Thursday, October 2, 2008

Announcing the Class of 2k8 School Librarian Contest!

School librarians are undoubtedly the unsung heroes of the book world, supporting teachers as well as laboring to make their libraries places both for learning and for discovering the magic of reading. This fall, the Class of 2k8 is celebrating school librarians by sponsoring a contest just for them.

So what is the Class of 2k8?
We're a group of 27 middle-grade and young adult authors with debut books being published in 2008 by major publishers like HarperCollins, Random House, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and others. To learn more about us and our books, please visit our website at

A contest? What are the prizes?

Books, of course, from the Class of 2k8:

First Prize: Your choice of a full set of the 27 Class of 2k8 books OR a free author visit from a Class of 2k8 author in your region (if available)!

Two Second Prizes: A $50 gift certificate from Indie Bound (formerly BookSense) plus three books from the Class of 2k8 to add to your school library.

Three Third Prizes: Three books from the Class of 2k8 to add to your school library.

Great! How do I enter?
Easy! Send us your favorite anecdote about books, reading, or your life as a school librarian (c'mon, we know you must have at least one)! Try to keep it under 200 words, because we'll be posting some of them on our blog ( during the month of November. Feeling shy? We'll take a quote about books or writing from your favorite author instead. E-mail us your anecdote or quote at contests (at) classof2k8 (dot) com.

Please be sure to include your name and contact information at your school with your entry. Entries will be accepted from October 1-November 10. Winners will be drawn randomly from among all entries and announced on November 24, 2008.

In addition, if you pass this on to other school librarians and they mention the referral, you and your school will be entered in the drawing twice--double the chance to win!

Anything else?
Yes! Please feel free to pass this onto any school librarians you know, and don't forget to visit the Class of 2k8 website and blog. Questions about the contest or about the Class? E-mail us at contests (at) classof2k8 (dot) com and we'll be happy to answer them. Good luck!

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