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1carpelibrisreviews
Apr 22, 2008, 1:06pm Top

I have a book review blog where I give away about half the books reviewed. I'm trying to find more ways to promote the giveaways, and so far I haven't found many. Would anyone like to share what you use?

So far, I've gone through online-sweepstakes.com and contestgirl.com. Both do fairly well for me. Other big sites such as this seem to generate very low numbers of people interested in book giveaways. I've also posted on a few blogs that do lists of giveaways. Helpful, but again, not a huge amount of hits coming from these. I'd love to hear what others are doing!

2lovemybooks
Apr 23, 2008, 1:51am Top

do you offer extra entries for bloggers who blog about the contest? that has helped me in the past some. it's a small thing but can help with technorati, too.

3carpelibrisreviews
Apr 23, 2008, 7:44am Top

lovemybooks, I do offer extra entries for that, and that does help. I also offer extra entries for subscribing. And you're right! It helps that technorati rating too.

4lenoreva
May 5, 2008, 4:33pm Top

I am going to try those addresses you suggest. I am having a contest on my blog right now for a $20 gift certificate to amazon if you want to come by (til May 15th).

presentinglenore.blogspot.com

5judithkaye
May 20, 2008, 5:17pm Top

Each Saturday, I have a raffle for some of the books reviewed that week.

J. Kaye

http://j-kaye-book-blog.blogspot.com/

6DevourerOfBooks
May 20, 2008, 5:37pm Top

I just put up a big contest, by the way.

7Kegsoccer
Edited: Jun 17, 2008, 10:01pm Top

Hi guys, I'm giving away a copy of The Triumph of Deborah by Eva Etzioni-Halevy on my blog. (It's Biblical historical fiction) Comment here for a chance to win a brand new copy.

8thekoolaidmom
Jun 30, 2008, 10:59pm Top

I just posted my first giveaway!! Yay! In the Shadow of Mt. TBR I'm giving a $20 Borders gift card. :-D

9Kegsoccer
Jun 30, 2008, 11:38pm Top

Oops forgot about this thread! I'm giving away a new copy of "Aberrations" by Penelope Przekop. Ends 7/3 so hurry!
http://kbookreviews.wordpress.com/2008/06/27/review-interview-and-giveaway-aberr...

10lovemybooks
Jul 2, 2008, 12:09pm Top

11GirlieErin
Jul 3, 2008, 5:07pm Top

Twitter, Facebook, and Stumbleupon are all great ways to boost your giveaway profiles. If you use google reader you can also share your post with people who subscribe to your shared items.

Currently I'm giving away a Popsicle cookbook:
http://erincooks.com/2008/07/01/an-erincooks-contest-win-a-copy-of-pops-icy-trea...

and all of those methods have been invaluable in producing traffic.

12skrishna
Jul 9, 2008, 8:07am Top

I'm giving away A Page Out of Life by Kathleen Reid! Check my blog for giveaway info and a review:

http://skrishnasbooks.blogspot.com/2008/07/page-out-of-life-book-giveaway.html

13Kegsoccer
Jul 15, 2008, 11:10pm Top

My latest review is of Surviving Ben's Suicide by C. Comfort Shields- which I'm also giving away a copy of.

See the review, my interview with the author, and my giveaway details here.

14pstotts
Jul 16, 2008, 3:41pm Top

I have five paperback copies of The Wheel of Darkness by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child to giveaway.

You can enter to win here.

Bloggers can earn an additional entry by blogging about the giveaway on their site. See the site for details.

15BookishRuth
Jul 18, 2008, 11:12am Top

I'm hosting a contest for First Daughter by Eric Van Lustbader:

Enter here at Bookish Ruth

16makaiju
Jul 19, 2008, 2:37pm Top

I'm having my first contest:

http://fashion-piranha.livejournal.com/20423.html?mode=reply

Giving away:
- hardcover copy of Bottomfeeder: How to Eat Ethically in a World of Vanishing Seafood
- Charity Pot body lotion from Lush Cosmetics; the retail price of this lotion is donated to a variety of charities, including Ocean Conservancy, Clean Ocean Action, and Oceana!
- $25 donation to the charity of your choice!

17Tasses
Jul 20, 2008, 4:13pm Top

Bookroom Reviews is hosting a contest to win 14 books:
http://bookroomreviews.wordpress.com/2008/07/20/win-a-set-of-fourteen-books/

18teresakayep
Jul 22, 2008, 7:40pm Top

I'm doing a monthly giveaway of a book from my TBR pile. Choose what I should read, and I'll randomly choose one suggestion and pass the book on to the winner when I've read it. Choices include Water for Elephants, On Chesil Beach, Story of a Marriage, and more!

Details at http://shelflove.wordpress.com/2008/07/13/august-what-should-i-read-next-giveawa...

19DevourerOfBooks
Jul 24, 2008, 9:59am Top

I've got a giveaway going of Doreen Orion's Queen of the Road (an ER book from last month). To enter you leave a comment here about your trip adventure/journey/trip, with an extra entry given for blogging about the contest.

20bnbooklady
Jul 25, 2008, 2:38pm Top

I'm giving away my ARC of The Gargoyle. Visit Readerville to enter.

21littlebookworm
Jul 25, 2008, 2:49pm Top

I'm giving away a copy of The Streets of Babylon by Carina Burman, a mystery set in London, here on my blog.

22LesaHolstine
Jul 25, 2008, 2:59pm Top

I give away two books a week, and have for quite a long time. This week, I have copies of The Last Embrace by Denise Hamilton. But, I specialize. I have ARCs, books, and sometimes even autographed ones, but they are almost all mysteries. So, I post on the listservs where mystery readers discuss mysteries. So, the Sweepstakes sites pick up the contests, but many of my regular entrants come from mystery sites. I average between 300-400 entries a week on my site, http://www.lesasbookcritiques.blogspot.com.

23lovemybooks
Jul 25, 2008, 11:44pm Top

Wow, 22 that's a lot of entries!

24fastia
Jul 28, 2008, 6:46pm Top

I'm giving away a copy of A Companion to Wolves by Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear - first edition hardcover and autographed by Monette. The rules for entering are here: http://fantasycafe.blogspot.com/2008/07/book-giveaway.html

25thekoolaidmom
Jul 30, 2008, 1:26am Top

I'm giving away a signed copy of Mishka: An Adoption Tale by Adrienne Ehlert Bashista. It's a beautifully sweet book about a Russian adoption as told from the point of view of Mo stuffed bear.

26ThePam
Edited: Jul 30, 2008, 7:19am Top

Questions O' Blog Masters...

How effective do you think the give-aways are? Are there long term differences in your traffic patterns?

27DevourerOfBooks
Jul 30, 2008, 8:16am Top

I think it depends on the size and scope of the giveaway. I don't think I'm getting tons of new traffic from my current giveaway of one book, but my huge giveaway a few months ago spiked my traffic really high for awhile and, after it was over, I was left with approximately 2-3x the daily traffic I had been getting before.

28thekoolaidmom
Jul 30, 2008, 9:06am Top

Well, I can tell you the $20 Borders gift card has doubled my everday views. I had about 700 views on the first three days of the giveaway, but after that it's settled to an average of 180 views as opposed to the 70 or so before.

29anysia
Jul 30, 2008, 12:45pm Top

Rats. I'd love to have something like media mail up here. It costs $10 to send out a single book up here and that's within Canada only.

30lovemybooks
Jul 30, 2008, 1:24pm Top

It helps some, though some of the readers I pick up are definitely the contest junkies.

I'd like to know if it really helps book promotion.

31anysia
Jul 30, 2008, 1:44pm Top

I am guilty of subscribing to a blog just for the contest, but I will stick around if the content interests me.

