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/C O R R E C T I O N from Source -- Indigo Books & Music Inc./

Thursday, July 29, 2010

/C O R R E C T I O N from Source -- Indigo Books & Music Inc./12:00 EDT Thursday, July 29, 2010 In c7371 transmitted at 12:00e today, several updates have been made to the 6th paragraph and subsequent nominees and categories list. Corrected copy follows: Indigo Books Announces Popular TV Duo Jessi Cruickshank and Dan Levy to Host Inaugural Teen Read Awards Event TORONTO, July 29 /CNW/ - This year's hottest teen event just got hotter as Jessi Cruickshank and Dan Levy sign on to host Indigo's first Teen Read Awards ceremony on September 25(th)! As television's dynamic duo and hosts of MTV's top-rated "The After Show" and "The Hills After Show," Jessi and Dan bring a surge of excitement to the bookseller's inaugural event, which has garnered over 150,000 votes from fans to date. The Teen Read Awards is Indigo Books & Music Inc.'s signature event dedicated to celebrating teens and their love of reading. For Jessi Cruickshank, books were instrumental during her formative years: "I don't think I would have made it to adulthood without my favourite authors? Shel Silverstein got me to laugh, Roald Dahl got me to dream and Judy Blume got me through puberty." "My parents started reading to me at a very young age, and I've been an avid reader ever since," exclaims Dan Levy. "Books have given me my sense of adventure, taught me about tolerance and acceptance, and ultimately opened my mind to the power of the written word." "Having two popular Canadians, and avid readers, join the Indigo Teen Read Awards event is a great addition that helps this exclusive program to continue galvanizing Canadian teens around their passion for reading, books and authors," says Trevor Dayton, VP Kids & Entertainment, Indigo Books & Music Inc. The popularity of teen literature is at an all time high with Indigo experiencing 150% sales growth in young adult fiction over the past five years. The Teen Read Awards encourages teens to share their enthusiasm for reading, support their favourite books and authors while connecting with other fans across the country. Teens Rock the VoteIn just five weeks, Canadian have cast over 150,000 votes at www.teenreadawards.ca and have rounded out each of the 10 awards categories with a fifth nominee*. The complete list of 2010 nominees and categories now include: 1. Best ReadShadowland, Alyson NoëlDarkest Powers III: The Reckoning, Kelley ArmstrongCatching Fire, Suzanne CollinsShiver, Maggie Stiefvater*Along for the Ride, Sarah Dessen - Teen's Pick 2. Best Book-to-FlickNew Moon, Stephenie MeyerWhip It, Shauna CrossHarry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince, J. K. RowlingPush, Sapphire*The Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis - Teen's Pick 3. Best HeroHeist Society, Ally Carter (Katarina Bishop)The Maze Runner, James Dashner (Thomas)The Curse Workers: White Cat, Holly Black (Cassell)Leviathan, Scott Westerfeld (Deryn Sharp)*Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book Five: The Last Olympian, Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson) - Teen's Pick 4. Best VillainThe Prophecy of the Sisters, Michelle Zink (Alice Milthorpe)The Carrie Diaries, Candace Bushnell (Sebastian Kydd)The Necromancer, Michael Scott (Dr. Dee)Stolen, Lucy Christopher (Ty)*Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling (Voldermort) - Teen's Pick 5. Best HottieVampire Diaries: The Return: Shadow Souls, L.J. Smith (Stefan)Along for the Ride, Sarah Dessen (Eli)Hush Hush, Becca Fitzpatrick (Patch)Mortal Instruments: City of Glass, Cassandra Clare (Jace)*Spirit Bound A Vampire Academy Novel, Richelle Mead (Dimitri) - Teen's Pick 6. Best Lip LockThe Daughters, Joanna Philbin (Lizzie & Todd)Captivate, Carrie Jones (Zara & Astley)Will Grayson Will Grayson, John Greene & David Levithan (Will & Tiny)Sea Change, Aimee Freedman (Leo & Miranda)*Breaking Dawn, Stephenie Meyer (Bella & Edward) - Teen's Pick 7. Best All Time FaveThe Catcher in the Rye, J.D. SalingerTwilight, Stephenie MeyerHarry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, J.K. RowlingThe Book Thief, Markus Zusak*The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins - Teen's Pick 8. Best New WriterBeautiful Creatures, Kami Garcia & Margaret StohlBefore I Fall, Lauren OliverFallen, Kate LaurenWish, Alexandra Bullen*Hush, Hush, Becca Fitzpatrick - Teen's Pick 9. Best Canadian ReadDarklight, Lesley LivingstonFor the Win, Cory DoctorowThe Uninvited, Tim Wynne-JonesWord Nerd, Susin Nielsen* Darkest Powers III: The Reckoning, Kelley Armstrong - Teen's Pick 10. Best Teen SeriesPretty Little Liars, Sara ShepardBlue Bloods, Melissa de la CruzHouse of Night, P. C. Cast and Kristin CastVampire Academy, Richelle Mead*Mortal Instruments, Cassandra Clare - Teen's Pick Category sponsors Cineplex and Indigo Love of Reading Foundation both support the Best Book-to-Flick and Best Hero categories respectively with prizes, promotions and exclusives for Canadian teens. Excitements Builds for Event NightAlso joining the star-studded cast of entertainers for the fall's hot teen ticket at Six Degrees in Toronto are funny man and past MuchMusic Video Awards presenter Trevor Boris; songstress and winner of YTV's "Next Star" Alyssa Reid; and one of Canada's pop up-and-comers Alex Lacasse.  Several nominated authors will also be in attendance including:Best Canadian Read nominees Susin Nielsen (Word Nerd), and Tim Wynne-Jones (Uninvited)Best Read nominees Kelley Armstrong (Darkest Powers III: The Reckoning), and Alyson Noël (Shadowland)Best Hero nominees Ally Carter (Heist Society), and James Dashner (The Maze Runner)Best New Writer nominees Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl (Beautiful Creatures), Alexandra Bullen (Wish), and Becca Fitzpatrick (Hush, Hush) More authors, presenters and performers will be announced as event day approaches. The first-ever Teen Read Awards were launched June 22(nd), 2010, and voting is open in stores and online until September 12(th), 2010.  Created to provide a new and exciting platform to celebrate teens, the books they love and their passion for reading, the Teen Read Awards will culminate with an awards ceremony to announce the fan-selected winners on September 25(th), 2010 in Toronto. For more information on the Indigo Teen Read Awards please visit www.teenreadawards.ca. About Indigo Books & Music Inc. Indigo is a publicly traded Canadian company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (IDG). As the largest book and specialty retailer in Canada, Indigo operates in all provinces under different banners including Indigo Books & Music; Indigo Books, Gifts, Kids; IndigoSpirit, Chapters, The World's Biggest Bookstore, and Coles. The online division, www.chapters.indigo.ca, features books, eBooks, toys, music and DVDs, and hosts the award winning Indigo Online Community. Chapters and Indigo are rated as the number one and number two retailers in Canada by the Kubas Major Market Retail Report, and have been on that list since 2000. For further information: <table valign="top" border="0"><tr><td width="300" valign="top" align="left">Céline Rouzaud</td> <td valign="top" align="left">Tuuli Hannula</td></tr> <tr><td width="300" valign="top" align="left">MS&L </td> <td valign="top" align="left">MS&L</td></tr> <tr><td width="300" valign="top" align="left">416-847-1311</td> <td valign="top" align="left">416-847-1338</td></tr> <tr><td width="300" valign="top" align="left"><a cr="true" href="mailto:celine.rouzaud@mslworldwide.com">celine.rouzaud@mslworldwide.com</a></td> <td valign="top" align="left"><a cr="true" href="mailto:tuuli.hannula@mslworldwide.com">tuuli.hannula@mslworldwide.com</a></td></tr></table>