Archive for Contests
Kobo is launching its first interactive contest entitled “The Descent.” The essence of the game is requiring players to solve a maze of hidden clues and visit websites. Like any mystery, the path leads to a great reward — a $5,000 cash prize. As part of the game, players will be required to find clues and decipher symbols located within each story and online through Kobo’s dedicated contest site and social media channels.
Solving codes and ciphers will be the main aspect of this contest, which runs in parallel with the new book by Dan Brown that comes out on May 14th. The majority of clues will be available in three original short stories authored by J.F. Penn, which are free in the Kobo eBook Store. Penn is currently a featured Kobo Writing Life author. She is based in London and has a panache for all things thriller and mystery. Her studies provide the foundation for her historically based, yet modern thrillers, including the free ebooks on which this contest is based.
“The Descent” contest is open to residents of the US, UK, and Canada and runs from April 25 to May 14, 2013. You can visit the full contest website HERE! It is time to channel your inner codebreaker and earn a cool five g’s.
With the advent of the Holiday Season, many people are going to be getting e-readers and tablets under their trees. Here at Good e-Reader, we LOVE to read and wanted to bestow the gift of books on our loyal readers for their love and support. We had 6 Kobo Gift Cards that we were giving away and all you had to do was simply tell us what ebooks you would buy! Thanks to Kobo for matching our contest and bringing the total number to 12 Gift Cards! There were some really good books people mentioned they wanted to read and we had a very hard time selecting the best ones. This was our biggest contest yet and today we would like to announce the winners!
Kobo Gift Card – $10.00
Kobo Gift Card – $20.00
Grand Prize Kobo Gift Card – $50.00
Congratulations to all of our winners! Please send us your email and physical mailing address so we could send these off right away! It is very important that if you used an alias or not your real name to include your alias in the email, so we know who is who! Due to Christmas, we will ship them all out on the 28th. You can send us an email HERE and make sure to add in the subject line “Kobo Gift Card Contest.”
Every month on Good e-Reader we give away a review unit and put it in our readers hands! This month we ran a one week contest in which we gave away a new Amazon Kindle Paperwhite! You had to guess all of the devices in the picture above and most people got it wrong. One of the few that got it right was our contest winner Ryan Hinshelwood! Congratulations, and stay tuned for our next giveaway.
The season of giving is almost upon us and it is time for another Good e-Reader Contest! This month we are giving away a new Amazon Kindle Paperwhite! This is the most in-demand e-reader of the holiday season and we have one to give away. You might notice a ton of tablets and other devices in the picture above. Positively ID every device in this picture and you can WIN! You can enter only once by commenting below. We will do the draw December 7th 2012!
Do you have what it takes to ID the myriad of devices in this picture? It is more difficult than our contest last month! Good luck to everyone!
Last week we ran a new contest that featured a picture with a ton of new eReaders that have hit the market in the last few years. Most people got them right and one lucky winner is going to get a Kobo Mini! We have looked at all of the various contest entries and arrived at a winner! Congratulations goes out to Crystal Beck!
Stay tuned for another contest coming out soon!
Welcome to another Good e-Reader Free Contest! Today we are giving away our review copy of the new Kobo Mini e-Reader. This is the latest 5 inch device, making it extremely pocket friendly. This contest is available to anyone, no matter what country you live in!
The Kobo Mini has a pint size five inch touchscreen display running an older version of e-ink Vizplex. It has a resolution of 800×600 pixels and gives you the traditional 16 levels of grayscale. This is very small device that fits in any of your pockets and was designed to be extremely lightweight and portable. Speaking of WIFI, it is available and can be used to surf the internet with the web-browser and allows you to purchase ebooks directly on the Mini. This is one of the lightest e-readers we have ever reviewed and gives the Ectaco Jetbook Mini and Wexler Flex One a run for their money. It weighs in at 134 g (4.73 oz) and the dimensions are 102 x 133 x 10 mm (4 x 5.2 x 0.4 in).
The contest to win this device is fairly straightforward! You notice that there are tons of e-readers in the picture we posted above. We took this picture today and feature some devices that have been released in the last two years. Tell us what e-Readers are in this picture, including the make and models! Comment on this post and on October 31st we will be doing the draw! We pay for the shipping and send you the tracking number, so you know when it is due to arrive!
It is time for another official Good e-Reader Contest! In the past we have given away Kindles, Nooks, Tablets, and tons of other products. Today we are proud to offer a very solid Bebook Pure e-Reader! This is a European exclusive and not available in the USA.
