Have you won a Barbie, Hot Wheels or My Little Pony pack? How about 2 signed copies of Gone Girl or six of Hilary Mantel’s best novels?

We love giving away stuff at Booktopia, and during September we had the following prizes up for grabs:

A Barbie, Hot Wheels or My Little Pony pack, 1 of 6 Hilary Mantel Collections and 2 (I REPEAT 2) copies of Gone Girl signed by Gillian Flynn !!!

See if you’re a winner below, and don’t forgot to check out our Booktoberfest page for more great prizes you could win.


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A Barbie Prize Pack

Thanks to our friends at Five Mile Press, all you had to do to enter the draw to win a Barbie prize pack was buy any item from the Barbie series.

And the lucky winner is:

D.V. Niekerk, Condell Park, NSW


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A Hot Wheels Pack

Thanks to our friends at Five Mile Press, all you had to do to enter the draw to win a Hot Wheels prize pack was buy any item from the Hot Wheels series.                                      “

And the lucky winner is:

G.Allan-Voets, Bondi Junction, NSW


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A My Little Pony Pack

Thanks to our friends at Five Mile Press, all you had to do to enter the draw to win a My Little Pony prize pack was buy any item from the My Little Pony series.

And the lucky winner is:

K.Podolak, Newtown, QLD


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The Hilary Mantel Collection

Thanks to our friends at HarperCollins Australia, all you had to do to enter the draw to win 1 of 6 Hilary Mantel Collections was buy The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher!

And the lucky winners are:

R.Williams, Dee Why, NSW
M.Anderson, Australind, WA
S.Campbell, South Fremantle, WA
K.Erskine-Wyse, Wooloowin, QLD
S.Webbe, Nashua, NSW
H.Austin, North Epping, NSW

 


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2 Copies of Gone Girl Signed by Gillian Flynn

Thanks to our friends at Hachette, all you had to do to enter the draw to win 1 of 2 copies of Gone Girl signed by Gillian Flynn was buy the film tie-in edition!

And the lucky winners are:

J.Afonso, Beechboro, WA
A.Merrill, Kawana, QLD

 


Congratulations to the winners!
For your chance to enter a Booktopia Competition click here

Need a book for the plane? The beach? The kids? Need travel advice? Visit Our Holiday Haven

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For a reader, the holidays are a thing of beauty. It’s your chance to spend your mornings reading, your lunchtimes reading, your afternoons reading, and your nights reading!

These holidays it’s time to sit back, put the feet up, and lose yourself in a great book. And our Holiday Haven has something for the whole family, from puzzle books for the kids to big fat novels for mum and dad.

Whether you’re catching up or slowing down, make books a part of your summer with Booktopia.

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Just because you’re on holidays doesn’t mean you can’t escape a little more. Drift off to other times, other lands, other lives. Our Beach Reads are the perfect books to leave and then come back to as you soak up the summer.

Click here to visit our Beach Reads collection

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In a time before Grand Theft Auto became a national pastime, we used to spend car trips in the back seat with a pile of puzzle books, sticker books, and activity books. Remember that? Leave the battery chargers behind and give the kids the perfect toy this holiday season.

Click here to visit our Boredom Busters collection

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The Great Southern Land has many faces. From ski fields to rainforests,  coastlines to deserts, creeks to oceans. Celebrate Australia in all its glory in this beautiful collection of books devoted to Down Under.

Click here to visit our Australia Wide collection

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Holidays mean you have the most important thing a reader needs. Time. And not only time to just read, but time to devote yourself to the best books of 2013. Books that will make you ponder the bigger things and broaden your horizons. Books that will stay with you forever. Gift your grey matter these holidays with this incredible collection.

Click here to visit our Summer Reading collection

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William and Kate and the longest bow

My question to you is this. Are there enough awards in the bookselling and publishing industry? Do we have all the bases covered? Most of us are familiar with a fair swag of literary prizes, what with the Nobel, Man Booker, the Miles Franklin, the CBC, Kate Greenaway, Carnegie, and Dublin Prizes, various PM and Premiers’ awards, not to mention a full swag of Costas, Daggers,  Oranges, Varunas, Pulitzers, Koalas, Indies, Hugos, ROMAs. And they are just for writers – by the time we throw in the publishers’ prizes, for design, marketing, flogging (ahem: selling), we’ve got to be in the 100s in the English speaking world alone.

Despite this, there is one area that I think has been sadly overlooked. In fact, I think it is up to Booktopia to establish a new award institution, an institution that I will call the Booktopia Award for the Longest Bow. For those of you unfamiliar with this now rarely used expression, to draw a long bow means to come to a conclusion not generally supported by the evidence. Put simply, it means to exaggerate, or sometimes even, to lie through your teeth. You know what I mean – Margaret Mead is responsible for the sexual revolution, the Iraq war caused the global credit crisis, that sort of thing.

Nominees for The Longest Bow (known hereafter as The Lobbies) will be chosen from amongst the winners of the three sub-categories, namely:

The RRT Lobby – given to the book/genre with the most rapid response time from the original stimulus to the introduction of the book to the marketplace

The Biggest Loser Lobby – given to the book/genre which bombed the most spectacularly

and my own personal favourite, Continue reading

Around Australia for Booktoberfest, with a $1000 book giveaway promotion

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Australian booksellers and publishers would give their collective eye teeth to know just how much money leaches out of the industry to line the pockets of the two colossuses who dominate bookselling around the world. From the point of view of the customer, the overseas pricing can be compelling. When it comes to delivery and service, it can be a different experience altogether however.

Booktopia, which is Australia’s largest online bookseller, is a family company. We’re pretty proud of ourselves having be in the BRW Magazine’s Fast 100 two years in a row now. Last year, we sat at number 77. This year we came in at number 59. No wonder it often feels like we are riding on the back of a tiger. There were only eight retailers listed in that group of 100 companies, and it is pretty exciting that a company in an industry which is constantly predicted to be in demise is in fact growing so quickly. Nonetheless, we compete on the world stage, and we are minnows compared with our competitors. We have to be pretty nimble, and pretty savvy to win business from customers who care little about whether their book buying habits go to employ poms or aussies, so long as the price is Continue reading

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