Book Depository Competitions



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    The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

    Now Oxford University Press is giving you the chance to win a great selection of the Very Short Introductions! The winner will receive 50 books and two runners-up 25 each. Just answer the question below to be in with a chance to win. Competition ends Thursday 17 October.

    Update -- winners: Jeorge Reyes, Antonios Kalogeropoulos, Ernest Junius Wiyanto

    Competition now closed

    Posted by Anna Anna

    Categories: competition, Oxford University Press, Very Short Introductions

    Very Short Introductions

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    1. 1. No purchase necessary. Proof of entering is not proof of receipt of entry.

      2. To be eligible, entries must be received on or before the competition closing date. All entries shall become the property of The Book Depository, and their directors, officers, representatives, advertising and promotional agencies are not responsible for contacting or forwarding prizes to entrants who provide unclear or incomplete information or for entries lost, misdirected, delayed or destroyed.

      3. The competition is open to all excluding residents of Italy. Parents/guardians must submit the entry for those under the age of 16. Images must not contain photographs of minors without an adult's consent.

      4. The prize winner will be decided by The Book Depository. The Book Depository will not enter into correspondence about the choice of winner.

      5. The competition ends as specified on the competition page -- no entry received after that time will be considered. The winner will be announced as specified on the competition page. There is one prize

      6. The promoter reserves the right to amend the specification of the prize or offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value.

      7. The prize winner will be notified by telephone/email. If the selected entrant does not meet all of the contract conditions, another entrant will be selected from the remaining eligible entries.

      8. The competitions are not open to employees of The Book Depository and their sponsors or their immediate families.

      9. By entering the contest, entrants, consent to the use of their names, city of residence, photograph and/or image for publicity purposes in all media carried out by The Book Depository, without payment or compensation.

      10. The decisions of the contest judges are final. The prize must be accepted as awarded.

      11. The right is reserved to terminate or withdraw this contest at any time.

      12. All entries become the property of The Book Depository, who assume no responsibility for lost, stolen, delayed, damaged or misdirected entries or for any failure of the website during the promotional period, for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or entry to be received by The Book Depository on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or any website, or any combination thereof including any injury or damage to an entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from playing or downloading any material in the promotion. The Book Depository reserve the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend the email portion of this contest should a virus or bug or other cause beyond the reasonable control of The Book Depository corrupt the security or proper administration of the contest. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of this promotion is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, The Book Depository reserve the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution. Entries are subject to verification and will be declared invalid if they are illegible, mechanically reproduced, mutilated, forged, falsified, altered or tampered within any way. Entrants agree to abide by the Contest Rules and the decisions of the independent judging panel, which are final.

      13. Entries must be submitted by the named entrant (or their parent/guardian for children aged 16 or under) and will be invalid if found to come from a third party. Multiple entries from a single source (e.g 'competition entry' website/company) will be disqualified.

      14. For name/county of prize winner, please send a stamped addressed envelope marked The Book Depository, Thames Central, Hatfield Road, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 1QE. No entries should be sent to this address.

      15. Entry to the competition is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions.

      16. The email address and phone number you provide to enter the competition will be used by us to contact you if necessary, and will not be shared with other companies. The Book Depository will only use your email address in compliance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 and in accordance with our privacy policy.

      17. The Promoters have organised these prize draws in good faith and do not accept liability relating to the prize.


    1. Joao Batista Farias Junior's avatar Joao Batista Farias Junior

      I really hope to win. =)

      Posted Thu, 03 Oct 2013 18:22
    2. Kevin Scally's avatar Kevin Scally

      I really hope I don't win this. Too much to read already. It would be just my luck.

      Posted Thu, 03 Oct 2013 18:05
    3. Leslie Karpati's avatar Leslie Karpati

      Let me win, pretty please!

      Posted Thu, 03 Oct 2013 17:02
    4. emsimao's avatar emsimao

      enlighten me Book Depository, will you?!

      Posted Thu, 03 Oct 2013 16:26

      after buying hundreds of books from you- its time to get something free

      Posted Thu, 03 Oct 2013 16:12
    6. Catarina's avatar Catarina

      Plz, Book Depository, plz.

      Posted Thu, 03 Oct 2013 15:55
    7. Rebeca's avatar Rebeca

      Just crossed fingers and toes!

      Posted Thu, 03 Oct 2013 14:36
    8. Ges Brown's avatar Ges Brown

      Sometimes buy books from The Book Depository, always enter any comp going, never win anything. Had not heard of this series until now , so a good experience all round.

      Posted Thu, 03 Oct 2013 13:51
    9. Minosi's avatar Minosi

      have to agree Stephen, don't understand need for any comments on these comps. I never read them anymore just saw yours as it was on top and decided to send my first ever comment. Tricia

      Posted Thu, 03 Oct 2013 12:28
    10. Stephen Dunne's avatar Stephen Dunne

      All the pandering comments will not increase your chances of winning. Cringe worthy spectacle.

      Posted Thu, 03 Oct 2013 12:21
    11. Ana Milos's avatar Ana Milos

      simply WOW!

      Posted Thu, 03 Oct 2013 10:22
    12. Danielle Payet's avatar Danielle Payet

      Wow! Sounds like an easy way to learn some complicated topics!

      Posted Thu, 03 Oct 2013 00:22
    13. rosemary parker's avatar rosemary parker

      any books I win would be a bonus cheers rosie hampshirre

      Posted Wed, 02 Oct 2013 22:56
    14. Annalisa's avatar Annalisa

      I'd love to win these... Unfortunately I live in Italy :(

      Posted Wed, 02 Oct 2013 22:29
    15. Edward Ho's avatar Edward Ho

      (: great books!

      Posted Wed, 02 Oct 2013 17:00
    16. Hannah Lau's avatar Hannah Lau

      Ooh ooh ooh ooooooooohhh!!! I am unbelievably happy right now.

      Posted Wed, 02 Oct 2013 16:47
    17. Carla Jacinto's avatar Carla Jacinto

      Always great offers from the book depository!

      Posted Wed, 02 Oct 2013 14:34
    18. ibrahym's avatar ibrahym

      good luck :)

      Posted Wed, 02 Oct 2013 12:06
    19. Shay Gaw's avatar Shay Gaw

      awesome prize!

      Posted Tue, 01 Oct 2013 04:57
    20. Sandra Barry's avatar Sandra Barry

      another great prize - well done!

      Posted Tue, 01 Oct 2013 04:10
    21. Hannah Lewis's avatar Hannah Lewis

      This is an amazing giveaway! Would love to win!

      Posted Mon, 30 Sep 2013 02:19
    22. Ana's avatar Ana

      I'd die if I won this! I love this series, it's so me. I'm unbelievably curious about everything but my attention spam is too short to pursue deeper knowledge.

      Posted Sat, 28 Sep 2013 18:59
    23. Al Sali's avatar Al Sali

      ...made up my mind ten minutes ago ;)

      Posted Sat, 28 Sep 2013 13:33
    24. Joseph A Borg's avatar Joseph A Borg

      Are there any winners ? and if so where are they listed ?

      Posted Sat, 28 Sep 2013 12:45
    25. Stefan Ivan's avatar Stefan Ivan

      I'll be so happy to win some of these books!! I really want the ones like quantum theory, Wittgenstein etc. !

      Posted Sat, 28 Sep 2013 08:26

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