I don't know if it's just me, but if a blog ONLY has book reviews, I general don't stick around because I can search for those when I need them. If there is bookish discussion or related issues or something sprinkled among the book reviews I'm more likely to stay.

Which reminds me, I need to find more time to practice what I preach on my own blog. :-)

32lovemybooks
Jul 30, 2008, 2:55pm Top

My personal blog has everything, and I'm trying really hard to keep The Friendly Book Nook a variety. Readers all like different things..sigh. Can't please everyone.

33ThePam
Jul 30, 2008, 6:45pm Top

DOB and KAMom... very cool

I think those are good results -- though of course I don't know how much actual work went into the promotion.

I've been to both your blogs multiple times... but not for the contests. I just like the posts.

34makaiju
Jul 31, 2008, 10:08pm Top

LAST DAY!!!

http://fashion-piranha.livejournal.com/20423.html

Giving away:
- hardcover copy of Bottomfeeder: How to Eat Ethically in a World of Vanishing Seafood
- Charity Pot body lotion from Lush Cosmetics; the retail price of this lotion is donated to a variety of charities, including Ocean Conservancy, Clean Ocean Action, and Oceana!
- $25 donation to the charity of your choice!

35Whicker
Aug 1, 2008, 2:33pm Top

I just posted my new book giveaway contest. I'll be drawing a name next Friday (August 8)

The book will be chosen at random from my personal library. Just drop a comment to enter!
http://eighthart.wordpress.com/2008/08/01/drawing-1/

At The Eighth Art

36thekoolaidmom
Aug 2, 2008, 1:10am Top

I just posted my interview with Adrienne Bashista as part of my Mishka: An Adoption Tale giveaway. A signed copy of this sweet, heartwarming children's book will be given away on August 10th.

37BookishRuth
Aug 2, 2008, 1:42am Top

I'm hosting two giveaways this week.

The first is for Kaimira: The Sky Village here

And the second is for The Gargoyle here

Stop in and say hi!

38hangen
Aug 2, 2008, 11:23am Top

Hi Carpelibrisreviews,
I have a question about contestgirl.com; I visited it per your suggestion about promoting book giveaways on my blog, and wasn't sure where at contestgirl to post a book giveaway.
A lot of their contests are big and nationwide. I didn't see any "win a copy of a book" blog contests listed.
TIA, Terra
terragarden.blogspot.com

39makaiju
Aug 3, 2008, 12:50pm Top

Time for my next contest!
This time, it's a Neil Gaiman bonanza!

THE PRIZES
- an ARC copy of Gaiman's newest book, The Graveyard Book, due to be released September 30th, 2008.
- Coraline, one of Gaiman's newest graphic novels
- Gaiman's Bath Surprise: one Stardust bath bomb and one Comforter bubble bath, which Gaiman has written about in his blog
- $25 to the charity of your choice!

Plus, I have more of Gaiman's books and perfumes and other related prizes; a new one will be added for every 50 entrants :) So blog the heck out of this one, folks, and increase the prize pool!

Details and to enter:
http://fashion-piranha.livejournal.com/23000.html?mode=reply

40Tasses
Aug 3, 2008, 9:39pm Top

I am hosting my very first contest for a $20 Amazon email gift certificate.

Here: http://www.randomwonder.com/

41TheNovelWorld
Edited: Aug 3, 2008, 10:14pm Top

I am hosting my first contest for Traci L. Slatton's Immortal on my blog. Please stop by to check it out!

http://thenovelworld.com/2008/08/03/immortal-review-my-first-giveaway-contest/

42bart154ce
Aug 5, 2008, 2:33pm Top

Okay, decided to join in the fun and host my first giveaway! :)

Head over here to my blog at Bart's Bookshelf to enter and win a copy of Sky Burial by Xinran.

43bnbooklady
Aug 6, 2008, 12:10pm Top

I'm running a contest to win a signed copy of Months and Seasons, a wonderful collection of short fiction by Christopher Meeks. Click here to enter.

44Whicker
Aug 6, 2008, 2:20pm Top

Only one more day to enter my random book drawing. Enter over at The Eighth Art.

http://eighthart.wordpress.com/2008/08/01/drawing-1/

45BookishRuth
Aug 7, 2008, 11:55pm Top

I'm hosting a giveaway of The Wednesday Sisters over at Bookish Ruth. Deadline is August 20th (a Wednesday)!

46DevourerOfBooks
Aug 8, 2008, 7:37am Top

I've got what I think is a very fun contest for J. Scott Savage's Far World: Water Keep (which was fantastic by the way) and/or a $10 Amazon gift card.

Click here for details.

47bart154ce
Aug 8, 2008, 1:26pm Top

Tonight is LAST chance to enter my first giveaway!

Just a reminder that my giveaway of Xinran's Sky Burial ends 10am GMT Saturday, head over here, and simply comment to enter! I'm posting worldwide on this one so there's no reason not to enter if you want a copy!

Bart's Bookshelf

48julyso
Aug 10, 2008, 8:18pm Top

My 1st book giveaway for Gilding Lily by Tatiana Boncompagni...PLEASE come enter!!! Thanks:)

http://julyso4463.blogspot.com/
Julie's Jewels

49bnbooklady
Aug 10, 2008, 9:44pm Top

There are only 3 days left to enter my giveaway of a signed copy of Months and Seasons. Visit Readerville to enter.

50thekoolaidmom
Aug 11, 2008, 1:49pm Top

In the Shadow of Mt. TBR is having a Boogers and Book Bucks Giveaway. The winner will receive a copy of Why You Shouldn't Eat Your Boogers and a $10 Borders Gift Card! :-D

51lettersonpages
Aug 13, 2008, 11:23pm Top

I just started my first giveaway at Letters On Pages. The winner will get a copy of Better by Atul Gawander.

Come check it out!

52bnbooklady
Edited: Aug 14, 2008, 7:49pm Top

I'll be announcing the winner of the signed copy of Months and Seasons tomorrow, from my new home at The Book Lady's Blog since Readerville was closed due to trademark issues I was previously unaware of.

Come say hi!

53teresakayep
Edited: Aug 15, 2008, 6:57pm Top

I've just posted my monthly giveaway from my TBR pile at http://shelflove.wordpress.com/2008/08/15/what-should-i-read-in-september-giveaw...

Just check out my TBR pile and make a recommendation for a chance to win! Deadline is August 31.

54paltner-new
Edited: Aug 15, 2008, 7:33pm Top

This month subscribe by email to Patricia's Vampire Notes and be entered in the contest to win a copy of The Outlaw Demon Wails by Kim Harrison. A different book is offered each month.

55nktk
Edited: Aug 16, 2008, 12:05am Top

I have several giveaways right now The Gargoyle, Sweetsmoke,
Driving Sideways, The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong, and Tan Lines
http://www.bookroomreviews.wordpress.com

56lettersonpages
Aug 17, 2008, 7:33pm Top

Just a reminder that my giveaway of Better will end Monday night at 8pm

Go to Letters On Pages to enter!

57bnbooklady
Edited: Aug 19, 2008, 12:40pm Top

I somehow received 2 ARCs of The Gone-Away World by Nick Harkaway. I'm giving one away at The Book Lady's Blog . Enter by August 27th.

58Tasses
Aug 19, 2008, 9:37am Top

I've got a review, interview and contest for a signed copy of Farworld: Water Keep on my children's literature site: The Wild Rumpus Starts

59TheNovelWorld
Aug 19, 2008, 11:24am Top

I'm giving away a copy of The Secret Life of Bees on my blog here: http://thenovelworld.com/2008/08/19/the-secret-life-of-bees-review/
Contest ends Sunday August 24th.

