If you like our “Back to School” free book contest, then you’ll love the rest of today’s post…
Philip Weiss*, a.k.a. “King Rat,” has scoured the Internet, found a slew of free book contests, and posted them at his blog, Rat’s Reading. I had no idea there are so many websites giving away books these days, but I’m glad to know now and we’re lucky King Rat is archiving them for us. He mentioned our contest and oh, and he’s running his own book giveaways, too.
Another great place to pick up free books is our oft-mentioned favorite virtual bookshelf, LibraryThing. They get early review copies from publishers and in turn pass them on to their registered users to read and hopefully review on their blogs and Amazon. It’s definitely a luck-of-the-draw situation as 350+ people will request one of the ten or so copies available. That said, I’ve picked up two (yeah, yeah, I need to review them here…) and it’s worth a shot.
* (According to Weiss’ bio, his nickname comes from the James Clavell novel, a piece of assigned reading in his high school days. I haven’t picked up any Clavell in a long time but man oh man, was Shogun one of my favorite books in middle school. I must have read that 1300-page spider-smacker a dozen times between 6th-8th grade. I could even speak the tiniest bit of Japanese that I picked up from that book. Well, perhaps not proper pronunciation but…)