Have a Chance To Win A Trip To The Set Of The Hunger Games Movie
On Friday June 24, 2011 at 12:01AM Eastern, Lionsgate will launch “The Win A Trip To The Set Of The Hunger Games Sweepstakes” on the film’s Facebook page. By pressing “like” on the Facebook page and following the instructions provided, fans can complete the sweepstakes entry form for an entry into the contest. Fans can gain additional entries by informing their friends through Facebook and Twitter that they’ve entered the contest.
For more information and the official rules on “The Win A Trip To the Set Of The Hunger Games Sweepstakes,” visit ‘The Hunger Games’ Facebook page here. The contest runs though July 15 at 11:59 PM Eastern, and the winner will be announced online after the sweepstakes ends.
Hunger Games Author Suzanne Collins Surpass One Million Kindle Books Sold
SEATTLE, Jun 06, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — (NASDAQ:AMZN)–Amazon.com today announced that Lee Child and Suzanne Collins are the fifth and sixth authors to sell over one million Kindle books, becoming the latest members of the “Kindle Million Club.” Collins is the first children’s author to reach this milestone. The Kindle Million Club recognizes authors whose books have sold over 1 million paid units in the Kindle Store (www.amazon.com/kindlestore). Child and Collins join Stieg Larsson, James Patterson, Nora Roberts and Charlaine Harris in the Kindle Million Club.
“With Kindle, readers can finish one book and start reading the next one within 60 seconds – a particularly valuable feature when reading a riveting series and following the exploits of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher or Suzanne Collins’ Katniss Everdeen,” said Russ Grandinetti, Vice President of Kindle Content. “Our Kindle customers are avid readers of series, and we’re excited to welcome Lee Child and Suzanne Collins to the Kindle Million Club.”
“I started writing at the same time Amazon first went live, back in 1995, and it has been a thrill to move forward together through the years and through the generations of new technology,” said Lee Child. “I’m really delighted to have hit this current milestone, and I look forward to many more together.”
“What a lovely and unexpected honor to be in such wonderful company and see my books reaching readers in this exciting new format,” said Suzanne Collins.
Lee Child is the #1 internationally bestselling author of 16 Jack Reacher thrillers, including “Worth Dying For,” “61 Hours,” “Gone Tomorrow,” “Nothing to Lose,” “Bad Luck and Trouble” and “The Hard Way.” His debut, “Killing Floor,” won both the Anthony and the Barry awards for Best First Mystery, and “The Enemy” won both the Barry and the Nero awards for Best Novel. All of Child’s books have also been optioned for major motion pictures.
Suzanne Collinsmade her mark in children’s literature with the bestselling middle-grade series “The Underland Chronicles.” Collins continued to explore the effects of war and violence on those coming of age in the award-winning and bestselling “The Hunger Games trilogy.” Appealing to both teen readers and adults, “The Hunger Games” was first published in September 2008 and has appeared on the New York Times bestseller list for more than 140 consecutive weeks since publication. Film rights for “TheHunger Games” were optioned by Lionsgate, with Nina Jacobson’s Color Force production company producing the film and Gary Ross as director, and the film will be released on March 23, 2012. “Mockingjay,” the final book in “The Hunger Games” trilogy, was an Amazon.com Top 10 Customer Favorite for both print and Kindle books in 2010.
As with every Kindle book, Child’s and Collins’ books are “Buy Once, Read Everywhere”– customers can purchase these books and read them on the third-generation Kindles that start at $114 with the new high-contrast Pearl e-ink display, as well on iPads, iPod touches, iPhones, Macs, PCs, BlackBerrys, Windows Phones and Android-based devices. Amazon’s Whispersync technology syncs your place across devices, so you can pick up where you left off. With Kindle Worry-Free Archive, books you purchase from the Kindle Store are automatically backed up online in your Kindle library on Amazon, where they can be re-downloaded wirelessly for free, anytime.
Message From Suzanne Collins About The Hunger Games Script
Now that the filming of The Hunger Games has begun, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about the script, so I thought I might share a little of my experience with you. Back in early 2010, Color Force and Lionsgate began the process of adapting the book to the screen and I wrote the first draft of the script. After that, we brought on veteran screenwriter Billy Ray to further develop the piece. Not only has he written and directed excellent films like Shattered Glass and Breach, he was a complete pleasure to work with. Amazingly talented, collaborative, and always respectful of the book. His adaptation further explored the world of Panem and its inhabitants. As though I wasn’t lucky enough, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Gary Ross, known for his wonderful works such as Seabiscuit and Pleasantville, came on board. As part of his creative process, he wrote a subsequent draft which incorporated his incredible directorial vision of the film. And then he very generously invited me in to work with him on it. We had an immediate and exhilarating creative connection that brought the script to the first day of shooting. Of course, the piece will naturally continue to evolve through the filming, as the actors bring the characters to life, as the entire crew brings their significant talents to the piece, as the editors work with Gary to best realize his vision. The final draft will be on the screen next March. So that’s been the script process, and as an author, I’m truly grateful for the journey. May the odds be ever in your favor!