60hangen
Aug 19, 2008, 11:40am Top

I'm giving away 3 children's picture books from Aug. 19 to Aug. 22, 2008 including "When God Created My Toes" by Dandi Daley, provided by the publisher.
Dandi has written 400 children's books and is very gifted at creating light hearted books, with super illustrations.
Fun rhyming books for ages 1 to 8.
http://terragarden.blogspot.com
Terra

61bart154ce
Edited: Aug 19, 2008, 5:28pm Top

For the chance to win a copy of The End of Mr. Y by Scarlett Thomas OR (Yes, that's right!or! I'm running two giveaways at once!)
The Witch Trade & The Time Witches by Michael Molloy

Head over to my blog, here.

{edit: to fix url}

62Yvonne473
Aug 19, 2008, 7:15pm Top

I'm having my first book giveaway. It's for The Host by Stephenie Meyer. The contest is open until Saturday, Agusut 23rd. Stop by at http://socratesbookreviews.blogspot.com/

63nktk
Aug 19, 2008, 11:11pm Top

I have several giveaways right now. The latest one is three people will win a copy of Sweet Life by Mia King with a big basket of chocolates from Hawaii:)
http://www.bookroomreviews.wordpress.com

64paltner-new
Edited: Aug 22, 2008, 7:03pm Top

On Tuesday August 26 Patricia's Vampire Notes will host an interview with Jeanne C. Stein bestselling author of the Anna Strong Chronicles.

Book four of the series, Legacy, also debuts in bookstores the same day.

Jeanne has generously offered copies of Legacy with magnets to two lucky readers.

Come by and leave your questions and comments.

65LiteraryFeline
Sep 1, 2008, 10:06am Top

I am hosting a Back to School Reading Bonanza Giveaway sponsored by Hatchette Book Group USA if anyone is interested. The prize is a ten book collection and there will be five winners. I'm running the contest through the end of the month.

66bnbooklady
Sep 2, 2008, 2:46pm Top

I'm giving away an ARC of After the Fire by Robin Gaby Fisher at The Book Lady's Blog .

67bermudaonion
Sep 2, 2008, 3:05pm Top

I'm hosting a giveaway for an autographed copy of Tomato Girl by Jayne Pupek. You can find it here

68iubookgirl
Sep 2, 2008, 3:34pm Top

I'm hosting my second giveaway. Win Confessions of a Contractor or So Long at the Fair. Winner picks which title they want. Enter at my blog, Reader for Life, by Friday, September 5 at 5pm.

69LisaLynne
Sep 4, 2008, 11:59am Top

Today is the last day to enter my latest giveaway for a copy of First Daughter by Eric Van Lustbader.

I probably don't track my readership closely enough to know how much effect the contests have, although I can see from Google Analytics that those pages get viewed A LOT.

I can't imagine getting 400 entries, though. I usually average 20-30, sometimes less. Sometimes the contests seem more like thank you gifts to my regular readers. I don't mind that a bit, but I would love to find some ways to use them to bring in more regular readers.

70paltner-new
Sep 4, 2008, 6:51pm Top

I do find that book give-aways are good for bringing in readers. Each month I hold a contest for everyone who subscribes by email.

For September the winner will receive a copy of Acheron (Dark-Hunter, Book 12) by Sherrilyn Kenyon.

Go to
Patricia's Vampire Notes

71hangen
Sep 8, 2008, 5:28pm Top

Hi, One lucky person will win a free copy of Saturdays with Stella by Allison Pittmann, a humorous book written by Allison and inspired by her taking a dog training class with her rambunctious dog, Stella.
The author shares and compares Stella learning commands like "drop it" and the author's own spiritual journey.
Leave a comment between Sept. 8 and Sept. 12 for a chance to win.
http://terragarden.blogspot.com

72JaynePupek
Sep 8, 2008, 7:23pm Top

Meg Waite Clayton, author of The Wednesday Sisters, is hosting a book giveaway on her1st Blooks blog. The winner will receive an autographed copy of my novel, Tomato Girl, and an autographed copy of Matrimony by Joshua Henkin, just released in paperback. To find out how to enter--and how to also win a copy of Meg's book-- see her blog: http://megwaiteclayton.com/1stbooks/?p=58

73bermudaonion
Sep 8, 2008, 8:20pm Top

I'm hosting a giveaway of an autographed copy of The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson. Click here to enter.

74BookishRuth
Sep 8, 2008, 10:05pm Top

I'm giving away a new, hardcover copy of The Keepsake by Tess Gerritsen here:

http://www.bookishruth.com/2008/09/review-giveaway-keepsake-by-tess.html

I'll draw a winner on Sept. 22.

7524girl
Sep 8, 2008, 10:40pm Top

I'm giving away a copy of The Longest Trip Home on my blog at Reading With Monie.

76posthumose
Sep 9, 2008, 1:43pm Top

I have just posted the two winners of my giveaway of Schooled by Anisha Lakhani on my blog.

My giveaway of Quintet by Douglas Arthur Brown is still open until tomorrow midnight. Winner announced on Thursday. All my giveaways are open worldwide.

http://freshinkbooks.blogspot.com/

77DevourerOfBooks
Sep 9, 2008, 2:27pm Top

I've got a contest going on for The Heretic's Daughter over at Devourer of Books.

78posthumose
Sep 9, 2008, 5:52pm Top

I've just posted my review and givaway of The Kings of Innocence by Michael Burns. It's a good story about 3 guys in the years just after college and their struggle to make mature decisions because they're not kids any more. I recommend it. The giveaway is open worldwide.

http://freshinkbooks.blogspot.com/

79paltner-new
Sep 10, 2008, 4:06pm Top

On Wednesday and Thursday (September 10 and 11) Patricia's Vampire Notes will host an interview with Jeri Smith-Ready bestselling author of Wicked Game.

Jeri has generously offered a copy of Wicked Game to one lucky reader.

Come by and leave your questions and comments. You have until midnight of Sept. 11.

80posthumose
Sep 12, 2008, 6:10am Top

I'm giving away my ARC of Midwife of the Blue Ridge by Christine Blevins at FRESH INK. This is a really good story.
Open worldwide until midnight, September 21,2008.

http://freshinkbooks.blogspot.com/

81loopyloo100
Sep 12, 2008, 6:27am Top

I'm having a competition to win a puzzle ebook at:

http://bookannelid.wordpress.com/2008/09/12/win-a-logic-problem-e-book/

82bnbooklady
Sep 12, 2008, 2:01pm Top

In honor of BBAW, I'm giving away a $25 gift card to B & N at The Book Lady's Blog.

83Yvonne473
Sep 12, 2008, 10:10pm Top

Socrates' Book Review is having a book giveaway for Book Blogger Appreciation Week at http://socratesbookreviews.blogspot.com/

84paltner-new
Sep 13, 2008, 7:57pm Top


Monday Sept. 15 author Jeanne Stein (Anna Strong Vampire Chronicles) visits Patricia's Vampire Notes to blog on the topic of Urban Fantasy.

There will be a drawing for Legacy (book 4 Anna Strong Vampire Chronicles) Ace, August 2008.

85LiteraryFeline
Sep 15, 2008, 4:25pm Top

I am hosting a couple of two giveways for Book Blogger Appreciation Week.

86posthumose
Sep 15, 2008, 6:51pm Top

Where do book bloggers put announcements of your giveaways and contests besides here and in the ARC contest thread? I found a couple of blogs that list giveways such as West of Mars and Up for Grabs. Anyone know where else I might be able to put some? Thanks in advance.

Fresh Ink Books:http://freshinkbooks.blogspot.com/

87paltner-new
Edited: Sep 16, 2008, 1:28pm Top

Stop by Patricia's Vampire Notes and meet Lynda Hilburn author of The Vampire Shrink and the soon to be released sequel Dark Harvest. LIke her heroine Kismit Knight, Lynda is a licensed psychotherapist with an interest in the paranormal. A dynamite combination.

