Want Free Books for a Year?

Update 7/8/2010:  The 2010 contest is over.  Congrats to this years’ winners!

Lynne G from South Bend, IN (Facebook) and  @ilanastein from Johannesburg, South Africa (Twitter)

From Twitter:  @sweepscat713 – San Jose, CA, @akritical – Charlottesville, VA, @canaryred – Baltimore, MD, @synical – Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, @dianadoll – Coarsegold, CA, @kkhoulden – Oak Ridge, NC, @jseniar – Enfield, NH, @rikostan – Rose, NY, @cmizerski – St. Clair Shores, MI.

And From Facebook: Desiy L. – Burnaby, Canada, Lydia S. – Jacksonville, FL, Jessica K. – Chantily, VA, Holly C. – Effort, PA, Meghan M. – Fridley, MN, Paulina A. – Bali, Indonesia, Kristen L. – Sanford, FL, Kimm G. – Ontario, Canada, Naga C. – Bangalore, India.

It’s back… the Better World Books “Year of Books” contest is back and better than ever!

How is it better, you ask?

1.  Well first of all it starts today, whereas last year’s contest Year of Booksis over.

2.  This year there will be 2 grand prize winners compared with only 1 lonely winner last year.  That’s twice the winners!  These lucky ducks will not only get a year of books, but they will also get a snazzy Better World Books t-shirt AND a fabulous Better World Books tote bag.

3.  But wait, there’s more… last year we had 9 second place winners… this year we’re doubling the fun and giving a whopping 18 second prizes which consist of one $10 Better World Books gift certificate, the snazzy BWB shirt and the fab BWB tote.

“Enough,” you may say, “I’m in. Now how the heck do I enter?”   Well this year we’re all about more.  Last year there was only one way to enter… this year there are two:

1. Follow Better World Books on Twitter and then click this link or copy and paste the following message to your Twitter followers to enter: “I just entered the @BWBooks ‘Year of Books’ Contest. I can win a year’s supply of books! (http://bit.ly/bwbyearofbooks) #bwbcontest”

2. Like Better World Books on Facebook and enter the Year of Books Sweepstakes. Fill out the required form and share the contest entry with your friends with the following message: “I just entered the Better World Books ‘Year of Books’ Contest. I can win a year’s supply of books!”  And guess what, for every friend you tell on Facebook that enters, you get an extra entry.

Have questions?  Need more info?  Check out our FAQ and the Terms & Conditions.

What are you still doing here?  Go enter.  The contest starts today – but you only have until the end of June to enter!

Good luck!  I’m keeping my fingers crossed that this is your lucky year!  Okay go… go already!

  • Lynne G – South Bend, IN


  1. Great contest! I did it all :0)

  2. ok!! Twitter an Facebook!! =D

  3. Sue R ColeySamek says:

    I love you guys!!

  4. Cynthia Bettendorf says:

    Love the contest! –Cindy

  5. Followed on Twitter and Tweeted! Thanks!


  6. John Major says:

    As usual those of us who prefer not to be on twitter or facebook (especially facebook) are left out in the cold.

  7. How do I get the credit for my friends entering? Is it only for those I specifically invite by email on the “invite” tab, or does posting about the contest on my FB status work also? Can’t figure out how you would know which are my friends then?

  8. Jeanette Lott says:

    This would be phenomenal! 🙂 Thanks for the contest!!

  9. @Anne — you do have to “invite” people through the invite tab in the contest application. Alas we don’t have anyway to track other invites, but we still appreciate those! 🙂

  10. Yay! What a fabulous contest from my favorite used (and new) books seller!

  11. You guys, rock! Thanks for this oppurtunity!

  12. Are you all on a contract with tweeter and facebook? It seems the only way to enter contests nowadays. Frankly, I’d much prefer to get an entry for each book I buy from BetterWorld.

  13. thanks for this awesome contest!! just entered!:D

  14. Thanks for the contest! This is a book lovers dream! Can’t wait to see who wins.

  15. Hey, how about an entry point for us that are not into facebook or twitter!
    C’mon, be democratic!

  16. Just a note to mobile users – you can’t enter the form for the contest with the web or mobile versions of Facebook – you have to use a computer that displays the full Facebook tabs.

  17. Mike Gammon says:

    Love Better World Books, only place I look for books now!

  18. What a grand prize giveaway! I follow Better World
    Books on Twitter.
    “Tweet” ~ http://twitter.com/cmh512/status/16806344391.
    Many thanks, Cindi

  19. Joined on Twitter and FB!

  20. I’ve have told EVERYONE that I know about Better World Books.I don’t buy books from anywhere else anymore.You guys are the best.

  21. Jacqueline says:

    How does one enter if one does NOT do twitter or facebook???

  22. sonya begonia says:

    omg, i thought you were going to take me to my facebook friends list so i could recommend them… next time – pretty please with sugar on top? that would be awesome!!!!!!!!

  23. Debbie Kula says:

    I am very pleased with my experiences shopping at Better World Books and would recommend it to others.

  24. Alice McKenna says:

    I’m in and I want to win…

  25. As others have asked, is there a way for those of us who don’t use the two sites to enter the contest? If not, that would seem unfair.

  26. so if Im not on twitter or facebok I cant enter, SAD!

