Jan 4 2009
Today’s the day, Dear Author Readers. We are going to give one beautiful RED Sony Reader away to a random entry. Here’s how to win. Below is a set of questions that require you to go to Sony.com and read about the Sony Reader and maybe even watch a demo.
You have to provide the Answers and then give a random number, between 1 and 1000, to your entry. The entry with the most correct answers (a couple are hard) will win. In case of a tie or several correct entries, the random number will decide the winner. This contest is open to everyone, including International Readers, but the international reader will have to pay the difference in shipping beyond $10.00 USD (which is the general cost to ship this device in the US with insurance).
Note: If there are different answers based on the two different models, I’ll accept the answer for either model as correct.
Question No. 1: How many colors does Sony offer for the Reader?
Question No. 2: What are those colors?
Question No. 3: Sony Reader uses a certain technology that gives it’s device a paper like appearance. What is the name of that technology?
Question No. 4: Which Sony Reader (give the model number) comes with integrated light?
Question No. 5: What formats will the Sony Reader view?
Question No. 6: What does DRM stand for?
Question No. 7: You can buy a book at Books on Board, Fictionwise or eHarlequin to read on the Sony Reader. What format should you buy for the Sony Reader if you purchase from one of those etailers?
Question No. 8: A mass market paperback weighs approximately 6 to 7 oz. How much does a Sony Reader weigh?
Question No. 9: A mass market paperback is approximately 4.33″ x 7.01″. How big is the screen size of the Sony Reader?
Question No. 10: Stacked three deep, an $80 Target bookshelf will hold 243 books. How many books can a Sony Reader hold (while there are two different models, Sony gives only one number consistently. That is the number I’m looking for.)?
Question No. 11: You can add additional memory to the Sony Reader. Assuming that a digital book is 500K, an additional 2GB media card costing approximately $12.00 will hold 4000 books. What are the types of memory cards that it will accept?
Question No. 12: How long can you read on the Sony Reader with just one charge cycle (from a fully charged device until it gives you a low battery reading)?
Question No. 13: Can you listen to music on your Sony Reader while reading a book?
Question No. 14: There are three retail locations that you can go to see a Sony Reader in real life. Name two.
Question No. 15: During the demo narrated by the Australian, if you Press No. 2, you get a listing of books by Title. What is the name of the romance title listed and the name of the author of that romance title?
Question No. 16: What is your random number?
That’s it. Mail your entries to me at jane @ dearauthor.com by Thursday 11:59 pm CST. Please put Sony Read Contest as the subject. Good luck and I hope that by searching the Sony site, you learned something about digital books. The winner will receive one Sony Reader in Red and a free Sony Reader cover handcrafted by Anne.