Working in book publishing, I hear many endearing stories about book clubs: how they operate, how they pick their books, how their members found each other and came together to discuss all kinds of literature.
We all know that many things make a book club special, it doesn’t matter what you read or how many members you have or how many glasses of wine you drink ; what matters most is the connections and conversations that happen around books that mean something and that strike a chord with us.
One of these books is The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe. This book has really hit a note with almost everyone that has read it. It’s the remarkable and incredibly heart-warming true story of Will’s spectacularly charitable and hardworking mother who is diagnosed with cancer, and the journey they take together through books backdropped by cancer therapy, chemo sessions, hardships and many rays of hope.
The End of Your Life Book Club is such a sweet gift to Will’s mother and we’d like everyone to have a piece of that joy.
We’ve come up with the perfect giveaway! One lucky book club will win a set of 10 signed copies of The End of Your Life Book Club, 10 fabulously cozy faux fur blankets and 10 collections of Tea Forte teas, both from Chapters Indigo. Contest closes on 30 October, 2012.
UPDATE: This contest has closed. Thank you to everyone for entering! If you’d like an opportunity to win books for your book club for the whole of 2013, enter our Book Clubs are Beautiful Contest.
Official Sweepstakes Rules & Regulations for The End of Your Life Book Club Giveaway Sponsored by Random House of Canada Limited. (“Random House”)
I. HOW TO ENTER NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. The sweepstakes begin October 16, 2012, and final submissions are due by 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time) on October 30, 2012.
II. ONE ENTRY PER PERSON for duration of contest.
III. ELIGIBILITY Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of Canada, excluding the province of Quebec, who are at least 18 years of age at the start of the sweepstakes, excluding all Random House and Chapters Indigoemployees and affiliates. Entries received from persons residing in geographic areas in which entry is not permitted will be disqualified. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void wherever prohibited or restricted by law.
IV. PRIZES One or more book clubs will receive up to ten prize packs featuring signed copies of The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Shwalbe, Faux Fur blankets from Chapters Indigo and a collection of Forte Teas from Chapters Indigo. Winners will be randomly selected.
V. WINNER Winners will be notified on or around the close of the sweepstakes. The winners will be notified by email and may be required to sign and return affidavit(s) of eligibility and release of liability within 10 days of notification. A noncompliance within that time period or the return of any notification as undeliverable will result in disqualification and the selection of an alternate winner. In the event of any other noncompliance with rules and conditions, prizes may be awarded to an alternate winner. Taxes, if any, are the winner’s sole responsibility. RANDOM HOUSE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SUBSTITUTE PRIZES OF EQUAL OR GREATER VALUE IF PRIZES, AS STATED ABOVE, BECOME UNAVAILABLE.
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VII: WINNERS LIST For the name of the winners, available after the sweepstakes has closed, please send a stamped, self addressed envelope to: The End of Your Life Book Club Giveaway, 1 Toronto Street, Suite 300, Attn: Online Marketing Dept, Toronto, ON M5C 2V6.
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