Yup, that’s right. The contest was over in 31 minutes. The newsletter went out at 9:21 PST and we had all 10 winners by 9:52 PST. This was not a record, the record is 5 minutes.

Here is breakdown of the states and other information you really don’t want to miss.

  • We had 2 Amy winners, which didn’t break our record of 3…but still.
  • We had 3 first names that began with “A” and two that began with “S.”
  • Some previous winners also won again: 3 of them.

And this is meaningful because…..? Well, it’s not, I’m just filling up space for search engines. They love this kind of stuff!

The states broke down like this:

  • Iowa (1)
  • Arkansas (1)
  • California (1)
  • Michigan (2)
  • Tennessee (1)
  • Kentucky (2)
  • Georgia (1)
  • Texas (1)

The books broke down like this (poetry was the big winner):

  • (3) A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
  • (2) A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift
  • (1) Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street by Herman Melville
  • (2) On the Duty of Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau
  • (1) Self-Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • (0) The Bet by Anton Chekhov
  • (1) The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
  • (1) Walking by Henry David Thoreau
  • (5) Selected Poems of William Wordsworth
  • (4) Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson

Apparently, no one likes to gamble.

Depending how these books sell there may be more coming this year. Let us know if you have requests for classics that are in the public domain.

We have two more Natural Wonders map books in the works (Africa and Canada). Not sure when those will be out.

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