Win Free Books for Life with Bookshop.org
● A ‘Golden Bookmark’ will give one lucky book-lover free books for life
● The winner will choose an independent bookshop to receive £500
● Bookshop.org has generated over £2.4m for independent bookshops to date
London, Monday 10 October 2022. Bookshop.org, the online bookstore on a mission to support local independent bookshops, is today launching the Golden Bookmark Competition, an unprecedented initiative to win free books for life*.
Inspired by the Golden Ticket from the much-loved children’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl, the competition will grant one lucky winner £300 in Bookshop.org gift cards every year for life. The Grand Prize Winner will also get to nominate their favourite bookshop to receive a one-time £500 donation, in line with Bookshop.org’s mission to financially support independent bookshops.
The competition starts today and will run for a month, until Thursday 10 November. To take part, entrants should follow this link. Entrants will receive five bonus entries each time someone enters through their referral link, which will be made available to them after their entry is submitted.
Nicole Vanderbilt, Managing Director of Bookshop.org UK, said: “We are incredibly excited to be launching this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for one lucky reader to win free books from Bookshop.org for the rest of their life. We hope the chance to win free books for life will come as acheerful, heart-warming initiative. As with everything we do, we are running this giveaway also (and most importantly) to draw people’s attention on the positive difference that independent bookshops make to our lives, and to give the winner the chance to show their concrete support to their favourite independent. Look out for booksellers’ #BooksForLife recommendations on our homepage and on social media, as they share their suggestions of books that will keep you entertained for a lifetime – something an algorithm will never be able to do!”
For more information on the Golden Bookmark Giveaway, and the official rules, please visit this link. Follow #BooksForLife for the latest developments on social media.
Bookshop is an online bookselling platform and affiliate network with a mission to financially support independent bookstores and literary culture.
Bookshop.org first launched in the USA in January 2020 and has already raised over $22m for independent bookshops in the States. Bookshop.org launched in the UK in November 2020, and currently has over 500 independent bookshops and over 7000 affiliates using the platform. The UK site has generated over £2.4m for independent bookshops since its launch, being named Retailer of the Year in the British Book Awards in 2022.
Independent bookshops receive 30 percent of the cover price from each sale they generate on the platform. Books are offered to consumers at a small discount, with free shipping on all orders over £25, and in stock books are delivered within 2-3 days.
Bookshop.org is a Certified B Corporation and has received the prestigious status as a B Corp Best for the World 2022.
*Subject to the Official Rules available here. No purchase or payment is necessary to enter or win. A purchase or payment will not improve the chances of winning. Entrants must be eighteen (18) years or older and legal residents of the United Kingdom. Void where prohibited.