Extenuating Circumstances

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Category: penguin

Competition Rules (or, competitions rule, legislation doesn’t)

Unfortunately, the fabulous library prize of 1,300 books that we’re giving away through We Tell Stories with Penguin is only open to UK residents. We’d dearly love to run an international competition, but in this case haven’t been able to. It’s something that we’ve had experience with before, but even if you lock the territories […]

SXSW 2008 – Stories, Games and Your Brand

I’ve been invited to take part in a panel for next year’s SXSW, Stories, Games and Your Brand by my good friend Rachel Clarke, of Behind the Buzz. Here’s the blurb for the panel: A look at how interactive gaming, storytelling and puzzles can engage users with your brand. Movie and TV producers are increasingly […]

“Scheme” to get boys “reading”

Right, this is the kind of thing that really pisses me off. From BBC News Online: Scheme aims to get boys reading Secondary schools in England are being given free books for their library, in an attempt to get teenage boys reading. Schools will be able to select 20 books from a Department for Education […]