Stunning event, lots to take in and many interesting people to meet and chat to!
Hopefully back NEXT YEAR!
What fun winning a Global Ebook Award. The venue and attendees were stellar. This poem, which we have edited for the youngest of readers, was first written in 1822 by Clement C. Moore and since that time it has gone on to be widely regarded as the most famous poem in the English language. Most people who hear the first line are able to recite the next line or lines of the poem from memory. This poem spend 36 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List in the children’s category in 2011.
Now in 2012 it takes on a whole new generation with ebooks in English, Spanish and French and an interactive, enhanced, read long versio for ibooks all coming out on September 4th.
This particular edition was edited to quietly removed the reference to Santa smoking a pipe and having a wreath of smoke for the first time in the poem’s 189 year history that such a change has been made. Some people would say that a classic needs to remain intac but we ask the quesiton: “What is a classic if it does not stand the test of time?” To ensure this poem is retained as central holiday reading we felt it imperative to make this edit and we are finding parents, grandparents, teachers and many readers prefer to see the poem without the mention of a pipe.
In this century the World Health Organization predicts that 1 Billion people will die a premature death due to tobacco use. The way to cut this number is to do whatever we can to see children not get started down this path with this drug.
The poet Clement C. Moore wrote this poem for his nine children on a sleigh ride home from Greenwich Village back to Chelsea New York on Christmas Eve 1822.
Grafton and Scratch
The ebook will be available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Apple during November 12-19th. for the American Cancer Society’s biggest tobacco prevention day – Nov. 17th. 2012 The Great American Smokeout – on a complimentary basis.
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