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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.

      8. The competitions are not open to employees of The Book Depository and their sponsors or their immediate families.

      9. By entering the contest, entrants, consent to the use of their names, city of residence, photograph and/or image for publicity purposes in all media carried out by The Book Depository, without payment or compensation.

      10. The decisions of the contest judges are final. The prize must be accepted as awarded.

      11. The right is reserved to terminate or withdraw this contest at any time.

      12. All entries become the property of The Book Depository, who assume no responsibility for lost, stolen, delayed, damaged or misdirected entries or for any failure of the website during the promotional period, for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or entry to be received by The Book Depository on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or any website, or any combination thereof including any injury or damage to an entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from playing or downloading any material in the promotion. The Book Depository reserve the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend the email portion of this contest should a virus or bug or other cause beyond the reasonable control of The Book Depository corrupt the security or proper administration of the contest. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of this promotion is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, The Book Depository reserve the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution. Entries are subject to verification and will be declared invalid if they are illegible, mechanically reproduced, mutilated, forged, falsified, altered or tampered within any way. Entrants agree to abide by the Contest Rules and the decisions of the independent judging panel, which are final.

      13. Entries must be submitted by the named entrant (or their parent/guardian for children aged 16 or under) and will be invalid if found to come from a third party. Multiple entries from a single source (e.g 'competition entry' website/company) will be disqualified.

      14. For name/county of prize winner, please send a stamped addressed envelope marked The Book Depository, Thames Central, Hatfield Road, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 1QE. No entries should be sent to this address.

      15. Entry to the competition is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions.

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      17. The Promoters have organised these prize draws in good faith and do not accept liability relating to the prize.


    1. Leah Tonna's avatar Leah Tonna

      A dream prize, so many classics I'm ashamed I've never read.

      Posted Thu, 21 Nov 2013 19:32
    2. Natasha's avatar Natasha

      Classics? Mine! I want them, I want them all!

      Posted Thu, 21 Nov 2013 19:18
    3. Alison Whittle's avatar Alison Whittle

      How generous you are. What a wonderful opportunity and I await with baited breath.

      Posted Thu, 21 Nov 2013 18:58
    4. carlos Villarreal's avatar carlos Villarreal

      Wish me luck!

      Posted Thu, 21 Nov 2013 18:29
    5. Lorne Robbins's avatar Lorne Robbins

      Thank you for creating such a wonderful contest!

      Posted Thu, 21 Nov 2013 18:29
    6. Passarinho's avatar Passarinho

      The prizes are fabulous! Even the third one would leave me extremely happy.

      Posted Thu, 21 Nov 2013 18:22
    7. lolitalaland's avatar lolitalaland

      It would be great if I won this one!

      Posted Thu, 21 Nov 2013 16:19
    8. Lieke's avatar Lieke

      It would be so amazing if i would win one of the prizes! What a wonderful contest is this!

      Posted Thu, 21 Nov 2013 16:02
    9. Jere Lemettinen's avatar Jere Lemettinen

      Now what a Christmas present this would make :)

      Posted Thu, 21 Nov 2013 14:55
    10. Miriam's avatar Miriam

      Amazing Prize! *-*

      Posted Thu, 21 Nov 2013 08:22
    11. sandra craig17 linden st's avatar sandra craig17 linden st

      My nanna gave each and everyone of her children and grand children the gift of books. Love to be able to read these classics to my own child, and think of my nanna at the same time. I know they would pride of place of my bookshelf

      Posted Wed, 20 Nov 2013 23:52
    12. nicola mcgee's avatar nicola mcgee

      Would love one of these fab books

      Posted Wed, 20 Nov 2013 15:10
    13. Susan Williams's avatar Susan Williams

      This is a classy classical competition!

      Posted Wed, 20 Nov 2013 13:15
    14. Wendy Timms's avatar Wendy Timms

      Brilliant!! Nothing better than curling up with a great book or 20 :-)

      Posted Wed, 20 Nov 2013 00:26
    15. Ash Wilson's avatar Ash Wilson

      Amazing prize! Classics are the best novels that have ever been written.

      Posted Tue, 19 Nov 2013 19:45
    16. loesje's avatar loesje

      With a Library without English Classics this would be a wonderful prize...

      Posted Tue, 19 Nov 2013 18:02
    17. Alaina Francis's avatar Alaina Francis

      This competition is the most amazing one yet! These 45 books are dream-worthy, but it would be perfection to own just 10 of the Alma classics!

      Posted Tue, 19 Nov 2013 16:53

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