constant content, they were asking for 100 articles on life coaching, then five minutes later im stumbling on ur sight, and i see that you are a life coach. just thought id let you know.

Marelisa February 17, 2009 at 1:58 pm

This ebook was a great idea Davina, and you’ve executed it beautifully. I’m glad to be a part of it.

Davina February 17, 2009 at 5:56 pm

Hi Bstone.
Thank you for the heads-up. I appreciate you stopping by. This sounds interesting and I will check it out.

Hi Mare.
Thank you. I’m happy you could be a part of this.

Robin February 18, 2009 at 9:26 pm

Hi Davina – I’ve downloaded it and it is beautiful! Congratulations to you and all the others – a glass of champagne or a glass of red required, perhaps?

Davina February 18, 2009 at 11:14 pm

Hi Robin.
Thank you. I couldn’t be more pleased at how this all came together. It’s been an honour to share with everyone. So glad you are enjoying it. Cheers… I had a glass of red with dinner tonight :-)

Natural February 21, 2009 at 4:05 pm

hey davina, i’m way behind but i’m going to get that book up on my blog very soon. thanks for putting up with me. i mean that. i have been a horrible slacker for not meeting your deadlines.

Kool Aid February 21, 2009 at 5:22 pm

Wow, your list of included blogs reads like a who’s-who out of my own reader. I’m looking forward to visiting the ones I haven’t been to before since they are in such good company.

I can’t wait to download your e-book!

Davina February 22, 2009 at 11:05 am

Hi Natural.
No “putting up with” where you are concerned my friend. I’m grateful for your participation in the project. Your quote about public speaking was priceless! I may be using it in the near future for a blog post. There is one brewing but may sit “drafted” till the time is right. Thanks again for the support.

Hi Kool Aid.
Welcome! Thanks for popping by the comment section. Sounds like we have similar taste re your reader blog list and this ebook. I’ve no doubt that you’ll enjoy this ebook then.

Simon February 22, 2009 at 4:13 pm

Hi Davina – I’ve been busy recently so sorry not have been by before now to say thanks. This really is an *excellent* job. Thanks so much for providing us all with such a wonderful platform. I shall promote it on my blog…
With much gratitude – Simon

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