Goodreads Giveaway Winners

A colleague told me about and its book giveaway program to promote new releases. So I signed up. For the giveaway, I offered two complimentary copies of Giving Back to book lovers across the United States as well as Canada, United Kingdom, South Africa, Kenya…and a few favorite island nations.

The book promotion ran for about six weeks and 539 readers entered the contest which ended last night. This morning I’m pleased to announce the winners are: Brad M. of Hilo, Hawaii and Claire A. of West Sussex, England.

Brad and Claire will soon receive their copy of Giving Back, and hopefully they’ll love it, rate it with 4 or 5 stars, write book reviews and share news of it with their friends.

The Goodreads Book Giveaway is a wonderful way to connect with fellow book worms around the world and to introduce a new book, worldwide. Arguably, I’ve won more than Brad and Claire. Thanks! — VF

Valaida Fullwood (author), Charles W. Thomas Jr. (photographer) and Casajulie (cover and book designer)

Five Things

New Generation of African American Philanthropists is relying largely on word of mouth and grassroots marketing to publicize the release of Giving Back, so we’re asking readers to help spread the word. Below are five things you can do to help publicize Giving Back—our new book that reframes portraits of philanthropy. 

5 Things You Can Do to Help Publicize Giving Back

  1. Post a book review on one or more online sites for book buyers, e.g., and
  2. “Like” the Facebook page for Giving Back
  3. Tell a friend about Giving Back 
  4. Follow us on Twitter: @valaidaf and @sankofaphotog
  5. Buy copies of Giving Back as a gift for friends and family

Participate in sharing our stories, for good! Every book purchased keeps giving, since proceeds are invested in philanthropic causes—and since the stories inspire readers to give. Thank you.

‘Giving Back’ Giveaway via Goodreads

Now through Oct 14, you can enter a giveaway to win one of two free copies of Giving Back: A Tribute to Generations of African American Philanthropists.

Charles W. Thomas, Jr., photographer