September 27, 2010

We’re giving away a $100.00 Amazon gift certificate!

“Books”, said American author William Feather, “open your mind, broaden your mind, and strengthen you as nothing else can.” These sentiments are ones that have always rung true in my own life, and upon meeting my husband, I discovered echoed in his as well.

Both of us have held a deeply rooted love of books and reading from the earliest of days, so it hardly came as a surprise to me a few months ago when my husband (Tony) came up with a splendid idea for an online book notification service that would, each week, alert members about new titles that had been released in the past week in their favourite categories.

Called anynewbooks.com, the straightforward website that my husband and I proceeded to produce works like this: you visit the site, select one or more categories from a list of (currently) 42 different genres of books (there truly is something for everyone!), enter your email address, and presto, once a week we’ll send you an email newsletter with a selection of newly released books in the categories of your choice (one email per category).

I know that many of us are massive fans of old (antique and/or vintage) books, but by the same token, I think it’s safe to say a substantial percentage of us love reading modern day books that cover vintage related topics. From fiction set during WW2 to biographies on our favourite vintage stars, books covering the endlessly interesting world of vintage fashion to tomes of photography ripe with vintage images, there are newly released books about some of our most beloved subjects all the time, and through Any New Books?, you can select categories that are likely to include such topics (I have a hand in the weekly book selections, so if I spy a new title about something vintage related, you bet your bookmark that it will be included in its respective category’s list of fresh releases that week!).


{Clearly this wildly chic 1950s woman shares our love of finding great reads via anynewbooks.com :D Vintage photo of an immensely elegant booklover via My Vintage Vogue on Flickr.}


Any New Books? Is an entirely free email notification service that’s here to ensure that you never miss a great new book (on the subjects that are nearest to your heart) again. To celebrate its recent launch and to share this great site with my lovely blogging visitors and friends, Any New Books? And Chronically Vintage are joining forces to giveaway a $100.00 (US) Amazon.com gift certificate to one lucky reader!

This contest (which is open to visitors worldwide) will run between today and Monday October 4, 2010 (the giveaway will officially close at 11:59pm EST that night), with the lucky winner being selected (via a random number generator) – and announced here on Chronically Vintage – the next following day.


How to enter

In order to enter this giveaway, swing by anynewbooks.com and sign up. Once you’ve done so come back here and let me know you’ve joined.

If you’d like to increase your odds of winning the $100.00 Amazon.com gift certificate, there are three additional ways for you to do:

-Leave a comment here telling me about your favourite category of books (are you a sci-fi diva, history hound, teen lit fan, cookbook queen?) or about your favourite book of all time. I’d love to hear about the fiction and non-fiction genres and titles alike that interest my wonderful readers the most!

- Post about this giveaway, including a link back to this announcement post on Chronically Vintage and one to anynewbooks.com, on your own blog in which you inform your readers about this fun giveaway (please feel free to use the photo above in your own post, crediting its original Flickr poster). Once you’ve written about the contest, come back here and let me know you’ve done so by leaving a comment with a link to your post.

-Spread the good word about anynewbooks.com via Twitter or Facebook. Again, be sure to jot down a comment letting me know you’ve done so.


Please feel free to enter the contest however many of the four ways you’d like, just be sure that you let me know about each entry in a separate comment, to better enhance your chances of winning (four comments for example, would give you four entries into the contest, thus four potential chances to win!). Please remember to post a separate comment for each entry!


Fellow booklovers, my husband and I both want to wish thank you all in advance for your support of Any New Books?, it truly means a lot to us and will go a long way in helping us to spread the word about this super useful service. Happy reading and best of luck to everyone who participates in this great giveaway!

87 comments:

  1. Jessica! First of all...hope that you and your hubby are doing well :o)
    Thank you for letting us know about this site. I signed up just now.

    I love reading fiction set in the 1940's era. I didnt notice if there was a way to be that specific in picking out selections from that time frame.

