Penguin’s founder Allen Lane started the paperback revolution with that little flippant but dignified Penguin (his secretary came up with the name and he sent another colleague off to the zoo to make sketches). One year later, 3 million Penguin paperbacks had been sold. Today, the Penguin imprint alone has over 4000 books in print.
A bright-orange Penguin Mobile (an adorable mini-cooper with the Penguin logo) is driving to bookstores all over the US to bring some of our bestselling authors to parties in their hometowns, increase awareness of The Nature Conservancy, and promote literacy. At each event, a set of 75 Penguin Books is donated to a local library or literacy group. Each author is signing the Penguin-mobile as it makes its way across the United States, and the summer’s events will culminate with a party at the New York Public Library in September where Penguin will auction the car with the proceeds going to the New York Public Library. Penguin is also donating sets of books to numerous U.S. military bases in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Check out their special anniversary website at http://www.penguinbooks75.com/ for more information on all things Penguin, plus to find out where the cute little Penguin-mobile might be!
To help Penguin Books celebrate their birthday, I am holding a special BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAY!!
One lucky reader of my humble blog will win a copy of Elizabeth Gilbert's book, EAT, PRAY, LOVE, which has been made into a movie starring Julie Roberts, and will be at the theaters in a couple of weeks!
So, what do you need to do to win this fabulous book for yourself? Simply leave me a comment here!
That's it! Just leave me a comment, with your name and your email address, on this post and on Sunday evening (August 8th) I'll draw the name of the winner!
Become a follower of my blog to earn a extra chance!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PENGUIN BOOKS!!! HERE'S TO ANOTHER 75 GLORIOUS YEARS OF PUBLISHING!!!
Thank you to Penguin Books for supplying the copy of "Eat,Pray,Love" for this Giveaway!