Today’s post is an exciting one brought to you by the talented Amanda Brice. Amanda lives outside of Washington, DC with her husband and toddler daughter. An intellectual property attorney for a large federal government agency, she combines her love of writing with her legal career by speaking on basic copyright and trademark law on the writers’ conference circuit. A two-time Golden Heart Award finalist, Amanda’s debut novel, Codename: Dancer, was released for the Kindle in April, and in paperback last week. You can learn more about Amanda and her books at her website: www.amandabrice.net.
Congrats to Suzanne Collins, the first children’s author in the Kindle Million Club (1 million Kindle books sold)! The author of the hugely popular Hunger Games joins Stieg Larrson, James Patterson, Nora Roberts, Charlaine Harris, and Lee Child in the Club. She may be the first writing specifically for children and teens, but I’m sure it won’t be long before others join her.
I sort of feel like I’m preaching to the choir here today, since this is the “Kindle Obsessed” blog. I’m not going to run through the benefits of e-books, how readers can finish one book and start reading the next within 60 seconds, or how you can tote thousands of books with you along to the beach, or how it’s environmentally friendly. Readers of this blog already know how awesome e-readers and e-books are. According to Bowker/PubTrack and the Association of Booksellers for Children, more than 80% of teens don’t read e-books at all, but you fall in that 20% who does. So I don’t need to sell you on them.
Instead, I’m here to tell you about a fabulous contest (if I do say so myself!). Are you a teen who likes to borrow your parents’ Kindle? Or are you a parent who is ready to send out a search party for your Kindle because your teen won’t give it back?
Wouldn’t it be great to have your own Kindle? But who wants to spend the money in this economy? (I know when I was a teen, I didn’t make enough babysitting to afford a Kindle, and my parents wouldn’t have bought it for me since paperbacks are readily available.)
If this describes you, then July 4, 2011 could be your lucky day! Enter the Kindle INDIEpendence contest between now and July 3, and you could win a brand-new Kindle, preloaded with 17 of the hottest indie YA and MG titles. Runners-up will win e-books.
So how do you enter? SIMPLE. Just go to http://http://www.kindleindiependence.webs.com/ and register.
But don’t stop there! The website also lists all the various ways to earn additional entries, such as by sending Twitter messages, liking us on Facebook, or submitting honest reviews of any (or all) of the books involved in the promotion. There’s no limit to the number of times you can enter, so start sending tweets today!
What types of tweets count? Well, I’m glad you asked. Here’s some sample tweets you can send:
Want a free Kindle? #KindleINDIEpendence http://bit.ly/l3yXeE
Visit the #KindleINDIEpendence day blog to learn more ways to win a free Kindle. http://kindleindiependence.blogspot.com
I just put Codename: Dancer by Amanda Brice on my TBR pile! #kindleINDIEpendence
Love the cover of Queen Bee of Bridgeton by Leslie DuBois! #kindleINDIEpendence
Those are just some examples. Use your imagination, but be sure to use the #kindleINDIEpendence hashtag so we can count it.
So come join us and earn your Kindle INDIEpendence! Deadline July 3, 2011!