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Like Free Books?

Are you on Goodreads yet?  If not, you should be.  One of the reasons why is because you can get free books!  Let me explain.  There’s a section in Goodreads called First Reads.  Authors list a giveaway of a hard copy of their book.  They can give out one, or they can give out 100, whatever they want.  The giveaways are listed for a limited amount of time and you can sort through by ones that are ending soon, popular, most requested, etc.  Goodreads users can enter to win by just giving their mailing address.  THAT’S IT!  So easy.

The books listed are ones that haven’t been released to the public yet.  The whole idea is that if you win, you get a “first read” of it so that you can start to post reviews early to help promote the book.  And you don’t need a blog or anything to do that; you can just post a review on Goodreads.

I am SO excited because I finally was chosen for a giveaway!  And it’s a book that I was going to buy anyway.  Score!  I’ll be getting “The Song Remains the Same” by Allison Winn Scotch.  I guess it’ll take a few weeks to get to me, but that should still be in advance of the release date of April 12.  I’ll be posting about it here as soon as I’m done!

It’s also a good way to learn about up-and-coming new authors and releases, and who knows, maybe you’d win a book from someone new to you and gain a new favorite author!

And the winner is… (plus another announcement!)

Alrighty, the contest ended last night to win “One Fifth Avenue” by Candace Bushnell.  And who was the winner?

Random Number GeneratorEntry #1… Pittchick!  Congrats, Jen!

Okay, so maybe that wasn’t the most successful giveaway ever.  What would people be more interested in winning?  Gift cards?  New releases?  Hmm… I will have to ponder that for the future.

Do you want to know what my other announcement is?  My blog is now available on the Kindle!!!  I know, right?  How fitting!  A few days ago, a friend on Twitter (and also a new Kindle owner!) told me that I should check it out; I didn’t even realize that it was possible.  I knew that you could read blogs on there, but I didn’t think that any old person could put theirs on there.

ScreenshotHow awesome is that?!?  I’m published (kind of, not really)!  It DOES cost Kindle users $1.99 per month to subscribe to the blog via the Kindle, but I guess if someone really wants to read it and they don’t already read it online, well then, they will do just that.  I don’t even care if anyone subscribes or not… either way, it’s just cool to see my name on Amazon.

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