There will be a chance to win a copy of either The Vampire Shrink or Dark Harvest. That means two lucky winners.

Contest begins at Sept.17 at 8am and ends Sept.18 at 11:59!

88paltner-new
Sep 16, 2008, 2:25pm Top

Hi posthumose

Besides the sites that you mentioned I post "an event" on Facebook. This gives you a chance to announce your contest to all of your friends.

I also post "promo" messages to some of the mail-lists that I belong to.

Every time I add a new post I have things set up so that it is announced on twitter. If you have a twitter account set up the blog announcements thru Twitterfeed.com

Another place to try is Goggle Groups - used to be usenet. Use the search box to locate groups that might be interested in what you're offering.

When actually running the contest I offer a chance to win to anyone who places a link to the post.

I've also been known to cross my fingers and pray. I figure it can't hurt.

All I can think of at the moment. Hope this helps.

89anysia
Sep 16, 2008, 9:52pm Top

90pennylegionbooks
Sep 16, 2008, 11:53pm Top

I find the most effective thing for me is to just offer bonus entries for other bloggers who link to my giveaway. Those garner more entries, more links to my blog, and more traffic!

It also helps to be willing to ship internationally -- if you're not open to most of the world, those readers are less likely to stick around, I think.

Right now I'm giving away a copy of In the Land of Invisible Women, here.

91lovemybooks
Sep 17, 2008, 11:28am Top

Shipping internationally is kind of a sensitive issue for me right now. The problem is, I do a lot of giveaways for authors and publishers who aren't willing to or can't ship internationally...if we say no to them, it means a lot less giveaways on a whole.

Anything I mail, I usually offer to ship internationally, but I recently mailed a book that was worth about a dollar for 13 dollars to Malaysia. That's a big difference from two something media mail.

My blog is just a hobby,but admittedly I want it to be successful. Right now, I need to find the balance of what is a realistic amount of money to spend on the blog as a whole, and what is realistic of others to expect of me.

92pennylegionbooks
Sep 17, 2008, 7:14pm Top

It's true -- international shipping can be pretty expensive if you do it often (and don't even get me started about Canada Post! You media mailers are very privileged). But even if it's only occasional, I think it's a good thing to do.

93teresakayep
Sep 19, 2008, 10:52pm Top

I'm once again doing a monthly giveaway from my TBR pile. There are lots of choices: The Complete Persepolis, The Glass Castle, Middlesex, The Tenant Wildfell Hall, To Say Nothing of the Dog, and more.

Leave a comment HERE telling me what I should read next, and you could win the book when I'm done!

Deadline is September 30.

94anysia
Edited: Sep 20, 2008, 12:01am Top

Since mail is so expensive here (our media mail went the way of the dodo decades ago -- I didn't even know we had it at one time until my Dad said 'hey, I remember something like that'), I stick to gift certificates and try to choose a company that either ships worldwide (bookcloseouts.com) or has outlets overseas (amazon, though somewhat limited and .com certificates don't work on the international sites).

I've also been wondering whether publishers will get with it and offer e-book versions to giveaway if the issue is truly postage (I'm not saying it isn't, I'm just saying there may be other reasons I'm not aware of). Although it's nice to give away a physical book, if it opened up giveaways of new releases to more countries people might be happy with ebooks. Or, even better, give a physical copy of the book within the shipping area and a second drawing of an ebook for commenters outside the shipping area (I'm just thinking out loud here).

My ARC of The Killing Circle was an e-ARC. While I would have preferred a physical book, given the chance to read a new book for free or not at all I'll pick read it for free any day even if it means digital.

I'm very thankful to publishers and bloggers who are willing to ship to another country because that's often how I get books. But if the choice was ebook or no book, then ebook would do me just fine.

95avisannschild
Sep 20, 2008, 11:40am Top

My BBAW contest is ending tonight at midnight (EDT)! I'm giving out the following five books to five lucky readers:
The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry (ARC)
Aberrations by Penelope Przekop (paperback)
So Long at the Fair by Christina Schwarz (ARC)
American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld (ARC)
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith (paperback)

96avisannschild
Sep 20, 2008, 11:41am Top

Sorry, I should have specified that it's open to Canadian and US residents only.

97posthumose
Sep 22, 2008, 12:36pm Top

This week's Giveaway at Fresh Ink Books is Mister Sandman by Barbara Gowdy. This was an Early Reviewer book from LibraryThing. My copy is not an ARC but the real thing, gently read.Open worldwide until midnight Sunday, September 28, 2008:
http://freshinkbooks.blogspot.com/

98lovemybooks
Sep 22, 2008, 1:29pm Top

Well, I'm getting all sorts of responses on how to deal with this international shipping thing from my post-BBAW survey.

I did check with Hachette and they told me it's a rights issue, not a cost issue.

But if we have other bloggers shipping out the books it becomes a cost issue. Even just shipping out one book internationally can cost the same amount if not more than the book.

Then there's reality vs. what people believe to be true.

While I will certainly seek out solutions to this problem for any future BBAW, I am only human.

99Storeetllr
Sep 22, 2008, 7:12pm Top

I recently started a new blog (Just One More Page) that will be devoted exclusively to books and reading after I realized my first blog (The Anything Blog) was being taken over by current events and other subjects not necessarily closely related to reading.

Anyway, I hope you'll drop by and check it out and let me know what you think. I'm having a drawing for a copy of Mr. White's Confession by Robert Clark, which I am currently also reading. It's at http://justonemorepageblog.blogspot.com/.

100LisaLynne
Sep 22, 2008, 9:57pm Top

I'm having a Pick Your Prize Giveaway and the response has been great so far! I've got almost enough entries to give away 3 books, and I would love to give away all 5. Check it out here.

101JaynePupek
Sep 24, 2008, 1:42pm Top

Jill at Breaking the Spine is giving away an autographed copy of my novel, Tomato Girl

http://breakingthespine.blogspot.com/2008/09/author-interview-jayne-pupek-giveaw...

102posthumose
Sep 24, 2008, 5:15pm Top

I'm giving away my ARC copy of At a Loss for Word: A Post-Romantic Novel by Diane Schoemperlen. Open worldwide until midnight Wednesday, October 1, 2008. My review and giveaway are here:

http://freshinkbooks.blogspot.com/

103paltner-new
Sep 24, 2008, 6:07pm Top

On Thursday Sept. 25 guest blogger Adrian Phoenix, author of Rush of Wings (Pocket, 2008) and the sequel In the Blood (Pocket, January 2009), treats us to part 1 of her articles on Ghosts. Come to: Patricia's Vampire Notes

One lucky commenter will win a copy of Rush of Wings. Be sure to stop by!

104JaynePupek
Sep 26, 2008, 8:25am Top

Cindy is giving away an autographed copy of Tomato Girl at Cindy's Love of Books:

http://cindysloveofbooks.blogspot.com/2008/09/recently-i-heard-about-this-great-...

105PopinFresh
Sep 26, 2008, 1:48pm Top

It's the last day to enter my Immortals: The Crossing contest.

http://proudbookworm.blogspot.com/2008/09/giveaway-win-copy-of-immortals-crossin...

106LisaLynne
Sep 26, 2008, 3:18pm Top

Last day to enter the Pick Your Prize Giveaway. I've had over 70 entrants, so I am giving away all 5 books!

107LisaLynne
Sep 26, 2008, 9:50pm Top

I had a bit of a snafu on my blog tonight (of course - on my biggest contest ever) and I'm feeling really bad about it.

