Thursday, January 31, 2013

Printed Books Giveaway Hop!

The Hop

The Printed Books Giveaway Hop, hosted by Kathy at I Am A Reader, Not A Writer, works like this: each participating blog hosts a giveaway and then we link up together allowing our followers to hop easily from one giveaway to another.  For followers, it means lots of chances to win free books. For blogs hosting giveaways, it means lots of new visitors and followers. It's a win-win! The Printed Books Giveaway Hop is scheduled from February 1st at 12.01 AM until February 7th at 11:59 PM (EST).

The Prizes

Trade Books for Free - PaperBack Swap. I'm making this one a winner's choice giveaway. Two lucky email subscribers who fill out the Rafflecopter form below will get to choose any print books from PaperBackSwap.

PaperBackSwap is my absolute favorite site for book trading. Unlike most swap sites, you don't have to wait until you find someone who wants a book you have and has a book you want; instead, you just ship off your books to people who want them to earn credits, and with those credits, you can "purchase" ANY books from the market.

You do NOT need a PaperBackSwap account to enter this giveaway, as I will order your prize from my own account! However, you absolutely should, as it's a marvelous site!

It's a great way to get rid of used books, as well as get your hands on the newest titles. It's absolutely free, and like I said, my favorite swap market ever :)

Enter the books on your wishlist here to see what titles are available. I guarantee you there will be plenty for you to choose from!

The Rules

Since this is a follower hop, I will have to make following by blog via email subscription a mandatory entry. You can do this by clicking entering your email into the box on the right sidebar or by clicking here. For additional entries, you can (+1) follow via GFC (again, to your right), (+1) follow me on Twitter (@modishbooks), (+2) add my button to your blog, or (+1) enter any of my other giveaways. Pssst, you can enter different giveaways everyday for even MORE entries. That's up to 6 entries total (plus the additional giveaway entries)!

You MUST enter the email address follow with in the extra info box—as well as your GFC name, Twitter handle, blog address, and/or other giveaway you entered, IF you choose to take advantage of those extra entries. Entries without proper information will be considered void. I will be checking!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
As a reminder, this giveaway is open to US readers only, APO and PO boxes, and Puerto Rico residents included. As the prizes will be sent from PBS directly, I am not responsible for them, nor for shipping and handling, once the order has been placed. 

Please note that not all books are available on the PaperBackSwap market, especially if they're newly released or high-demand books. However, I'm sure you'll find dozens of other books up for grabs. Just look up all your wishlist books, because you never know which ones will be available.

The Small Print

I'm not saying this because I'm a completely anal and want to make your life a living hell, but because I've noticed something going on with a lot of follower hops. The point of them is not to temporarily follow that blog and unfollow as soon as the giveaway is over. The point of the follower hops is for the blogs generously offering giveaway prizes to gain more readers and followers—in return, participants receive the opportunity to win great prizes such as books, gift cards, and swag. I'm not just speaking on behalf of myself, because seriously, I'm so grateful for the followship I have (love every each and one of you!), but I know for a fact this happens with lots of other blogs as well. Being part of the blogging community, I just want my two cents be heard. And not to sound cheeky, but a lot of us bloggers use Qwitter, which is an app that tells us exactly who unfollows us on Twitter, so we're not as oblivious as you think. If you are so inclined as to read more about how I feel on this subject matter, please refer to this blog post.

The End

Sorry my rant was a little bitchy. I'm not trying to be mean. YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU so don't even go there, darling. Be sure to enter all of the other giveaways going on for this hop; there are so many great prizes being given away!

xo and always!