The Bebook Pure is a six inch e-reader with a Vizplex e-ink display screen. The resolution is 600×800 and is designed to function in portrait mode for your day to day activities. The e-reader was clearly designed to be read in the sun, without glare detracting from the reading experience. It has 4 GB of internal memory, which you can expand up to 32 GB via the MicroSD card. Bebook is really billing this new device as one of the thinnest and lightest e-readers in the world. It weighs in at only 188 grams and is a breeze to read for long sessions.
Entry into our contests is totally free! All you need to do is LIKE our Facebook page or drop a tweet using @goodereader in it. Make sure to comment below if you have done either of these and we will be doing the draw on September 27th, 2012. You can enter twice by using both of the social media outlets. Good luck to everyone and thanks to Bebook for providing the e-reader for the contest!
Earlier on in the month we ran a contest for a free Kobo Touch e-Reader! After we sent out our announcement, Kobo decided to match our giveaway and kick in another for free! Today we are pleased to announce the TWO winners of a shiny new Kobo Touch e-Reader. The winners of the contest had to submit Tweets via Twitter or LIKE our Facebook Page.
The Winners are; @natvana and @Ruby_Barnes! Please use our contact form and send us your address details for the shipping! Congratulations to you both and thanks to everyone for entering this month’s contest. Stay tuned for our next one, we might have a great tablet to give away.
We are proud to run another official Good e-Reader Contest, just in time for the summer! There are TWO Kobo Touch e-Readers up for grabs that we will be awarding to two different people!
The Kobo Touch has a full touchscreen e-ink Pearl display that has a full six inches of screen real estate. It features an Infrared Touch, or IR touch, that drastically enhances the touchscreen sensitivity and makes interacting with the screen a pure delight. Part of the reason why the unit is so responsive is due to the Freescale 508 Processor. It has a deep, rich ecosystem with over 2.3 million ebooks that you can buy or download for free. It is very internationally friendly with the ability to read books in almost 15 different languages. Shop e-Readers currently has these on sale for only $89.99 and ships internationally! So if you really need one, you can buy it there.
What do you have to do to win these two awesome devices? Entry is free and simple! All you have to Tweet a good reason why you should win! When you send out your tweet please use @goodereader or #goodereader. If you don’t use Twitter, you can LIKE our Facebook page, which counts as a single entry. After you send your message to the millions (AND MILLIONS) of your fans, simply comment below and let us know you entered. We will be running the draw on July 19th and will be doing a random draw. We would also take to thank our partners at Kobo for donating the second e-reader. You can enter once a day and good luck to all of you!
We have a great free contest for indie authors and aspiring writers! You can win a Masterpiece Publishing Package courtesy of LULU that retails for $1,697.00!
Lulu.com’s Open-Publishing platform allows authors, businesses, and developers alike to publish and distribute their content free of charge. Whether you are looking to publish a paperback, hardcover, ebook, or photo book, Lulu’s online tools are readily available for you to begin your publishing journey. They also offer a ton of specialized services and one lucky winner will have tremendous benefits! You will be able to chose from some premium covers, have an editor go over your book, and receive an ISBN number. Of of the best aspects of this package is it will be properly formatted to the EPUB standard and Lulu makes sure all your pictures are displayed correctly. At the end of the process they will distribute your book for you to many different online stores like Barnes and Noble and Amazon. They will also do print on demand and send copies of your book to stores that order them.
“Good e-Reader is an excellent source for up-to-date Digital Publishing news and interviews.” said Gavin Jocius, Global Marketing Manager, Lulu.com. “At Lulu.com, we thrive on knowledge-content – books written by smart professionals who know their stuff and are experts in their fields. Good e-Reader’s audience fits that description, so we wanted to jump at the opportunity to run a contest that offers one lucky person the chance to share their expertise with the world through a $1,697 Masterpiece Publishing Package.”
This is one of the best packages you could possibly use and it’s available to one lucky winner! To enter all you need to do is tell us why you want to win via Twitter and use the hashtags #goodereader and @luludotcom in your Tweets! You can enter once per day and simply comment below and let us know you entered. We will do the draw June 20th, 2012!
Last month we did a contest where you could win a free Barnes and Noble Nook Color with our website! To enter, all you had to do was send us a Tweet or Message on Facebook! The draw is all over and we would like to thank everyone who entered it! The winner of the Nook Color is Milos Todorovic @todorovicdesign! Congratulations!