    I loved the series of Christian fiction, surrounding the lives of 4 sisters in WWII... It was a couple of years ago that I read it, so at this moment, I can't think of the titles or author! I'll have to come back and let you know...getting ready for work, but saw your post on my google reader thingy :o)

    Blessings & Aloha!

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  2. OOps! Here is my second entry! I love fiction that includes action/adventure, Christian fiction, 1940's era, series to cover teh lives of one character as related to another , either horizontally (ie, in the same timeframe) or throughout the characters family line (ie, their children nd their grandchildren, etc)...(love a happy ending!) and also...biographies, how-to books, cookbooks, etc :o)

    Thank you for a wonderful giveaway!
    Blessings & Aloha!

    mgbotelho21@gmail.com

    I'd love if you could recommend a great 1940's fiction...My hubby and i are flying out this Thursday to visit his family in Hawaii, so I hope to pick up a good book for the long flight...I'll be working on some handquilting too :o)

    Please do come by if you have time, I have some little giveaways of the art that I do.

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  3. My favorite genre is Science Non-fiction :)

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  4. Hello, I have joined up to the site, what a wonderful idea it is! Good luck with your venture :)

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  5. One of my favorite type of book is the self-help. :-)

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  6. What a fun giveaway! Lets see, what I am reading at the moment. I am reading Lasher, by Ann Rice. I am almost done, then I need to get the next one. That is where the giftcard comes in! I sure hope I win!

    Thanks!

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  7. I shared this on my blog's Facebook page:

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/posted.php?id=151254951552381&share_id=159919350701416&comments=1#s159919350701416

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  8. my favorite books are children's picture books. i tell people it's because i teach preschoolers, but (shh!) i think they'd be my favorite books even if i wasn't a preschool teacher :)

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  9. Just joined. This is a great list for me to join anyway as I am getting a MLIS/MM to become a music librarian. You know I loves me some books!

    tartdeco at gmail dot com

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  10. Most of the books I own are non-fiction/reference books. It is hard for me to pinpoint my favorite genre, but I tend to read music history the most, followed by sewing history, then biographies.

    One of the books I am reading right now was written by my graduate advisor Gillian Rodger about the history of Vaudeville and it is called "Champagne Charlie and Pretty Jemima:
    Variety Theater in the Nineteenth Century." If you are interested in this subject at all, pick it up! If I win the gift certificate I hope to pick up a hard copy of this book for her to sign ;)

    tartdeco at gmail dot com

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  11. I've joined! This is a wonderful idea!

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  12. My favorite books are Christian Fiction, preferably set in the 1940's or 50's. :)

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  13. Hi, don't have a blog, facebook or twitter account, but like this idea of getting notices of my favorite type of books. That being said, my all time fav is mysteries. Especially this time of year!
    pat

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  14. What a good idea! I signed up for 3 categories and will be interested to see what pops up. :)

    My favourite type of book? History books, especially books about the American Revolution and the Founders. I'm a total geek for that sort of thing!

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  15. So glad to have you back Jessica! I hope you are feeling much better. I definitely signed up for some lists. Looks like a great site.

    Best Wishes,
    Amanda

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  16. This is such a great idea! Of course I signed up.

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  17. I really enjoy sci-fi horror. Alot of time spent reading that. Alternative history sort of books.

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  18. I signed up at anynewbooks :)

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  19. I love historical fiction and sci-fi books the most. :)

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  20. Awesome! I love books, and I've signed up :) Thanks!
    bunnybx at gmail . com

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  21. I'm a huge fan of fiction. Currently loving YA and mostly of the dystopian genre.
    bunnybx at gmail . com

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  22. Spread the word on twitter - http://twitter.com/bunnyb/status/25777022341
    bunnybx at gmail . com

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  23. I just checked out the site and I think it's a lovely idea! I joined.

    havenera at gmail dot com

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  24. I would have to say my favorite category of book is children's fiction. Being a mom I spend about 2 hours at least a day reading to my kids. I like to enjoy the book as well. "Good Night Moon" just doesn't cut it around here.

