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Storybook Advent Calendar delivers Christmas to Troops Overseas through Operation E-book Drop
Storybook Advent Calendar is offering free ebook versions of the landmark Christmas book Storybook Advent Calendar to active military, US State Dept and UN peace-keeping families to ease the difficulties of being away from family at Christmas.
by Ty Mc Naulty Friday, October 22, 2010
LOS ANGELES, CA, October 22: With the holidays approaching many military families find themselves apart or with limited time together. Storybook Advent Calendar by Lewis Brech seeks to help military families with members deployed away from home celebrate Christmas every night with their families, no matter where they are stationed. E-books offer the unique ability to be in two places yet share and read the same book with family members over the phone or via VoIP applications.
“We realize how difficult it is to be away from home during the holidays,” explains Laura D Lewis of Lewis Brech. “By making Storybook Advent available through Operation E-book Drop we hope those deployed overseas and their families can at least share some of the holidays together, even if it is virtually.”
Operation E-book Drop was started in 2009 by Ed Patterson, an author and Army Veteran when a soldier in Iraq explained Whispernet (Amazon's wireless download service) didn't work in Iraq. Working with Bill Kendrick, Smashwords' CTO, they developed a system that allows Smashword’s ebook authors to donate free ebooks to serving members of the military overseas.
Storybook Advent Calendar e-book format is available for free to military families, members of UN Peace-keeping forces and US State Department representatives deployed away from their families October 22 through December 1, 2010. To obtain a free copy, visit the Storybook Advent website at http://www.storybookadvent.com/Military.asp and follow the instructions. The download link and coupon code is emailed to the military or official email address.
Storybook Advent Calendar is a children’s book including 24 Christmas stories, secular and non-secular from many of the world’s greatest authors including Hans Christian Anderson, Charles Dickens and Khalil Gibran as well seven original stories and poems. The book contains 93 illustrations and is available in full color or black and white paperback through Amazon and other online retailers and as an e-book formatted to Nook, Kindle, iPad, Sony, Kobo and other popular e-reader formats.
Preview the book (requires current Adobe Acrobat): http://www.storybookadvent.com/Books/SBAVColorSampler.pdf
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ABOUT STORYBOOK ADVENT
Storybook Advent Calendar & Storybook Advent Carols collections includes a Christmas book of 24 stories for children featuring a mixture of classics by Hans Christian Andersen, Khalil Gibran, Robert Lewis Stevenson and others plus seven original stories. These are designed to be read one each night between December 1st and December 24th.
Storybook Advent also includes three music albums of classic Christmas Carols: Volume One with 20 American Christmas Classics; Volume Two with 20 British Christmas Classics and the Ultimate Carols Collection featuring 30 all-time favorite Christmas Carols and a Caroling Songbook with the lyrics, histories and notes for all the songs in the Storybook Advent Collection.
Storybook and Songbook are vailable in full color or black & white paperback in addition to 8 ebook formats. Music available in CD or digital download through Storybook Advent.com and Amazon, iTunes, Napster, Barnes & Noble and other online resellers.
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