Friday, July 30, 2010

Penguin Books Celebrates 75 Years with a Giveaway

The Book Connection would like to congratulate Penguin Books on their 75th Anniversary!

In 1935, Penguin founder Allen Lane took the publishing world by storm when he decided to follow through on his idea that quality literature didn't have to cost a lot of money. Lane lauched Penguin Books with ten titles. A year later, more than 100 Penguin titles were in print with more than 1,000,000 copies sold. Through many milestones and awards, Penguin Books continues Lane's dream.

Please visit their special 75th Anniversary website, which has a timeline of Penguin's history, a photo gallery, an article on where the original ten titles published by Penguin are now, and much more!

To help celebrate their 75th Anniversary, Penguin Books is allowing The Book Connection to run a giveaway for a copy of The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd.

Set in South Carolina in 1964, The Secret Life of Bees tells the story of Lily Owens, whose life has been shaped around the blurred memory of the afternoon her mother was killed. When Lily's fierce-hearted "stand-in mother," Rosaleen, insults three of the town's fiercest racists, Lily decides they should both escape to Tiburon, South Carolina—a town that holds the secret to her mother's past. There they are taken in by an eccentric trio of black beekeeping sisters who introduce Lily to a mesmerizing world of bees, honey, and the Black Madonna who presides over their household. This is a remarkable story about divine female power and the transforming power of love—a story that women will share and pass on to their daughters for years to come.

Once again, we would like to congratulate Penguin Books on their first 75 years in business. We look forward to what the next 75 years will bring!

Here are the details and rules of this contest:

1) You must be a follower of this blog to win.

2) Leave a comment including a working email address for your chance to win a copy of The Secret Life of Bees. Entries without an email address will not be counted.

* This contest is open to residents of the United States and Canada only.

* Deadline to enter is 11:59 PM Eastern on August 6th.

* Winner will be notified by email. Winner must respond with a complete mailing address within 72 hours of being notified or another winner will be selected.

* Shipping will be media mail through the USPS. The Book Connection is not responsible for lost or damaged goods.

* Even if you have recently won a prize from The Book Connection, you are eligible to enter this contest.


Anonymous said...

Congrats to Penguin on their 75th anniversary!


fredamans said...

Congrats Penguin on 75 wonderful years of literary goodness!


NancyCL said...

A HUGE congrats to Penguin! I LOVE the book "The Secret Life of Bees". Seeing I'm a "transplanted Southerner" I thoroughly enjoyed this fabulous book that I'd love to have in my library. This is a book that's meant to be read again and again.

Linda said...

I read a friend's copy of this book 3 or 4 years ago and loved it. I would love to have a copy of my own to re-read, and share with my granddaughters. Thanks for the giveaway.

apple blossom said...

I am a follower and I'd love to be entered in this giveaway Thanks

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

V.R. Leavitt said...

Congrats to Penguin! I just read "The Secret Life of Bees" this past year and really enjoyed it. What a great way to celebrate their 75th year.

Sandra K321 said...

I looked at Penguin's list of books and they have published quite a few over the years, including many classics that I have read.

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

75 years is a long time. Penguin has published many great books in that time. I'd love to read The Secret Life of Bees.

beverlysmcclure (at) aol (dot) com

Martha Lawson said...

I would love to be entered to win this one.

I follow on gfc

mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

clschaan said...

Please enter me .. I am following you on gfc


Elaine said...

Congratulations to Penguin for 75 years of great books!

Kelly said...

I follow!

rbooth43 said...

Happy 75th anniversary!


rbooth43 said...

"The Secret Life of Bees" is a keeper.This is a book that's meant to be read again and again.

I am a google follower and an email subscriber.


rbooth43 said...

I am following on facebook/Rebecca Booth

clenna said...

I follow via Google.

clenna at aol dot com

clenna said...

I love 'girl power' books. And I would gladly pass this on to my female relatives.

clenna at aol dot com

Hannah Kingsley said...

I am entering; thanks for the opportunity! :)

Lynn said...

Congrats to Penguin Books!

I'm a follower.
lynnx512 (at) gmail (dot) com

sharon54220 said...

WOW!! 75 YRS. Congratulations to Penquin and many more.

I'm a follower and would love a chance to win this great book.

Anonymous said...

I think an even better way ffoe Penguin to celebrate is to sign me for one of my unpublished series. Since I haven't subbed to them, I guess that won't happen. Oh, well. :0)

Guess I'll settle for entering the drawing.

J. Aday Kennedy
The Differently-Abled Writer & Speaker

allisonsbj3 said...

Thanks for this giveaway!


Benita said...

Congrats to Penguin. I think they're great!

I'm a new follower, and I'd love to read this book.

Thanks for the possibility.


rubynreba said...

Please enter me for this giveaway. Didn't realize Penguin was going to celebrate 75 years! Congrats! I follow.

Aik said...

I'd love to enter! I'm a follower.

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I follow (Nycole K)

degood said...

I follow your blog as degood with google friend connect.

Some of my favorite books are penguin books. Happy 75 years!

shel772 said...

I would love to reread The Secret Life of Bees with my own copy. The first time I read from the library. An outstanding book.

Eldheni said...

What a lovely prize! A terrific way to celebrate Penguin Books success.
thanks for posting it here

Pamela Reese

Nickolay said...

What a awesome book! Congrats to Penguin on the milestone! Follower - Nickolay