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  25. tweeted! :) http://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/25823805517

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  26. New to your blog and mostly happy that you seem to have improved healthwise. Good to hear :-)))
    Searching thrift, art and vintage I found your blog and this great idea!I am moving to the States in a few weeks time marrying my American fiance! So this give away would come in handy! I have joined your mailing list and follow you on facebook!

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  27. We both love history and biblographies. I love self help books, health and fitness, art, vintage an organic gardening. Thanks again

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  28. A little blog post on my blog:

    http://aboutblogcontest.blogspot.com/2010/09/win-100-amazon-card.html

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  29. My favorite categories are Sci-fi and Kindle Books!

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  30. Tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/glf80/statuses/25868669191

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  31. Hello dear Jessica! How delighted I am to see you here again and with such wonderful news! I'm so proud of you and Tony for launching this fantastic service. What a brilliant idea! And of course, I signed up right away. As far as favorite books, that's nearly impossible. But one that I love and reread is "The Eight" by Katherine Neville. Best of luck to you both in this new venture – it's so exciting! xo - g

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  32. Favorite genre murder mystery/noir. Some favorite books are The Great Gatsby, The Black Dahlia By James Ellroy, and Burlesque/Fetish The Art Of The Teese. I also collect classic movie stars bio's.

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  33. Any chance of winning an Amazon gift card is one I'm going to take. Looks like you're getting a very good turnout!

    I've posted about your contest on my blog.

    Will comment other actions.

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  34. I also signed up at AnyNewBooks.com using the same email address as in this comment form.

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  35. I forgot to mention in my previous comment that my favorite genre is sci-fi. And speaking of vintage items, I have to say that vintage sci-fi has a special charm to it that today's sci-fi just can't touch.

    So on with my next activity...

    I just tweeted about your contest here with the username darngoodreviews.

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  36. I joined! What a great idea for a website!
    Rebecca
    bec289 at hotmail dot com

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  37. I love so many different kinds of books. At the moment, Children's books and historical fiction are my favorite.

    bec289 at hotmail dot com

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  38. I've joined to anynewsbook.com by akira_world07[at]yahoo.com

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  39. My most favourite books was a business books. I'm internet marketer so i love to read a book with business topic especially the one which write about internet marketing. Well, for businessman, updating information was very important. My favourite titles of business books was "The power of kepepet". It's a
    business book which writing about the importance of making "urgency effect" to drive you to take action.

    Thanks.

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  40. Posted on http://allcontestinfo.blogspot.com/2010/09/100-amazon-gift-certificate-giveaway.html

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  41. Posted : http://contestishere.blogspot.com/2010/09/chronically-vintage-giveaway-100-amazon.html

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  42. Just signed up to Any New Books.
    I am really hoping to win the contest, good lucj to all!

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  43. This would be my second entry, and I chose the
    "Computers and Internet" and "Teens" category

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  44. For the third entry:
    I just posted a Facebook update about this contest
    at my profile: http://www.facebook.com/rabintoy

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  45. http://onestopcontest.blogspot.com/2010/09/100-amazon-gift-certificate-contest-by.html

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  46. Another post : http://contestandgiveaway.blogspot.com/2010/09/get-100-amazon-gift-certificate.html

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  47. More and more entry (don't worry, all is original post, just check it) : http://contest-aishiteru.blogspot.com/2010/09/chronically-vintage-giveaway.html

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  48. Tweeted :
    http://twitter.com/akira07/status/26134292243

    Anyway can i make another tweet to increase my winning chance?

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  49. Shared on my facebook page : http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1667113192&v=wall&story_fbid=148138711894360

    I don't know if you need to sign-up to able to see it or no, but i'm ready if you ask me for a screenshoot.

