Saturday, October 24, 2009

Cool Findings for the Week...

I have come across some pretty cool things this week and wanted to pass them along!

Harper Teen is now tweeting so make sure you follow them for cool updates and giveaways!! @HarperTeen!

Harper Teen also has a great feature on their site where they let you browse inside a book so that you can see what it is all about. Find that here. The cool thing about it right now is that you can have full access to The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening by L. J. Smith FOR FREE here!! That's right... read the book for free! Make sure to check it out.... and if you haven't been watching The Vampire Diaries on CW then visit their site to view full episodes! I am loving it!!

Make sure to check out Harper Teen's Fall Fiction Sweepstakes too for lots of great books that are going to be given away including They Vinyl Princess by Yvonne Prinz, Love You Hate You Miss You by Elizabeth Scott, Gorgeous by Rachel Vail and much, much more!!

Make sure you sign up for Harper Teen's newsletter to get all their latest news, giveaways, and much more!!

Blogger News:

For we bloggers trying to figure out what the FTC is up to, Jennifer Hubbard has a great post here that may shed some light on it. This incformation on the FTC guidelines was presented at KidLitCon.

Notable Contests/Giveaways:
Authors Daniel and Dina Nayeri (authors of Another Faust) are having a WONDERFUL contest! Here is Daniel to tell you more...

Hi everyone. Dina and I are about to kick off a month-long tour for our book, Another Faust, and we want to do it by announcing a contest! We are looking for the most promising writers out there (that’s YOU). And then we want to showcase their work, so that all of the Internet can bask in their awesome writing might (and, you know, give them prizes).


We want you to write your own short story, re-imagining of the Faustian Bargain. (For inspiration, check out Bedazzled, Simpsons “Tree House of Horrors IV,” and The Little Mermaid). It can be about anything you like (but let’s keep it PG-13, and under 3,000 words), and it’s open to everyone.

All you have to do is send your entry to before January 31.

Rules and details can be found here

Make sure to read them so you don’t get DQed

And the winner gets all kinds of sweetness:
  • A signed copy of Another Faust
  • A handwritten deleted scene
  • A featured article & interview on our site
  • An author’s galley of the sequel Another Pan

Though we’ll feature the top five on our site for comments, the judging WON’T happen by popular vote (so basically, we don't care which contestant has the most friends). Dina and I will personally read them.

So, spread the word! Tweet, retweet, forward, thread, spread, embed this post.

Good luck!

If you haven't read Another Faust yet, don't feel bad... I have it on my shelf but haven't made it to it yet either! It is now moving to the top of my list though because this is definitely something worth going for!

Have a great week everyone!

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