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Monday, November 8th, 2010

Three thousand free books: the November Early Reviewer batch is up!

The November 2010 batch of Early Reviewer books is up! We’ve got 100 books this month, and a grand total of 3,088 copies to give out. (The number was 99, but satisfyingly we had a late addition, pushing us into the triple digits of titles!)

First, make sure to sign up for Early Reviewers. If you’ve already signed up, please check your mailing address and make sure it’s correct.

Then request away! The list of available books is here:
http://www.librarything.com/er/list

The deadline to request a copy is Friday, November 26th at 6PM EST.

Eligiblity: Publishers do things country-by-country. This month we have publishers who can send books to nearly all of them! Make sure to check the flags by each book to see if it can be sent to your country.

Thanks to all the publishers participating this month!

W.W. Norton Canongate Books MSI Press
Hachette Book Group Bromera Bell Bridge Books
Del Rey Kregel Publications HarperCollins Childrens Books
Clerisy Press Menasha Ridge Press Doubleday Books
Signet Idea Men Productions St. Martin’s Griffin
B&H Publishing Group Hyperion and Voice WaterBrook Press
Little, Brown and Company 12 Spectra
Double Day Religion Kensington Publishing Dafina
BookViewCafe Ballantine Books Nolo
Zed Books Harper Paperbacks Rovira i Virgili University Press
Zondervan William Morrow Bethany House
Penn State University Press Putnam Books ROI Marketing
L&L Dreamspell Riverhead Books Ulysses Press
Peak Performance Press EOS Systems Eos
Pink Narcissus Press Penguin Young Readers Group PublicAffairs
St. Martin’s Minotaur Human Kinetics Tor Books
Bloomsbury St. Martin’s Press Open Road
Bull Publishing Random House Silver Oak

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Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

October State of the Thing

State of the Thing logoWe’ve just sent out this month’s State of the Thing, LibraryThing’s monthly newsletter of features, author interviews and various forms of bookish delight.

This month we have over 2,000 free Early Reviewer books available, interviews with Kristin Hersh and Sara Gruen, a new feature and a list of the popular books this month.

Check your inbox or read it online.

I got to interview Kristin Hersh of Throwing Muses fame, about her memoir Rat Girl. Kristin talks about bipolar disorder, synesthesia, getting to look back on her life 25 years later — and how Colum McCann should totally be a band.

We also have an interview with Sara Gruen, about her latest novel, Ape House, which features bonobos, the media circus and a well-meaning journalist in the middle. Sara talks about meeting the real bonobos at the Great Ape Trust that inspired her simian characters and cheerfully admits to being an animal person. She also lists her favorite ape resources for anyone who’s read Ape House and wants to learn more about them. Last but not least, the interview features a photo of Sara at the Great Ape Trust giving kisses to one of the bonobos!

Read previous State of the Thing newsletters:
http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/State_of_the_Thing

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Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

TOR Early Reviewer books!

Wow! Added to the already expanded batch of Early Reviewer books for this month, we have three books from the publisher Tor! That means we’re up to 87 different titles and like a bazillion copies available to you, for free, to review.

See, what happened was I asked the Early Reviewers what publishers they’d like to see in Early Reviewers. They gave me their wish lists, and at the top of lots of them was Tor! Tor! Tor! So, I asked Tor to ask if they had any books they’d like to offer. They said “Sure!”

So, if you enjoy reviewing books,  like free books (if you read this blog, I bet you do) and dig awesome sci-fi/fantasy, you might want to request one of these books.

See all of the Early Reviewers books

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Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

MORE Early Reviewer books!

I had just blogged yesterday about the newest batch of Early Reviewer books, which featured 1,906 copies of 72 different titles. For whatever reason*, a number of publishers asked if they could add book to the October batch after it had opened. Of course I let them. Who am I to stand between voracious readers and a big pile of books? We’re now have 84 different books, with 2,086 copies!

If you are one of those folks who jumped in and did your requesting yesterday, you might want to go back and see if there are any other books you’d be interested in reviewing.

