Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Garden Gate Shop is celebrating the sale of the 1000th Eco-Libris sticker!

We reported couple of times in the past about the Garden Gate Shop in the Missouri Botanical Garden (check here and here), which is taking part in our bookstores program.

The store's wonderful staff has been extremely creative and effective in finding ways to promote our partnership. And now they're celebrating an important milestone:
The sale of the 1000th Eco-Libris sticker!

The 1000th sticker was sold yesterday by Sheena (in the photo above), who is also holding the store's all time record - she sold 503 stickers!

We would like to thank Sheena and the rest of the Garden Gate Shop's great staff for their wonderful work, their dedication and commitment to supporting the environment!

And of course, we invite you all to visit this beautiful botanical garden (it's
the nation's oldest botanical garden) and the shop. The Garden Gate Shop is a great place to find plants, garden accessories, home furnishings, merchandise... and books on related subjects.

The Missouri Botanical Garden is conveniently located off I-44, and is easily accessible from the major highways in the area.4344 Shaw Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63110. Automated events hotline: (314) 577-9400, 1-800-642-8842.

Raz @ Eco-Libris

The Kindle 2 week - part 5: Did you kindle today?

Has anyone asked you already "Do you kindle?". If not, it's just a matter of time. Yes, Kindle has become officially and unofficially a verb.

Emilia Vitalle reports about this phenomenon at RushPRnews ("It’s A Verb Already! — Do you Kindle? Are you Kindling?"). It looks like Kindle is receiving the same status of other corporate name that has been turned into a popular verb, such as FedEx or Google and in a relatively short time.

So where do you find the sort of official approval of Kindle as a verb? Well, according to the article, The Urban Dictionary in California has accepted “kindle” as a verb, with the following definition: “Kindle: To read a book or a newspaper on a Kindle e-reading device.”

Want some examples how it is used in a sentence? Emilia Vitalle is giving few great examples, from a simple one - “I’m kindling now, I will call you back in ten minutes.” to the more sophisticated “My book was out of print for a long time, but a new publisher reprinted it and put it on the Kindle book list and you could say my book has been rekindled. I love it!”.

Great Article, and I warmly recommend to read or kindle it.

What we had on Kindle 2 week so far:

Part 4 - Authors Guild and the read-aloud feature

Part 3 - How much money it will make?

Part 2 - Bezos on the Daily Show

Part 1 - David Pouge and the final battle

Raz @ Eco-Libris