[identity profile] dolorosa-12.livejournal.com
Congratulations to the two winners of our World Book Night Giveaway, Klaris and Sherry! Klaris wins a copy of Northern Lights and Sherry wins a copy of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. The books will be winging their way to you as soon as possible.

If you entered but didn’t win, then please accept our heartfelt commiserations. Hopefully, we’ll be having more giveaways and contests soon so watch this space.

[identity profile] thelxiepia.livejournal.com
In honour of the first World Book Night (see our previous newspost on it), BridgeToTheStars.net are having a DOUBLE GIVEAWAY.

For His Dark Materials fans
In the spirit of World Book Night, we’re requesting that you take this opportunity to read a book you might not otherwise read. So for sraffies, we’re giving away a World Book Night copy of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon.

For others
If you’ve not read His Dark Materials, we’d love to introduce you to it! We have a World Book Night copy of Northern Lights to give away.

World Book Night is to promote reading and to spread some literary love. If you win one of these books, please read it and then pass it on to somebody else so they too can be introduced to these two great works of fiction. Every World Book Night book has a unique ID number, so that it can be tracked via BookCrossing, so we hope to follow the books as they are passed from reader to reader.

This giveaway is open to everyone. To enter, simply send an e-mail to contest@bridgetothestars.net with the subject line “World Book Night Giveaway” and your name and the title of the book that you’d like in the e-mail. Good luck!

(Please note: one entry per person, the deadline for entries is 11:59pm GMT on the 12th of March)

[identity profile] thelxiepia.livejournal.com
Tonight is World Book Night, and last night’s even in Trafalgar Square was a rousing success. Philip Pullman was one of many authors, actors and musicians who attended the event. He read out a passage from Northern Lights/The Golden Compass, which co-webmistress Jaya recorded.

In an interview he gave to the BBC, he described the event as a “wonderful idea.”

And good news for Canadian Sraffies! At the event, Margaret Atwood said that she hoped a similar event would be held in Toronto next year, providing there’s enough interest in it.
[identity profile] dolorosa-12.livejournal.com
The first World Book Night is taking place this year, on the 5th of March. One million books are being given away for free across the UK and Ireland by book-loving members of the public. With 40,000 copies of Northern Lights being distributed, we hope to have a lot of new readers to the trilogy. It would be great if we could tell them about Bridge To The Stars.

So how can you help support BttS?

If you’re a giver
If you’re giving out Northern Lights, we’d love to hear from you! You could help us by spreading the word about BridgeToTheStars.net – whether it’s telling people about us, or by putting our web address onto a slip of paper inside the books you’re giving. We’d love to hear about your World Book Night experiences, and why you chose Northern Lights to give out.

For everyone else
Even if you’re not a giver, you can still do the above if you find someone giving out Northern Lights! Just because you’re not giving doesn’t mean you can’t attend one of the many World Book Night events being hosted all over the UK and Ireland, so find out if one is happening near you. The biggest will be happening in London on Friday the 4th of March, which Philip Pullman will be attending, and there are 5000 spaces up for grabs for anyone who turns up (doors open at 5pm). [livejournal.com profile] angelofboox will be attending, so I hope to see some of you there!

You can discuss World Book Night on our forum here.
[identity profile] dolorosa-12.livejournal.com
Philip Pullman is scheduled to appear at World Book Night on the 4th of March in Trafalgar Square. The event, which will be presented by Graham Norton, was inspired by World Book Day, which distributes book tokens around schools for specially written books.

Over a million books will be given away at the event including Northern Lights. Other authors attending include Derek Walcott, Margaret Atwood and Alan Bennett.

About the event, Pullman said this: “I love this idea. There’s something primeval about it: to think of my story being passed on from one person to another makes me feel a connection with the earliest storytellers in their caves, or crouching around a fire on the dark savannah. The relationship between the storyteller, the story, and the audience is an ancient one that long predates things like bestseller lists and royalty statements, or even money itself. It’s really a form of enchantment. The gift idea is just as old and just as potent, and to see them combined in this brilliant and simple way is a delight. I’m very privileged to be part of it.”



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