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Monday, October 27th, 2008

Early Reviewers October Bonus Batch

This month we’re trying something new with our Early Reviewers bonus batch. Sourcebooks is offering up 2,500 “copies” of In the Land of Invisible Women as an electronic download. The first 2,500 people will be able to download a copy to read and review.

Read a description of the memoir on the Early Reviewers list page:
http://www.librarything.com/er/list

And then you don’t even have to bother clicking “request it!” Just click here to download your copy.

You have until Friday October 31st to download a copy.

The author, Dr. Qanta Ahmed will be on LibraryThing doing an Author Chat from November 10-21. Read it now, and save your questions for her!

Labels: author chat, early reviewers, LTER

Friday, September 5th, 2008

September Early Reviewer Books

The September batch of Early Reviewer books is up! We’ve got 1,020 copies of 50 books available this month.

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 Sunday, September 30th at 6pm EDT.

Eligiblity: Publishers do things country-by-country. This month we have publishers who can send books to tons of new countires around the world. 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:

Algonquin Books AMACOM Books Andrews McMeel Publishing
Ballantine Books Bantam Bloomberg Press
Canon Press Cheops Books Clark-Nova Books
Delacorte Press DiaMedica Doubleday Canada
Down in the Country Press F+W Publications Grand Central Publishing
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Hunter House Loving Healing Press
Marshmallow Press McBooks Press McClelland & Stewart
Modern History Press Open Letter Orbit Books
Raven Tree Press Sourcebooks South Dakota State Historical Society Press
Springboard Press Spunky Books Tarcher
Unbridled Books University of Chicago Press W.S. Beetle & Company
WaterBrook Press Welcome Books

Labels: early reviewers, LTER

Monday, August 18th, 2008

August Early Reviewer Bonus Batch

St. Martin’s Press is responsible for this month’s unprecedented and huge Early Reviewer bonus batch! They’re giving out 1,000—yes, one thousand—copies of Any Given Doomsday by Lori Handeland.

The book is available to residents of the US and Canada, and the deadline to request a copy is Sunday, August 31st at 6pm EDT.

Request your copy here:
http://www.librarything.com/er/list

About the book: it’s a brand new series featuring Elizabeth Phoenix, a cop with extraordinary psychic powers who’s hot on the trail of a ruthless murderer- and whose life is about to change forever. Bestselling author Lori Handeland delivers and unforgettable heroine and a pulse-pounding series that you don’t want to miss.

And, on their website, you can sign up to receive In The Beginning, the free prequel story to Any Given Doomsday.

Labels: bonus batch, early reviewers, LTER, St Martin's

Monday, August 11th, 2008

August Early Reviewer books

The August batch of Early Reviewer books is up! We’ve got 56 books this month, and a grand total 1,274 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 Sunday, August 17th at 6pm EDT.

Eligiblity:
Publishers do things country-by-country. This month we have publishers who can send books to tons of new countires, including the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, France, Germany, and the Philippines! Make sure to check the flags by each book to see if it can be sent to your country.

Thanks to all the publishers, new and old!

Algonquin Books Andrews McMeel Publishing Ballantine Books
bluechrome Publishing Cuneiform Delacorte Press
Delta F+W Publications Faber and Faber
Loving Healing Press McBooks Press Modern History Press
Open Letter Other Press Picador
PublicAffairs Raven Tree Press Santa Fe Writer’s Project
Solaris South Dakota State Historical Society Press Sparklight Press
St. Martin’s Griffin St. Martin’s Minotaur St. Martin’s Press
Thomas Nelson Tor Books Unbridled Books
University of Illnois Press W.W. Norton WaterBrook Press
Willow Ridge Press YMAA

Labels: early reviewers, LTER

Monday, July 21st, 2008

Bonus batch of Early Reviewer books

We’ve got three books in July’s bonus batch of Early Reviewer books this month, and a total of 200 copies! Two books are from Random House (thanks as always), and one is being given away by Miramax Films (see the blog post).

So, visit the Early Reviewer page to request your copy—the deadline for requests is this Friday, July 25th at 6pm EST.

Remember, bonus batches are treated as entirely separate from the regular batch of Early Reviewer books. That means it’s possible to win a book from both the regular batch *and* the bonus batch. Good luck!

Labels: early reviewers, LTER, random house

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

More Early Reviewers books and buzz

We have two last-minute additions to July’s batch of Early Reviewer books, and some scandalous book news to report.

The new books
The new additions are American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld, and Hurry Down Sunshine by Michael Greenberg. So go run and request them!

The buzz
American Wife has been generating a lot of buzz lately (see Wonkette, Radar). It’s a work of fiction, loosely based on Laura Bush’s life. This morning, Maureen Dowd wrote about it in The New York Times, saying

“It’s the sort of novel Laura Bush might curl up with in the White House solarium if it were not about Laura Bush. It would be interesting to hear how that lover of fiction feels about being the subject of fiction.”

