Winning Teens Over With Technology
Both Simon & Schuster and Barnes & Noble have offered incentives to boost interest in teen readers. Simon & Schuster is promoting a texting contest to win a coffee date with Scott Westerfeld to chat about his new book, Leviathan. The same is being done for Tonya Hurley’s, The Blessed, and have the chance to win a guitar.
Barnes & Noble is giving away a collection of free young adult eBooks with the purchase of a Nook Tablet. This is being done to combat the up-and-coming Nexus 7 being put out by Google. Buyers of the Nook Tablet will receive Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz; Angel Burn by L. A. Weatherly; The Enemy by Charlie Higson; and Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey.