30 Days of Free BooksA COVID-19 Book Giveaway Contest: Authors unite to offer literary escape to housebound readers.

This program ended on May 14, 2020. Heartfelt thanks to all the authors who participated and donated their books, and to all the readers who entered the drawings. To the winners: We hope your free book provides some literary respite from the trying time in which we find ourselves.

Twenty-three authors, many of them award winners and best sellers, have banded together to offer “30 Days of Free Books” — a month of giveaways to provide some free books to housebound readers during the coronavirus pandemic.

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A big THANK YOU to all authors for donating their books, which represent a variety of genres. Whether you prefer fiction or non-fiction, poetry or prose, children’s books or Young Adult or Adult, memoir or historical fiction or mystery, print or ebook format, you’ll find something you like on this list.

COVID-19 Note: Many writers are offering the winners of their books a choice of print book or ebook. We encourage winners of print books to check the latest expert guidance on how long the virus lives on cardboard and paper before opening their package.

HOW TO ENTER: Click on the name of a book for more details including a book description, book format (paperback or ebook) and the contest entry form. Enter for as many books as you like. Each contest ends at 11 PM EST on the date noted. A winner will be chosen to receive that day’s book and winners will be notified by email with 48 hours. Open to U.S. residents only.

(In the spirit of COVID-19 solidarity, we are not asking you to follow us on social media, sign up for a newsletter or share the contest details with friends in order to enter this contest.)

Happy reading, and stay safe.

April 15: The Shadow of Death by Jane Willan (Mystery)
April 16: The Augmented Man by Joseph Carrabis (Science Fiction)
April 17: The Long Half-Lives of Love and Trauma by Helen Epstein (Memoir)
April 18: Bone Circle by Susan Roney O’Brien (Poetry)
April 19: Will Rise From Ashes by Jean M. Grant (Contemporary Fiction)
April 20: Lions & Tigers & Hamsters by Mark Goldstein, DVM (Non-Fiction)
April 21: Silvertone by Dzvinia Orlowsky (Poetry)
April 22: Appalachian Book of the Dead by Dale Neal (Literary Fiction)
April 23: The Witch’s Apprentice by Clare Urbanski (Fantasy)
April 24: Kelegeen by Eileen O’Finlan (Historical Fiction)
April 25: The Cat Who Liked Potato Soup by Terry Farish, illustrated by Barry Root (Chidren’s Picture Book)
April 26: After Long Silence by Helen Fremont (Memoir)
April 27: Legacy of the Last World by Susan Roney O’Brien (Poetry)
April 28: Before I Was Born by Corey Anne Abreau (Children’s Picture Book)
April 29: Horseshoes and Hand Grenades by S.M. Stevens (Contemporary Fiction)
April 30: Waverly Estate: Ghost Dance by M.T. Maliha (Mystery)
May 1: The Half-Life of Home by Dale Neal (Literary Fiction)
May 2: Words of Alchemy by Camilla Downs (Memoir)
May 3: The Pelton Papers by Mari Coates (Historical Fiction)
May 4: Bit Players, Bullies and Righteous Rebels by S.M. Stevens (Young Adult series)
May 5: Franci’s War by Franci Rabinek Epstein and Helen Epstein (Memoir)
May 6: Love’s Ride by Cheryl Holloway (Romance)
May 7: Trumbull Ave. by Michael Lauchlan (Poetry)
May 8: Sleepwalking Backwards by Catherine Zebrowski (Contemporary Fiction)
May 9: A Girl Goes Into the Forest by Peg Alford Pursell (Short Stories)
May 10: The Good Braider by Terry Farish (Contemporary Fiction/Young Adult)
May 11: Bad Harvest by Dzivina Orlowsky (Poetry)
May 12: Immaculate Conception by I.J. Miller (Contemporary Fiction)
May 13: Cry Havoc: Charlottesville and American Democracy Under Siege by Michael Signer (Non-Fiction)
May 14: The Escape Artist by Helen Fremont (Memoir)

For a complete list of terms and conditions, click here.

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  1. Can I offer my book, “Redlined: A Memoir of Race, Change, and Fractured Community in 1960s Chicago?” It’s won a slew of awards including a Kirkus Best Book of 2018 and dozens of 5 star Amazon reviews. Samples: “A stunning debut memoir,” “Insightful and compassionate,” I loved this book,” “Heart and Wisdom,” “powerful, deeply moving,” “Impossible to put down,” “Searingly honest,” and more. See website for more. Thank you!

    1. Hi Linda – If this round works well, maybe there will be another one and we can include your book. Thanks for offering. Shoot me an email using the Contact form on the About page so I have your email address. Thanks and be safe.

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