I posted the winners, then started sending the congratulations emails...then I noticed that one of the winners was an anonymous post. She didn't leave an email address or have a link to a blog or a live journal (the contest specifically says make sure you leave me a way to contact you). So, I pulled her name off and drew one more name. Am I being ridiculous for feeling bad about this?

108caitemaire
Sep 26, 2008, 10:02pm Top

yes, you are...lol

not your fault and certainly nothing else you could do. I bet she will feel bad if she realizes it though...

109anysia
Edited: Sep 26, 2008, 10:16pm Top

Yup, silly girl.

I am continually surprised by the number of entries in a draw for a book who can't or won't read. You're not their mommy, just their book fairy.

Edit: constantly/continually always trips me up

110paltner-new
Sep 27, 2008, 12:29am Top

LisaLynne

Last week a similar thing happened to me. So I picked another name. What else can you do?

111posthumose
Sep 27, 2008, 5:38pm Top

Giveaway of Mister Sandman by Barbara Gowdy ends Sunday midnight.
This was an ER book, the real thing, not an ARC.

Giveaway still on for At a Loss for Words by Diane Schoemperlen until Wednesday midnight.

http://freshinkbooks.blogspot.com/

I give away two books every week so there are only a few days to enter each one. All my giveaways are open worldwide.

112Storeetllr
Sep 27, 2008, 6:40pm Top

Having another book giveaway at Just One More Page ~ Broad Street, a recently released first novel by Christine Weiser. Drop by my blog and read about it, then enter to win. This one will be raffled off on October 7.

http://justonemorepageblog.blogspot.com/

113Kasthu
Sep 28, 2008, 7:26pm Top

I'm having a giveaway on my blog for The Glass of Time, Michael Cox's new book. The deadline to enter is October 5.

http://agirlwalksintoabookstore.blogspot.com/2008/09/another-giveaway.html.

114montrealgirl2005
Sep 28, 2008, 8:13pm Top

I have a contest on my blog for a signed copy of Tomato Girl compliments of Jayne Pupek.

Only a few hours left to enter. Winner will be announced in the morning

http://cindysloveofbooks.blogspot.com/2008/09/recently-i-heard-about-this-great-...

115LisaLynne
Sep 28, 2008, 9:25pm Top

Thanks, guys. I think what I feel bad about is that I didn't realize it until AFTER I posted her name. Before that, who cares? But I'm glad to know this has happened to someone else.

116posthumose
Sep 29, 2008, 5:54pm Top

I have posted my giveaway of Men and Cartoons by Jonathan Lethem on Fresh Ink. Entry is open worldwide until midnight Sunday, October 5, 2008.

http://freshinkbooks.blogspot.com/2008/0...

Giveaway of At a Loss for Words: A Post-Romantic Novel by Diane Schoemperlen is still open untill midnight Wednesday October 1.

117Storeetllr
Sep 29, 2008, 7:18pm Top

Only one more day to register for the giveaway of a copy of "Mr. White's Confession" by Robert Clark. I'll be drawing a name on Wed. Oct. 1 at around 7 a.m. Pacific Time. To enter, go to Just One More Page.

(Isn't it neat ~ I just learned how to add a link!)

118bermudaonion
Sep 30, 2008, 7:57am Top

I'm hosting a giveaway of An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination. Click here to enter.

11924girl
Sep 30, 2008, 11:44am Top

I'm giving away a choice of 5 books at Reading With Monie.

120DevourerOfBooks
Sep 30, 2008, 3:44pm Top

I'm giving away a total of 15 books to 5 people in celebration of my 100th review. Information here.

121Twink
Sep 30, 2008, 3:53pm Top

Another chance for a copy of An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination You can enter here!

122akreese
Oct 2, 2008, 3:16pm Top

I'm giving away my copy of Dreaming Again, a collection of speculative fiction short stories at my blog. To enter click here.

123posthumose
Oct 2, 2008, 8:52pm Top

I have just posted my giveaway of Traffic by Tom Vanderbilt at Fresh Ink Books. Entry is open worldwide until midnight Wednesday, October 8, 2008:
http://freshinkbooks.blogspot.com/2008/1...

124makaiju
Oct 4, 2008, 5:31pm Top

I'm giving away three copies of The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent!

To enter, click here.

12524girl
Edited: Oct 6, 2008, 1:18am Top

I'm giving away a children's book this week at Reading With Monie. Celebrations/Celebraciones by Nancy Maria Grande Tabor.

126wbarker
Oct 6, 2008, 1:51pm Top

I'm hosting a giveaway of sorts: choice of magazine subscriptions (Blender, Entrepreneur, Family Fun, Latina, Maxim, Parenting (2 yr), Shape, Wondertime)

1 winner per 10 eligible entries. I'm also donating 50% of proceeds from any subscriptions purchased in Oct to American Cancer Society in order to support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

http://wendisbookcorner.blogspot.com/2008/10/magazine-subscriptions-for-cause.ht...

I hope this is ok to post here! I don't have any books to giveaway yet, but will soon!

127posthumose
Oct 6, 2008, 2:14pm Top

I'm having a giveaway of The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards here at Fresh Ink Books:http://freshinkbooks.blogspot.com/2008/1...

Entry is open worldwide until midnight Wednesday, October 15, 2008.

Entry to win Traffic by Tom Vanderbilt is also still open until midnight this Wednesday

128Storeetllr
Oct 6, 2008, 4:50pm Top

Today's the last day to sign up for the drawing to win a copy of Broad Street by Christine Weiser at Just One More Page. I'll be drawing a name tomorrow morning.

130paltner-new
Oct 7, 2008, 11:01am Top

In October if you subscribe by email to
Patricia's Vampire Notes will be entered to win a copy of Staked by J. F. Lewis or Fangland by John Marks.

Two book give away special for the scary month of Halloween!

Contest ends Oct 30. Winner will be announced on Oct. 31.

131TheNovelWorld
Oct 7, 2008, 2:47pm Top

I'm giving away a copy of The Graveyard Book on my blog at www.thenovelworld.com

Please check it out! Deadline is until Oct 19th

132thetometraveller
Oct 8, 2008, 8:35pm Top

Hello All,

I have a Hachette Giveaway up on my blog for up to five copies of Hollywood Crows by Joseph Wambaugh. One book will be given away for each ten entries, up to a total of five, so come over and enter! Contest ends at 11:59 pm Eastern time, October 22. Here's the link:

http://thetometraveller.blogspot.com/2008/10/my-first-hachette-book-group-giveaw...

133bermudaonion
Edited: Oct 9, 2008, 8:10am Top

I'm hosting a giveaway for 5 copies of Dead Boys by Richard Lange. To enter click here.

134daniellnic
Oct 9, 2008, 6:47pm Top

I hosting a giveaway for An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination by here. It ends Next Friday, October 17th, midnight (EST).

135posthumose
Oct 10, 2008, 8:56pm Top

This week's Giveaway at Fresh Ink Books is Keep the Faith by Faith Evans. Open worldwide until midnight Sunday, October 19, 2008, here:
http://freshinkbooks.blogspot.com/2008/10/giveaway-of-keep-faith-memoir-by-faith...

And my giveaway of The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards is still open until Wednsday, October 15, 2008.

Sandra

136bart154ce
Edited: Oct 12, 2008, 11:53am Top

With the upcoming 24 Hour Read-a-Thon next weekend, I've been collecting some books particularly for the occasion, and all of them are what look like, good short reads - perfect for both the event and boosting my yearly books read count! and I've decided to hold a read-a-thon giveaway for them as well!

The way this will work is: simply, each one I manage to read on the day will go in to a pool of books to be given away. Periodically during the 24 hours, I'll draw a winner and a book out of a hat, and they'll win that book! Names stay in the hat throughout the 'thon so, you definitely have a chance of snagging more than one book!

