Friday, July 30, 2010

Penguin's 75th Anniversary Giveaway

Today, July 30th marks the official 75th anniversary date for the launch of Penguin Books, and Penguin is going all out to celebrate this summer.

In honor of their 75th anniversary a bright-orange Penguin Mobile (an adorable mini-cooper with the Penguin logo) is driving to bookstores all over the US to bring some of our bestselling authors to parties in their hometowns, increase awareness of The Nature Conservancy, and promote literacy. At each event, a set of 75 Penguin Books is donated to a local library or literacy group. Each author is signing the Penguin-mobile as it makes its way across the United States, and the summer’s events will culminate with a party at the New York Public Library in September where Penguin will auction the car with the proceeds going to the New York Public Library. Penguin is also donating sets of books to numerous U.S. military bases in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Penguin’s founder Allen Lane started the paperback revolution with that little flippant but dignified Penguin (his secretary came up with the name and he sent another colleague off to the zoo to make sketches). One year later, 3 million Penguin paperbacks had been sold. Today, the
Penguin imprint alone has over 4000 books in print. To learn more about our history, see here and here.

We are hands down the publishing logo most recognized internationally---including the story of Terry Waite, the Anglican clergyman who was held hostage in Beirut. Six months into his captivity, Waite made friends with his jailer, and although they spoke different languages he managed to tell the jailer he wanted a book. He drew an oval, and he drew a penguin, and he said, “find me a book that looks like that, and it will be a good book.” That story says everything about what Penguin stands for around the world.

In honor of their 75th Anniversary Penguin is allowing me to give away two (2) books from this list

Rules for entering:
1. You MUST be follower of this blog through Google Friend Connect, E-Mail Subscription, or RSS Feed.

2. This contest is open to residents of USA & Canada Residents only!

3. You MUST complete the form below - do not leave information in the comments - it will not count!

4. The contest will end on August 10, 2010 at 11:59PM EST; 2 winners will be selected and contacted thereafter.

5. Once the winners are contacted, they will have 48 hours to respond to my e-mail or another winner will be selected.  Make sure you check your spam filters!

6. NO P.O. Box Addresses!

7. Book will be shipped directly from Penguin. 


Beverly said...

Thanks for hosting!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the chance to win. There are lots of great books to choose from.

Anonymous said...

Nice Giveaway. Was hard to decide which book to choose. Nice selection.
Thanks for hosting.

Ladytink_534 said...

I really want Chocolat and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Great giveaway!!!

Meredith said...

Thanks for the contest!