It’s hard to believe, but it’s been a full year since we launched Books for Better Living, an online community of authors, wellness experts and book lovers who are passionate about healthy living. We’ve learned a lot from the authors who’ve written for us and the books we’ve covered in the last 12 months, including how to throw away our gym memberships, host a $10 dinner party and improve our lives with a little sinning.
We also learned that it feels great to give, so to celebrate our first birthday, we’re holding our first Twitter giveaway. Follow @Booksforbetter on Twitter and use #BBLbday to enter to win a grab bag (err, box) of our favorite books. Five winners will each receive a box of five books that have been featured on BBL this year! Giveaway runs from 10/3/12 through 10/17/12. Must be 18 years old and a resident of the United States in order to be eligible. More details below.
If you’re new to Books for Better Living, check out our top 10 favorite posts from the past year.
1. Five Ways to Socialize Without Feeling Burned Out
2. The Gift: Living a Life of Purpose and Meaning
3. Tara Stiles Pocket Yoga Guide: 5 Ways to Develop Your Yoga Practice
4. Eat the City: Stories of Urban Food Raising
5. The Tools: How to Cultivate Gratitude
6. Starting Your Fire: Business and Branding Advice From Danielle LaPorte
7. Sandra Beasley’s Secrets to Dating an Allergy Girl
8. Learning to Cook, Cope and Be Cool: Alyssa Shelasky’s Apron Anxiety
9. American Grown: In the Garden with Michelle Obama
10. Seeking Wisdom? ‘Sugar’ Has the Answers
HOW TO ENTER: Limited to one tweet per person per offer date. We will randomly draw the winner from all people who have submitted a retweet with the #BBLbday hashtag throughout the duration of the contest, which runs from 10/3/12 through 10/17/12. Books for Better Living will request winners to respond via a direct message with their mailing address by October 26, 2012. Offer is only open to U.S. residents (excluding Puerto Rico), age 18 years or older, who have a valid Twitter account and are following @Booksforbetter. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. In the case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, the authorized account holder of the Twitter account used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. Books for Better Living is not responsible for lost/late/misdirected entries or computer malfunctions. Entries that contain errors, are incomplete, corrupted or illegible will not be accepted. Books for Better Living reserves the right to disqualify entries from anyone tampering with the Twitter entry process. Books for Better Living assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft, destruction, or unauthorized access to Twitter. Books for Better Living is not responsible for lost, late or misdirected tweets; computer malfunctions, including but not limited to any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission or communications line failure; or theft, destruction or unauthorized access to entrant’s Twitter account. Tweets that contain errors, are incomplete, corrupted or illegible will not be accepted. Books for Better Living reserves the right to disqualify entries from anyone tampering with the Twitter entry process.
ELIGIBILITY: This sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the United States (excluding Puerto Rico) over the age of 18 at time of entry. All federal, state, and local regulations apply. User must be following @Booksforbetter on Twitter in order to be eligible. Void where prohibited. Employees of Random House, Inc., its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, and agencies, and their immediate family members and persons living in their household are not eligible to enter this sweepstakes.
WINNER SELECTION: Winner will be randomly selected from the group of eligible entrants received by each day’s entry deadline. Sponsor will notify winner by sending a tweet. Winner will be required to send a direct message to @Booksforbetter with their mailing address.
PRIZE: Five (5) winners will each receive an assortment of five (5) books. Approximate retail value is $100.
GENERAL CONDITIONS:By participating in this sweepstakes, entrants agree to abide by these official rules. Books for Better Living is not responsible for injury or damage to any computer, other equipment, or person relating to or resulting from participation in the sweepstakes, or participating in the Twitter network. Entrants release Books for Better Living, its agencies, and assigns from any liability, damage and/or loss resulting from participating in this sweepstakes and/or the acceptance, use or misuse of the prize. Acceptance of the prize constitutes permission for Books for Better Living to publish, post online, or otherwise refer to the name of the winner in any and all forms and media throughout the world, and for any and all publicity or promotional purposes, without obligation or compensation, except where prohibited by law.
SPONSOR: Books for Better Living, c/o Random House, 1745 Broadway, New York, NY 10019.