Book Drum is a UK-based online forum for bibliophiles who want to enrich the reading experience of their favourite books for readers of the world. Contributors create detailed profiles of their cherished volumes which include maps, images, music or video files that can bring the context of the book’s inner world to life. Watch archival footage of Pamplona’s festival bulls running through the streets while reading Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises. Map Holden Caufield‘s walkabout through New York City. You get the idea.
Book Drum is holding a tournament to celebrate the site’s launch and find writers to contribute to the site. The contest is open to anyone in the English-speaking world, and the first prize is £1,000 and work contracts for the best entries. Sample profiles are available so contestants know what Book Drum is looking for. The deadline to enter is January 31, 2010.