Monday, 7 March 2011

World Book Night 2011 Givers Global Challenge: My first giveaway/release

WHAT AN ACHIEVEMENT TO BE CHOSEN as one of the bookgivers of the 2011 World Book Night held in the UK on 5 March 2011. In my previous journals/posts, I mentioned that I created/initiated a group challenge thru WBN website entitled, WBN 2011 Givers Global Challenge which aims to encourage bookgivers to share a dozen of books (or more) every year (at least one book per month).

This challenge is an independent activity but somehow support WBN (UK) mission to distribute books every year. The WBN organiser selected 20,000 givers during the launching and printed 1,000,000 copies of 25 titles.

On a personal level, to support this worldwide campaign and for this month (March) I am giving out "new paperback copies" of TALL STORY written by Candy Gourlay. Candy is a Filipino by birth and this book is about the story of Bernardo who happens to be an eight-foot tall lad and lives with his relatives in one of the towns in Metro Manila. His neighbours believe that he is a hero and saves the town from the earthquakes. The story is not only for young readers but also for those who have young hearts and for those who believe in miracles.

MECHANICS/TERMS/CONDITIONS. To get this free book, just do the following:

1. Join in the World Book Night or BookCrossing. This is optional at the moment, but winners are obliged to register the books with BookCrossing.

2. Write a comment in this post, with information about your first name, location (country), website (if you have). Only the winners will be asked for the complete mailing address.

3. Read the book, write a journal (in BookCrossing), and pass/release it. Winners have to share the books with friends and family.

4. You have only one (1) month (maximum period) to read the book upon receipt from post.

5. The book recipient will be chosen by lottery.

6. Unfortunately, not all countries will qualify for this giveaways. This is the reason why you have to specify your country of residence. Participants from UK, Europe, US, Australia including some part of Asia (Philippines, Hongkong, Malaysia, Singapore, etc.) are ELIGIBLE TO JOIN

7. Entries (thru your comments) will be accepted until 15 March 2011 (midnite). This is extended until 20th March 2011. Of course, you can still write your comments after midnite but it will not be counted for the giveaways.

UPDATES: (11/03/2011) Tall Story has been shortlisted in the following British book awards: Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize, Blue Peter Favourite Story Prize, the Leeds Children’s Book Prize and the Hillingdon Secondary School Book Prize, Branford Boase, the Redbridge Children’s Book Award, the UKLA Book Award and the Carnegie Medal. The book is now available in the US since February 08, 2011.

Why Tall Story? Ive heard about the book launching last year at the Philippine Embassy (London) thru a friend who happens to work in the embassy. I bought the book at Waterstone's Belfast on the 3rd March 2011 and finished reading it on the day of the WBN 2011 launching (05 March). I thought that this story should be shared to others thru this read-release challenge. The author recently expressed her gratitude for choosing her debut novel and also announced my giveaway challenge in her Facebook fanpage.

Finally, this free book giveaway challenge is not part of the World Book Night 2011 launched on the 5th March 2011 but a personal commitment to support WBN project. In addition, I did not get any endorsement from the author or publisher, and this is solely my personal offer.


Candy Gourlay said...

I am so moved and honoured that you are giving my book away on World Book Night - message me on my website with your address and I will send you signed book plates ... to make your gift even more special. MABUHAY!

Reymos said...

Hi Candy, Im also honoured to read your book. I already sent you a message to your website's contact link earlier. Are you still in UK? Actually, Im giving out your books as part of my personal commitment to support WBN project. This challenge is to release A DOZEN OF BOOKS A YEAR and to start with, it will good to release the books that Ive love...your book is one of them! Thanks for sharing Bernardo's life to us (esp Pinoys) who still have the fate that Bernardo's has... struggling to be a hero - helping our families back home despite the hurdles of living/working abroad!

Ruby E said...

Hiya :)

I would love to be included in this giveaway.
I'm from the Philippines and would bee more than happy to register the book in Book Crossing.

-Ruby E

Reymos said...

@Ruby...thank you for joining my giveaway offer. Since you are the first Pinoy to join, I will give a special gift. It is a surprise gift, of course. It is nice to know that aside from your passion for books, you also love to travel.


I would love to read the book and have it registered at .... such a good deed to be done :)

Reymos said...

@Searcher Gurl. Unfortunately, the giveaway ended a week ago but I will be happy to contact you for my next read-release challenge very soon. Thanks alot for the interest.