I came across more book giveaways that are taking place this month that may be of interest to some of my visitors.
Until July 21st you can win copies of Frank McCourt’s books Angela’s Ashes and ‘Tis. All you need to do is comment on the blog entry at MAW Books. ‘Tis is still on my TBR pile.
Closing on July 22nd is the opportunity to win a paperback copy of Away by Amy Bloom. This giveaway is open only to US residents and BookBrowse members outside of the US. Simply type your email address into the form and hit submit.
Mystery author, Brian Kavanagh, is giving away a copy of his book, The Embroidered Corpse. Indicate your interest in the giveaway by leaving your name and a comment that you want to be included in the book drawing on his guest book. (Use a working email address so he can contact you if you win.) This contest closes on August 1st so you still have some time to enter.
You may recall my last post about book giveaways included The Host by Stephanie Meyer. Her publisher, Hachette Books Group USA, is doing a Summer Reads Giveaway of fourteen books. That should keep you busy the rest of the summer! You can sign up for entries on Trish’s blog. The contest ends on July 12th so you still have a few more days to enter.
The Writer Mama is having a Back-to-School Giveaway from September 1st to September 30th. I know, I know… it’s months away but it doesn’t hurt to mark your calendars ahead of time when it comes to free books. The giveaways are for all writers so it’s okay if you’re not a mother. She did a Back-to-School Giveaway last year so who knows? This may turn into an annual event.
Writers (and readers) are very giving people. I regularly donate to an organization that helps make it possible for homeless Corgis with medical costs to get the needed medical attention before finding a new home. CorgiAid just had their 2008 auction and the results are still being totaled. Lisa Scottoline is owned by a Corgi (it’s unusual for us to own them) and donated an autographed copy of her book Dirty Blonde to this year’s auction. I can’t wait to hear how much has been raised with this year’s auction. CorgiAid was presented with Pedigree’s 2007 Best Breed Rescue Fundraising Program award. This year, partially due to the awareness created by Pedigree, we’ve been able to raise over $18,000.00 for Corgis that need assistance.
Last night it occurred to me that there are inexpensive ways to obtain books that a few of you may find interesting. I thought there were more fund raisers and raffles happening right now but I was wrong. Most of the links are for giveaways.
Strange Horizons is holding their annual fund drive until June 30th. They are an electronic publication geared toward speculative fiction that pays professional rates. Anyone who donates during the fund drive is entered into the drawings for some cool fund drive prizes. If you like what is being published then let them know.
Lisa Damian is giving away a copy of Stephenie Meyer’s newest book, The Host. All you need to do is leave a comment on her blog post about the giveaway between now and June 21st.
If that isn’t enough Stephenie Meyer for you, MAW Books is holding a giveaway for all of Stephanie Meyer’s books. Five people could win a copy of The Host. The lucky winner of the grand prize would be able to catch up on Twilight before the movie release date. Entries are accepted until June 30th and there are multiple ways to enter.
Each Monday Katrina Stonoff has a book giveaway. The book for Monday is Sweet Love by Sarah Strohmeyer. If you’re interested, leave a comment on Katarina’s blog by Sunday noon PST and she will draw names on Monday.
If your reading tastes are geared towards other genres there is a potpourri (mostly religious) of books available on Joyce Anthony’s web site. The Arkansas church of Lacresha Hayes had damage from the storms and the money raised from the raffle is for her church family. Each drawing in the raffle is $1 and garners an entry to win a box of autographed books including several books written by Lacresha.