Book Depository Competitions



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    Our Book of the Week feature is now three years old! To celebrate we're giving away all the books from the past year to one lucky winner. (Crane required to carry them around not included.)

    We asked our lovely graphic designers to design some new jackets from our Book of the Week list in a minimalist style. They came up with these eight. All you need to do is discover which eight book covers we've taken the liberty of redesigning. We've listed all the books along with bigger versions of our covers on a separate page.

    We hope you enjoy our feature as much as we do. Here's to many happy returns and bookish discoveries!

    Competition closes on Thursday 21 November, midnight GMT. Good luck!

    Update 11/4/13: please don't worry if you did not get the verification message after submitting, your entries are documented and you will not be disqualified if you had to resubmit.

    Update 22/11/13 Answers:

    1. Underwater Dogs 2. The Green Kitchen 3. The Last Days of Detroit (US edition Detroit City Is the Place to Be) 4. The Divine Comedy 5. Secret Garden 6. Apocalypse 7. Heavenly Bodies 8. Bitter Greens

    Winner: Christian Edding Thank you all for participating, we hope you enjoyed it!

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    Competition now closed

    Posted by Anna Anna

    Categories: competition, books of the week

    Books of the Week

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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. A. Barnes's avatar A. Barnes

      It's not a waste of time, it's a nice change to be given a chance at trying to win something instead of knowing there is little point when most people just google the answers.

      Posted Fri, 01 Nov 2013 00:17
    2. Leni (Lesley) Palk's avatar Leni (Lesley) Palk

      This is a monumental waste of my time for little or no reward. I realise that I make that worse by bothering to leave a comment, but at least it hits the ball back across the net.

      Posted Thu, 31 Oct 2013 23:59
    3. Natasha Verge's avatar Natasha Verge

      I have my fingers crossed :)

      Posted Thu, 31 Oct 2013 23:45
    4. Michelle's avatar Michelle

      It was hard haha , number 3 I'm not 100per cent on but hopefully I've gotten them all right :D

      Posted Thu, 31 Oct 2013 23:36
    5. Darren's avatar Darren

      Is everyone putting in the short title ? Example: 'The Book of Everything (Lonely Planet How to Guides)' OR 'The Book of Everything' I am on my 4th attempt to submit the form and it keeps telling me it cant find a book. When you go back you have to fill out the entire form again.

      Posted Thu, 31 Oct 2013 23:26
    6. Benita Steingold's avatar Benita Steingold

      I would just love all these boks as I am bed bound

      Posted Thu, 31 Oct 2013 23:14
    7. Benita Steingold's avatar Benita Steingold

      i hope I have these tight it a great company very helpful and I would love the books

      Posted Thu, 31 Oct 2013 23:13
    8. Paula Buick's avatar Paula Buick

      Well, this was one of those competitions worth entering because of the great prize I would value and the interesting challenge to enter. Not sure whether they would ship the prize to New Zealand but, I have still made the effort. Good luck all!

      Posted Thu, 31 Oct 2013 23:10
    9. Carol Hoyle's avatar Carol Hoyle

      An enjoyable exercise for a sunny friday morning in Australia - would love to win - there are some titles that would be of great benefit for my grandkids (as well as myself)

      Posted Thu, 31 Oct 2013 23:05
    10. JV's avatar JV

      3 = Robocop OPC is omni consumer products, the company that built him/it

      Posted Thu, 31 Oct 2013 22:38
    11. bernie mc sweeney's avatar bernie mc sweeney

      Love this competition,I think no 3 has a couple of possibilites.

      Posted Thu, 31 Oct 2013 22:21
    12. Amy Boyes's avatar Amy Boyes

      Fun competition, thanks! Brightened my morning. The graphic designer has done well - the covers are minimalist without losing any creativity.

      Posted Thu, 31 Oct 2013 21:57
    13. Wendy's avatar Wendy

      Done in under 10 minutes, think outside the box!

      Posted Thu, 31 Oct 2013 21:46
    14. Dusan Miljkovic's avatar Dusan Miljkovic

      Btw people, Paul Gorman is trying to mislead you with his comments.

      Posted Thu, 31 Oct 2013 21:13
    15. Dusan Miljkovic's avatar Dusan Miljkovic

      Pretty sure I got all of them right, although it took me around an hour. Thanks for the opportunity to win this, BD!

      Posted Thu, 31 Oct 2013 21:09
    16. Connie Fischer's avatar Connie Fischer

      Looking forward to finding out if I had the right answers. This is fun and truly makes you think!

      Posted Thu, 31 Oct 2013 21:05
    17. Jeanette Wheeler Barea's avatar Jeanette Wheeler Barea

      That was a lot of fun, but quite difficult. Hope you will do it again.

      Posted Thu, 31 Oct 2013 21:04
    18. Irina's avatar Irina

      I meant no 4 doesn't make sense to be on wheels. =/

      Posted Thu, 31 Oct 2013 20:58
    19. Irina's avatar Irina

      I believe 7 is Heavenly Bodies, the description of the book matches for me. It doesn't make sense to me that for is On wheels. I'm trying to guess for 1 hour now.

      Posted Thu, 31 Oct 2013 20:56
    20. Biju Krishnan's avatar Biju Krishnan

      if you think you have to read the book, then you are not getting it right, BD will not be so cruel to expect you to read the book before they gift it. I saw a connection to every cover and either the name of the book or the cover.

      Posted Thu, 31 Oct 2013 20:17
    21. Glenis Capon's avatar Glenis Capon

      completely relied on interpretation of name of book as i have not read any of these books at all....who knows i may end up being correct...

      Posted Thu, 31 Oct 2013 20:06
    22. AnnO'ConnorMurray's avatar AnnO'ConnorMurray

      Great fun doing this puzzler

      Posted Thu, 31 Oct 2013 19:55
    23. tamita's avatar tamita

      I also had to guess on 3,4 and 7...I think those were the most difficult ones.....I basically took a shot in the dark....Hope I did OK..

      Posted Thu, 31 Oct 2013 19:41
    24. AGGELIKI's avatar AGGELIKI

      This was so much fun! Great idea.

      Posted Thu, 31 Oct 2013 19:25
    25. Dawn Rodgers's avatar Dawn Rodgers

      Number 4 might be the one none of us guess I thought Number 3 was hardest to guess. Great competition, though.

      Posted Thu, 31 Oct 2013 19:06

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