Nicholas E. Barron

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Book Giveaway for May is Only Hours Away so Enter Today

The Book Giveaway May 2017 happens this week!Image of flowers blooming in a field below the words "Book Giveaway May 2017".

This month I’m giving away Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. All you need to do is subscribe to my newsletter by 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, 2017, to be eligible. (Open only to U.S. residents.)

Actually, there’s something else you have to do if you win. You have to respond to my email notifying you that you’ve won. Last month no one ended up winning the giveaway. None of the winners responded to my email. It’s possible my email went into their spam folder.

So now would be a good time to make sure you whitelist my email, nicolas [at] nicolasbarron [dot] com. Below are links to instructions for whitelisting email addresses on four email services.

OK, subscribe to enter. Confirm your email address, then whitelist mine. That’s all it takes to enter the Book Giveaway May 2017. Good luck!

Book Giveaway May 2017

  • Prize: One copy of Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
  • Drawing: The winner will be selected at random on Thursday, May 18, 2017.
  • How to enter: Subscribe to my newsletter by Wednesday, May 17, 2017. All subscribers to the newsletter as of 11:59 p.m., May 17, 2017, will be eligible to win.
  • Who can enter: Anyone in the United States who’s at least 18 years of age. (I would love to open the giveaway to readers outside the U.S. Unfortunately the legal complications of offering sweepstakes internally preclude my doing so at this time.)
  • Winner selection: The winner of the book giveaway will be chosen at random using random.org.
  • Winner notification: The winner will be notified using the email address they used when subscribing to my newsletter. The winner has 48 hours to respond to the winner notification email. After 48 hours, if the first winner of the book giveaway does not respond to the winner notification email, a second winner will be selected at random using random.org. The first winner will be ineligible to win in the second drawing. However, the first winner will be eligible to win the next month’s book giveaway provided they are subscribed to my newsletter as of the deadline to enter the following month’s sweepstakes.
  • Prize delivery: The book will be delivered through Amazon. The winner can select between three formats in which to receive the book: Kindle e-book, hardcover, or paperback. Format selection must be made within 48 hours of receiving the winning notification email. If format selection is not made within 48 hours of receiving the winning notification email, a second winner will be selected at random using random.org. The first winner will be ineligible to win in the second drawing. However, the first winner will be eligible to win the next month’s book giveaway provided they are subscribed to my newsletter as of the deadline to enter the following month’s sweepstakes.

First Book Giveaway Starts Next Week

What better way to help you indulge in books than a book giveaway?Photo of a tree with white blooms and a blue sky and the words "Book Giveaway April 2017."

My first book giveaway will be next week. Then I’ll give away a book every month thereafter. Anyone who’s subscribed to my newsletter by the monthly deadline is eligible to win. The deadline for the April giveaway is 11:59 p.m., Friday, April 7.

In this month’s sweepstakes, you can win a copy of Idaho by Emily Ruskovich. (By the way, my book review of Idaho will publish Saturday.)

Hosting a monthly book giveaway is one way I can say “thank you” to you for subscribing. And it aligns with this blog’s goal of helping you indulge in books.

Details are below. The gist is, subscribe now if you want to be eligible to win.

Book Giveaway – April 2017

Book cover of Idaho by Emily Ruskovich.

  • Prize: One copy of Idaho by Emily Ruskovich.
  • Drawing: The winner will be selected at random on Saturday, April 8, 2017.
  • How to enter: Subscribe to my newsletter by Friday, April 7, 2017. All subscribers to the newsletter as of 11:59 p.m., April 7, 2017, will be eligible to win.
  • Who can enter: Anyone in the United States who’s at least 18 years of age. (I would love to open the giveaway to readers outside the U.S. Unfortunately the legal complications of offering sweepstakes internally preclude my doing so at this time.)
  • Winner selection: The winner of the book giveaway will be chosen at random using random.org.
  • Winner notification: The winner will be notified using the email address they used when subscribing to my newsletter. The winner has 48 hours to respond to the winner notification email. After 48 hours, if the first winner of the book giveaway does not respond to the winner notification email, a second winner will be selected at random using random.org. The first winner will be ineligible to win in the second drawing. However, the first winner will be eligible to win the next month’s book giveaway provided they are subscribed to my newsletter as of the deadline to enter the following month’s sweepstakes.
  • Prize delivery: The book will be delivered through Amazon. The winner can select between three formats in which to receive the book: Kindle e-book, hardcover, or paperback. Format selection must be made within 48 hours of receiving the winning notification email. If format selection is not made within 48 hours of receiving the winning notification email, a second winner will be selected at random using random.org. The first winner will be ineligible to win in the second drawing. However, the first winner will be eligible to win the next month’s book giveaway provided they are subscribed to my newsletter as of the deadline to enter the following month’s sweepstakes.

Photo of a tree with white blooms and a blue sky and the words "Book Giveaway April 2017."

Ways to Indulge Yourself with Books

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You love books. You like reading them. You might like writing them. This blog’s goal is to help you indulge your love of books. This means giving you options in how you follow this blog. That’s why there’s a newsletter, and that’s why we’re also on Facebook and Pinterest.Photo of a cup of coffee sitting on a table with foam designed to look like a heart.

You can follow this blog where and how you like. Links to subscribe to the newsletter or follow this blog on social media are below.

Maybe you want to write for this blog. I accept guest posts. You’ll find a quick rundown of this blog’s guest post guidelines below.

And if you have a book you’d like reviewed on NicolasBarron.com, let me know. Info on how to submit your book for review is below as well.

Subscribe and Follow Links

Newsletter – One email a week. Never miss a post. Be eligible for giveaways.

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Facebook – Links, photos for book lovers and writers.

Twitter – My personal tweets. Some stuff for readers, writers.

Guest Post

Want to guest write for NicolasBarron.com? First, send me a pitch. In your pitch, include:

  • A brief introduction of yourself. (1-2 sentences)
  • A link to your blog, website, or social media profile(s).
  • The proposed title of your post.
  • A brief outline of what you plan to submit. (2-4 sentences)
  • When you plan to submit the blog post.

Use the form on the guest post guidelines page to send me your pitch.

Submit Your Book for Review

Have a book you’d like reviewed on NicolasBarron.com? Here’s how you can submit your book for review:

  1. Read the submission guidelines.
  2. Read the disclosures and transparency.
  3. Email a short pitch to nicolas at nicolasbarron dot com.

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