Between the Covers: Stories from My Bookcase

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Free Books from Booksneeze!

On this blog, I have featured at least three books while crediting Booksneeze for my copy. Why?

There isn't much info on the company behind Booksneeze on their website, but from what I gather, it is a promotional arm of the publishing house Thomas Nelson. Booksneeze sends out free copies of their books to interested readers.

I review for BookSneeze


Free simply means that the reader does not have to pay for the book, nor for shipping. There is no monetary transaction at all with Booksneeze. They do, however, ask the reader to post a review of the book on any consumer website (Amazon is an example), AND on their blogs. I guess you may say that the review then is considered payment.

What happens if you don't post a review?

Simple, you won't be able to request for a new book until you submit your review. That's not such a bad deal. What's more, they don't require the review to be positive or neutral. If you didn't like the book, go ahead and say so.
Once I started receiving the books and checked out the selection of available titles, I realized that the publisher carries Christian titles. What does this mean? Most of the books are about spiritual growth, or at least tend to be inspirational in nature. I don't have a problem with that. Even if I'm not born-again Christian, I am open to these themes and even find them interesting. However, I am mentioning this here because friends who decide to sign up might wonder why there's only a limited number of titles available and why most (if not all) have religious undertones. It is not a warning because I don't think that it's anything against the service.

So if you want to receive free books, sign up with Booksneeze! (This is not an affiliate link and I don't get anything from Booksneeze for publishing this post)