Authors Unite to Offer Literary Escape to Covid-19 Housebound Readers
"30 Days of Free Books" Giveaways Kick Off April 1 in the Name of Coronavirus Solidarity
By: S.M. Stevens
A book has been assigned to each day between April 15 and May 14. On each day of the program, a copy of that day's book will be given away. People can learn more and enter as many of the giveaways as they like starting April 1 at www.authorsmstevens.com/
Books range from new releases and best-sellers from major publishing houses to debut books from small-press and indie authors. Authors and books include:
"People are looking for things to do while secluded in their homes due to the coronavirus, and many are worried about finances, so this is the perfect time for authors to unite and offer a few free copies of our books," said "30 Days of Free Books" organizer and author S.M. Stevens.
Genres represented in the program include memoir, contemporary fiction, literary fiction, thriller, cozy mystery, science fiction/fantasy, historical fiction, children's picture books, young adult and poetry as well as non-fiction.
"We recognize that some people have concerns about receiving packages. Some writers are offering the winners of their books the choice between a print book or an ebook, When a winner receives a book in the mail, we encourage them to check the latest expert guidance on how long the virus lives on cardboard and paper before opening their package," Stevens said.
The contest is open to U.S. residents. In many cases, winners can choose between ebook and print format. One copy of one book will be awarded on each of the program's 30 days. No purchase is required. Authors are donating their books and any postage necessary.