Another July Early Reviewer book, The Winds of Tara is also buzz-worthy. The Winds of Tara is the unauthorized sequel to Gone with the Wind—so unauthorized that (according to Wikipedia) copyright holders blocked US distribution of the book and bookstores had to pull it from the shelves. You’ll note that it’s being offered to Early Reviewers only to Australians, by an Australian publisher, Fontaine Press.

Labels: early reviewers, LTER

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

July Early Reviewers

July’s huge batch of Early Reviewer books is up! We’ve got 68 books this month, and a grand total 1,629 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, July 18th at 6pm EDT.

Eligiblity:
Publishers do things country-by-country. This month we have publishers who can send books to the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Australia, and Israel! Make sure to check the flags by each book to see if it can be sent to your country.

Thanks to all the publishers, new and old!

Andrews McMeel Publishing B&H Publishing Group Ballantine Books
Bantam Bethany House Candlewick
Delacorte Press Fontaine Press Frog Books
Gefen Publishing House Harper HarperLuxe
Hyperion Books Leisure Lifetime Media
Loving Healing Press Modern History Press New York Review Books
North Atlantic Books Other Press Picador
Picnic Publishing PublicAffairs Simon & Schuster
Solaris Spellbinder Press St. Martin’s Griffin
St. Martin’s Minotaur Steerforth The Dial Press
Thomas Dunne Books Toby Press University of Chicago Press
Vertical Vertigo William Morrow
Wizards of the Coast

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Friday, June 6th, 2008

June Early Reviewers

June’s batch of Early Reviewer books is up! This month has 37 books, from 23 different publishers, with a grand total of 1,075 copies to give out.*

What is LibraryThing’s Early Reviewers program? It’s simple really—we’re teaming with publishers to provide advance or just-published copies of books to you, in exchange for reviews. The publishers are supplying the books, you get to read and review them, and we play matchmaker! :) Check out the FAQ for more on the program.

All you have to do is sign up, and then go request the books you’re interested in! You can request as many as you like, but you’re only eligible to receive one per batch.

The list of books is here:
http://www.librarything.com/er/list

The deadline to request a copy is Monday, June 16th at 6pm, EDT.

Eligibility: Publishers do things country-by-country. This month we have publishers who can send books to the US, Canada, and the UK.

Thanks to all the publishers, new and old!

Andrews McMeel Publishing B&H Publishing Group Broadway
Candlewick Canon Press Canongate Books
Demos Medical Publishing DiaMedica Doubleday Books
Faber and Faber Hyperion Loving Healing Press
Marion Boyars Publishers Menasha Ridge Press Modern History Press
Newmarket Other Press Picador
Picnic Publishing Shadow Mountain St. Martin’s Griffin
Waveland Press Steerforth

*Tim and I spent several days last week talking to every publisher we could at BookExpo America—I’m hoping these batches of books will just get bigger and better!

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Monday, May 5th, 2008

May Early Reviewer books

May’s batch of Early Reviewer books is up! We’ve got 51 books this month, and a grand total 1,115 copies to give out.

Some of the big highlights include the new Neal Stephenson (Anathem) and The Given Day by Dennis Lehane! Or would you rather read The Inverted World by Christopher Priest? The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen? Is historical fiction more your thing? Try Hallam’s War by Elisabeth Payne Rosen”. In the mood for some Norman Mailer? Request a copy of Miami and the Siege of Chicago. On the nonfiction side, how about a little bit of everything, with The Best Creative Nonfiction, Vol. 2

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 Monday, May 19th at 6pm EDT.

Eligiblity:
Publishers do things country-by-country. This month we have publishers who can send books to the US, Canada, the UK, and for the first time, Australia! We only have one Australian publisher (I’m sure those 15 books will be coveted), but we’re working on getting more for the future.

Thanks to all the publishers, new and old!

Algonquin Books Andrews McMeel Publishing Bantam
Berkley Canongate Books Clerisy Press
Cypress House Delacorte Press Faber and Faber
Farrar Straus Giroux Fremantle Press Harper
Hatherleigh Press Hyperion LJW Publishing
Loving Healing Press Menasha Ridge Press Mirrorstone
Modern History Press North Atlantic Books NYRB Classics
Other Press Picador St. Martin’s Griffin
Trumpeter Unbridled Books W.W. Norton
William Morrow Wizards of the Coast Zoland Books

Labels: early reviewers, LTER

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

Bonus batch of Early Reviewer books from Random House

Random House has given us a bonus batch of Early Reviewer books this month!

There are six titles up, and a whopping total of 470 copies to give out. So go sign up (if you haven’t already), and then request your copy to read and review!

The list is here:
http://www.librarything.com/er/list

The deadline to request a copy is Wednesday, April 30th at 6pm, EDT. These books are only available to residents of the US and Canada.*

*In another country? Don’t despair. The May batch, which will be out very soon, includes books for residents of the US, Canada, and the UK and Australia!

Labels: early reviewers, LTER, random house