We are so excited to be celebrating the love of reading and writing with the Founders of the Children’s Book Insider – Jon Bard and Laura Backes – at our Facebook Party August 13th at 5:30 pm PST! These two started the Children’s Book Insider some years ago because they felt there was a real need for writers to have a meeting point and provide some advice, suggestions and even offer some cheerleading to continue on with their dream of publishing a children’s book. They have a panel of experts who provide great posts about the industry. I have found their site and newsletter to be very helpful and would highly recommend it to anyone looking to pursue their lifelong dream of writing a book! Look for my interview with Mr. Bard this coming week.
Now for the goodies! Boy, we have some great friends who have donated some really fantastic prizes including promo codes for apps and eBooks, signed copies of books, plush dolls, subscriptions and a gift card. The combined treasures retail over $600! I have listed the companies and individuals who have donated items so please stop by their Facebook page to say hello! And good luck mates – see you at the party August 13th where we will hand out even more goodies and announce the giveaway winners. Plus author/illustrator J.H. Everett, author Chris Pedersen, author Merrily Kutner and many others will be joining us at the party – so bring your questions.
FACEBOOK PARTY DETAILS: Just go to Penelope the Purple Pirate Facebook Page HERE: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Penelope-the-Purple-Pirate/184530521575620?ref=hl on Monday the 13th at 5:30 pm PST to join in on the FUN and GIVEAWAYS!
A BIG thank you to our Sponsors:
Children’s Book Insider – three (3) subscriptions to their newsletter.
kidEbook – Has provided us with twelve (12) promo codes to their new apps Circus, Cars, Professions. www.kidebook.com
Sascyn Publishing of Smarty Britches App – $20 Gift Card and promo codes for their new educational app that reached #4 in the educational section on iTunes.
Author Merrily Kutner – two(2) signed copies of her books Z is for Zombie
Author/Illustrator J.H. Everett – four (4) signed copies of his newly released Haunted Histories middle-grade book.
Author Kim Chatel (McDougall) - two (2) signed copies of her books: Rainbow Sheep and Horse Camp.
Magic Town – has provided us with five (5) six month subscriptions to Magic Town. See my post about this cool virtual world in our In the Spotlight section.
PicPocket Books – Has provided twenty (20) codes for the Tractor Mac series and A Little Book About Feelings from The Mother Company.
CastleBuilders BooClips - Has provided us with (20) codes to their eBooks including I Was Here First by Chen Cohen-Merary.
Author Chris Pedersen of Purple Carrot Books – provided us with two (2) codes to The Prisoner of Carrot Castle and a 8×10 print of the book cover signed by the illustrator Kate Jeong.
MB Publishing – provided us with a promo code for their new iBook The Scoop on Good Grammar, code for Celtic Run a middle-grade eBook and codes for Breezy Bunnies and Sunny Bunnies from PicPocket Books.
Julie and Billy Steers of the Tractor Mac series – have donated six (6) books including You’re A Winner and Arrive at the Farm. (Winners must be U.S. based).
Go Go Mongo – has donated a Go Go Mongo plush doll (so cute!) and ten (10) promo codes for their apps.
Disney – has provided us with two (2) promo codes for the Aristocats app.
Oceanhouse Media – providing us with promo codes for the August 13th Facebook Party!
The Girl in the Spaceship – Funki Frog – has provided us with an original print that was the inspiration for The Girl in the Spaceship App and promo codes.