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  50. Another post on my contest blog : http://mycontestkingdom.blogspot.com/2010/10/100-amazon-gift-certificate-giveaway.html

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  51. More and more, my finger bit hurt :P
    http://contest-hunter.blogspot.com/2010/10/chronically-vintage-get-100-amazon-gift.html

    Wait for blog post on my .com domain, but it's in local languange. Can i?

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  52. It's quite hard to make original article with same topic. But here we go with more of my blog post :

    http://contesthouse.blogspot.com/2010/10/100-amazon-gift-cards-giveaway-from.html

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  53. One more : http://contestabc.blogspot.com/2010/10/win-100-amazon-gift-cards-chronically.html

    Thanks for making the great contest!

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  54. Refered by my friend :)
    I've joined Any New Books with naki_vic[at]yahoo.com

    Wish me luck :)

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  55. My favourite book is japanese manga (or we called it as comics). It's just interesting and kill my boring time. My favourite japanese manga was detective conan and kindaichi.

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  56. Signed up at Any New Book
    henglish at nb dot sympatico dot ca

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  57. Hi Jessica!
    My favourite book is "Islands in the stream" by Ernest Hemingway.
    I love every kind of books, except business books.
    I'm reading "Gods are thirsty" by Anatole France right now.
    Count me in please, and thanks for the chance :)

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  58. Posted on my local blog : http://rumahkontes.com/dapatkan-100-untuk-belanja-di-amazon/

    It's on indonesian languange, but i hope it's counted.

    @Admin : i'm sure i've posted another 4 comments but my post didn't appears yet. Please check it.

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  59. I joined- what a great idea!
    nbalogh522 at gmail dot com

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  60. My favorite genres are chic lit and mystery/thrillers.
    nbalogh522 at gmail dot com

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  61. tweeted
    http://twitter.com/maybaby522/status/26231210339
    nbalogh522 at gmail dot com

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  62. I joined!

    ramizen(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  63. I enjoy reading Amish fiction and other Christian novels.

    ramizen(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  64. I heart your giveaway! And your new book service, I've already signed up and excited for my first email!

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  65. One of the categories I signed up for was Science Fiction and Fantasy...Jurassic Park is one of my favorite books

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  66. And for mucho support, I also gave you a shoutout on my blog: http://fogcityvintageandsuch.blogspot.com/2010/10/new-giveaway.html

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  67. I just signed up--looks like a great service!

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  68. Fiction-wise, I'm a former-English-major snob and mainly read classics. For new stuff, I mainly stick to crafting and sewing books and other non-fiction. However, fiction is my true passion and I'd like to find some newer stuff to read. The last recent novel I read and can thoroughly endorse is John Harwood's The Seance--I'd love to find more new fiction like that!

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  69. I blogged:

    http://quiltznhoez.blogspot.com/2010/10/giveaways-to-enter-this-week.html

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  70. And I tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/FakeGradSchool/status/26245952445

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  71. Tweeted about anynewbooks.com:

    http://twitter.com/#!/calidreamin87/status/26250400880

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  72. My favorite category is romance
    henglish at nb dot sympatico dot ca

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  73. I liked Any New Books on Facebook and shared their page: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001399681989&v=wall&story_fbid=152071831497685&ref=mf

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  74. My favorite category of books is nonfiction (usually Christian living) because I love learning information that I can apply to my life.

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  75. tweet: http://twitter.com/henglish/status/26351005084
    henglish at nb dot sympatico dot ca

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  76. Hi everyone,

    Thank you very, very much for your stellar support and participation in this giveaway! It was a joy to read about your favourite books and to learn more about the areas of fiction and non-fiction alike that capture your heart.

    Admission to this contest has now closed, and the lucky winner has been drawn. The name of the winner will be announced in a post here on Chronically Vintage later today (October 5th), so be sure to stay tunned to see if it was you! :)

    Heartfelt thanks again everyone for taking part in this great contest and for signing up with http://anynewbooks.com


    Wishing you a beautiful day!
    ♥ Jessica & Tony

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  77. Hey all. Check out easyamazoncards.com! It's a really cool website I found to get amazon cards for free!

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