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Subscriberthon prizes 2013

Subscribe now for the chance to win these amazing prizes!

 ‘The Cinema Nova king of all packs

King Pack major

  • Three months of unlimited movies for two people to Cinema Nova (valued at over $1500)
  • A $100 voucher to Magnation
  • A $50 voucher for the Movie Reel Independent Video Store
  • A $50 voucher to Paperback Books
  • An 1 year digital subscription to the Monthly (valued at $39.95)
  • A Bag-o- Brows from the Lifted Brow (valued at $50)
  • A subscription to Meanjin (valued at $80)
  • A selection of Kill Your Darling’s best issues
  • A book of writing from the Northern Territory Writer’s Centre
  • A new release pack from Scribe publishing which includes:
  • Cairo by Chris Womersly
  • Dead cat bounce by Peter Cotton
  • The way of the knife: CIA, secret army and war at the ends of the earth by Mark Mazzetti
  • Thank you for your service  by David Finkel
  • Out of the mountains by David Kilcullen
  • Blasphemy by Sherman Alexie

 

Three major prize packs:

When I read, I hear music major prize pack

Music Pack major

  • 3PBS pack (including $75 Proud PBS annual membership and t-shirt)
  • 3RRR pack (including 3RRR t-shirt, mug, sticker and Radio City book)
  • A $20 Northside Records voucher
  • A $50 voucher for Searchers books and records
  • A $50 Brunswick Bound bookstore Voucher
  • A My Side of the Mountain Music voucher for a free introductory guitar/songwriting lesson (valued at $60)
  • A Trailer Made dinner voucher for 2 (valued at $30)
  • 2 tickets to any bandroom show of your choice at Revolver
  • 8 bubble cup cocktail vouchers for the Toff in Town (valued at $80)
  • A $50 meal voucher to Cookie Restaurant
  • A Bag-o-Brows from the Lifted Brow (valued at $50)
  • A selection of books for music lover’s from Affirm Press:
    • 1001 Australian Nights by Dave Graney
    • The Bedroom Philosopher Diaries by Justin Heazlewood
    • Left hand drive by Craig McGregor
    • Nineteen Seventysomething by Barry Divola

 

The politics and pleasure tower pack

Tower Pack

  • Monsieur Truffe chocolate box (valued at $70)
  • A mixed case of newly released wine from Story Wines (valued at $309)
  • A Padre Coffee pack (125g bag of Padre’s Seasonal Blend + exclusive Padre coffee tin) (valued at $23)
  • An e-subscription to the Monthly (valued at $39.95)
  • A bonus Overland subscription to give a friend (valued at $54)
  • A $50 voucher to Better Read than Dead
  • A $50 voucher to Gould’s Book Arcade
  • Copies of the latest Quarterly Essays
  • A tower of political books from Scribe, MUP and Black Inc:
    • Speechless by James Button (MUP)
    • Hearts and minds by Chris Bowen (MUP)
    • A letter to generation next by Kim Carr (MUP)
    • Battle lines by Tony Abbott (MUP)
    • Profits of doom by Antony Loewenstein (MUP)
    • Panic by David Marr (Black Inc)
    • Political animal: the making of Tony Abbott (Quarterly Essay) by David Marr (Black Inc)
    • Mad marathon: the story of the 2013 Election by Mungo MacCallum (Black Inc)
    • Dirt files: a decade of Best Australian Political Cartoons by Russ Radcliffe (Scribe)
    • The dispensable nation: American foreign policy in retreat by Vali Nasr (Scribe)
    • War from the ground up by Emile Simpson (Scribe)
    • On the abolition of all political parties by Simone Weil (Black Inc)
    • Battlers and billionaires: the story of inequality in Australia by Andrew Leigh (Black Inc)
    • The big handout: how US subsidies and corporate welfare corrupt the world by Kostigen Thomas (Scribe)

 

All I need are books and coffee major prize pack from Wide Open Road

Books and Coffee major

  • Six month’s supply of coffee (sent to you once a fortnight) from Wide Open Road Roastery (valued at $144)
  • A $50 voucher to Avenue Bookstore
  • A new release pack of books from MUP:
    • Mr Snack and the Lady Water: travel tales from my lost years by Brendan Shanahan  (MUP)
    • Things I didn’t expect when I was expecting by Monica Dux (MUP)
    • 28 Days in Provence by Shannon Bennett (Miegunyah Press)
    • Decent obsessions by Bernard Salt (MUP)
    • Damned if I do by Philip Nitschke (MUP)
    • Exit wounds by John Cantwell and Greg Bearup (MUP)
  • A new release pack from Text publishing:
    • A history of silence by Lloyd Jones (Text)
    • A tale for the time being by Ruth Ozeki (Text)
    • The Rosie project by Graeme Simsion (Text)
    • The forgotten rebels of Eureka by Clare Wright (Text)

 

Day Prizes: Day One (Wed):

All I need are books and coffee minipack 1

Daily Books and Coffee 1

A Padre Coffee pack (125g bag of Padre’s Seasonal Blend + exclusive Padre coffee tin) (valued at $23) and three new release books.

