Winter has settled in here in Australia, so if you're not one to brave it outdoors in the icky conditions and you're looking for something to occupy you, you're in luck. The (northern) Summer Book Festival has begun at The Book Depository. It's the perfect time to stock up on some top notch novels and get nestled into bed or curled up on the couch with a divine little book.
The festivals giveaways and big discounts begin this week, with a different genre serving as the theme each week. The first is crime, then kids (from 20 June), romance (27 June), discovery (4 July), science fiction/fantasy (11 July) and finally, my favourite, food and drink (18 July).
Each day there will be a new competition to enter to win a signed copy of a book, revolving around that particular weeks theme. All you have to do to enter is answer a question related to that weeks theme and pop in your name and email address. Each theme runs for 7 days, as do the competitions associated with that theme.
You can also send your friends a Summer Book Festival "postcard" from the Book Depository website, which is an email including a 10% discount voucher for your friends to use when buying books on the website. After doing that you will also receive your very own 10% discount voucher.
So with that and the all year round free shipping worldwide, you can't really go wrong.