  27. I’d still like to get a BWB T-shirt and tote bag, if I win the contest or not. HOw can I order them? Thanks.

  28. I followed on Twitter and tweeted, too!

  29. Melody Peterson says:

    Like Jacqueline (#20) I’m a Better World Books lover but not a tweeter or a facebook fan. Would love to have a crack at your wonderful prizes, though.

  30. I entered the contest 🙂

  31. katie Bennett says:

    ok i have entered on twitter @KTBennett83 and on facebook i am about to send it to 200+ friends i will post a picture of this also i hope this is valid for the uk

  32. katie Bennett says:

    ok can only send to 8 friends at a time but i have done that and the rules dont say you cant enter if you are from uk so i am happy

  33. This would be awesome 🙂 Thank you for this chance!

  34. I would love to enter but like some others I saw I don’t do the facebook thing or tweet. I wish there were another way to enter. 🙁

  35. Paul Watson says:

    Many thanks, a fantastic idea, and as always for a worthy cause from the heart for the mind.

  36. Patricia Pafco says:

    How do I enter if I don’t have either a Twitter or Facebook site? I’m retired and haven’t gotten into these yet!

  37. Diana Schwarz says:

    I would love to participate, but I do not do facebook, twitter or other social networks online. I see you are making HUGE assumptions about the way we “all” interact online. It’s too bad that you are so narrow-minded about the way we can enter the contest, even though we are big supporters of your website, and buy a lot of books from you!

  38. I’m following on Twitter @LaDyBuq021708 and tweeted:
    I like Better World Books on Facebook, entered the sweepstakes, and shared with friends.

  39. Heather S says:

    thanks for the great contest..tweeted


  40. Hi, Great contest. Shame I cant enter as like others I neither twitter or do facebook. But I also know this is an excellent marketing tool for your customers who you provide a brilliant service to, so am not about to bag you. I do recommend you to friends, particularly those who buy from amazonians.
    Like others, would love a comp I can enter. keep up the excellent work.

  41. Douglas McVarish says:

    I just entered the Better World Books ‘Year of Books’ Contest. I can win a year’s supply of books!

  42. I would love to enter. I order books all the time. But some of us do not twitter or facebook. Some of us own businesses and could spread the word that way.

  43. Fine, but what does ‘a year of free books’ actually mean?

  44. claire povilaitis says:

    Yes, some of us are not interested in “social” networking and so have no way to particapate. However, I think you people are so great, I’ll just buy my own T-shirt.

  45. It takes two minutes to sign up on twitter and facebook, so everybody can enter the sweepstakes. There is nothing holding anybody back from entering this contest. The sense of entitlement is amazing.

    Nobody is getting special treatment here. It is not “unfair”.

  46. I’m excited to have a chance to win! Can’t imagine how many new books I could get!

  47. Beth Schroeder says:

    I don’t use the social networking sites. Can I enter on the website? Do I have to buy something?

  48. I don’t use stupid facebook or twitter because I’m too bloomin’ busy reading BOOKS. Where’s my competition? I need free books.

  49. mordechai parush says:

    Read the wall. #7, 17 … # 52. Junk the teeny bopper technology and open it to EVERYONE !

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  51. I agree with all the non Facebook posters who support Better World Books but feel the contest entry method is unfair. True it takes less then 5 minutes to join Facebook but I should not have to join a social network just to enter a contest.

  52. Thanks for the contest. My uncle’s birthday is getting nearer each day, and my brother and I are saving our allowance to but him a book.

    Anyway, I tweeted and joined the sweepstakes. I also invited some of my friends to join. I’m crossing my fingers.


  53. Yeah, I’m not into that time-wastin’ stuff, either. Why is it being constantly thrown into my face in the form of stuff I can’t get or enter? It’s not fair, really.

  54. Barbeedoll says:

    I don’t LOVE your site. I love my family, my church and sometimes even my cat, but I don’t LOVE products. But I do LIKE y’all very much (sometimes even better than cat), and thank you for the contest.

  55. sue hieber says:

    you know, this is a great prize for an avid(let us even say fanatical) reader, BUT, i do not attend either facebook or twitter, because i believe they are WAY below any level of intelligence or society that i have or ever hope to achieve. so, i will (regretably,indeed,) not be enteringthis contest. thank you for thw opportunity. by the way, what makes you think taht anyone who spends their day on facebook or twittering even wants to win books? i guess you dont have to come up with a prize if no one enters. good thinking.

  56. Ann Council says:

    I think I did it all. I would love to win!

  57. Hans J. Pohl says:

    I enjoy the ease of ordering books on-line from BWB.The price and service is great and my current bookstore, Angus & Robertson in Melbourne does not know why I have not been ordering or using my account to buy books. BWB are current, up to date and most important have many university subject matter books. I love the “wishlist” too, even thou I don’t use it but once, it helps a 58 yr old to remember.

  58. Shannon B. Coward says:

    I LOVE BWB!!

  59. I tried to enter using Facebook. I could not find the “form”. I added that I “like” BetterWorldBooks but I don’t like Facebook and hardly use it. Too bad the contest isn’t just for those who purchase your books, like me, and not open to those who have never even purchased from you. 🙁 But thanks for the opportunity and thanks for the great book selection! I hope someone really worthy wins the contest.

  60. Betzy Farmer Spiro says:

    Hi its Betzy. Ilove books

  61. Michael Grammer says:

    Love you guys! I tried to tweet everyday this year! I’ve a son with a voracious appetite for books. Hoping to win….

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