[Sugar-devel] Blueberry launch prep - new eBooks wiki page - translators for PR?

Sean DALY sdaly.be at gmail.com
Sat Dec 5 10:42:30 EST 2009

The press release was completed last night!

Can anyone help with German and Dutch?

We hope to get these up during the day Monday, and send to our
press/education contacts mailing list on Tuesday when PR Newswire will
carry it in English



On Tue, Dec 1, 2009 at 11:56 PM, Sean DALY <sdaly.be at gmail.com> wrote:
> Preparations are underway for the Sugar on a Stick v2 Blueberry
> release media launch which will take place on Tuesday the 8th at
> Netbook World Summit in Paris. More information in today's marketing
> meeting (http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Marketing_Team/Meetings).
> In this holiday season, we want to remind teachers and parents that
> eBooks are not just pricey ebooks for fancy gadgets, but part of the
> open access to learning movement. We believe teachers and parents can
> benefit from step-by-step advice about getting eBooks into Sugar and
> so have started a wiki page called eBooks:
> http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Sugar_on_a_Stick/ebooks
> Can anyone help with this page? Please add links to sources of
> children's ebooks! preferably downloadable ebooks (readable offline).
> By launch date, we will want to have a section on this page describing
> (for newcomers to Sugar) how to find, obtain and read eBooks with
> Sugar's reading Activities. And, a section explaining common formats
> maybe even with conversion tips.
> If you have a suggestion for an illustrated eBook to serve as an
> example, please let us know, preferably with link and license
> information. We hope to be able to include some eBooks with Blueberry,
> if for licensing reasons we can't we will set up online access to
> those ebooks through the default Browse page.
> We will also need translators for our press release which will be
> ready on Thursday. Volunteers greatly appreciated, there is a direct
> correlation between the language versions of our PR available and the
> coverage we bring to Sugar Labs in that language.
> If we are lucky enough to make a media splash as we did last June
> (alas! never guaranteed), we will organize the news monitoring as
> follows: [SoaS in the news] in the subject line, sent to Marketing and
> SoaS lists, digested so no more than 4 messages per day (exceptions
> for broadcast media if any).
> We're excited about this launch and hope everyone can help spread the
> word about Sugar to teachers and parents!
> thanks
> Sean
> Sugar Labs Marketing Coordinator

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