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Share Your Moment for Chance to Win a Free Book

What particular moment changed your life? Share your story at this Facebook link for a chance to win some free books. Smith Magazine is collecting stories of “a single, decision, happenstance, accident, call, conversation, or email” that changed readers lives for a new book.

Check it out: “Welcome to ‘The Moment,’ stories of how a single moment changed your life in a profound way. Your Moment might be a split-second decision, something you witnessed, a message sent or received, a literal or mental discovery. Moments can be serious or silly, as short as a tweet, as long as 700 words, told via a single image or illustration, series of photos, or a scanned letter or post-it note.”

Share your particular moment at this Facebook link and you could win a free copy of the forthcoming The Moment book or a free copy of It All Changed in an Instant: More Six-Word Memoirs. We will randomly select two lucky winners from the Facebook submissions.  Complete contest details follow below.

Book Giveaway Guidelines

Eligibility:
Entrants must be 18 years or older with an address in the United States or Canada. Employees of WebMediaBrands and its subsidiaries and affiliates are not eligible to enter the giveaway. No purchase is necessary, void where prohibited. The books will be picked randomly as to what order they are drawn for. In all book giveaways, winners are selected at random from all entrants.

Deadline:
All submissions must be received between Wednesday, October 13, 2010 and Wednesday, October 20, 2010 by 11 p.m. ET. All winners will be notified via Facebook message and must have valid Facebook account.

Number of Winning Entries:
A staff member of WebMediaBrands or Mediabistro will select random winners from all the eligible entries received for each book offered during the giveaway.

Entry Method/Number of Entries:
You may enter for each book to be given away. Entries must be received on the Facebook contest link. Only one name and Facebook account per month will be accepted. Multiple entries will be disqualified. One person may not win more than one book per month, however, previous winners may enter subsequent giveaways and are eligible to win.

Rights:
WebMediaBrands has the right to disqualify entrants that don’t follow these guidelines or to award the book to alternative winners if winners cannot be contacted. Books must be accepted as awarded, are not transferable, and have no cash surrender value. List of prior winners may be obtained from WebMediaBrands upon request. Winner is responsible for all costs, taxes and fees, if any, related to winning. Winner grants WebMediaBrands and Mediabistro the right to use the winners name and details in connection with this giveaway and promotion of future giveaways.

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