The Dialogue Foundation plans to begin this promotion next week. If any of you have a hankering to be part of the marketing team on this, we’d appreciate your comments.
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Win an Amazon Kindle with Dialogue!
The Contest: Purchase an electronic subscription to Dialogue and enter to win the $400 Amazon Kindle electronic book reader.
How to Enter: There are 2 steps to entering the contest:
1. During the promotion (Dec. 7, 2007-Feb. 29, 2008), purchase any subscription to Dialogue that includes an annual electronic subscription (a one year e-subscription by itself is $25, or you can purchase the e-subscription bundled with a print subscription or our the DVD archive).
2. Send to Dialogue your statement or depiction of the value the journal offers to your religious community.
Multiple entries are allowed (1 for each subscription purchased).
Entries are welcome in any form, including prose, free verse, cartoon, satire, poetic forms (haiku, limerick, acrostic, doublet, etc.), and graphic arts. Please limit entries to 100 words or less.
The Prize. An Amazon Kindle will be awarded to the winner. If the winner lives in a location where use of the Kindle is not feasible, or if the Kindle is unavailable for purchase at the time of award, the winner and Dialogue may jointly determine an alternative award roughly equivalent in value to the lesser of $400 or the most recent price of the Kindle when purchased through Amazon.
Selecting the winner: One winner will be chosen based on the entry that Dialogue’s judges determine most creatively demonstrates the value of Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought to the religious community.
The Dates: The promotion starts December 10, 2007, ends February 29, 2008.
Full contest rules: Please visit DialogueJournal.com here for the full contest rules.
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Here are some basic facts on the Kindle:
- Current price, $400, will store around 200 books at one time.
- Books must be purchased separately ($10 per book).
- Comes with free nationwide wireless cellular broadband service (that’s how content is downloaded, has a crude browser, can be used to check mail).
- Dialogue is not currently available for reading on the Kindle (but we’re checking into that).
- Amazon’s video demo and video of Toni Morrison using Kindle.
- Positive New York Times review.
- More critical Washington Post review.
And some info on Dialogue’s electronic subscription:
- An e-subscription can be ideal for those who like to have electronic access to fresh content (with search and copy capabilities within the pdf files), for readers outside the U.S., and for those with limited storage space.
- An e-subscription makes a nice, reasonably priced holiday gift for that person who doesn’t want a Garmin Forerunner 305 or other gadget cluttering up the room.
- Dialogue issues published after 1/1/2003 are hosted by MetaPress, the world’s largest host of scholarly content. When you buy an e-subscription you have access to searchable PDF files for content beginning with the 2003 issues, along with access to the new issues as they are published.
Again, your suggestions are welcome.
- Stirling Adams