Official Rules for the Favorite Reads of September 2018 Sweepstakes



IMPORTANT: Please read these Official Rules before entering the FAVORITE READS OF SEPTEMBER 2018 SWEEPSTAKES (the “Sweepstakes”), presented by Penguin Random House LLC (“Sponsor”). By entering the Sweepstakes, you agree to the terms of these Official Rules. These Official Rules shall govern in the event of any inconsistency with other Sweepstakes-related materials.


ELIGIBILITY:  The Sweepstakes is open to residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry. All federal, state, and local regulations apply. Entrants must provide non-PO box address where entrant may receive packages. LIMIT ONE ENTRY PER PERSON. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED. Employees of Sponsor its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, and agencies, and their immediate family members and persons living in their household are not eligible to enter the Sweepstakes.

HOW TO ENTER: Enter by completing the form as instructed between 9:00AM (EASTERN TIME) on September 13, 2018, and ends at 11:59PM (EASTERN TIME) on October 3, 2018. Click here to enter.

In the event of a dispute, entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the email address used for entry. Automated entries are prohibited, and any use of automated devices will result in disqualification. Sponsor is not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry of information by entrants; lost or late entries or transmissions; interrupted or unavailable network, server, or other connections; scrambled transmissions or other errors or problems of any kind whether mechanical, human, or electronic, technical malfunctions of any computer hardware, software, or any combinations thereof; or problems associated with any virus or any other damage caused to entrants’ systems. Incomplete or illegible entries will be voided. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned. If for any reason the Sweepstakes is not capable of being conducted as described in these rules, Sponsor shall have the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes.

PRIVACY POLICY: All information submitted in connection with entry to this Sweepstakes shall be governed by Sponsor’s privacy policy (at By entering this Sweepstakes, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to this privacy policy.


ONE (1) WINNER will each receive:

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green, ISBN 9781524743444

Tell Me You’re Mine by Elisabeth Norebäck, translated by Elizabeth Clark Wessel, ISBN 9780735218543

Lake Success by Gary Shteyngart, ISBN 9780812997415

Transcription by Kate Atkinson, ISBN 9780316479752

21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari, ISBN 9780525512172

Time’s Convert by Deborah Harkness, ISBN 9780399564512

Washington Black by Esi Edugyan, ISBN 9780525521426

When the Lights Go Out by Mary Kubica, ISBN 9780778330783

The Real Lolita by Sarah Weinman, ISBN 9780062661920

Sea Prayer by Khaled Hosseini, ISBN 9780525539094

Ultraviolet by Suzanne Matson, ISBN 9781936787951

On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope by DeRay McKesson, ISBN 9780525560326

The Glass Ocean by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, Karen White, ISBN 9780062642455

Waiting for Eden by Elliot Ackerman, ISBN 9781101947395

I Should Have Honor by Khalida Brohi, ISBN 9780399588013

The Shape of the Ruins by Juan Gabriel Vasquez, translated by Anne McLean, ISBN 9786073139687

Eliza Hamilton: The Extraordinary Life and Times of the Wife of Alexander Hamilton by Tilar J. Mazzeo, ISBN 9781501166303

Hippie by Paulo Coelho, translated by Eric M. B. Becker, ISBN 9780525655619

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris, ISBN 9780062797155

Farsighted: How We Make the Decisions That Matter the Most by Steven Johnson, ISBN 9781594488214

Prize Approximate Retail Value: $428

No transfer or cash or other substitution of all or part of a prize is permitted, except by Sponsor, which reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute the prize or prize component with another of comparable or greater value. Any and all taxes on the prize will be the responsibility of the winners. Sponsor shall not be responsible for any delays, damage in the delivery of the prize, and/or loss of any prize in connection with delivery of the prize via mail.  In the event that there is an insufficient number of eligible entries, Sponsor reserves the right not to award the prizes.

WINNER SELECTION: ONE (1) WINNER will be selected in a random drawing on or about October 17, 2018 from all eligible entries received by the entry deadline. The odds of winning depend on how many eligible entries have been received. Winners will be notified via email and must respond to email notification within ten (10) days of receipt. Winners may also be required to complete, execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release. Noncompliance with these conditions may result in forfeiture of the Prize, and Sponsor reserves the right to select alternate winners (in random drawing from other eligible entries received before the deadline) in such circumstance. If winner notification of the Prize is returned as undeliverable, Sponsor may, at its discretion, select an alternate winner.

DISCLAIMERS: By competing in this Sweepstakes and/or accepting the prize, entrants agree that Sponsor, and its respective parent companies, assigns, subsidiaries and affiliates, and advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies and all of their respective employees, officers and directors will have no liability whatsoever, and will be held harmless by entrants for any liability for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind to person and property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the acceptance, possession, misuse, or use of the prizes, or participation in this Sweepstakes. By accepting a prize, each Winner consents to the use of his/her name for publicity and promotional purposes on behalf of Sponsor with no additional compensation or further permission (except where prohibited by law).

Any dispute arising from this Sweepstakes will be determined according to the laws of the State of New York, without reference to its conflict of law principles, and by entering the entrants consent to the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in New York County and agree that such courts have exclusive jurisdiction over all such disputes.

WINNERS LIST:  For a list of the Winners, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope by March 13, 2019 to Court Clinch, Penguin Random House, 1745 Broadway, New York, NY 10019.

SPONSOR: Penguin Random House LLC, 1745 Broadway, New York, NY 10019.

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