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Enter to WIN the Most Thoughtful Gift You’ll Give This Season

This holiday season and beyond, we want to celebrate heartfelt and traditional gifting and what it all comes down to: LOVE. We’ve teamed up with Keepster to make sure you’re giving the most amazing gift this year. You can encapsulate all of your best memories, your favorite texts from your favorite person, all of the goodnight and good mornings – in a book, and here’s how…

What can you win?

 

– A free Keepster book to bookify your favorite texts.
– A collection of love letters from some of the world’s best writers for entertainment and inspiration, including Love Letters of Great Men, made famous by Sex and the City.

– $150 gift card for a special night with your loved one!

– A vintage stationary set to craft your own declarations of love to send from afar.
– A luxury ballpoint pen, because what’s romance writing without a little drama?

 

ENTER HERE!

Celebrate Love with Keepster! (Contest on Hive.co)

 

KEEPSTER BOOKS!

You can turn your Keepster folders into one-of-a-kind books, totally customizable and suited to your own needs. Send a loved one the gift of a lifetime, remember those who have passed with a heartfelt collection of their fondest words, recap your relationship from first hello to most recent goodbye, all from the Keepster portal. Keepster has a range of vibrant colors and fonts to choose from, meaning you can flex your art muscles while also creating something unique and heartfelt.

 

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ABOUT KEEPSTER

Keepster is your best friend this holiday season, with their app and printing service that is bringing your digital best bits into the real world. With Keepster you can backup years of messages across multiple platforms (totally free), and browse them by keyword, recipient, date, and organize them into folders, or Keepsters. But that isn’t even the best part, you can turn these folders of your favorite messages into BOOKS. Now, we know we love book gifts, and Keepster is an affordable, thoughtful, sustainable way of gifting in the weirdest year ever.

Keepster’s one-of-a-kind books are totally customizable and suited to your own needs. Send a loved one the gift of a lifetime, remember those who have passed with a heartfelt collection of their fondest words, recap your relationship from first hello to most recent goodbye, all from the Keepster portal. Keepster has a range of vibrant colors and fonts to choose from, meaning you can flex your art muscles while also creating something unique and heartfelt.

In case you weren’t already sold, we have an exclusive 25% off for Bookstr readers! Use Bookstr2020 at checkout, and thank us later. Or, enter here for a chance to win some thoughtful, writer-friendly prizes and a free Keepster book! Plus, 10 runners up will get 50% off.

 

HOW DOES KEEPSTER WORK?

  • Download the Keepster app to your laptop or desktop. Do so here.
  • Connect your iPhone to your laptop
  • Sign up to Keepster via the computer app.
  • Perform your first back up.
  • Once that is complete, the world of your entire text history is your oyster. Search by topic or name, organize into separate Keepster folders, take a trip down memory lane.
  • Then, choose which Keepster you want to transform into a unique book. Get designing, place your order, and get right back to finding out just how many times you texted your best friend about that summer fling.

ENTER HERE!

Celebrate Love with Keepster! (Contest on Hive.co)

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The Amazing Book Covers of Kavalier and Clay

It has been 20 years since Michael Chabon’s legendary novel was published on September 19th, 2000. In that short time, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay has won a Pulitzer Prize, and many many other awards.

The book follows two cousins, Joe Kavalier and Sam Clay, as they reunite when Joe comes to America to escape Nazi Europe. The pair combine their skills, Joe the artist, and Sam the writer, to navigate the newfound world of comic books. It follows their careers, and intertwined love lives: Sam struggles with his queerness in a time when it wasn’t accepted and Joe falls in love with a woman he can’t have. Chabon lets readers into a world that is torn by war and patches it with the love and creative connection that the two cousins share.

It is incredible that in only 20 years the book has become a modern American classic. But, what is more incredible is the number of book covers that it has gone through.

There is a quote in the book that reads, “Forget about what you are escaping from. Reserve your anxiety for what you are escaping to.” Here are the TAAOKAC book covers. There are so many of them and they are all amazing. They say not to judge a book by its cover, but hopefully, after seeing these, TAAOKAC will be something you want to reserve your anxiety for and escape into.

Happy 20th.

1. The first edition published by Random House in 2000

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2. The 2001 paperback edition with Houdini on the cover

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3. the post-Pulitzer edition in august 2001

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4. The Italian Edition in 2001

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5. the Swedish edition in 2002

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6. the german edition in 2004

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7. the french edition in 2004

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8. the Chinese edition in 2012

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9. the rebranding of all Chabon books to look this way in 2012

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10. the polish edition in 2019

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11. the new paperback edition in 2012

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12. the gorgeous limited edition illustrated edition that costs $135

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