Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > Miscellaneous > Announcements

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-30-2009, 03:57 AM   #1
Alexander Turcic
Fully Converged
Alexander Turcic ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Alexander Turcic ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Alexander Turcic ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Alexander Turcic ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Alexander Turcic ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Alexander Turcic ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Alexander Turcic ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Alexander Turcic ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Alexander Turcic ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Alexander Turcic ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Alexander Turcic ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Alexander Turcic's Avatar
 
Posts: 17,455
Karma: 10995944
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Switzerland
Device: Sony PRS-650 / Nexus 7 / Kindle PW
MobileRead Winter Contest - 3 PocketBooks and 15 E-Book Vouchers

Brrrr! For many of us around the world, winter is on its way. Snuggling by a fireplace may be the best solution to outsmart the dreaded approach of months of cold (that is, unless of course, you can pop overseas on a private jet to experience summer all over again). And what better way to relax your mood than to read a warm, fuzzy holiday tale on a shiny new e-book reader?

Welcome to the MobileRead Winter Contest, where the following prizes are up for grabs:

3 PocketBook Readers

Our three grand prize winners each have the choice between the PocketBook 360° and the PocketBook 301+ "Comfort". The PocketBook 360° has a 5-inch E Ink Vizplex screen with a protective plastic cover, and is especially suitable for lightweight traveling. The PocketBook 301+ "Comfort" is a classy 6-inch E Ink device and comes with a leather cover. Both devices support various popular e-book formats, with extras such as: customizable key bindings, integrated dictionary lookup, search and bookmark features. Find more information about the devices in our PocketBook discussion forum.

15 E-Book Store Vouchers

Our 15 runner-up prize winners will each receive a $30 e-book voucher.

Here's what you have to do to win:

So what do you have to do to win this contest? From today until and including December 10th, every day we will sneak in one of 11 letters somewhere in the forum. The first letter you can find right here in this post. Hints where you can find the next letter will be posted daily in this thread by members of the moderation team.

Your goal is to find and collect all 11 letters. When you bring them in the correct order, they'll form a well-known book title. Find that book title and mail it to wintercontest@mobileread.com by December 13th. Make sure to also tell us your username!

Down to the details:
  • You may enter only once.
  • The contest begins today, November 30th 2009, and ends on December 10th 2009, at 11:59 PM EST.
  • Deadline to send us the solution with the right book title is December 13th 2009, at 11:59 PM EST.
  • You must send the solution including your username to wintercontest@mobileread.com. Submissions to other mail addresses, and/or submissions by private message or visitor message can not be considered.
  • Amongst the eligible entries three winners will be randomly drawn for the grand prizes (each can choose between the PocketBook 360° and the PocketBook 301+ "Comfort") and 15 winners will be randomly drawn for a $30 e-book voucher each, from an e-book store of their choice.
  • If you are chosen, you will be notified via private message. Winners must respond within four days after being notified. If you do not respond within that period, another winner will be chosen.

Also, big ups to the folks at PocketBook for providing the three e-book readers to the grand prize winners!

Thanks and good luck to everyone!

PS: As usual, extra kudos to everyone who tweets or blogs about this winter contest!

MobileRead team members are not eligible to participate
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	letter_T.jpg
Views:	593
Size:	15.7 KB
ID:	40434  
Alexander Turcic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2009, 05:35 AM   #2
dreams
It's about the umbrella
dreams ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dreams ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dreams ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dreams ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dreams ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dreams ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dreams ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dreams ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dreams ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dreams ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dreams ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
dreams's Avatar
 
Posts: 25,119
Karma: 56218156
Join Date: Jan 2009
Device: Sony 505| K Fire | KK 3G+Wi-Fi | iPhone 3Gs |Vista 32-bit Hm Prem w/FF
Thank you for the great Winter contest! (and thank you to PocketBook, also!)

What a fun idea and a great way to get some of us to visit other forum threads.

