Thursday, June 23, 2011

eChook...Review & Giveaway!

As you all know, I love to read.  It really is one of my most favorite passtimes.  My days are busy though and I often don't have time to sit down and really dive into a book without having to put it down or be interuppted.  Enter the eChook!  Have you heard of this?  If not, here is the scoop...

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. 

Ok...I love this.  I really, really do.  To be able to read, quality short stories is a little slice of heaven for me.  I was sent London Road to read and it was a wonderful collection of connected short stories about people living in a boarding house.  I liked how the characters were interconnected and I loved how I could gobble up the stories in short bits.  Ahh...me time!  You can find out more about eChook by visiting the eChook website Here. I would really encourage you to check this out...I know a lot of you are like me and don't do much as far as "me" time goes.  The eChook allows you to escape for a few minutes here and there.  I think we should ALL at least be able to commit to that....we deserve it!  

There is also an open calls for submission of published or unpublished fiction for all you writers out there and it pays up to $550!  Find out more here...http://eChook.com/submissions.


In celebration of eChook, one lucky Reviewed by Mom reader will win an eChook Swag Bag (these were given out at Sundance by the way!!) which includes an eChook chapstick, an eChook mug, eChook mouse pad, chocolate treats, teas and more.  Such a great way to spoil yourself!  Thanks so much to the sponsor for a great prize AND product!   Here is how to enter...

Mandatory Entry: Do you read digitally?  Tell me how you read these days?  I am all about my Kindle. You must complete this entry for all others to count.

For Extra Entries:

1.  Follow this blog= 1 entry
2.  Like Reviewed By Mom on Facebook =1 entry
3.  Like eChook on Facebook  and tell them Reviewed By Mom sent you = 1 entry
4.  Enter one of my other giveaways & let me know you have done so = 1 entry per giveaway entered.
5.  Follow eChook on Twitter = 1 entry
6.  Follow Reviewed By Mom on Twitter = 1 entry
7.   Tweet or Facebook about this giveaway & let me know where to find it (each can be done twice daily)= 1 entry per each
8.  Put my button on your blog and let me know where to find it = 1 entry
8.  Blog about this giveaway and link back to RBM = 5 entries

Please leave a separate comment for each entry and be sure to include your e-mail.  Contest is open to US residents and will end on July 2nd.    The lucky winner will be announced by e-mail on July 3rd and also here on Reviewed By Mom.  Winners will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is draw. Good Luck!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post and I was provided with the above mentioned product  for purpose of review.  The opinions in this post are entirely my own. Your experience may differ from mine. This post has not been reviewed or edited by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this review. The sponsor of this giveaway is responsible for prize fulfillment and shipping the winner(s) their prize.

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Hifam said...

Nope. I would love to get a digital reader, but I haven't done enough research on them. I love my local library and often go there twice a week. I like books and books (paper) on cd.
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shala_darkstone said...

We just got a Kindle so we now read digitally, and I really enjoy it!
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I love to read e-books on my Nook! Thanks!

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A .price said...

I wish I had A kindle but I Dont so I use the computer or an app on my phone.


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