Announcement: Literary Giveaway Blog Hop (June 22-26)



The Literary Giveaway Blog Hop is an event taking place from Saturday June 22nd until (and including) Wednesday June 26th. 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.

This will be the eight 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 (a blogpost on your own blog), 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 Book Depository), 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 19th. Only sign up if you intend to have a giveaway post up on your blog on June 22nd.


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 <——

You cannot sign up via the form anymore. If you are a late entrant, please write to leeswammes @ gmail dot com and I’ll add you to the list.


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 19nd!!

Linky List:

  1. Leeswammes
  2. Ciska’s Book Chest
  3. The Book Garden
  4. Sam Still Reading
  5. Ephemeral Digest
  6. Curiosity Killed the Bookworm
  7. Rikki’s Teleidoscope
  8. The Things You Can Read (US)
  9. Seaside Book Nook
  10. The Relentless Reader (US)
  11. Under a Gray Sky Blog
  12. Exurbanis
  13. Candle Beam Book Blog
  14. Booklover Book Reviews
  15. Books in the Burbs (US)
  16. River City Reading (US)
  17. Lakeside Musing (US)
  18. Read Lately (US)
  19. The Book Diva’s Reads
  20. A Place That Does Not Exist
  21. Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book (US)
  22. A corner of the library
  23. Roof Beam Reader
  24. The Misfortune of Knowing
  25. Girl Vs Bookshelf
  1. heavenali
  2. Love at First Book
  3. The Little Reader Library
  4. The Siren’s Tale
  5. Musings and Ramblings
  6. The Readers Realm (US)
  7. Lost Generation Reader
  8. Readerbuzz
  9. Literary Meanderings
  10. Book Clutter
  11. Bay State Reader’s Advisory
  12. Love, Laughter, and a Touch of Insanity
  13. Nose in a book
  14. Audios & More
  15. Laurie Here
  16. Mythical Books
  17. Books in the City
  18. Alex in Leeds
  19. Literature Fenzy!

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

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46 Responses to Announcement: Literary Giveaway Blog Hop (June 22-26)

  1. Birgit says:

    Yay, I have already been wondering when sign-ups would open! *rubs hands in anticipation*

  2. I’m in! Always have a lot of fun hopping and thinking about which book to giveaway!

  3. Sarah Evans says:

    Does it have to be your own book, or just any book? (Sorry if this is a dumb question!)

    • Leeswammes says:

      Sarah, there is no such thing as a dumb question! It can be any book. It’s just that YOU have to pay for the book and/or the postage.

      • Sarah Evans says:

        Yay! Please count me in. Are Kindle books allowed for the giveaway, or just paper/hardcover ones?

      • Leeswammes says:

        Sarah, I way, way prefer people to giveaway paper books, but eventually it’s up to you. Have fun with the blog hop!

      • Sarah Evans says:

        Okay, one more question and I’ll stop. Does Stephen King’s Dark Tower series count as literary (I’m assuming his horror doesn’t)? If not, I can think of another book or do an Amazon gift card, etc. Just wondering because the Dark Tower series is a major inspiration for me.

      • Leeswammes says:

        Sarah, I haven’t read it, so I can’t be sure. But I would say his 11/22/1963 counts, so if it’s similar to that (in some ways) then YES!

    • Leeswammes says:

      Do ask if you have any other questions. I hope you’ll join in!

  4. Jennifer says:

    Fabulous! Love these hops, thanks for hosting another. I’m in!

  5. I’m in! Thanks for organising this great event Judith.

  6. This is a great idea, I’m really excited for it!

  7. Would love to host a giveaway for one of the Richard and Judy reads but I’m broke sadly. 😦 So remind me when it starts and I’ll make sure I help get the word out! 🙂

    • Leeswammes says:

      Hannah, what a pity you can’t join in . Maybe next time. A Richard and Judy book was a great idea (maybe I’ll steal it). Thanks for tweeting about the giveaway.

      Unfortunately, I can’t let everyone individually know about the blog hop but before you know it, you’ll be fed up with all the emails and tweets that come by your screen about it. There’s no way you can miss it if you subscribe to my blog / Twitter etc.

  8. Hi! I am Shabbat observant so my post regarding the giveaway would go up on Sunday June 23rd. Is that ok? Also, I’ve never done a giveaway, though I’ve been blogging since October. I do want more traffic so I’m into this! Can you recommend what language to use and what procedures work best? Both for picking the winner and for sending out the prize/s. Thanks!

    • Leeswammes says:

      Kelly, that is fine – but keep in mind a lot of the hopping is done on the Saturday (when people first see the blogposts with the giveaways). You’ll miss out on the first run of people – but if you know how to do it (or maybe I can explain), you could schedule your post in advance (e.g., on Thursday or Friday) so that it goes live on Saturday. Would that be an option? If not, then Sunday is absolutely fine too.

  9. Jennifer says:

    Judith, will there be a link I can use on my blog to send my readers to the list of participants? I can’t seem to remember how that worked the last few times 😉

  10. Roof Beam Reader says:

    I’m back! 🙂

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  12. The Little Reader Library says:

    Thanks for running this again Judith, I am looking forward to joining in again this time.

  13. I am looking forward to this, it will be the first time for me to participate in a blog hop. I am a bit nervous though, I am not very technical and when i read something like ‘pasting a list in the html of your blog’ I can only think ‘I have to do what, where and how?’ (especially where and how)
    Please Judith, tell me this will come with instructions!!

    Kind regards,

    • Leeswammes says:

      No instructions, Bettina. 😦 Thing is, I only know this for wordpress (very easy) and I assume it’s also very easy on blogger. If not, leave it out (this IS in the instructions: “if you don’t know how it works, don’t do it, just make sure you have a link to my post with the linky list” – that’s the post that I will write and publish on the day the giveaway starts).

      Meanwhile, if you want, try and see how you can insert html in your post, otherwise, no worries! Any more questions, just ask.

      Good to have you in the blog hop!

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  16. I’m in! Now I just need to decide what to give away…

  17. Sarah Evans says:

    Is it against the rules to make an unofficial post before the 22nd to say what books you’re giving away?

    • Leeswammes says:

      Sarah,  no such rules!  If you’d like to do that,  go ahead!

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      • Sarah Evans says:

        How do we decide who wins? I’m thinking I want to give a book away each day. Would I use something like RaffleCopter? Did I miss this somewhere already? I feel dumb. 🙂

      • Leeswammes says:

        Sarah,  you’re definitely not dumb because you’re asking questions to find out how it works.  How can that be dumb? 🙂

        You can use Raffle copter, You can have comments as entries or use a Google form. Whatever you prefer. 

        Having a new winner every day is not so handy,  because the majority of people probably only visit once.  And the idea is to have one dedicated giveaway post that mentions the blog hop and has the list of all the other participants. Other than that,  you are free to do this any way you like. 

        Hope that helps.  Please ask if you want to know more.  You can also email me if you prefer. 

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  20. I’m looking forward to doing another of your Giveaway Hops! Thanks for hosting this again!

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