Showing posts with label Reading. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Reading. Show all posts

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Kobo Essay Contest Features Power Lunch With Author Kelly Cutrone



29 Jun 2011 19:09 Africa/Lagos


Kobo Essay Contest Features Power Lunch With Author Kelly Cutrone

Entrants Across North America Asked to Describe "How Normal Has Gotten Them Nowhere"

PR Newswire

TORONTO, June 29, 2011

TORONTO, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kobo, a global leader in eReading with more than 4 million users worldwide, today announced the launch of a new essay contest in which the winner will enjoy a private power lunch with television personality and New York Times' bestselling author Kelly Cutrone.

Today through July 8, 2011, Cutrone fans can visit http://facebook.com/kobo and write a short essay answer to the question: "How has normal has gotten you nowhere and how are you ready to make new moves?"

Open to residents of the continental United States and Canada (excluding Quebec), the winning essay will be chosen by Cutrone. The winner will be flown to Toronto to power lunch with the author. Cutrone will share her unique brand of no-nonsense wisdom to help the winner move forward in his or her life.

"Kelly was recently in Toronto and expressed her love of Kobo as well as her desire to work with us in a way which would be truly meaningful for her fans. Kelly loves Canada and was keen to partner with Kobo on this content," said Liz Ridout, vice president of marketing at Kobo.

"Toronto stole my heart. Anytime I can come to Toronto to see my friends and fans is a good day!" said Cutrone.

Cutrone has been a force in the fashion industry for more than 25 years. She quickly moved from industry icon to media maverick, originally appearing on MTV's hit shows The Hills and The City. She executive produced and appeared on the Bravo series Kell on Earth and is a special contributor on the syndicated Dr. Phil show. Cutrone has penned two books: national and New York Times' bestseller "If You Have to Cry, Go Outside: And Other Things Your Mother Never Told You" and "Normal Gets You Nowhere," released in May 2011 by HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins.

To enter the contest, visit http://facebook.com/kobo. Deadline for entry is July 8, 2011. No purchase is necessary to compete in this contest. The winning entry will be made available on Kobo's Facebook page after being selected.

About Kobo, Inc.

Kobo is a global eReading service with more than 2.4 million eBooks, magazines and newspapers – one of the largest eReading catalogues in the world. Kobo believes consumers should have the freedom to read any book on any device and has attracted millions of readers from over 100 countries across the globe. Kobo has top ranked eReading applications for iPad, iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows and MacOS, and is the eReading application of choice for leading tablet OEMs. Kobo eReaders are also available at leading retailers including Indigo, Walmart, Best Buy, Borders and WHSmith. Kobo's innovative Reading Life is an industry-first comprehensive social eReading experience – Kobo users can earn awards simply for time spent reading and encouraging others. Kobo is backed by majority shareholder Indigo Books & Music Inc, Cheung Kong Holdings, and institutional investors.

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SOURCE Kobo




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Monday, December 20, 2010

President Goodluck Jonathan is going to Bring Back the Book


Photo Credit: Puku

President Goodluck Jonathan, GCFR, today launches the transformational "Bring Back the Book" literary campaign to revive a reading culture among Nigerian youths and he is also presenting his own book "My Friends and I: Conversations on Policy and Governance via Facebook". The venue is the Expo Hall of the Eko Hotel, Lagos.




"The time has come when educational opportunities must be for all; when knowledge must be promoted over the mad rush for materialism. Book culture, if properly put in place, will help promote a new Nigeria," said Mr. Oronto Douglas, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Research, Documentation and Strategy. "Four months after, the interactions with Nigerians on Facebook were turned into a book containing reactions and suggestions on issues of governance. The President joined Facebook not to belong but for the desire to engage, communicate and learn from Nigerians. In fact, the idea of government and governance being impenetrable and sacred should be smashed as government belongs to the people," he added.



Thursday, September 2, 2010

Too Many Churches, Too Many Fake Christians

Too Many Churches, Too Many Fake Christians

There are more churches in Nigeria than any other nation on earth. But the credibility of most of them is in doubt, because the more you look at the congregants the less Christianity you see in their lives outside the walls of their churches.

As our Lord and Master Jesus Christ our MESSIAH said that by their fruits you shall know them, the fruits of these churches are rotten.
I do not see much difference in the lives of the so called Christians and pagans. In fact, the pagans in Nigeria fear their juju voodoo more than these Nigerian Christians fear GOD.

How can we have millions of people who claim to be regular churchgoers and yet Nigeria is one of the most corrupt countries on earth.

The police officers extorting money from motorists on the road are still showing up in church to increase the congregations of hypocrites.
The covetous and greedy parents who have turned to the pimps of their giddy-giddy daughters are also the so called Christian mothers and elders in the churches.

Majority of the looters in the National Assembly and state assemblies, Local Government and Council offices and other public offices are still the same people sharing the pews with you in the church.

The same impressionable and innocent brothers and sisters posing and posturing as your fellow Christians are still the same cheating, lying, stealing and plotting more evils to harm and even kill others.

Well, you can know them by their fruits and separate the bad apples from the good ones.


~ Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima