And the winners of The Gospel of Loki and Angelfall comps are……

The Winners of a win a signed limited edition hardcover proof of Joanne M. Harris’ The Gospel of Loki are:

M. McCabe, Preston, VIC
M. Vynuchal, Laverton, WA
S. Krauss, Kings Park, WA
G. Hurley, East Lindfield, NSW
N. Daire, Darwin, NT

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The Gospel of Loki by Joanne M. Harris

The first adult epic fantasy novel from multi-million copy bestselling author Joanne M. Harris.

With his notorious reputation for trickery and deception, and an ability to cause as many problems as he solves, Loki is a Norse god like no other. Demon-born, he is viewed with deepest suspicion by his fellow gods who will never accept him as one of their own and for this he vows to take his revenge.

But while Loki is planning the downfall of Asgard and the humiliation of his tormentors, greater powers are conspiring against the gods and a battle is brewing that will change the fate of the Worlds.

From his recruitment by Odin from the realm of Chaos, through his years as the go-to man of Asgard, to his fall from grace in the build-up to Ragnarok, this is the unofficial history of the world’s ultimate trickster.

Grab a copy of The Gospel of Loki here

The Winners of a signed copy of World After by Susan Ee are:

M. Hutchison, Horsham, VIC
S. Tichborne, Windsor Gardens, SA
H. Rosenthal, Ebbw Vale, QLD
I. Shinkfield, Morphett Vale, SA
A. Freebairn, Coonabarabran, NSW

World After by Susan Ee

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The irresistibly compelling BOOK TWO in the long awaited Penryn and the End of Days series. It is THE book we are all waiting with bated breath to read…

In this sequel to the bestselling fantasy thriller, Angelfall, the survivors of the angel apocalypse begin to scrape back together what’s left of the modern world. When a group of people capture Penryn’s sister Paige, thinking she’s a monster, the situation ends in a massacre. Paige disappears. Humans are terrified. Mom is heartbroken.

Penryn drives through the streets of San Francisco looking for Paige. But why are the streets so empty? Where is everybody? Her search leads her into the heart of the angels’ secret plans, where she catches a glimpse of their motivations, and learns the horrifying extent to which the angels are willing to go.

Meanwhile, Raffe hunts for his wings. Without them, he can’t rejoin the angels, can’t take his rightful place as one of their leaders. When faced with recapturing his wings or helping Penryn survive, which will he choose?

Grab a copy of World After here


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

And the winner of The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC signed poster is…

ac-dcThe Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC Prize Winner:

L. Heinrich, Chatswood, NSW

The prize:

A laminated poster of THE YOUNGS signed by

- Author Jesse Fink
- AC/DC bass player Mark Evans (Let There Be Rock, TNT, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap)
- AC/DC drummer Tony Currenti (High Voltage, ’74 Jailbreak, Bonfire, Backtracks)

the-youngsThe Youngs

by Jesse Fink

With sales of over 200 million albums, AC/DC is not just the biggest rock band in the world. It’s a family business built by three brothers: George, Malcolm and Angus Young. And, as with any business, some people prospered while others got hurt along the way.

The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC is unlike any AC/DC book you’ve read before. Less a biography, more a critical appreciation, it tells the story of the trio through 11 classic songs and reveals some of the personal and creative secrets that went into their making. Important figures from AC/DC’s long way to the top open up for the very first time, while unsung heroes behind the band’s success are given the credit they are due.

Accepted accounts of events are challenged while sensational new details emerge to cast a whole new light on the band’s history – especially their early years with Atlantic Records in the United States. Former AC/DC members and musicians from bands such as Guns N’ Roses, Dropkick Murphys, Airbourne and Rose Tattoo also give their perspectives on the Youngs’ brand of magic.

Their music has never pulled its punches. Neither does The Youngs. After 40 years, AC/DC might just have got the serious book it deserves.

Grab a copy of The Youngs here


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

Win the acclaimed film The Broken Shore on DVD

If you missed ABC’s screening of The Broken Shore on Sunday, don’t despair. We’re giving away 10 packs of the acclaimed thriller starring Don Hany, Dan Wyllie and Claudia Karvan.

Just released on DVD, The Broken Shore is an evocative crime thriller that captures the chilling action and sharp wit of Peter Temple’s acclaimed novel of the same name.

In this gripping adaptation, Detective Joe Cashin uncovers a web of lies, betrayal and police corruption in a small coastal town where tensions are at boiling point and the shocking face behind the community’s respectable mask is slowly unveiled.

For your chance to win The Broken Shore on DVD, just buy anything from our DVD and Blu-Ray store. You have until the 21st of February to go in the draw.

Click here to start browsing our DVD & Blu-Ray Store

Win a signed poster of The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC

AC DCThe Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC is unlike any AC/DC book written before.

Less a biography, more a critical appreciation, it tells the story of the trio through 11 classic songs and reveals some of the personal and creative secrets that went into their making.

Buy a copy of The Youngs before the end of February 2014 to go in the draw to win a laminated poster of The Youngs signed by:

– Author Jesse Fink
– AC/DC bass player Mark Evans (Let There Be Rock, TNT, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap)
– AC/DC drummer Tony Currenti (High Voltage, ’74 Jailbreak, Bonfire, Backtracks)

Grab a copy of The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC here

The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC

by Jesse Fink

With sales of over 200 million albums, AC/DC is not just the biggest rock band in the world.

It’s a family business built by three brothers: George, Malcolm and Angus Young. And, as with any business, some people prospered while others got hurt along the way. Important figures from AC/DC’s long way to the top open up for the very first time, while unsung heroes behind the band’s success are given the credit they are due.

Accepted accounts of events are challenged while sensational new details emerge to cast a whole new light on the band’s history – especially their early years with Atlantic Records in the United States. Former AC/DC members and musicians from bands such as Guns N’ Roses, Dropkick Murphys, Airbourne and Rose Tattoo also give their perspectives on the Youngs’ brand of magic.

Their music has never pulled its punches. Neither does The Youngs. After 40 years, AC/DC might just have got the serious book it deserves.

Grab a copy of The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC here

Win over $900 worth of Classic Australian Novels with Text Classics!

Text Publishing has been giving Australian writers a strong independent voice for years. No better example of this is their exquisite range of Text Classics, showcasing some of the finest writing our nation has produced over her history.

The Text Classics range is the perfect destination for any fan of classic Australian Novels, and this month you could fill your library thanks to Text Publishing!

January is the month of Australian Stories at Booktopia and to celebrate Text Publishing are giving you the chance to win the entire collection – 70 classic Australian novels valued at over over $900!

All you need to do to enter the draw is buy a Text Classic during the month of January.

Check out some of our favourites, or click here to see the full range.


THE WOMEN IN BLACK
by Madeleine St. John

In the famous F.G. Goode department store, Lisa is the new Sales Assistant (Temporary) in Ladies’ Cocktail Frocks. She is about to meet Magda, the glamorous Continental refugee and guardian of the rose-pink cave of Model Gowns.

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MAURICE GUEST
by Henry Handel Richardson

Henry Handel Richardson’s debut, published in London in 1908, is set in the music scene of turn-of-the-century Leipzig, a cosmopolitan centre for the arts drawing students from around the world – among them Maurice Guest, a young Englishman, who falls helplessly in love with an Australian woman, Louise Dufrayer.

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DEATH IN BRUNSWICK
by Boyd Oxlade

Down on his luck and hard up for cash, Carl works in the kitchen of a seedy rock ‘n’ roll joint in ethnically diverse Brunswick. The bouncers and bosses terrify him, he’s desperately in love with a much younger Greek waitress, and to make matters worse his mother has come to stay with him. Then a dead body turns up. He and his best mate, Dave, will have to do something about it, and fast – or it’s goodnight, Carl

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THE MIDDLE PARTS OF FORTUNE
by Frederic Manning

First published anonymously in 1929 because its language was considered far too frank for public circulation, The Middle Parts of Fortune was hailed by T. S. Eliot and Ezra Pound, by Lawrence of Arabia and Ernest Hemingway, as an extraordinary novel. Its author was in fact Frederic Manning, an Australian writer who fought in the Battle of the Somme in 1916, and who told his story of men at war from the perspective of an ordinary soldier. Never before published in Australia, The Middle Parts of Fortune is now recognised as a twentieth-century classic.

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Winner of the Game Changer Prize!

The Game Changer Prize Winner:9781922147387

C. Bertolino, Albury, NSW

The prize includes:

- Two courtside tickets to a 2014 Australian Open Day 8 night match – you’ll be sitting with Paul McNamee!

- Return flights to Melbourne from any Australian capital city

- A night at a 5-star hotel.

Grab a copy of Game Changer here


Congratulations to the winner!
A Booktopia representative will be in contact with you via email or phone
during January to confirm delivery of your prize.

Winners of the Maggie Beer, Stephen King, J.K. Rowling and Jennifer Saunders prizes!

Maggie Beer Hamper – valued at over $500!

B. Colebrook, Nelson Bay, NSW

Grab a copy of Maggie’s Christmas here


imag1263-1Winner of THE ULTIMATE STEPHEN KING BOOK PACK – over 50 titles!

H. Carruthers, Torrens Park, SA


Grab a copy of Doctor Sleep here


the-casual-vacancyWinners of a signed copy of The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling!

L.Hope, Castle Hill, NSW
E.Lewis, Clifton Hill, VIC
E. McMurdie, Silvan, VIC
F. Coman, Mont Albert, VIC
B. Zerner, Fairfield, QLD
P. McGahan, Toowoomba, QLD


Grab a copy of The Casual Vacancy here


bonkers-my-life-in-laughsWinners of a signed copy of Bonkers : My Life in Laughs by Jennifer Saunders

B. Kemmis, Toormina, NSW
C. Teh, Narraweena, NSW
M. Strang, Pymble, NSW
Y. Gray, Strathfield, NSW
L. Fuller, Baulkham Hills, NSW
R. Morrison, Kiama Downs, NSW
A. Jones, Cannington, WA
D. Griffiths, Prahran, VIC
G. Barker, Bentleigh, VIC
P. Buttigieg, North Perth, WA


Grab a copy of Bonkers here


Congratulations to all the winners!
A Booktopia representative will be in contact with you via email or phone during December to confirm delivery of your prize.

WIN AN ADVANCE COPY OF THE HOTTEST BOOK OF 2014

The Girl with All the Gifts has had the industry abuzz, and with its release a few weeks away our friends at Hachette Australia are giving you the chance to win 1 of 10 advance copies!

For your chance to win, tell us below in 25 words or less, what gift you have that makes you a winner?

Entries close midday Friday, so get in quick and you could be reading one of the biggest books of next year, this year!

The Girl with All the Gifts

by M. R. Carey

An incredible, heart-breaking story about hope and humanity and a young girl who tries to save the world.

Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her ‘our little genius’.

Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don’t like her. She jokes that she won’t bite, but they don’t laugh.

Melanie loves school. She loves learning about spelling and sums and the world outside the classroom and the children’s cells. She tells her favourite teacher all the things she’ll do when she grows up. Melanie doesn’t know why this makes Miss Justineau look sad…

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Winners Announced – Signed Casey Stoner, Jackie Collins, Movie Tickets and Agrarian Kitchen Classes!

image(12)Signed Jackie Collins Backlist

(Watch our exclusive interview with Jackie Collins here)

R. McLaren, Kingston South East, SA


Winner of the Agrarian Experience cooking class for 2 people

(Read founder of The Agrarian Experience Rodney Dunn’s exclusive blog for us here)

L. Kudahl, Whyalla Stuart, SA


Free Carrie Double Passes

(Stephen King fan? You have ONE DAY to win the biggest Stephen King Prize Pack EVER!)

Janelle Di Giglio

Dea Mackintosh

Lisa Gibson

Nicole Bowden

Shan Tee Rickus


Signed copies of Casey Stoner’s Memoir Pushing The Limits

Deborah Diele Nestola

Emma Hackett

Melissa Kossatz

Hneide Charif

Marketa Crowther


Congratulations to all the winners! Don’t forget to email us at promos@booktopia.com.au with your details so we can get your prizes out to you ASAP!

Time Is Running Out To Win The Ultimate Stephen King Collection – Over 50 Titles!

Looking for the perfect Christmas gift?

How about the Ultimate Stephen King Collection!

Order Doctor Sleep (the follow up to The Shining) before December 10th 2013 to go in the draw to win the Ultimate Stephen King Collection – over 50 titles!

(See the full list below)


Winners will be announced on December 16th 2013 right here on The Booktopia Blog.

Grab a copy of Doctor Sleep here

Doctor Sleep

by Stephen King

An epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted readers of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.

King says he wanted to know what happened to Danny Torrance, the boy at the heart of The Shining, after his terrible experience in the Overlook Hotel. The instantly riveting Doctor Sleep picks up the story of the now middle-aged Dan, working at a hospice in rural New Hampshire, and the very special twelve-year old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals.

On highways across America, a tribe of people called The True Knot travel in search of sustenance. They look harmless – mostly old, lots of polyester, and married to their RVs. But as Dan Torrance knows, and tween Abra Stone learns, The True Knot are quasi-immortal, living off the ‘steam’ that children with the ‘shining’ produce when they are slowly tortured to death.

Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father’s legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence. Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him and a job at a nursing home where his remnant ‘shining’ power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes ‘Doctor Sleep.’

Then Dan meets the evanescent Abra Stone, and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan’s own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra’s soul and survival…

Grab a copy of Doctor Sleep here

Prize Pack includes: Bag of Bones – Carrie – Cell – Christine – 11.22.63 – Cujo – Danse Macabre – The Dark Half – The Dark Tower: Bk. I: Gunslinger – The Dark Tower: Bk. II: Drawing of the Three – The Dark Tower: Bk. III: Waste Lands – The Dark Tower: Bk. IV: Wizard and Glass – The Dark Tower: Bk. V: Wolves of the Calla – The Dark Tower: Bk. VI: Song of Susannah – The Dark Tower: Bk. VII: Dark Tower – The Dead Zone – Desperation – Different Seasons – Dolores Claiborne – Dreamcatcher – Duma Key – Everything’s Eventual – The Eyes of the Dragon – Firestarter – Four Past Midnight – From a Buick 8 – Full Dark, No Stars – Gerald’s Game – The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon – Hearts in Atlantis – Insomnia – It – Just After Sunset – Lisey’s Story – Misery – Needful Things – Night Shift – Nightmares and Dreamscapes – On Writing – Pet Sematary – Rose Madder – Salem’s Lot – The Shining – Skeleton Crew – The Stand – Stephen King Goes to the Movies: Featuring “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption”, “Hearts in Atlantis” (“Low Men in Yellow Coats”), “1408″, the “Mangler” and “Children of the Corn” – The Tommyknockers – Under the Dome – The Wind Through the Keyhole

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