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    Win the New Book Sharing a House with the Never-Ending Man: 15 Years at Studio Ghibli

    Hayao Miyazaki`s HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE was just one of the Studio Ghibli films Steve Alpert helped bring to America. Image courtesy of GKIDS. © 2005 GNDDT

    Source: Stone Bridge Press press release Special Thanks to Michael Palmer and Peter Goodman Stone Bridge Press is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win a paperback copy of Sharing a House with the Never-Ending Man: 15 Years at Studio Ghibli, the memoir of former Studio Ghibli Head of International Sales, Steve Alpert.

    Cover art courtesy of Stone Bridge Press.

    This highly entertaining business memoir describes what it was like to work for Japan’s premiere animation studio, Studio Ghibli, and its reigning genius Hayao Miyazaki. Steve Alpert, a Japanese-speaking American, was the “resident foreigner” in the offices of Ghibli and its parent Tokuma Shoten and played a central role when Miyazaki’s films were starting to take off in international markets. Alpert describes hauling heavy film canisters of PRINCESS MONONOKE to Russia and California, experiencing a screaming Harvey Weinstein, dealing with Disney marketers, and then triumphantly attending glittering galas celebrating the Oscar-winning SPIRITED AWAY. His one-of-a-kind portraits of Miyazaki and long-time producer Toshio Suzuki, and of sly, gruff, and brilliant businessman Yasuyoshi Tokuma, capture the hard work and artistry that have made Ghibli films synonymous with cinematic excellence. And as the lone gaijin in a demanding company run by some of the most famous and influential people in modern Japan, Steve Alpert tackles his own challenges of language and culture. No one else could have written this book. Sharing a House with the Never-Ending Man: 15 Years at Studio Ghibli is now available from Stone Bridge Press, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other retailers in both paperback (SRP: $19.95) and Ebook (SRP: $9.95) formats.

    OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES and INFORMATION

    Prize: A. There is one (1) prize, consisting of one (1) paperback copy of Sharing a House with the Never-Ending Man: 15 Years at Studio Ghibli. B. The prize will be shipped to the contest winner so entrants must include a valid mailing address. This contest is only open to participants in the United States and Canada. C. In the event that a winner chooses not to (or cannot) accept a prize, he or she forfeits all claim to that prize. D. One entry per person. Prizes are non-transferable. No substitution of prizes allowed. Duration of contests: A. The Sharing a House with the Never-Ending Man: 15 Years at Studio Ghibli contest runs from June 22 until 11:59pm on July 7, 2020. How to enter: A. Submit your name, email address, and mailing address for the random drawing. B. Be sure to write "Sharing a House with the Never-Ending Man: 15 Years at Studio Ghibli" in the subject header of your email entry. SciFi Japan often runs multiple contests at the same time, so any entries without "Sharing a House with the Never-Ending Man: 15 Years at Studio Ghibli" in the subject header will be discarded. Exact punctuation is not necessary; we just need to know which contest you are entering. Determination of winners: A. Only contestants who have submitted the requested information will be entered in the final drawing. The first randomly drawn eligible entry will be judged the winner for this contest. B. SciFi Japan is not responsible for typographical, electronic or other errors in Internet operation affecting the offering, outcome, administration of the contest or the announcement of prizes. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. C. The decision of SciFi Japan is final. Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of the SciFi Japan judges, which are final and binding in all respects. D. Following the drawing, winners will be notified via email.

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    About Stone Bridge Press

    ­­Stone Bridge Press was established in Berkeley, California, in 1989. We now have some 150 titles in print, covering such Japan-related areas as language, business, literature, manga, design, and culture. For more information, visit stonebridge.com.

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