I made a guess to myself already. Now, I'll just watch for the additional letters to see if I was right.
dreams is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Advertisement
Old 11-30-2009, 06:02 AM   #3
RobbieClarken
Addict
RobbieClarken ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RobbieClarken ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RobbieClarken ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RobbieClarken ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RobbieClarken ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RobbieClarken ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RobbieClarken ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RobbieClarken ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RobbieClarken ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RobbieClarken ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RobbieClarken ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 372
Karma: 1002274
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Australia
Device: Kindle
I'm keen for the challenge! Just make sure you don't give all the letters obvious filenames like 'letter_T.jpg' or else they will be googlable.
RobbieClarken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2009, 06:37 AM   #4
orwell2k
Addict
orwell2k can extract oil from cheeseorwell2k can extract oil from cheeseorwell2k can extract oil from cheeseorwell2k can extract oil from cheeseorwell2k can extract oil from cheeseorwell2k can extract oil from cheeseorwell2k can extract oil from cheeseorwell2k can extract oil from cheeseorwell2k can extract oil from cheese
 
orwell2k's Avatar
 
Posts: 357
Karma: 1112
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Euroland
Device: PocketBook 360°, BeBook (Hanlin V3), iRex DR1000S, iPad
Very cooool contest (no pun intended!) as I am keen on the PocketBook 360 for my next reader - maybe I'll get lucky!
orwell2k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2009, 07:13 AM   #5
Sparrow
Wizard
Sparrow ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sparrow ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sparrow ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sparrow ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sparrow ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sparrow ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sparrow ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sparrow ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sparrow ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sparrow ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sparrow ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 4,400
Karma: 1358102
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: UK
Device: Palm TX, CyBook Gen3
"Attachment search has been disabled during the MobileRead Winter Contest."

Booo!!
Sparrow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2009, 07:31 AM   #6
ravenne
Wizard
ravenne ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ravenne ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ravenne ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ravenne ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ravenne ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ravenne ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ravenne ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ravenne ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ravenne ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ravenne ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ravenne ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
ravenne's Avatar
 
Posts: 4,916
Karma: 1840619
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Munich, Germany
Device: Kindle PW, PocketBook 360°, Cybook Gen3, iPad mini
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sparrow View Post
"Attachment search has been disabled during the MobileRead Winter Contest."

Booo!!
We are sooooo sorry, Sparrow. But good thought, btw.
ravenne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2009, 07:43 AM   #7
K-Thom
Wizard
K-Thom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.K-Thom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.K-Thom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.K-Thom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.K-Thom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.K-Thom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.K-Thom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.K-Thom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.K-Thom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.K-Thom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.K-Thom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 3,302
Karma: 535819
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Berlin, Germany
Device: yup!
Well, the solution ist simple: "pocketbooks". Eleven letters. Fits. Snug and tight.

Now, would you please send one of the Ferraris to my address?
K-Thom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2009, 08:10 AM   #8
kennyc
The Dank Side of the Moon
kennyc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kennyc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kennyc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kennyc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kennyc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kennyc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kennyc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kennyc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kennyc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kennyc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kennyc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
kennyc's Avatar
 
Posts: 31,572
Karma: 61902031
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Denver, CO
Device: Kindle2; Galaxy SIII; Xoom; Kindle Fire
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sparrow View Post
"Attachment search has been disabled during the MobileRead Winter Contest."

Booo!!

Oh No!
kennyc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2009, 08:12 AM   #9
kennyc
The Dank Side of the Moon
kennyc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kennyc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kennyc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kennyc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kennyc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kennyc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kennyc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kennyc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kennyc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kennyc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kennyc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
kennyc's Avatar
 
Posts: 31,572
Karma: 61902031
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Denver, CO
Device: Kindle2; Galaxy SIII; Xoom; Kindle Fire
Let's see...eleven letters....must include a T..... Our Town....wait, that's a play...

