Read Local: Pin a Book, Enter to Win a Kindle
We’re thrilled to announce the Read Local Map is drawing all kinds of media attention and tons of participation from members—check out 49th Shelf Host Julie Wilson’s interview on Global TV for an example.
And now, when you pin a book on the map, you get an automatic chance to win a Kindle Touch 3G with a $50 Kindle Store gift card to use toward ebooks.
To be entered in the giveaway, add your favourite book connected to place. This can be either a novel set in a place or a non-fiction book about a place.
If you’ve already been pinning books to the map, don’t worry. Everyone who’s pinned a book already will be automatically entered in the contest. There are a maximum of 5 entries per person, so keep adding more books!
If you haven’t pinned a book yet, this is a great way to help other book readers discover great Canadian titles for their summer reading lists. The contest ends June 22. Click this link to share the news about the Kindle giveaway with your Twitter followers.
Maximum 5 entries per person. All legal residents of Canada, excluding Quebec, are eligible to win, providing they are over the age of majority on June 5, 2012, in the province in which they live. All books added to the map before the contest will be eligible for the prize.
What Is Read Local and the 100-Mile Book Diet?
Read Local is 49th Shelf’s celebration of the relationship between Canadian places and Canadian books. It is an interactive map of Canada populated by books associated with a specific place—a town, city, province, forest/lake/mountain/ocean, region, etc. It’s a 100-mile book diet!
What all books on the Read Local map have in common is that each one of them is either set in a place, in the case of works of fiction, or be about the place, in the case of non-fiction.
The Read Local Map is open to contributions from any member of 49th Shelf (membership is free). Read more...