Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Spring Cleaning, #Goodreads #Giveaway, and Worldreader

First of all, thanks to everyone who stopped by for the Spring Cleaning Giveaway. The post had 328 views, which I think is a record for me. I sent off most of the books already, but there are still a few people I don't have addresses for. If you asked for a book and haven't sent me your information yet, please do so. I'd like to finish sending out the books by the end of the week.

As if I haven't given enough books away already, I'm also running a giveaway on Goodreads for Twinned Universes. Three paper copies are up for grabs. The giveaway ends April 20. You can enter through the link on the sidebar or by going here.

Lastly, have you heard about Worldreader? They're a charitable organization who help children in developing countries (mostly in Africa) get books. Not just any books; they get eBooks on Kindles and mobile phones. You can help this cause by donating Kindles. I think I finally know what to do with my Kindle Keyboard--though I should deregister it and remove all the books first. Authors can also donate their eBooks to Worldreader; however, it's not clear if indie authors can donate books or if there are any restrictions on the type of book they want.

What do you do with your paper books when you're done reading them. Do you keep them, give them away, or resell them?



3 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Good use for old Kindles.
I almost never re-read a book. but for some reason we've always kept them. Until recently that is - now that I'm eBooks only, I've given away almost all of my paperbacks. Need to go through the hardbacks, but I'll probably keep a lot of those.

PT Dilloway, Grumpy Bulldog said...

There's a library not far away that has a convenient drop box by the front door so I just tossed my paperbacks in there periodically. I haven't done that in a while since I haven't been reading paperbacks. Before I move again I will probably cull a few more titles from my shelves.

Maria Zannini said...

I drop off fiction at a nearby women's shelter, but I usually sell the nonfiction at garage sales.

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