How to enter.
Either read and comment on any one of my review posts during the 24 hours of the read-a-thon (12:00 GMT 18/10 to 12:00 GMT 19/10 - comments before or after this time will not be entered). Or, between now and the end of the event, post about the giveaway on your blogs, and then let me know in the comments section of this post, for a bonus 2 entries. Easy!

This is open worldwide (although I do ask you have some patience in me getting them posted!) and winners will be notified only in the comments section of this post (check the 'Subscribe' box to get an email each time a comment is added) and all wins must be claimed by the 25th Oct)

Find out more here!

137LisaLynne
Oct 13, 2008, 8:31am Top

How complicated do you folks get with your giveaways? I usually limit mine to commenting on the post, posting on your blog, and maybe a bonus option like an email. That seems to work pretty well, but I've noticed some blogs seemed to be getting more and more complex. One I came across recently involved posting a comment on the giveaway post, then looking at a book list and going back to the original review, and then...I gave up. I'm not sure what the point of a complicated procedure is, so maybe that's part of my question. Are you trying to build up average time on the site? Page reads? Or just make sure people are paging through your blog?

138bermudaonion
Oct 13, 2008, 9:39am Top

I stick with the basic formula, because like you, I don't like the complicated ones. I've looked at some that require you to tell a story about something, and I think it's too much trouble.

13924girl
Oct 13, 2008, 10:46am Top

I'm giving away a copy of Thread of Fear by Laura Griffin at Reading With Monie.

140montrealgirl2005
Oct 13, 2008, 9:47pm Top

I am giving away 5 copies of Dead Boys on my blog. Contest is open till the 18th of Oct.

http://cindysloveofbooks.blogspot.com/2008/10/book-giveaway-of-dead-boys-by-rich...

141posthumose
Oct 18, 2008, 3:42am Top

I have just posted my review and giveaway of a signed copy of Matrimony by Joshua Henkin from the author himself here:
http://freshinkbooks.blogspot.com/2008/10/matrimony-by-joshua-henkin.html

Entry is open worldwide until Wednesday Octaber 29, 2008.
This is a very enjoyable book.

142bart154ce
Oct 18, 2008, 6:32am Top

Just a reminder that I'm giving away up to six books during today's 24 Hour Read-a-Thon (starts in half-an-hour! Get those caffeine based beverages ready!).

Click Here! to find out more.

143montrealgirl2005
Oct 18, 2008, 9:36pm Top

Just a few hours left on my contest of the book of Dead boys..check message 140 for the link

144makaiju
Oct 20, 2008, 10:07am Top

Awesome contest starting today - I'm giving away historical fiction novels with a "monarchy" theme, and it's one of those expanding contests...every fifty entries I get, I add another book to the pot and add another winner to the drawing!

Currently up:
1. The Last Queen by C. W. Gortner
2. The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran
3. The Tsarina's Daughter by Carolly Erickson
4. The Other Queen by Philipa Gregory
5. ...find out after 50 people enter!

Click over to Fashionista Piranha to enter!

145hangen
Oct 20, 2008, 2:45pm Top

I am giving away a copy of Bon Appetit by Sandra Byrd on my blog, to one person who leaves a comment, Oct. 20 to 24.
My review of the book is there too, as the author has a blog tour this week.
This is a chicklit book set in France in a pastry school, and includes recipes.
http://terragarden.blogspot.com

Someone asked how they publicize their giveaways; I twitter about mine :)

14624girl
Oct 20, 2008, 2:46pm Top

I'm giving away all 6 books in the Steele Street series by Tara Janzen at Reading With Monie.

147DevourerOfBooks
Oct 20, 2008, 2:58pm Top

>137 LisaLynne:,

I often add an extra entry for anyone commenting on any review. The main reason I do this is that a big contest like the one I just finished brings LOTS of new readers to my blog. If they just comment on a giveaway, they may not ever come back. If they decide they want to up their chances by just reading and commenting on a few reviews, sometimes they like what they find and I continue to see comments from them after the contest is over.

148paltner-new
Oct 25, 2008, 7:45pm Top

To LisaLynne

For my contests I like to give readers as many ways to enter as possible. If I come across a contests that requires me to think I'll most likely skip it.

I like to give away books. I like people to read my site. I don't want to make anyone work too hard.

Hope this helps

149paltner-new
Oct 25, 2008, 7:50pm Top

On Monday October 27 Patricia's Vampire Notes will be interviewing author Gail Martin as part of her Days of the Dead Halloween Blog Tour. She has graciously offered 2 prizes. Stop by on the 27th to see what they are and how to enter the contest.

Gail is the author of the multi-faceted medieval fantasy series The Chronicles of the Necromancer. Dark Haven book 3 in the series will be on shelves in early 2009.

Patricia's Vampire Notes

150anysia
Oct 25, 2008, 9:15pm Top

137, I do both for my giveaways (the oh-so-many I've had, ha!). I let people enter by simply commenting and then I have extra entries for doing a variety of things.

The reason I do this is:
1) to get traffic and interest in my blog
2) to give more entries to those people who show a true interest in the book
3) not to scare off the drive-by entries

I try to spread things out over a few days or weeks to get return visits and I try to keep things simple so that it doesn't take more than a few minutes.

151TheNovelWorld
Feb 9, 2009, 3:17pm Top

Hey guys,

I'm hosting a giveaway at my blog www.thenovelworld.com

I'm running a reading challenge this year, called the Dewey Decimal Challenge. The challenge is to read 1 book from each of the Dewey centuries through the course of the year. For February, there is going to be an awesome giveaway where the winner will receive a book of their choice from Amazon. Details are on my blog. All you have to do is leave a review for a nonfiction book you've read and reviewed recently.

152caitemaire
Feb 10, 2009, 8:24pm Top

>137 LisaLynne: It's funny...I just read your post and then on another thread saw a contest for a book that I would love to win.
I read the details on their site...and for the life of me, could not figure out how the heck to enter the contest. It was bizarrely confusing. Not a contest I entered...not a site I will likely revisit.

153paltner-new
Feb 22, 2009, 7:16pm Top

Monday Feb. 23, Patricia's Vampire Notes will be interviewing Marta Acosta author of the acclaimed Casa Dracula series.

Read this candid interview with her, then make a comment or ask a question. There will be a chance to win a copy of Happy Hour at Casa Dracula (Book one in the series)

The contest portion runs from Feb. 23 until 11:59 pm Feb. 25.

Hope you have a chance to stop by.

Best,

Patricia

154TheNovelWorld
Mar 7, 2009, 4:12am Top

I'm giving away a copy of the book Jane Austen Ruined My Life, by Beth Pattillo at my blog. http://tinyurl.com/bv65a3

155Tasses
Apr 9, 2009, 12:31pm Top

I'm giving away five copies of two fantastic beauty books on Random Wonder.

156jedziedz
Jun 18, 2009, 11:35am Top

100th Post Giveaway -- Nancy Drew Graphic novels -- open until Monday June 22nd!

http://barneysbookblog.blogspot.com/2009/06/100-post-giveaway.html

157PopinFresh
Jun 18, 2009, 2:32pm Top

I'm giving away a copy of Bloody Good by Georgia Evans. Giveaway ends on June 30. (Canada/US)

http://proudbookworm.blogspot.com/2009/06/book-giveaway-author-interview-georgia...

~ Popin

158Jac8604
Jun 18, 2009, 9:57pm Top

I've got two more giveaways posted!

Both of these end June 30th:
The Impostor's Daughter by Laurie Sandell
Julie & Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously by Julia Powell

Make sure to check out my other giveaway while you're there - The Night Gardener by George Pelecanos

159PopinFresh
Jun 22, 2009, 5:38pm Top

I have two more giveaways over at the Lair.

