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This month we’re cheering all that April brings! Remember what it looks like under the snow and ice? We think we do, and April will be a welcome relief from this endless winter. This month: four ways to spruce up for spring for only $2.99, a fun Homegrown Hot Dog giveaway, and a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it Flash Sale!

Illustration © Anne Smith, excerpted from Groundbreaking Food Gardens.


Storey’s April Flash Sale

Our hottest new book. Only $3.99. Only three days.

Buffi’s Dress Design

by Buffi Jashanmal

$19.95. Only $3.99, from April 1–3.

In this fun, hip, easy-to-follow guide, Project Runway contestant Buffi Jashanmal shows you how to design and make your own custom-fitted dresses from start to finish. You’ll learn how to create custom patterns for three basic dress shapes – the shift, the sheath, and the princess seam – and how to make them rock by exploring nine variations for each basic shape. Your dresses will fit your body, suit your taste, and express your individual style like nothing you can buy in a store!

April’s Free Pick!

Each month we give away a free ebook, just for signing up.

The Fresh Egg Brunch Recipe Sampler

Sign up for our once-a-month email newsletter and get a free copy of The Fresh Egg Brunch Recipe Sampler. Enjoy a fresh egg brunch.

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April’s Fresh Picks

Ebooks only $2.99 for a limited time. Get ’em while they’re fresh!

The Complete Compost Gardening Guide
  • The Complete Compost Gardening Guide

Forego the compost bin and create nutrient-rich soil right where you plant, with this ultimate guide to time-saving, budget-friendly methods for making and growing with compost.

The Fresh Egg Cookbook
  • The Fresh Egg Cookbook

Celebrate the flavor and versatility of eggs straight from the coop with deliciously diverse dishes from smoothies and omelets to sandwiches and soufflés.

The One-Minute Cleaner Plain & Simple
  • The One-Minute Cleaner Plain & Simple

Make spring cleaning manageable with goal-setting tips and simple tricks for cleaning every room without spending hours with the vacuum.

Reinventing the Chicken Coop
  • Reinventing the Chicken Coop

Build your flock a coop with flair. Discover fourteen innovative designs for practical and stylish chicken housing to fit any backyard space.

April’s Giveaway

An incredible prize package every month. Enter today!

The Homegrown Hot Dog Giveaway

Win everything you need to make a Chicago dog from scratch (except the cow!)

Baseball and hot dogs are a classic pair, but you don’t have to be a fan of either one to love the idea of a ’dog-shaped patch for growing your favorite condiments. Inspired by Amanda Thomsen’s plan for a Chicago Hot-Dog Garden in Groundbreaking Food Gardens, this grand slam grand prize provides the seeds you need to grow all the toppings for an authentic Chicago-style hot dog (no ketchup here!), plus the Storey know-how necessary for making every hot dog component yourself. We’ll even pitch in a Wiffle ball set and Cracker Jacks® to enjoy all season long.

Enter today, this giveaway ends on April 30!

Enter the Giveaway!

Your entry is also a subscription to Storey’s excellent once-a-month email newsletter. (Of course, you can unsubscribe at any time and your name will not be sold or used for any other purposes.)

Free with Every Entry

A download of The Fresh Egg Brunch Recipe Sampler.

The (1) Grand Prize winner will receive:

  • The seeds to start a Chicago Hot-Dog Garden:
    • Celery, Amsterdam Seasoning
    • Organic Onion, Walla Walla
    • Organic Cucumber, Straight Eight
    • Organic Dill, Bouquet
    • Pepper, Sport
    • Poppy, Hungarian Breadseed
    • Tomato, Crimson Carmello
  • Original Cracker Jacks (3 pack)
  • Wiffle Ball & Bat
  • Four Storey how-to titles with the skills for making a homegrown hot dog (either print or ebook edition):
    • Bread Making: A Home Course
    • Groundbreaking Food Gardens
    • Homegrown Pork
    • Home Sausage Making
  • Total Estimated Value = $100 + The Perfect Homegrown Hot Dog (invaluable!)

    Runners Up (2) will each receive:

    • Groundbreaking Food Gardens (print or digital edition)

How to Enter

  • To enter, enter your email above and click the Enter the Giveaway button. When you enter, we’ll sign you up to receive The Short Storey monthly newsletter, if you’re not already on our list.
  • Entries must be received by 11:59PM, April 30, 2014.
  • The winners will be selected at random.
  • The winners will be contacted by email on Friday, May 2, 2014, announced on Inside Storey, Storey’s Facebook page, and Storey’s Twitter feed.
  • The winners will have one week to respond and claim the prize. If the prize is not claimed by Friday, May 9, 2014, we will select another winner.
  • No purchase necessary.
  • A US or CAN mailing address will be required for delivery. We will not save, sell, or use this address for any other purpose.


  • Winners cannot be employed by Storey Publishing, LLC.
  • To enter, you must have a US or CAN shipping address.
  • The winners will be selected at random.
  • Participation in the Giveaway constitutes winner’s consent to Storey’s use of winner’s name and likeness for Storey’s newsletter and Facebook page.

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