Official Rules for Favorites of April Sweepstakes


IMPORTANT: Please read these Official Rules before entering THE FAVORITES OF APRIL SWEEPSTAKES (the “Sweepstakes”), presented by The Crown Publishing Group, a division of 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 APRIL 26, 2018, and ends at 11:59PM (EASTERN TIME) on MAY 9, 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) Grand Prize Winner will receive one copy of each of the following:

The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer, ISBN 9781594488405

The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath by Leslie Jamison, ISBN 9780316259613

America Is Not the Heart by Elaine Castillo, ISBN 9780735222410

The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century by Kirk Wallace Johnson, ISBN 9781101981610

You Think It, I’ll Say It by Curtis Sittenfeld, ISBN 9780399592867

Cove by Cynan Jones, ISBN 9781847088819

Unbury Carol by Josh Malerman, ISBN 9780399180163

The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After by Clemantine Wamariya, ISBN 9780451495327

Circe by Madeline Miller, ISBN 9780316556347

The Oracle Year by Charles Soule, ISBN 9780062686633

Black Swans by Eve Babitz, ISBN 9781640090507

Look Alive Out There by Sloane Crosley, ISBN 9780374279844

Macbeth by Jo Nesbø, ISBN 9780553419054

Women in Sunlight by Frances Mayes, ISBN 9780451497666

Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, and Killing Ourselves to Live Longer by Barbara Ehrenreich, ISBN 9781455535910

The Magnificent Esme Wells by Adrienne Sharp, ISBN 9780062684837

How to Write an Autobiographical Novel by Alexander Chee, ISBN 9781328764522

Lawn Boy by Jonathan Evison, ISBN 9781616202620

The Only Story by Julian Barnes, ISBN 9780525521211

Darwin Comes to Town: How the Urban Jungle Drives Evolution by Menno Schilthuizen, ISBN 9781250127822

Prize Approximate Retail Value: $502.37

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 May 19, 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 November 1, 2018 to Court Clinch, The Crown Publishing Group, 1745 Broadway, New York, NY 10019.

SPONSOR:  The Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 1745 Broadway, New York, NY 10019.

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