Oh no! New books?! Take me back to the Early Reviewer page directly!

*My guess is they were all outside jumping in piles of autumn leaves, at least those located in the northern parts of the Northern Hemisphere. Everywhere else, I’m going to say it was a case of the Mondays.

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Monday, October 4th, 2010

New Early Reviewers books are here!

The October 2010 batch of Early Reviewer books is up! We’ve got 72 books this month, and a grand total of 1906 copies to give out.

First, make sure to sign up for Early Reviewers. If you’ve already signed up, please check your mailing address and make sure it’s correct.

Then request away! The list of available books is here:
http://www.librarything.com/er/list

The deadline to request a copy is Friday, October 29th at 6PM EST.

Eligiblity: Publishers do things country-by-country. This month we have publishers who can send books to the many, many countries. Make sure to check the flags by each book to see if it can be sent to your country.

Thanks to all the publishers participating this month!

Kregel Publications W.W. Norton WaterBrook Press
New American Library New York Review Books Human Kinetics
Avon Books Harper Paperbacks Hachette Book Group
Hyperion and Voice Ballantine Books Wilderness Press
Scholastic Bascom Hill Books Sovereign
Menasha Ridge Press Tatra Press Penguin
Bromera Bantam Dell The Permanent Press
Beacon Press Fernwood Publishing Hyperion Books
Eerdmans Books for Young Readers St. Martin’s Press South Dakota State Historical Society Press
Second Story Press Henry Holt and Company Bell Bridge Books
Nolo Toybox Books HarperCollins Childrens Books
Chin Music Press BookViewCafe Demos Medical Publishing
Zondervan Echelon Press Bloomsbury
DK Publishing Sasquach Books St. Martin’s Griffin
Rovira i Virgili University Press Harper Navigator Press

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Monday, September 6th, 2010

September Early Reviewer batch now open for request

The September 2010 batch of Early Reviewer books is up, and it’s a doozy, from Edward Gorey to Dean Koontz! There are 96 books this month, and a grand total of 2538 copies to give out.

First, make sure to sign up for Early Reviewers. If you’ve already signed up, please check your mailing address and make sure it’s correct.

Then request away! The list of available books is here:
http://www.librarything.com/er/list

The deadline to request a copy is Friday, September 24th at 6PM EST.

Eligiblity: Publishers do things country-by-country. Make sure to check the flags by each book to see if it can be sent to your country.

Thanks to all the publishers participating this month!

Henry Holt and Company Kregel Publications Bromera
WaterBrook Press Signet Ballantine Books
Canongate Books Micron Press Gefen Publishing House
Chronicle Books New York Review Books Dutton
Penguin Young Readers Group Random House Canada Hyperion and Voice
Bloomsbury Penguin Bantam Dell
Kanspira Tundra Books Nolo
BookViewCafe McBooks Press William Morrow
Matador St. Martin’s Griffin Orca Book Publishers
Pomegranate Harper Paperbacks Avon Books
Putnam Books Nimbus Publishing Riverhead Books
Nonstop Press Palgrave Macmillan Hachette Book Group
Faith Words MG Prep Publishing Unbridled Books
Kennedy Press Mountain West Publishing Martin & Lawrence
Chiron Books XYZ Press

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Monday, August 30th, 2010

Early Reviewers bonus batch: Mockingjay

August bonus! We’re giving away 25 copies of the new Hunger Games series finale Mockingjay, through the Early Reviewers program.

Early Reviewers is our program that gets free books into the hands of reviewers. To win a book is free, your only responsibility is to review it. First, make sure to sign up for Early Reviewers. If you’ve already signed up, please check your mailing address and make sure it’s correct.

Then request the book here:
http://www.librarything.com/er/list

The deadline to request a copy is this Friday, September 3rd at 6PM EST.

Eligiblity: Publishers do things country-by-country. Scholastic is only able to send the book to US addresses.

Thanks to Scholastic for offering this giveaway!