The first one is for the YA Book Giveaway Carnival. I'll be giving away a copy of What Z See by Karen Rivers. It's my copy, so it is used, but it's still in very good shape.

Here is the giveaway link:
http://proudbookworm.blogspot.com/2009/06/ya-carnival-giveaway.html

The second is for a copy of The Sinful Life of Lucy Burns by Elizabeth Leiknes, which is a fantastic little gem.

Here is the link for that giveaway:
http://proudbookworm.blogspot.com/2009/06/review-giveaway-sinful-life-of-lucy.ht...

Both are open internationally! Click on the links for more details.

~ Popin

160paltner-new
Jun 23, 2009, 12:45pm Top

On Wednesday June 24 Patricia's Vampire Notes will welcome Ann Aguirre author of Blue Diablo: A Corine Solomon Novel (Roc, April 2009), book one in a new urban fantasy series.

Be sure to stop by for an entertaining interview and a chance to win a copy of Blue Diablo

161Storeetllr
Jun 25, 2009, 1:15am Top

Hi! Another giveaway on my blog, this time for My Name Is Will, a novel of Sex, Drugs, and Shakespeare by Jess Winfield. U.S. and Canada, no P.O. boxes, drawing on July 6. http://justonemorepageblog.blogspot.com/

162J29x11
Jun 26, 2009, 5:09pm Top

There's two more giveaways at Merry Weather http://www.merryweatherbookblog.com : D

In My Heart by Ursula Hanks ends on July 7th

The Vanishing Sculptor by Donita K. Paul ends on July 5th

Stop by, all it takes is a comment to enter and be sure to leave your email address so I have a way of getting ahold of you if you win: D These two giveaways are open to all countries :D

163J29x11
Jun 27, 2009, 2:40pm Top

Well, gosh - this is two postings in a row : D

Stop by http://www.merryweatherbookblog.com

There will be five winners for this giveaway of George Pelecanos book The Night Gardener thanks to Hachette!

Just stop by and leave a comment, along with your email address for a chance to win. Contest is open to US and Canada residents only please. Last day to enter is July 4th and the five winners will be announced on Sunday the 5th.

Good Luck to all.

164thekoolaidmom
Jun 28, 2009, 9:12pm Top

I'm giving away a copy of Something Beyond Greatness by Judy Rodgers and Gayatri Naraine. It's open internationally and closes 11:59 pm (EST) July 4th. Details are In the Shadow of Mt. TBR!

165Jac8604
Jun 28, 2009, 9:27pm Top

Hi all!

My giveaway for Carolyn Jewel's My Forbidden Desire ends tomorrow at 11:59 pm and I would just like to remind people. There are also chances of extra entries for commenting on the interview with Carolyn and the review of the book. Thanks!

166gaby317
Jul 1, 2009, 8:30pm Top

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167PopinFresh
Jul 1, 2009, 8:39pm Top

I'm holding a Memoir Giveaway. Enter for a chance to win either The Impostor's Daughter by Laurie Sandell or Julie and Julia by Julie Powell. 10 winners all together. Giveaway ends on July 17. (Canada/US)

http://proudbookworm.blogspot.com/2009/07/winner-memoir-giveaway.html

~ Popin

168Storeetllr
Jul 3, 2009, 12:35pm Top

Just thought I'd mention that July 5 is the last day to enter to win a copy of My Name Is Will, A Novel of Sex, Drugs, and Shakespeare by Jess Winfield. Stop by my blog at http://justonemorepageblog.blogspot.com and leave a comment. Tell me your favorite work by The Bard, or book about him, and get an extra entry.

169gaby317
Jul 6, 2009, 8:02pm Top

Starting Fresh is giving away 5 copies of One Scream Away by Kate Brady. US and Canada only. No PO boxes. Ends 7/24.

http://startingfresh-gaby317.blogspot.com/2009/07/one-scream-away-blog-tour-and-...

Good luck!

170paltner-new
Jul 14, 2009, 1:15pm Top

Patricia's Vampire Notes welcomes author Georgia Evans (aka Rosemary Laurey) who will offer her opinion on Vampires!

To celebrate the July publication of Bloody Awful, Book 2 in her vampire trilogy, Georgia will send 2 lucky winners a copy of her novel.

The contest runs from July 14 until July 16, 11:59 Hawaii Time.

171hangen
Jul 14, 2009, 6:31pm Top

I am giving away one copy of the nonfiction book "Holy Roller" by Julie Lyons. The author is a reporter, working the crime beat in South Dallas, when she found a church, The Body of Christ Assembly, and minister that welcomes the down and out and lifts them up.
Leave a comment July 13-17 at http://terragarden.blogspot.com
I use random.org to select the winner.

172momgee
Jul 17, 2009, 3:50pm Top

Tomorrow (07/18/09 5 PM) is the last day to enter for J.B. Stanley giveaway: signed book of your choice from Supper club series, coffee, candle, journal and as she puts it " a slew of other goodies". I am throwing in 2 gently read books from her Collectible series to a second winner.

Also up for grabs are 5 copies of One Scream Away Deadline for this one is July 28th. Left sidebar has quicklinks to both contests at
Pudgy Penguin Perusals

173avisannschild
Jul 17, 2009, 6:24pm Top

Just a reminder that today is the last day to enter my giveaway for a copy of Katherine's Wish as well as a copy of The Etruscan, both by Linda Lappin: she reads and reads

Giveaways are open to U.S., Canadian and European residents.

174gaby317
Sep 23, 2009, 7:43pm Top

Stop by my blog, Starting Fresh, for - here are a few of the giveaways for October. Limited to U.S. and Canada. No P.O. Boxes.

Judith James's Highland Rebel - ends 10/2
http://startingfresh-gaby317.blogspot.com/2009/09/highland-rebel-blog-tour-guest...

Beat The Reaper by Josh Bazell - ends 10/31
http://startingfresh-gaby317.blogspot.com/2009/09/code-yellow-beat-reaper-by-jos...

Supreme Courtship by Christopher Buckley - ends 10/31
http://startingfresh-gaby317.blogspot.com/2009/09/giveaway-of-supreme-courtship-...

Simon's Cat by Simon Tofield - ends 10/31
http://startingfresh-gaby317.blogspot.com/2009/09/win-simons-cat-by-simon-tofiel...

Lucan by Susan Kearney ends 9/30
http://startingfresh-gaby317.blogspot.com/2009/09/blog-tour-of-susan-kearneys-lu...

The Smart One and the Pretty One by Claire LaZebnik - ends 9/30
http://startingfresh-gaby317.blogspot.com/2009/09/book-giveaway-smart-one-and-pr...

Rebecca Collins's My Cousin Caroline and The Pemberley Chronicles - ends 9/30
http://startingfresh-gaby317.blogspot.com/2009/08/blog-tour-my-cousin-caroline-b...

Mia King's Table Manners - ends 9/30
http://startingfresh-gaby317.blogspot.com/2009/08/table-manners-by-mia-king-late...

Hispanic Heritage Giveaway sponsored by Hatchette - 5 books
http://startingfresh-gaby317.blogspot.com/2009/09/celebrate-hispanic-heritage-mo...

175Storeetllr
Sep 26, 2009, 12:06pm Top

For all you Harry Bosch fans, I've got a good one going over at http://justonemorepageblog.blogspot.com. I'm giving away 5 copies of Nine Dragons on October 13, courtesy of Hatchette Books!

The usual: US and Canada, no P.O. Boxes.

176cyderry
Oct 5, 2009, 12:16pm Top

I'm having my first giveaway of The Recipe Club: A Tale of Food and Friendship. I hope everyone will stop by at Cheli's Shelves - it ends October 15th.

