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  • Win these awesome Alma Classics

    Tue, 19 Nov 2013 15:10

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    Alma books have a whole load of classic titles that they'd like to give away. Let them introduce themselves:

    In September 2012 we decided to revamp our classics programme under the Alma brand. Since its launch, Alma Classics has been growing from strength to strength, and in May 2013 Alma won Independent Publisher of the Year at the Bookseller Industry Awards. One of the judges said: “Alma’s publishing is making a cultural contribution that cannot be ignored.” A month later Alma was the first British company to be awarded the prestigious Premio Nazionale per la Traduzione (€11,000), organized by the Italian Government, for the promotion of translated works in the world.
    Alma – which is Spanish for “soul” – is a publisher that regards a book as an aesthetic artefact rather than as a mass-produced commodity. The company's whole emphasis lies on quality over quantity, all the way from choosing projects for publication to creating the physical look and feel of the books. With an emphasis on the production, editorial and typographical values of a book, our aim is to revitalize the whole experience of reading the classics.
    Alma Classics publishes not only the greatest recognized masterpieces of all time, from every literature and genre, but tries to redefine and enrich the classics canon by promoting unjustly neglected works of enduring significance. Most of our titles are provided with an extensive critical apparatus and extra reading material.
    Our list includes such masterpieces as Exercises in Style by Raymond Queneau, with a foreword by Umberto Eco and an essay by Italo Calvino, Céline’s Journey to the End of the Night and new verse translations of the Divine Comedy and Villon’s Testament. Among our most successful titles are our series of the works of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Mikhail Bulgakov, and we are delighted to have launched a series of beautifully produced popular classics, including Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë, The Praise of Folly by Erasmus, Madame Bovary by Flaubert and The Prince by Machiavelli among its first titles.

    Just answer Alma's simple question below to be in with a chance to win. 1st prize - 45 books, 2nd - 20 books, 3rd - 10 books!

    Update -- winners: Treasa Nealon, Dmitriy Taratynov, Simon Barber

    Competition now closed

    Posted by Adam Adam

    Categories: prize, competition, Alma classics

    Alma Classics

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    1. 1. No purchase necessary. Proof of entering is not proof of receipt of entry.

      2. To be eligible, entries must be received on or before the competition closing date. All entries shall become the property of The Book Depository, and their directors, officers, representatives, advertising and promotional agencies are not responsible for contacting or forwarding prizes to entrants who provide unclear or incomplete information or for entries lost, misdirected, delayed or destroyed.

      3. The competition is open to all excluding residents of Italy. Parents/guardians must submit the entry for those under the age of 16. Images must not contain photographs of minors without an adult's consent.

      4. The prize winner will be decided by The Book Depository. The Book Depository will not enter into correspondence about the choice of winner.

      5. The competition ends as specified on the competition page -- no entry received after that time will be considered. The winner will be announced as specified on the competition page. There is one prize

      6. The promoter reserves the right to amend the specification of the prize or offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value.

      7. The prize winner will be notified by telephone/email. If the selected entrant does not meet all of the contract conditions, another entrant will be selected from the remaining eligible entries.

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    1. Sydney's avatar Sydney

      So many amazing books

      Posted Wed, 18 Dec 2013 22:27
    2. Khaing Zar Kyi Lwin's avatar Khaing Zar Kyi Lwin

      May all blessings upon me! I'm dying to read these beautiful books...

      Posted Wed, 18 Dec 2013 09:09
    3. Mrs Bruna Maria James's avatar Mrs Bruna Maria James

      great books

      Posted Tue, 17 Dec 2013 10:32
    4. Nicky Smart's avatar Nicky Smart

      The best prize!

      Posted Sun, 15 Dec 2013 19:54
    5. MisLibros's avatar MisLibros

      This is such an amazing competition!!

      Posted Fri, 13 Dec 2013 13:45
    6. Cait Molan's avatar Cait Molan

      AMAZING competition! You can never have enough classics! Good luck everyone :)

      Posted Thu, 12 Dec 2013 06:53
    7. Nicole Schull's avatar Nicole Schull

      love love love to spend the holidays devouring these books

      Posted Wed, 11 Dec 2013 21:36
    8. Ria Wijnbergen's avatar Ria Wijnbergen

      My Alma would be very happy if I would win The Alma Classics!

      Posted Wed, 11 Dec 2013 21:02
    9. Juan Roque's avatar Juan Roque

      Wonderful competition!!

      Posted Wed, 11 Dec 2013 20:20
    10. Shannon Morrison's avatar Shannon Morrison

      What a great competition:) Hoping to win and good luck to everyone else:D

      Posted Wed, 11 Dec 2013 17:30
    11. Victoria Nash's avatar Victoria Nash

      Wow what a terrific prize. Hope I'm lucky.

      Posted Wed, 11 Dec 2013 17:13
    12. Jana's avatar Jana

      All the hours I would spend reading..

      Posted Wed, 11 Dec 2013 05:07
    13. Ana Maria Palop Martinez's avatar Ana Maria Palop Martinez

      looks interesting

      Posted Mon, 09 Dec 2013 12:15
    14. Elizabeth Sawyer's avatar Elizabeth Sawyer

      Our family would thoroughly enjoy reading or in some cases rereading these classic titles! May you have a Joy-Filled Christmas Season!

      Posted Sun, 08 Dec 2013 19:42
    15. John Pauzauskie's avatar John Pauzauskie

      Thank you for so generously giving away a great group of awesome reads.

      Posted Sun, 08 Dec 2013 19:29
    16. Donna Kent's avatar Donna Kent

      Some wonderful titles. Plenty to keep the winners happy for the cristmas period.

      Posted Sun, 08 Dec 2013 18:31
    17. Kim Townsend's avatar Kim Townsend

      These books are masterpieces!! True works of artistic reading pleasure!! I hope I win!!

      Posted Sun, 08 Dec 2013 00:28
    18. Ms K L Martindale's avatar Ms K L Martindale

      Would love to have the books to read to my granddaughter who is into anything that has a great story.

      Posted Fri, 06 Dec 2013 04:32
    19. Ann Marie Kelly's avatar Ann Marie Kelly

      Oh would so love to win this prize!!!!!!!!

      Posted Thu, 05 Dec 2013 23:35
    20. Cynthia Coghill's avatar Cynthia Coghill

      Brilliant addition to our library.

      Posted Thu, 05 Dec 2013 19:03
    21. Edna Melissa Moreira Villegas's avatar Edna Melissa Moreira Villegas

      hoping to win some good books~ :3

      Posted Thu, 05 Dec 2013 19:01
    22. Michael Bennett's avatar Michael Bennett

      It's time to return to the classics.

      Posted Thu, 05 Dec 2013 15:46
    23. Ruth Santiago's avatar Ruth Santiago

      I would love to win these

      Posted Thu, 05 Dec 2013 10:53
    24. Ms Jacky MilesSmith's avatar Ms Jacky MilesSmith

      Mmmm! Many many hours of pleasure!!!

      Posted Wed, 04 Dec 2013 23:21
    25. Joshua Thomas Davis's avatar Joshua Thomas Davis

      Gosh, this would be an excellent collection to have.

      Posted Tue, 03 Dec 2013 16:38

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