Thursday, March 17, 2011

Celebrate with Walden Pond Press



Celebrating 500 Twitter Followers! 

In celebration of passing 500 followers on Twitter, WALDEN POND PRESS is running a short Tweetstakes to commence Thursday, March 17, 2011 at noon and end Friday, March 18, 2011 at 11:59pm. One winner will receive a complete set of Walden Pond Press books (complete list below), several of them signed by their authors! Simply follow @waldenpondpress on Twitter (www.twitter.com/waldenpondpress) and retweet the following message:

RT @waldenpondpress - I want to win a complete set of Walden Pond Press novels!

One winner will be selected on Monday, March 21st and contacted via direct message on Twitter. Remember, you have to be following @waldenpondpress for us to DM you! Good luck!

Winner will receive one copy of each of the following:

Hardcovers:
Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce
Max Cassidy: Escape from Shadow Island by Paul Adam
The Billionaire's Curse by Richard Newsome
The Last Words of Will Wolfkin by Steven Knight
Finding Danny by Linzi Glass (signed copy)
Guys Read: Funny Business ed. by Jon Scieskza (bookplate signed by Jon Scieszka included)
The Fourth Stall by Chris Rylander (bookplate signed by Chris Rylander included)

Advance Reader Copies:
Juniper Berry by M.P. Kozlowsky (bookplate signed by M.P. Kozlowsky included)
The Emerald Casket by Richard Newsome
Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu (bookplate signed by Anne Ursu included)

This will be the first of several sweepstakes we will run via Twitter over the coming months, and the prizes will just get better and better! Stay tuned to our Twitter account to be one of the first to find out about our give-aways!

Complete rules for our "500 Follower Tweetstakes" can be found below:

500 Follower TWEETSTAKES -- Official Rules
SPONSOR

This promotion (the "Sweepstakes") is sponsored by Walden Media, LLC ("Walden Media"),
1888 Century Park East 14th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90067.
ELIGIBILITY

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.

To enter, using your Twitter account
1) Follow @@WaldenPondPress
2) Tweet or retweet the approved message. The entire message, including
exact link, hashtags, and @reply, must be included to qualify. LIMIT ONE ENTRY PER PERSON.
Multiple entries from one Twitter account and single entries from multiple Twitter accounts held by
the entrant are automatically disqualified.  Automated means of entry and entries by any means which subvert the entry process are prohibited and all such entries will be void.

The Sweepstakes is open to all legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia eighteen (18) years of age and older, excluding employees and immediate family members of HarperCollins or Walden Media, LLC, and its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, assigns, advertising, promotional and fulfillment agents, attorneys, and other representatives and the persons with whom each of the above are domiciled. Offer void  wherever prohibited or restricted by law.

Each entrant in the Sweepstakes must be the rightful holder the Twitter account. In the event of a
dispute concerning the identity of the holder of the Twitter account, the holder will be deemed to
be the person who owns the email address that was used to register the Twitter account. The
Twitter account must be opened prior to the commencement of the Sweepstakes. 

ENTRY PERIOD
The Sweepstakes will commence on March 17, 2011, at 12:00 noon (ET). The last entry will
be accepted March 18, 2011, at 11:59pm (ET).

SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION OF WINNERS
One potential winners will be selected by a random drawing from among the eligible entries.
Winners will be chosen by no later than ten days following the end date above. All potential
winners will be notified by Direct Message via Twitter. If a potential winner does not respond to
the notification within three days of delivery, an alternate winner will be chosen. If a potential winner is not following @waldenpondpress on Twitter and therefore cannot receive a direct message, an alternate winner will be chosen.

PRIZES
There will be one grand prize winner who will receive: one hardcover copy of each the following Walden Pond Press titles: Cosmic, by Frank Cottrell Boyce, Max Cassidy: Escape from Shadow Island by Paul Adam, Finding Danny by Linzi Glass, The Last Words of Will Wolfkin by Steven Knight, The Billionaire’s Curse by Richard Newsome, Guys Read: Funny Business edited by Jon Scieszka, The Fourth Stall by Chris Rylander; one Advance Reader Copy of the following Walden Pond Press titles: Juniper Berry by M.P. Kozlowsky, The Emerald Casket by Richard Newsome, and Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu. A Walden Media reserves the right to substitute Prizing info TKa cash payment of equal or greater value for the prizes.

All prizes will be awarded, provided there are as many entries as prizes. Only one prize will be
awarded per individual, family, or household. All prizes are non-transferable and cannot be sold
or redeemed for cash.

CONDITIONS
By participating, entrants affirm that they have read these Official Rules, agree to be bound by
them and the selection of the winners, which shall be final, and waive any right to claim ambiguity
in the Sweepstakes and/or these Official Rules. All federal, state and local tax liabilities arising
from this Sweepstakes will be the sole responsibility of the winner. Acceptance of prizes
constitutes permission to use the winner's name, tweet, likeness, biography, and prize won for
purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity without additional compensation, except where
prohibited or restricted by law.

The entrants release, discharge, and hold harmless Walden Media and its parent, affiliates,
subsidiaries, assigns, attorneys, representatives and agents, including advertising, promotion and
fulfillment agencies, from any and all liability or damages arising from the administration of the
Sweepstakes and the use or misuse of any prize received in this Sweepstakes, including, without
limitation, the following: (i) late, lost, incomplete, delayed, misdirected or unintelligible entries, (ii)
any printing, typographical, administrative or technological errors in any materials associated with
the Sweepstakes, and (iii) any damage to the entrant's computer, related equipment, data files,
and software resulting from entrant's downloading of information regarding the Sweepstakes or
participation in the Sweepstakes.

Walden Media reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, cancel or suspend this
Sweepstakes should a virus, bug, computer problem or other causes beyond Walden Media's control corrupt the administration, security or proper operation of the Sweepstakes. Walden Media may prohibit you from participating in the Sweepstakes or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that you are attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking or employing other unfair practices or by abusing other entrants or the representatives of Walden Media.

ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR
UNDERMINE THE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF
CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND, IN SUCH EVENT, WALDEN MEDIA RESERVES THE
RIGHT TO PURSUE ITS REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING COSTS AND ATTORNEY'S
FEES) TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW.

Any dispute arising from the Sweepstakes will be determined according to the laws of the State of
California, without reference to its conflict of laws principles, and the entrants consent to the
personal jurisdiction of the State and Federal Courts located in the State of California
over them and agree that such courts have exclusive jurisdiction over all such disputes.

THE ODDS OF WINNING DEPEND UPON THE NUMBER OF ENTRIES AND THE RATE AT
WHICH THEY ARE RECEIVED.

For the names of the prize winners, e-mail your request to waldenpondpress@gmail.com no
earlier than 3/19/11, but no later than 3/25/11. You may also send a self-addressed
stamped envelope (postage not required from Vermont residents) to Walden Media, 17 New England Executive Park, Suite 305, Burlington, MA 01803 during the time period above.

This Sweepstakes is conducted solely by Walden Media, LLC and is not sponsored or otherwise
affiliated with Twitter.

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