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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

From My Inbox

I have two email messages I want to share with you today, one about a project to help fight adult illiteracy and one about your chance to win a Kindle (if you hurry):

First, I want to mention a wonderful project that author Melanie Wells has recently launched to raise money for the fight against adult illiteracy. Melanie calls it "I Told Two Friends" and, if all goes well, she hopes to earn about $100,000 for the cause. It works this way:
Book lovers are invited to visit IToldTwoFriends.com. There they will find an invitation to help fight illiteracy through a chain reaction. They are asked to buy two copies of the psychological thriller, My Soul to Keep, by Melanie Wells and give them to two friends and encourage those friends to also join the campaign by visiting the website and buying two books for two other friends …and so on and so on until thousands of dollars are raised to help eager adults learn to read these sentences.
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The goal of the I Told Two Friends campaign is to sell 100,000 copies of Wells’ books. For every copy sold at retail price, Wells will donate 100 percent of her profits to ProLiteracy.
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Wells encourages those who take part in the IToldTwoFriends.com effort to creatively record their efforts. Videos of the book exchanges and documentation of the books purchased will be published on the site. Prizes will be given along the way for most friends enlisted and most original documentation efforts.

Readers can participate at www.IToldTwoFriends.com and www.proliteracy.org and can follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/IToldTwoFriends.
I reviewed the book here on Book Chase and can recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good story. If there is such a genre as "Christian Thriller," this is one of the best of the type.


Second, is word that author Carolyn Rubenstein is giving away a Kindle each day between yesterday and Friday to celebrate yesterday's publication of her new book, Perseverance. I'm a little late with this announcement, but you still have a couple of shots at winning a free Kindle:
Click Here for Chance to Win a Kindle

Good luck - but Hurry!
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