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Monday, August 9th, 2010

August Early Reviewer books are available

The August 2010 batch of Early Reviewer books is up! We’ve got 75 books this month, and a grand total of 1779 copies to give out.

First, make sure to sign up for Early Reviewers. If you’ve already signed up, please check your mailing address and make sure it’s correct.

Then request away! The list of available books is here:
http://www.librarything.com/er/list

The deadline to request a copy is Friday, August 27th at 6PM EST.

Eligiblity: Publishers do things country-by-country. Make sure to check the flags by each book to see if it can be sent to your country.

Thanks to all the publishers participating this month!

Ballantine Books W.W. Norton Penguin
Goose Lane Kregel Publications Hachette Book Group
The Permanent Press Bethany House Fernwood Publishing
Tundra Books Canongate Books Eirini Press
Palgrave Macmillan WaterBrook Press Avon Books
New American Library Sourcebooks Demos Medical Publishing
BookViewCafe St. Martin’s Press Bantam Dell
Hyperion Books Doubleday Books New York Review Books
Orca Book Publishers Picador Oxford University Press
The Overlook Press Riverhead Books Putnam Books
St. Martin’s Griffin Santa Fe Writer’s Project Nimbus Publishing
Henry Holt and Company Aro Books worldwide Taylor Trade Publishing
Intellect Publishing Aquila Polonica Publishing Blue Steel Press

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Monday, July 5th, 2010

Free books: July’s Early Reviewer batch is open!

The July 2010 batch of Early Reviewer books is up! We’ve got 75 books this month, and a grand total of 1938 copies to give out.

Books to get excited about include (but are not limited to):

First, make sure to sign up for Early Reviewers. If you’ve already signed up, please check your mailing address and make sure it’s correct.

Then request away! The list of available books is here:
http://www.librarything.com/er/list

The deadline to request a copy is Friday, July 23rd at 6PM EST.

Eligiblity: Publishers do things country-by-country. This month we have publishers who can send books to many, many countries. Make sure to check the flags by each book to see if it can be sent to your country.

Thanks to all the publishers participating this month!

Canongate Books Henry Holt and Company W.W. Norton
B&H Publishing Group Ballantine Books Sovereign
Doubleday Books William Morrow Ulysses Press
Seven Stories Press St. Martin’s Press Picador
St. Martin’s Minotaur Penguin Young Readers Group Hachette Book Group
The Permanent Press Cemetery Dance Del Rey
Tundra Books Orca Book Publishers Bloomsbury
Springer BookViewCafe Gefen Publishing House
Little, Brown and Company Hunter House DiaMedica
St. Martin’s Griffin Harper Paperbacks Avon Books
Bromera Putnam Books Thomas Dunne Books
Bethany House Chosen Books Berkley
Zed Books

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Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Early Reviewers June bonus batch: Rewired

The June 2010 Bonus batch of Early Reviewer book is up! We’re giving away 15 copies of Rewired: Understanding the iGeneration and the Way They Learn, by Dr. Larry Rosen. Check out Larry Rosen’s website and blog, Rewired: The Psychology of Technology, on Psychology Today.

I’ll be interviewing Dr. Rosen at the end of the month, about how available technology (iPods, video games, computers, cell phones) are affecting how we absorb information. Dr. Rosen’s book is primarily about how children’s brains are rewired by access to these technologies, how the way we’ve taught is not taking these rewired brains into account and what we can do about it.

I’m taking questions from LibraryThing members. If you’d like to ask Dr. Rosen a question, please post it here. If you’d like to purchase the book, you can get it on sale, through our friends at Book Depository for US$11.49 (and free shipping!)

To request this book, make sure to sign up for Early Reviewers. If you’ve already signed up, please check your mailing address and make sure it’s correct.

Then request away:
http://www.librarything.com/er/list

The deadline to request a copy is Friday, July 2 at 12PM EST.

Eligiblity: Publishers do things country-by-country, and this particular giveaway is only available to US and CA folks.

Thanks to Palgrave Macmillan!

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