Archive for the ‘random house’ Category

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

May Bonus batch of Early Reviewer books

This month we have a special bonus batch of Early Reviewer books! The May Bonus batch includes 7 books and a grand total of 185 copies to give out.

For a special treat, Random House is giving away books from two recent Pulitzer Prize winners. Jon Meacham for American Lion and Elizabeth Strout for Olive Kitteridge.

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:

The deadline to request a copy is Friday, June 5th at 6PM EST.

Eligiblity: Publishers do things country-by-country. This batch of books can be sentonly to members in the US. 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!

Random House Open Letter
Ballantine Books Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company

Labels: bonus batch, early reviewers, LTER, random house

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, 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:

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

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

Bonus batch of Early Reviewer books

I love March. It’s the beginning of Spring. It’s my birth month, and Tim’s as well. So, of course, it’s time for a bonus batch of Early Reviewer books.

Much thanks to Random House for these two books, which both look amazing.

The March bonus batch from Random House includes Salman Rushdie’s new novel, The Enchantress of Florence and Joseph E. Persico’s history of FDR and the women in his life, Franklin and Lucy.

Request your advance copy here:

You have until Saturday, March 22nd at 6pm EDT to request a copy.

Labels: early reviewers, LTER, random house

Thursday, January 17th, 2008

Bonus Batch of Early Reviewer Books

Random House has once again given us a “bonus batch” of Early Reviewer books. Two books this time, and 230 copies in total.

You have until Tuesday the 22nd to put your requests in:

If you requested a book from the big January batch, you’ll find out soon if you won a book or not. Go ahead and request one of these too though, you could end up with *two* books this month!

And if free books isn’t enough for you, go play with our new Series feature (see the blog post below)!

Labels: early reviewers, LTER, random house

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

Bonus batch of Free Early Reviewer books from Random House

Thanksgiving is a week away and in the spirit of giving, Random House is offering a bonus round of books for LibraryThing’s Early Reviewers.

They’re giving out four different books (425 copies in total) so it’s a big batch!

The list is here—go forth and request.

You have until noon EST on Wednesday the 21st (that’s the day before Thanksgiving) to request a copy. Enjoy!

Labels: early reviewers, random house

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

New Feature Tip-Toe: “Early Reviewers”

We’re introducing something new, called LibraryThing Early Reviewers. It’s coming out officially on Tuesday, but assiduous blog readers get to start early.

The text at the top of the page sums it up:

“Random House has given us some advance copies of books soon to be published. We’re sharing these with you to read and review. You get free books, and share your opinions with a wide audience. LibraryThing makes everyone happy and keeps everything free and fair.”

So far, like much of what we do around here, this is something of a test. Kudos to Random House for being up to that.

Random has signed up for two batches of book. The first batch includes:

Eventually, Early Reviewers will be open to other publishers.

Members should understand what this is, and what it isn’t. We’re going to talk about LibraryThing Early Reviewers, but won’t be pushing Random House’s or anyone else’s books at you. Similarly, getting a free advanced readers copy comes with NO obligation. Under no circumstances will a bad review change your chance of getting another.

If more people want the books than we have copies, we’ll have to ration them. The basic algorithm is randomness, but other factors come into play. We’re going to try to spread the wealth around. And if you complete a review—good or bad!—you’re more likely to get another. Finally, LibraryThing’s matching algorithm will try to match up books with readers, based on the rest of your LibraryThing catalog. For publishers, that’s the interesting part; we’re anxious to see how it turns out.

I’ve set up a Early Reviewers group, to talk about Early Reviewers and Early Reviewer books. Let us know what you think!

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