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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

eChook Review & Giveaway!

A 10-MINUTE ESCAPE IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND?

WE HAVE AN APP FOR THAT!

Let eChook take you away

The best of two worlds have merged to bring the overworked and under-rested 10-minutes of transcendent bliss. Award-winning short story writer Tessa Smith McGovern has wedded the restorative nature of getting lost in a story to the immediacy of modern technology to bring readers eChook. More than brain candy, eChook offers apps full of well-written short stories that soothe the soul like 10-minutes of literary gourmet chocolate.

Taking from the idea of the chapbook -- small, single-chapter books that were the latest technology in 16th-century England -- McGovern developed eChook, an app that turned her linked short stories into digital chapbooks. She wanted to reimagine the short story genre for a generation that does too much and rests too little. “Life-affirming, thoughtful stories can help us relax so we can attend that next meeting, collect the kids or greet our families with more energy and joy,” McGovern says.

There are several ways to enjoy eChook. Readers can buy full-color chapbooks from the app store in almost a dozen ways: on their iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Android, from www.eChook.com or iTunes, and coming soon on Kindle or Nook. Choices include collections of short stories linked by a single theme (such as Memoir) or collections of linked short stories that follow engaging characters through different adventures. Each app features information pages with enriched content such as “About the Author,” and “Memoir and Fiction.” eChook offers short stories that are light in your pocket and on your pocket book.

Until March 31, writers may submit pieces for “Short Stories, Vol. 1.” Stories of approximately 750 - 2,000 words that are selected for publication will receive up to $100 for rights; for more information, visit www.eChook.com. “I believe that everybody has a short story in them,” McGovern says.

So how many times do you find yourself playing a game on your phone because you’re waiting for your kids, your husband or another moment of waiting that we all seem to have? Well, now you can read a meaningful story in 10 minutes!

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I received a wonderful gift box from eChook! I wish I had taken a picture of it for you before I ate the candy bar (it was dark chocolate!) and one of the hot chocolates! It has a mug that says eChook, and the mug was filled with 2 hot chocolate packets, a Bliss candy bar and chamomile tea. There was also a eChook mouse pad and a eChook tote bag.

eChook is giving one lucky Songberries follower the same gift set, so you can sit back relax and enjoy eChook! To enter, just go to eChook and look around, come back here and tell me in a comment something you learned, don’t forget you must be a public follower of my blog!


For extra entries you may~


1)Blog about this giveaway (with a link to me &eChook)(leave me a link)~5 entries~leave 5 comments


2)Like eChook Facebook~2 entries~leave 2 comments


3)Like Songberries onFacebook~2 entries~leave 2 comments


4)Update your Facebook status with the giveaway~3 entries~leave 3 comments


5)Follow eChook on Twitter~2 entries~leave 2 comments


6)Follow Songberries on Twitter~2 entries~leave 2 comments


7)Tweet the giveaway~3 entries~leave 3 comments


8)Grab my button(leave me a link to your blog&tell me where to find it)~5 entries~leave 5 comments


9)Sign up for my newsletter~6 entries~leave 6 comments


10)Sign up for any of my other giveaways(top right side of my blog)~2 entries each~leave 2 comments


11)Follow me on Networked Blogs(Right side of my blog)~3 entries~leave 3 comments


I want to thank Tropical Traditions  for sponsoring this giveaway. This giveaway is open to US Residents only and will close March 11, 2011 at 12am.

~I received a product sample in order to write my review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed are mine.

43 comments:

deanna said...

learned: eChook was founded by award-winning short story writer Tessa Smith McGovern in July 2010.
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susie said...

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