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There are just two days left to sign up for our Goodreads.com giveaway of fifteen copies of The Seven Gods of Luck to Goodreads users:

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The Seven Gods of Luck by David Kudler

The Seven Gods of Luck

by David Kudler

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Seven Gods of Luck — Goodreads Give-away!

We wanted you to be the first to know — we're giving away fifteen copies of The Seven Gods of Luck to Goodreads users:

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The Seven Gods of Luck by David Kudler

The Seven Gods of Luck

by David Kudler

Giveaway ends December 07, 2012.

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Lend Me Your Ears: Stillpoint Produces Audiobooks

Confessions of a Sex Maniac
and The Seven Gods of Luck
now available as audiobooks
(Visit Stillpoint's page on Audible.com or see below for details)

When I started Stillpoint Digital Press, my intention was to focus on the growing field of ebook production and distribution.

A funny thing happened on the way to the iBookstore. Actually, several funny things.

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Netsuke (carved ivory belt ties) of the Seven Gods of Luck
Netsuke (carved ivory belt ties) of the Seven Gods of Luck (© 2012, David Kudler)

Do you want to know more about the tradition of the Seven Gods of Luck? Here's a great page rom the online A to Z Photo Dictionary of Japanese Buddhist Statuary:

    The Shichifukujin 七福神 are an eclectic group of deities from Japan, India, and China. Only one is native to Japan (Ebisu) and Japan's indigenous Shintō tradition. Three are from the Hindu-Buddhist pantheon of India (Daikokuten, Bishamonten, & Benzaiten) and three from Chinese Taoist-Buddhist traditions (Hotei, Jurōjin, & Fukurokuju). In Japan, they travel together on their treasure ship (Takarabune) and visit human ports on New Year's Eve to dispense happiness to believers. Each deity existed independently before Japan's "artificial" creation of the group. The origin of the group is unclear, although most scholars point to the Muromachi Era (1392-1568) and the 15th century. Today, images of the seven appear with great frequency in Japan. By the 19th century, most major cities had developed special pilgrimage circuits for the seven. These pilgrimages remain well trodden today, but many people now use cars, buses, and trains to move between the sites.
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Click the link to read more of an excellent discussion of the history and traditions related to the Shichi Fukujin, with lots of wonderful pictures!
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Seven Gods of Luck Available Now!

The Seven Gods of Luck - Now Available!

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Stillpoint Releases Classic Folktale

November 1, 2012 - Stillpoint Digital Press announces the release of the fifteenth anniversary edition of the picturebook retelling of the classic Japanese folktale, The Seven Gods of Luck by David Kudler with illustrations by Linda Finch. Set during O-Shogatsu, the Japanese New Year festival, The Seven Gods of Luck is a magical holiday tale of generosity rewarded.
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Thanks for helping us choose our cover!

Thanks to all of you who voted and who shared your wonderful insights regarding the cover for The Seven Gods of Luck! Here's the final design (which has been uploaded to the printer--we're waiting, again likely children before the holidays, for what we hope and trust are the final proofs):
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Seven Gods Cover Art – A Poll

I need your help!

So I've been working away to prepare The Seven Gods of Luck for simultaneous release as an ebook, a paperback, and an audiobook. Great fun! It's almost ready...

Except for one thing — the cover.

I've been assuming that we'd be using a cover very similar to the one designed for the original edition:
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