 

All I need are books and coffee minipack 2

Daily Books and Coffee 2

A Padre Coffee pack (125g bag of Padre’s Seasonal Blend + exclusive Padre coffee tin, valued at $23) and three new release books.

 

All I need are books and coffee minipack 3

Daily Books and Coffee 3

A Padre Coffee pack (125g bag of Padre’s Seasonal Blend + exclusive Padre coffee tin, valued at $23) and three new release books.

 

All I need are books and coffee’ minipack 4

Daily Books and Coffee 4

A Padre Coffee pack (125g bag of Padre’s Seasonal Blend + exclusive Padre coffee tin, valued at $23) and three new release books.

 

All I need are books and coffee minipack 5

Daily Books and Coffee 5

A Padre Coffee pack (125g bag of Padre’s Seasonal Blend + exclusive Padre coffee tin, valued at $23) and three new release books.

 

All I need are books and coffee minipack 6

Daily Books and Coffee 6

A Padre Coffee pack (125g bag of Padre’s Seasonal Blend + exclusive Padre coffee tin, valued at $23) and three new release books.

 

All I need are books and coffee minipack 7

Daily Books and Coffee 7

A Padre Coffee pack (125g bag of Padre’s Seasonal Blend + exclusive Padre coffee tin, valued at $23) and three new release books.

 

All I need are books and coffee minipack 8

Daily Books and Coffee 8

A Padre Coffee pack (125g bag of Padre’s Seasonal Blend + exclusive Padre coffee tin, valued at $23) and three new release books.

Day Prizes: Day Two (Thursday):

‘Eco ecstasy’ pack

Eco Ecstacy Pack

  • A free service at Commuter Cycles (valued at $120)
  • A $50 voucher for Ceres Nursery
  • Eco Lover’s book pack which includes:
  • Humboldt: life on America’s marijuana frontier by Emily Brady (Scribe)
  • Changing gears: a pedal-powered detour from the rat race by Greg Foyster (Affirm)
  • The ancient paths: discovering the lost map of Celtic Europe by Graham Robb (Picador)
  • The Great Barrier Reef: a journey through the world’s greatest natural wonder by Len Zell (BBC)

 

‘Don’t worry, bee happy’ pack

Bee Happy

  • A beekeeping workshop (valued at $46), a beekeeper’s book (valued at $26.50) and other sweet reads including:
  • Oil and honey: the education of an unlikely activist by Bill McKibben (Black Inc)
  • The last wild kid by Piers Torday (Quercus)
  • How the dog became the dog by Mark Derr (Scribe)

 

‘My books look good so I will too’ pack:

Look Good

  • A voucher for a free haircut from Miss Gertrude ($85)
  • A gift pack from Monster Threads (valued at $85)
  • A $25 voucher from Faster Pussycat
  • A good-looking books pack including: a collection of Bruce Mutard’s graphic novels and a selection of fiction from Affirm Press

 

Day 3 prizes (Friday):

‘Media and Kobo Junkie’ pack

journalism

  • A Kobo Arc 16gb reader (valued at $249)
  • The blogging revolution by Antony Loewenstein (MUP)
  • Stop press: last days of newspapers by Rachel Buchanan (Scribe)
  • What’s next in journalism? by Meg Simons (Scribe)
  • The new front page by Tim Dunlop (Scribe)

 

‘I’m a science nerd’ book pack

science

  • The rise of fishes: 500 Million Years of Evolution by John Long (New South)
  • The Book of Woe: the making of the DSM and the unmaking of psychiatry by Gary Greenberg (Scribe)
  • Trouble in mind stories from a neuropsychologists handbook by Jenni Ogden (OUP)
  • Test tube revolution: the early history of IVF by John Leeton (Monash University)
  • Scatter, adapt and remember: how humans will survive a mass extinction by Annalee Newitz (Scribe)

 

‘I read religiously’ book pack

Religiously

  • Killing Jesus: a history by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard (Panmac)
  • For God’s sake: an atheist, a jew, a Christian and a Muslim debate religion by Jane Caro, Antony Loewenstein, Simon Smart and Rachel Woodlock (Panmac)
  • My story by Elizabeth Smart (PacMac)
  • Running with the blood god: down and dirty with freedom fighters, rebels and misfits by Matthew Thompson (Picador)

 

’I’m a badass and I read badass books’ pack

crime

    • Gangland North South and West by James Morton and Susanna Lobez (Victory Books)
    • I, Mick Gatto by Mick Gatto and Tom Noble (Victory Books)
    • The prey by Tony Park (PanMac)
    • Two Soldiers by Roslund and Hellstrom (Quercus)

 

‘History’s for Hotties’ book pack

history

  • In the garden of beasts: love, terror and an American family in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson (Scribe)
  • Test tube revolution: the early history of IVF by John Leeton (Monash University)
  • Where is Dr Leichardt? The greatest mystery in Australian history by Darrell Lewis (Monash University)
  • Fair World: a history of world’s fairs and expositions from London to Shanghai 1851-2010 by Paul Greenhalgh