Oh and only 8 letters...The Lost Symbol....oh wait, no...13, shoot.
kennyc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2009, 08:33 AM   #10
Sparrow
Wizard
Sparrow ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sparrow ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sparrow ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sparrow ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sparrow ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sparrow ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sparrow ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sparrow ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sparrow ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sparrow ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sparrow ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 4,400
Karma: 1358102
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: UK
Device: Palm TX, CyBook Gen3
Quote:
Originally Posted by kennyc View Post
Let's see...eleven letters....must include a T..... Our Town....wait, that's a play...

Oh and only 8 letters...The Lost Symbol....oh wait, no...13, shoot.
And that's assuming it's an English title.
Sparrow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2009, 08:36 AM   #11
kennyc
The Dank Side of the Moon
kennyc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kennyc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kennyc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kennyc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kennyc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kennyc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kennyc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kennyc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kennyc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kennyc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kennyc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
kennyc's Avatar
 
Posts: 31,572
Karma: 61902031
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Denver, CO
Device: Kindle2; Galaxy SIII; Xoom; Kindle Fire
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sparrow View Post
And that's assuming it's an English title.

Hmmmm....
kennyc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2009, 08:45 AM   #12
Sweetpea
Grand Sorcerer
Sweetpea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sweetpea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sweetpea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sweetpea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sweetpea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sweetpea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sweetpea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sweetpea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sweetpea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sweetpea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sweetpea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Sweetpea's Avatar
 
Posts: 8,069
Karma: 22730000
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Krewerd
Device: AVTN8; BBMini; Onyx Boox T68; SGN8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sparrow View Post
"Attachment search has been disabled during the MobileRead Winter Contest."

Booo!!
There is an attachment search?
Sweetpea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2009, 08:50 AM   #13
Sparrow
Wizard
Sparrow ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sparrow ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sparrow ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sparrow ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sparrow ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sparrow ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sparrow ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sparrow ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sparrow ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sparrow ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sparrow ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 4,400
Karma: 1358102
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: UK
Device: Palm TX, CyBook Gen3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sweetpea View Post
There is an attachment search?
When you click on Search in the horizontal menu at the top of the page, it's the bottom option.
I've never used it - but now, when it might come in handy, they've turned it off!
Sparrow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2009, 08:55 AM   #14
Witchbaby
Connoisseur
Witchbaby can extract oil from cheeseWitchbaby can extract oil from cheeseWitchbaby can extract oil from cheeseWitchbaby can extract oil from cheeseWitchbaby can extract oil from cheeseWitchbaby can extract oil from cheeseWitchbaby can extract oil from cheeseWitchbaby can extract oil from cheese
 
Witchbaby's Avatar
 
Posts: 64
Karma: 1044
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: San Diego
Device: Kindle2
Fun!
Witchbaby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2009, 08:58 AM   #15
Sweetpea
Grand Sorcerer
Sweetpea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sweetpea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sweetpea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sweetpea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sweetpea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sweetpea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sweetpea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sweetpea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sweetpea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sweetpea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sweetpea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Sweetpea's Avatar
 
Posts: 8,069
Karma: 22730000
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Krewerd
Device: AVTN8; BBMini; Onyx Boox T68; SGN8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sparrow View Post
When you click on Search in the horizontal menu at the top of the page, it's the bottom option.
I've never used it - but now, when it might come in handy, they've turned it off!
So, I can't try it out Oh well, I'll just have to wait 2 weeks!


Question:
Are the winners chosen by first-come-first-serve basis? (so, if I guess the book correctly after 4 days, I have more chance to win than somebody who needs 10 days?)
Sweetpea is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
contest, pocketebook, winter

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
MobileRead Spring Contest – E-book readers and vouchers Alexander Turcic Announcements 18 05-17-2010 01:08 AM
MR Winter Contest – the Winners! Alexander Turcic Announcements 56 12-17-2009 04:35 PM
MobileRead Winter Contest - 3 PocketBooks and 15 E-Book Vouchers Forkosigan PocketBook 1 11-30-2009 03:05 PM
MobileRead Winter Contest - 3 PocketBooks and 15 E-Book Vouchers Forkosigan PocketBook 2 11-30-2009 04:29 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:30 AM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.