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GiveaBook is an online campaign to promote books as gifts and to give back to children in need. For every use of the hashtag #GiveaBook on Facebook and Twitter between November 16th and December 24th, Penguin Random House will donate a book to First Book to promote literacy, up to 35,000 books.

The hashtag #giveabook applies to any type of book giving, whether as a gift to friend or family member or a donation to a charity book drive such as Angel Trees, library donation boxes and individual bookstore collection drives.

Support literacy and show your love of books this holiday season and share the tag #giveabook! Have questions? Email giveabook@penguinrandomhouse.com

Penguin Random House #GiveaBook Donation Details:

Donation Period: Penguin Random House will donate one book for each use of the hashtag, #GiveaBook, on Twitter and in posts to the GiveaBook, Penguin Random House and Givington pages on Facebook (see below for details) between 12:01 AM EST on November 16, 2015 and 11:59 PM EST on December 24, 2015. Any use of the hashtag after December 24 is encouraged, but will not trigger a donation to First Book from Penguin Random House.

Donation Limit: Penguin Random House will donate one book for each use of the hashtag during the Donation Period up to 35,000 books. If the Donation Limit has been reached before December 25, 2015, Penguin Random House will notify users on social media. UPDATE: AS OF DECEMBER 15,2015 the revised hashtag and donation limit is 50,000.

Donation Eligibility: The #GiveaBook hashtag may be used on any social media platform. However, only those uses of the hashtag on Twitter and on the GiveaBook, Penguin Random House and Givington pages on Facebook (see below for details) will trigger a donation from Penguin Random House to First Book. Any use of the hashtag on platforms other than Facebook and Twitter is encouraged, but will not trigger a donation from Penguin Random House.

  • Twitter – Donation Eligibility: Original Tweets, ReTweets, and QuoteTweets including the hashtag, #Giveabook, will trigger a donation from Penguin Random House. Limit one action per account per day. Any other action, including but not limited to likes will not trigger a donation from Penguin Random House.
  • Facebook Action Requirements: Posts to, or comments on existing posts to the GiveaBook, Penguin Random House and Givington pages on Facebook will trigger a donation from Penguin Random House. Limit one action per account per day. Any other actions, including but not limited to posts to personal timelines, likes, or shares will not trigger a donation from Penguin Random House.

Automated entries are prohibited, and any use of automated devices will result in disqualification.

Penguin Random House is the sole sponsor of the #Giveabook campaign, which is no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook or Twitter.