Day 4 and 5 prizes (Saturday and Sunday):

 

‘Live Every Day Like It’s a Sunday’ pack

Sunday

  • Two double passes for Sun Theatre (valued at $66)
  • A $50 Voucher for breakfast, coffee and cake at Milkwood
  • A Trailer Made dinner voucher for 2 (valued at $30)
  • A Bag-o- Brows from the Lifted Brow (valued at $50)
  • A Padre Coffee pack (125g bag of Padre’s Seasonal Blend + exclusive Padre coffee tin, valued at $23)

 

‘Florentine Aristocrat’ pack

art

  • MTC double passes to two of the first four shows of 2014 (valued at $396)
  • Malthouse double pass gift voucher for the 2014 production Night on Bald Mountain, the Patrick White play directed by Matt Lutton ($120)
  • $150 voucher from Porter’s Paints
  • Art books including:
    • Dante: the Divine Comedy by Clive James (Picador)
    • The society portrait: from David to Warhol by Gabriel Badea-Paun (Vendome)
    • 1001 Australian nights: a memoir by Dave Graney (ed)
    • Images of power: Balinese paintings made for Gregory Bateson and Margaret Mead by Hildred Geertz (University of Hawaii Press)
    • Affairs of the art: love, loss and power in the art world by Katrina Strickland (MUP)

Day 6 prizes (Monday):

‘ I don’t just like buying furniture, I like reading about it too’ pack

Buying Furniture

  • A $75 voucher for furniture from Mrs Secondhand
  • The illustrated history of furniture by Frederick Litchfield (Arcturus)

 

‘ Everything I need is on one corner in Carlton’ pack

Carlton Corner

  • An $80-dinner-voucher from Tiamo Bistro
  • A $50 Readings voucher

Day 7 prizes (Tuesday)

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The Melbourne Theatre Company Pack
An MTC double pass to one of the first four shows of 2014 (valued at $198)

The Kino Cinema Pack
5 double passes to Kino Cinema (valued at $180)

The ‘Culture Vulture’ book pack

See my world: writings by young Indigenous Australians (NT Writers Centre)
Books from Monash University Press including

  • Circus and Stage: the theatrical adventures of Rose Edouin and G B W Lewis by Mimi Colligan
  • The two Frank Thrings by Peter Fitzpatrick
  • Silences and Secrets: The Australian Experience of the Weintraubs Syncopators by Kay Dreyfus
  • Anzac memories: living with the legend by Alistair Thomson  (Monash University)

Day 8 prizes (Wednesday)

 

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The Melbourne Theatre Company prize

 

An MTC double pass to one of the first four shows of 2014 (valued at $198)

The Kino Cinema prize

5 double passes to Kino Cinema (valued at $180)

The Culture Vulture book pack

  • See my world: writings by young Indigenous Australians (NT Writers Centre)

And books from Monash University Press including:

  • Silences and Secrets: The Australian Experience of the Weintraubs Syncopators by Kay Dreyfus
  • Henry Black: on stage in Meiji Japan by Ian McArthur
  • Circus and Stage: the theatrical adventures of Rose Edouin and G B W Lewis by Mimi Colligan

I’m a writer and I’m broke pack (Victoria)

Broke Writer VIC

    • Membership for one year to Writers Victoria (valued at $65)
    • A $50 book voucher to Hill of Content Bookstore

 

And a bunch of books writers love:

    • Telling stories: Australian life and literature by Tanya Dalziell and Paul Genoni (Monash University)
    • Creative writing for beginners: a novel by Colin Batrouney (Affirm Press)
    • Best Australian essays 2012 edited by Ramona Koval (Black Inc)
    • Gaysia by Benjamin Law (Black Inc)
    • Bearings by Leah Swann (Affirm)

 

Broke Writer QLD

I’m a writer and I’m broke prize (Queensland)

  • Queensland Writer’s Centre membership (valued at $65)
  • 2 Queensland Writer’s Centre notebooks (valued at $30)
  • A three-month online subscription to Australian Writer’s Marketplace, the magazine of Queensland Writer’s Centre
  • Admission to IQ seminar at Queensland Writer’s Centre (valued at $65)

The avid reader prize

$50 voucher to Avid Reader (can be used online)

Independently minded book pack

  • Holiday in Cambodia by Laura Jean McKay (Affirm)
  • Out of shape by Mel Campbell (Affirm)
  • Letter to George Clooney by Debra Adelaide (Picador)
  • Telling stories: Australian life and literature by Tanya Dalziell and Paul Genoni (Monash University)
  • Best Australian Stories 2012 by Sonya Hartnett (Black Inc)
  • See my world: writings by young Indigenous Australians (NT Writers Centre)

I love digital ink prize

A Kobo Aura ereader (valued at $189.95; courtesy of the Overland board)