Announcement: Literary Giveaway Blog Hop (June 23-27)

Literary Giveaway Blog Hop

Look! New button!

Thanks to Shelleyrae of Book’d Out.


===> The Blog Hop is now LIVE and the starting post can be found HERE. Ignore everything below, follow the link to enter for bookish prizes!! <===

The Literary Giveaway Blog Hop is an event taking place from Saturday June 23rd until (and including) Wednesday June 27th. If you’re a book blogger and you’d like to give away a book to your readers, maybe to show your appreciation or because you have a special celebration, this is your chance to join up with others.

Most giveaway blog hops seem to be directed towards young adult and romance audiences. Those hops are not so ideal if you want to give away more literary books (but if you’re interested, I Am A Reader Not A Writer runs frequent blog hops).

This will be the fifth Literary Giveaway Blog Hop (there are 3 per year). So far, it’s been a great success, with between 30 and 70 participating blogs every time. It’s time for the next one and I hope you’ll join in. More details:

This event is an opportunity to give away prizes and get more traffic to your blog. You will run your own giveaway, but it will be linked up to all other participants via a links list. That way, not just your readers, but also the readers from the other participating blogs will stop by your blog.

You can offer one or more books, a gift voucher (for instance, to amazon or bookdepository), or anything else related to books and reading. There is no minimum or maximum value that your prize should have.

The only restriction is that if you’re giving away a book, that it should have some literary merit. It does not have to be the most difficult classic ever, but please no romance, urban fiction or YA. Quality thrillers, poetry and non-fiction are fine, as are contemporary fiction, literary fiction and any other genres not in the categories above. If in doubt, please ask!

Further information on the prizes: a book can be new or “gently read”. Your giveaway can be just for your country, for your continent, or word-wide. Offering a book via is a good way to make your giveaway world-wide (although not all countries are available) as it offers free postage.

Last day for signing up is June 20th. Only sign up if you intend to have a giveaway post up on your blog on June 23rd.

Literary Giveaway Blog Hop

Copy the image to put the button on your blog (e.g., in your sidebar and/or in a blog post), so you can advertise the Blog Hop and attract more participants to make this a big event and/or tell your readers about the event coming up.

——> Fill out this form <——


Too late?: if you want to participate, please send me an email at jh303015 at gmail dot com

with your name and blog address


I’ve sent an email with further information to all participants. 

If you haven’t received it, let me know.

I”ll add your blog to the list with links below once I’ve seen that you’ve filled out the form. You cannot add yourself to the linky list.  Last signup day: June 20th!!

Linky List:

  1. Leeswammes
  2. Candle Beam Book Blog
  3. Musings of a Bookshop Girl
  4. Book Journey (US/CA)
  5. breieninpeking (Dutch readers)
  6. bibliosue
  7. heavenali
  8. I Read That Once…
  9. The Parrish Lantern
  10. The Bibliomouse
  11. Tell Me A Story
  12. Seaside Book Nook
  13. Rikki’s Teleidoscope
  14. Sam Still Reading
  15. Nishita’s Rants and Raves
  16. Readerbuzz
  17. 2,606 Books and Counting
  18. Laurie Here (US/CA)
  19. Literary Winner (US)
  20. Dolce Bellezza
  21. The House of the Seven Tails
  22. The Book Diva’s Reads (US)
  23. Colorimetry
  24. Roof Beam Reader
  25. Kate’s Library
  26. Minding Spot (US)
  27. Silver’s Reviews (US)
  28. Book’d Out
  29. Fingers & Prose (US)
  30. Chocolate and Croissants
  31. Scattered Figments
  32. Lucybird’s Book Blog
  33. The Book Club Blog
  34. Lizzy’s Literary Life
  35. The Book Stop
  1. Reflections from the Hinterland (US)
  2. Lena Sledge’s Blog
  3. Read in a Single Sitting
  4. The Little Reader Library (UK)
  5. The Blue Bookcase (US)
  6. 1morechapter (US)
  7. The Reading and Life of a Bookworm
  8. Curled Up with a Good Book and a Cup of Tea
  9. My Sweepstakes City (US)
  10. De Boekblogger (Europe, Dutch readers)
  11. Exurbanis
  12. Sweeping Me (US/CA)
  13. Living, Learning, and Loving Life (US)
  14. Beauty Balm
  15. Uniflame Creates
  16. Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book (US/CA)
  17. Curiosity Killed The Bookworm
  18. Nose in a book (Europe)
  19. Giraffe Days
  20. Page Plucker
  21. Based on a True Story
  22. Read, Write & Live
  23. Devin Berglund (N. America)
  24. Ephemeral Digest
  25. Under My Apple Tree (US)
  26. Annette Berglund (US)
  27. Book Nympho
  28. A Book Crazy, Jane Austen Lovin’ Gal (US)
  29. Love, Laughter, and a Touch of Insanity

