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Tuesday, September 7th, 2021

September 2021 Early Reviewers Batch is Live!

Win free books from the September 2021 batch of Early Reviewer titles! We’ve got 98 books this month, and a grand total of 2,970 copies to give out. Which books are you hoping to snag this month? Come tell us on Talk.

If you haven’t already, sign up for Early Reviewers. If you’ve already signed up, please check your mailing/email address and make sure they’re correct.

» Request books here!

The deadline to request a copy is Monday, September 27th at 6PM Eastern.

Eligiblity: Publishers do things country-by-country. This month we have publishers who can send books to the US, Canada, the UK, Israel, Australia, France, Germany, and many more. 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!

Candlewick EntertainmentWalker Books USCandlewick Press
West Margin PressNiv BooksAkashic Books
Black Rose WritingGalaxy PressRipetta Press
Plough Publishing HouseRootstock PublishingOoligan Press
New Vessel PressCity Owl PressBooxAi
BOA Editions, Ltd.TouchPoint PressBook Publicity Services
Cardinal Rule PressCrooked Lane BooksThree Rooms Press
Cozy Corner PressGreenleaf Book GroupTiny Fox Press
CarTech BooksOpen BooksRevell
BookViewCafeBellevue Literary PressRed Adept Publishing
Highlander PressGreystone BooksScience, Naturally!
Platypus MediaFrayed Edge PressVibrant Publishers
Henry Holt and CompanyBHC Press

Labels: early reviewers, LTER

Monday, August 2nd, 2021

August 2021 Batch of Early Reviewers is Live!

Win free books from the August 2021 batch of Early Reviewer titles! We’ve got 80 books this month, and a grand total of 2,411 copies to give out. Which books are you hoping to snag this month? Come tell us on Talk.

If you haven’t already, sign up for Early Reviewers. If you’ve already signed up, please check your mailing/email address and make sure they’re correct.

» Request books here!

The deadline to request a copy is Monday, August 30th at 6PM Eastern.

Eligiblity: Publishers do things country-by-country. This month we have publishers who can send books to the US, Canada, the UK, Israel, Australia, France, Germany, and other 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!

TouchPoint Press Candlewick Press Walker Books US
MIT Kids Press Mission Point Press Highlander Press
Faie Miss Press Thornbush Press Black Rose Writing
Book Publicity Services Niv Books Rootstock Publishing
Nysa Media Akashic Books Plough Publishing House
Gibson House Press Greywood Bay Tolwis Publishing
Revell Red Adept Publishing IVP
West Margin Press Quiet Thunder Publishing NewCon Press
Vibrant Publishers BookViewCafe Meerkat Press
BHC Press Wise Media Group Cardinal Rule Press

Labels: early reviewers, LTER

Tuesday, July 6th, 2021

July 2021 Batch of Early Reviewers is Live!

Win free books from the July 2021 batch of Early Reviewer titles! We’ve got 76 books this month, and a grand total of 1,973 copies to give out. Which books are you hoping to snag this month? Come tell us on Talk.

If you haven’t already, sign up for Early Reviewers. If you’ve already signed up, please check your mailing/email address and make sure they’re correct.

» Request books here!

The deadline to request a copy is Monday, July 26th at 6PM Eastern.

Eligiblity: Publishers do things country-by-country. This month we have publishers who can send books to the US, Canada, the UK, Israel, Australia, France, Germany, and many more. 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!

Candlewick Press Westminster John Knox Press Admission Press, Inc.
Walker Books US Ooligan Press City Owl Press
Butterfly Light Press, LLC Orca Book Publishers BooxAi
ClydeBank Media Black Rose Writing Greenleaf Book Group
TouchPoint Press Rootstock Publishing 100 Movements
Hawkwood Books BookViewCafe Crooked Lane Books
CarTech Books Henry Holt and Company Gibbs Smith Publishing
Run Amok Books Revell Vibrant Publishers
Three Rooms Press BookWhisperer NewCon Press
Wise Media Group BHC Press Sandra Jonas Publishing
World Weaver Press

Labels: early reviewers, LTER, Uncategorized

Wednesday, June 16th, 2021

Come Join the 2021 LGBTQ Pride Month Treasure Hunt!

