We live in unprecedented times, and the response from Seagull Books in making a selection of their catalogue available for any who wish to try it, is nothing short of extraordinary. One book per day for the last 4 four weeks. Currently all 28 titles, can be downloaded for no charge. (Edit 20.5.2020 – Link still valid, though offer has now changed.)
This is amazing! And so, to say thank you, I’m going to spend the first fortnight of June reading and reviewing the books I have downloaded, as well as some of the hardcopies I have been collecting for the past few years. It won’t surprise regular readers to know that most of my physical collection comes from the Seagull German List, but, if ever there was a time to explore more widely, then that time is now.
So if you can recommend a specific title from the Seagull free download collection, please comment below.
Also, please consider joining me. Let’s give back to one of the most generous publishers in the business.
What a great idea, and yes they’re an incredible generous publisher. Time permitting, I shall do my best to join in! 😀
This is a great idea, Lizzie, and I will tr to join in! Their titles are amazing. 🙂
I’ve taken advantage of their offer to discover a few new authors. Hope to find the time to join in with your fortnight of Seagull
Wow, thanks for posting this! I will also read and review as a priority! There are many fascinating books among the selection 🙂
They are wonderful and very different from most publishers – both in terms of titles and ideology! I really liked Aranyak – it was an eye-opener for me, describing a geographical and a period that I was not familiar with.
I have a lot of there books and have downloaded a lot of the free ones so shall join in
Seagull Books are available in the United States! I can see them listed on Bookshop.org so will definitely try to join in on this. Thank you for the heads up on a new-to-me publisher.
Oops . Yes incredibly generous offer. I have downloaded many of the books and think your June readings sound great. There is life after the 8th Life?
Penelope, Are you planning on reading any of the German titles during the event. If so, I’ll readalong.
What a good idea. I have down loaded each of the German translations you mentioned plus Bergeners and an Indian one. Which were you thinking of. Let me know?
For some reason I’m drawn to Silke Scheuermann’s TheHour Between Dog and Wolf. OK with you?
Yes. That’s fine😊
Great. Now for scheduling – I’ll post my review here on either Thursday 4.06 or Thursday 10.06. Which suits you best?
Is the Thursday 4/6 too soon.? That would work and then onwards!
No. That’s fine.
Finished the last pages of 8th life this morning after the interview. Feeling a bit lost so to dive in now will be good!
Such a generous offer indeed, I’m keen to join in too. Great idea.
This works out perfectly: there are two books from Seagull on my list for 20 Books of Summer!