On contests and giveaways and such:
If you're a regular reader of Shelf-employed, you'll know that I've never had a contest. Whenever I receive free books from authors or publishers, I prefer to personally put them in the hands of young readers, fitting each book to the proper reader.
However, today I'm making an exception because of an interesting and somewhat non-tangible offer from Open Road Media of a copy of the Newbery Award winning, Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George.
Earlier in the summer, I downloaded, read, and reviewed Open Road's enhanced digital version of the classic, Mr. Popper's Penguins (provided to me by NetGalley). You may read that review here. In a nutshell, Open Road offers digital downloads of some new, but primarily older, well-known titles, that have been repackaged digitally with additional associated content, i.e., photos, video, drawings.
Open Road Media has been kind enough to supply me with a free e-book download of Jean Craighead George's Newbery-winning book, Julie of the Wolves, first published in 1972. In addition to the wonderful survival story of a young Eskimo girl, this new digital edition "features an illustrated biography of Jean Craighead George, including rare photos from the author’s personal collection."
If you have an e-reader and would like to win a digital copy of this book , please leave a comment regarding the wonderfully talented Jean Craighead George (through My Side of the Mountain, she turned my son into a reader!), the Newbery-winning Julie of the Wolves, or new e-book publisher, Open Road Media. I will use Randomizer to choose the winner this weekend.
I hope that some of you will take advantage of this opportunity. Thanks and good luck.