It’s Pride Month, and that means the return of our annual LGBTQ Pride Month Treasure Hunt!

We’ve let loose a shower of rainbows around the site, and it’s up to you to try and find them all.

  • Decipher the clues and visit the corresponding LibraryThing pages to find a rainbow. Each clue points to a specific page right here on LibraryThing. Remember, they are not necessarily work pages!
  • If there’s a rainbow on a page, you’ll see a banner at the top of the page.
  • You have just over one week to find all the rainbows (until 4pm EDT, Thursday June 24th).
  • Come brag about your shower of rainbows (and get hints) on Talk.

Win prizes:

  • Any member who finds at least one rainbow will be
    awarded a rainbow badge Badge ().
  • Members who find all 12 rainbows will be entered into a drawing for one of five LibraryThing (or TinyCat) coaster sets and stickers. We’ll announce winners at the end of the hunt.

P.S. Thanks to conceptDawg for the cock-of-the-rock illustration! According to Biological Exuberance: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity by Bruce Bagemihl, male cock-of-the-rock “delight in homosexuality.”

ConceptDawg has made all of our treasure hunt graphics in the last couple of years. We like them, and hope you do, too!

Labels: events

Monday, June 7th, 2021

June 2021 Batch of Early Reviewers is Live!

Win free books from the June 2021 batch of Early Reviewer titles! We’ve got 114 books this month, and a grand total of 3508 copies to give out. Which books are you hoping to snag this month? Come tell us on Talk.

If you haven’t already, sign up for Early Reviewers. If you’ve already signed up, please check your mailing/email address and make sure they’re correct.

» Request books here!

The deadline to request a copy is Monday, June 28th at 6PM Eastern.

Eligiblity: Publishers do things country-by-country. This month we have publishers who can send books to the US, Canada, the UK, Israel, Australia, France, Germany, and many more. 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!

Candlewick Press Akashic Books TouchPoint Press
Rootstock Publishing Black Rose Writing West Margin Press
Five Rivers Publishing Top Five Books Flyaway Books
Henry Holt and Company BookWhisperer Three Rooms Press
New Century William Morrow City Owl Press
Walker Books US Red Adept Publishing CarTech Books
Science, Naturally! Alcove Press Poolbeg Press
Bellevue Literary Press NewCon Press Tiny Fox Press
Anaphora Literary Press Ooligan Press Frayed Edge Press
First Steps Publishing BHC Press Vibrant Publishers
Vibrant Publishers Heritage Books Hawkwood Books
Jolly Fish Press Revell BooxAi
Sandra Jonas Publishing

Labels: early reviewers, LTER

Monday, May 17th, 2021

Welcome Abigail!

We’re very pleased to welcome Abigail (LibraryThing AbigailAdams26, Litsy AbigailAdams26) to the team, as our new Project Specialist for LibraryThing.com.

Abigail is taking over from Meg, and will be writing State of the Thing, running the official social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter, coordinating the Early Reviewers program, and helping to answer member queries. If it’s writing or editing-related, she will be involved.

Her arrival leaves us with an abundance of Abigails, as she joins LibraryThing’s very first employee, Abby Blachly. We shall henceforth always call Abby “Abby” and Abigail “Abigail”!

Say hello on her LibraryThing profile or on the Welcome Abigail Talk topic.

About Abigail
Abigail was born in Cleveland, but grew up in New York, just north of the city. She received a B.A. in Classics from Oberlin College, and a MPhil in Children’s Literature from Trinity College Dublin. She has worked in the book business since the age of sixteen, when she got her first job at a local Waldenbooks, and has since worked at six other bookstores, in four cities on two continents. At her most recent bookstore, she had the pleasure of meeting some of her favorite children’s book creators.

Abigail currently lives in central New Jersey, with her mother and four somnolent cats answering (sometimes) to Chloe, Emmie, Orion, and Tigger. She has a passion for history (ancient and modern), languages, world music, and children’s literature, and is currently engaged in a project to visit all of her new home state’s Revolutionary War sites.

Favorite Authors: L.M. Montgomery, Robin McKinley, Diana Wynne Jones, Zilpha Keatley Snyder, Georgette Heyer

LibraryThing Member: AbigailAdams26
Litsy Member: AbigailAdams26

Labels: employees