Cheli

177aarti
Oct 5, 2009, 9:36pm Top

I'm giving away three copies of Terry Pratchett's Unseen Academicals on my blog to residents of the US and Canada. Stop by and enter if you are interested:

http://aartichapati.blogspot.com/2009/10/giveaway-unseen-academicals.html

178rubs917
Oct 9, 2009, 2:00am Top

Giving away 3 copies of Kissing Games of the World by Sandi Kahn Shelton on my blog.

Limit to US addresses only please.

Drop by my blog if interested:

http://rubylovesadventure.blogspot.com/2009/10/book-giveaway-kissing-games-of-wo...

179Storeetllr
Oct 12, 2009, 10:40pm Top

Tomorrow's the last day to enter at http://justonemorepageblog.blogspot.com for a chance to win one of 5 copies of Nine Dragons, courtesy of Hatchette Books! If you like mysteries and thrillers, I think you will love this one. I read it, and it's awesome! Harry Bosch at his best.

The usual rules: US and Canada, no P.O. Boxes

180aarti
Oct 13, 2009, 12:12am Top

I am giving away a copy of Cerridwen Fallingstar's novel of ancient Japan, White as Bone, Red as Blood, on my blog. The giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada only and is open until October 20th. Enter here!

181peaceloveandpat
Oct 26, 2009, 2:54pm Top

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182PopinFresh
Oct 26, 2009, 8:38pm Top

I have another giveaway, this time it's for a copy of Salem Brownstone by John Harris Dunning and illustrated by Nikhil Singh, here's the link. (along with a mini interview with John)

http://proudbookworm.blogspot.com/2009/10/winners-new-giveaway.html

Giveaway ends on November 13 and it's UK only.

183Storeetllr
Edited: Oct 27, 2009, 1:06am Top

Oh, hey, I thought I posted my latest giveaway here but see I didn't! What the heck was I thinking?

Okay, this is a good one! As a thank you to everyone who follows my blog, I'm giving away an autographed copy of Nine Dragons, the latest Harry Bosch mystery by Michael Connelly, along with a package of scented bookmarks and a scented candle. Oh, yes, and a book of matches.

No P.O. Boxes, please, BUT...it's open to everyone worldwide! I hope you'll stop by my blog at http://justonemorepageblog.blogspot.com/2009/10/9-dragons-book-signing-with-auth... and check it out.

Thanks!

ETA the last day to enter is October 31, and I'll be picking the winner that evening at around 6 p.m. PT.

184J29x11
Oct 28, 2009, 2:12pm Top

Enter to win a copy of Stephen King's newest book, Under The Dome. Hurry though contest ends on Halloween : D

http://www.merryweatherbookblog.com/2009/010/under-dome-giveaway-sponsered-by.ht...

185peaceloveandpat
Nov 7, 2009, 8:47pm Top

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186peaceloveandpat
Nov 12, 2009, 12:16pm Top

Contest & Interviw with Chloe Neill author of Chicagoland Vampires Series.

Click here to enter: http://peaceloveandpat.blogspot.com/2009/11/contest-interview-chloe-neill-author...

Contest ends: 12/09

187velocibadgergirl
Nov 13, 2009, 7:25am Top

I'm giving away a copy of the fantastic A Walk for Sunshine by Jeff Alt at my book blog :)

http://badgerbooks.blogspot.com/2009/11/green-book-review-giveaway-walk-for.html

Contest ends Sunday 11/15 at midnight!

188cyderry
Nov 19, 2009, 11:44am Top

Knowing how complex and desired are the books by Dan Brown, I'm giving away a book with all the clues to the newest one. Decoding the Lost Symbol - deadline 12/15

http://chelisshelves.blogspot.com/2009/11/giveaway-of-special-look-at-lost-symbo...

189Kegsoccer
Nov 20, 2009, 3:06pm Top

New giveaway at my blog: Flight of the Goose by Lesley Thomas

Comment telling me why you want to win!
http://kbookreviews.wordpress.com/2009/11/18/interview-and-giveaway-flight-of-th...

190Kanellio
Nov 22, 2009, 4:47pm Top

Giveaway new for Donna VanLiere's THE CHRISTMAS SECRET is on my blog now until Dec. 11. MANY other holiday books and books that you can win to give as gifts...click on the Christmas clock in the left bar and see them all.

http://bookinwithbingo.blogspot.com/2009/11/christmas-secret-interview-and-givea...

191peaceloveandpat
Dec 7, 2009, 5:21pm Top

WIN A iPOD Shuffle 4gb 4th gen (any color of your choice) http://peaceloveandpat.blogspot.com/2009/12/win-ipod-shuffle.html

192momgee
Dec 15, 2009, 4:01pm Top

2 contests going on at Pudgy Penguin Perusals both are listed in side bar on left. One is for 2 copies of The Piano by Janice Y.K.Lee (deadline is Dec 20th at 5 pm)and open to residents of the US only. The other one is for 2* copies of Dead Pan, a funny cozy by Gayle Trent (deadline is Dec 22nd at 5 PM). One copy will be given to international winner in PDF format and the other will be an actual copy to winner resident of US or Canada.

193nbmars
Jan 7, 2010, 7:39am Top

Giveaway one copy of Emotional Geology by Linda Gillard. Open to U.S. and U.K. Deadline to enter is January 18, and the winner, to be chosen by randomizer.org, will be announced January 19. Click here to enter!

194paltner-new
Jan 8, 2010, 9:45am Top

Hi Everyone

Beginning today, Jan. 8 Patricia's Vampire Notes hosts Tony-Paul de Vissage the author of the vampire novel Dark God Descending (Sam's Dot Publishing, 2009). Today he writes about his take on our favorite creatures of the night, and has offered one lucky reader a download of his book "Two Vampire Tales".

Contest ends Jan. 12 at 11:59pm PST and is international
Patricia

Patricia's Vampire Notes

195momgee
Jan 11, 2010, 10:16am Top


I'm giving away 5 copies of Love in 90 Days at Pudgy Penguin Perusals Deadline is Jan 24th at 5 PM. Also, the contest for 2 pairs of reading glass is still on until Sunday. Link is at the top of the page. Come on over for a visit and enter both.

196tututhefirst
Feb 12, 2010, 11:27am Top

I got an extra ARC copy of Eastern Stars so I'm having a spring training giveaway at Tutu's Two Cents
Deadline is March 19th.

197sharonluvscats
Feb 15, 2010, 3:12pm Top

I'm hosting a huge multi-prize young adult contest on my blog: http://www.sharonlovesbooksandcats.com/2010/02/huge-before-i-fall-purchase-conte...

198jhedlund
Feb 21, 2010, 4:03pm Top

I'm giving away my hardcover copy of The Help by Kathryn Stockett. http://writeupmylife.com/2010/02/21/book-giveaway-the-help/

199peaceloveandpat
Feb 22, 2010, 11:33pm Top

*Revised*
ARC TOUR & CONTEST



Now open blogger and non-bloggers


Angelology by Danielle Trussoni will be released on March 9, 2010. Here is your chance to participate in an ARC tour! and win the copy of this book.

Here is the link for sign ups:

http://peaceloveandpat.blogspot.com/2010/02/arc-tour-contest-angelology-by-danie...

14 spots available.

200ConstanceHilliard
Oct 25, 2011, 4:10pm Top

Do you want to learn more about the roots of the Arab-Israeli conflict? I'm running a giveaway on my blog, Society, Science & Soul Wisdom for my latest book. It is titled: Does Israel Have a Future? (Potomac 2009) Books will be given away with postage paid to the first ten individuals who sign up to become followers on my blog:
http://soul-wisdom.blogspot.com/2011/10/followers-to-society-science-soul.html

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