First, a reminder that these giveaways will be running every week, on Thursdays, for the foreseeable future. And here is the best part, if you enter any week, you are eligible for ALL weeks.
The only rule is that you need to be affiliated with a public library in America or Canada. My rationale behind that is that I will be encouraging you to read these books and share them with patrons. While many of them are advanced reader copies that you cannot add to your collections, if you get the chance to read them, my hope is that you will consider ordering a copy for your library and give away the ARC away as a prize or pass it on to a fellow staff member.
Okay now how to enter. If you are interested in being included in any giveaway at any time, you must email me at zombiegrl75 [at] gmail [dot] com with the subject line "#HorrorForLibraries." In the body of the email all you have to say is that you want to be entered and the name of your library.
Each entry will be considered for EVERY giveaway. I will randomly draw a winner on Fridays sometime after 5pm central. But only entries received by 5pm will be considered.
If you win, you are ineligible to win again for 4 weeks; you will have to re-enter after that time to be considered [I have a list of who has won, when, and what title]. However, if you do not win, you carry over into the next week. There is NO NEED to reenter.
Why I am doing this? Well, one of the parts of my job that has gone away for the time being is my visits to libraries, library conferences, and library systems to provide general RA training. On all of those visits, I would fill my suitcase with giveaway titles and they were mostly horror. It not only gave me a chance to give away books as prizes, but it also allowed me the opportunity to book talk horror even if that wasn't on the agenda.
Now that my services have transferred to 100% virtual, for the time being, I have an overflow of books in my house and less of chance to promote horror to the unsuspecting masses of library workers.
And thus my #HorrorForLibraries giveaway is born. This will be going on indefinitely, so the sooner you enter the better your chances.
Click here to see giveaway #11. Our winner was Krista from Hennepin County [MN] Library.
This week I have a fun giveaway that is also a resource. Summer Scares is finishing up its second year, and believe it or not, we had an even more successful year than last year. With the pandemic, the fact that we had an entire program, with books selected, book discussion guides written, and tons of resources available, meant libraries jumped at the opportunity to engage with us. To find all of the resources for Summer Scares including the selected titles, you can click here for the Summer Scares Resource page.
But did you know that on that resource page there is also a link to the archive for past years? Click here to see all of the resources for 2019 including the 9 titles.
My readers know that I am a huge proponent of the backlist. That is one of the reasons why the Summer Scares titles have to be more than 2 years old. But I am also a proponent of using lists and "best" titles from the last 2-5 years as we help readers find a great read they might have missed on their own.
My Soul to Keep by Tananarive Due
Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones
Earthworm Gods by Brian Keene
And these are all finished novels. You can add them to your library collections immediately. I think there will special interest in Mongrels as many are on waitlists for The Only Good Indians right now.
Good luck, but whether you win or not, go visit the Summer Scares page for resources you can use to help patrons all year long.