Edited: Changes to the Linky list after sending the list to participants:

11. The Bibliomouse, now worldwide (was: Europe)
Dropped out: The Book Whisperer (was: number 4); Books Thoughts Adventures (was: number 18); Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews (was: 54)

If you have questions, just ask in the comments, or email me at jh303015 at gmail dot com.

About Leeswammes
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38 Responses to Announcement: Literary Giveaway Blog Hop (June 23-27)

  1. Loving the new button!

  2. YAY! I will “button up” tonight! Dont havr time to add it before work today but I love this!

  3. bibliosue says:

    I’m in! This will happen just after I return from “Booktopia” so I might have a signed book or two up for grabs …..

  4. Katrien says:

    He, what a coincidence, Ellen and I have planned to start a giveaway on the 1st of June to celebrate our first blogaversary. We don’t know yet in which category our book will fit, so even then we can’t join in.
    Nice that you organise this event again!

  5. Oh I can’t wait! I would love to join in. What a great chance to pass out some of my favorite classics! Thank you so much for hosting this event!

  6. Bibliomouse says:

    Ooh, my first time doing one of these 🙂 Thanks for organising it!

    • Leeswammes says:

      Thanks for joining in, Bibliomouse.

      • bibliomouse says:

        I’ve just read the instructions more carefully and, whilst I agree that it’s nice to have a giveaway or 4 that aren’t YA, I’d argue that there is certainly some YA fiction that has literary value. Hope you don’t mind me saying!

      • Leeswammes says:

        You’re absolutely right, bibliomouse. There are some really good quality YA books around. But there is also a lot of… less good books. Actually, that’s true for many genres. 🙂 Anyway, I wanted to run a blog hop for people that read something a bit different, as certain genres, like YA and romance, often dominate most blog hops.

  7. Cat says:

    My, how time flies! Looking forward to another hop. Love the new button.

  8. Rikki says:

    Love the new button! I can’t even remember what hops I signed up for with I am a reader….but I don’t think anything will collide with this one. So count me in again!

  9. Amy says:

    I’m looking forward to this giveaway blog hop, Judith. There are always many wonderful book giveaways from participating blogs. Thank you for hosting this event once again!. Oh, I almost forgot…the new button is great!

    • Leeswammes says:

      Thanks, Amy. Nice that you’re joining in again. I’m also always looking forward to the books that people give away, so many great books.

  10. Robin Murphy says:

    Would a paranormal mystery fit?

  11. Leslie says:

    Pretty new button! I’ll be signing up, I just have to decide US or Intl. I wanted to give away an audio book but it’s looking to be too expensive to mail anywhere but the US. 😦

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  13. i really really really want to take part in this, but what are your views on ARC’s and the like? 😀

    • Leeswammes says:

      Shelovestoread, ARCs are fine with me, although you might want to check that the publisher is happy that you send it on to someone else. But I’m quite sure, if you feature it in a giveaway (and thus promote the book further), they can hardly object. To be certain, you could email them. As far as the blog hop is concerned, I’m happy for people to give them away.

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  15. Birgit says:

    I won’t be able to join this time … but please tell me, when will the next one be up? I think last year there was one in August or September, right?

    • Leeswammes says:

      Birgit, the Lit. Blog Hop is every 4 months, so the next one will be in October. Hopefully you’ll be able to join in then. Do come back in June to win some books!

  16. I finally feel in a position to participate in this – I love the idea so much! Thanks for organising it, Judith. 🙂

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  18. I love the new button! Thank you for inviting me to participate again. Can’t wait! 🙂

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  20. Book Nympho says:

    This is great! I’ve never done a giveaway hop and have 3 books I’ve been wanting to give away so this is the perfect opportunity!

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