If you particularly love a book and would like to bring it to life online, this project is just for you! Read carefully what follows and click on the links to know more about it.
www.bookdrum.com is a community website that aims to be the perfect companion to the books we love, bringing them to life with immersive pictures, videos, maps and music. So far this project has assembled comprehensive illustrated profiles of over 100 important books, including several school set texts that are already proving very useful to teachers and students alike. Book Drum’s unique approach has been praised by authors as distinguished as Sarah Waters, John Banville, Khaled Hosseini, Anne Rice, Paulo Coelho and Peter Godwin.
They are now launching the 2011 Book Drum Tournament, with US$3,500 in cash prizes on offer. This follows the highly successful 2010 Tournament, won by Victoria Hooper. Book Drum was able to give writing commissions to eight talented Contributors on the strength of their 2010 Tournament entries.
As a teacher, reviewer and blogger, I like this project very much and I decided to bring Book Drum and the Tournament to your attention. And of course I’d be delighted to enter myself! If only days were 48 hours long!