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Read books for free – the Himalayan Book Club

Read Books for Free

 The Himalayan Book Club offers avid readers access to new books for free.  In this club, you can not only choose what you want to read, but also share what you feel about that book.

The books offered to our book club members includes new releases and ARCs (Advance Review Copies). That means unreleased books too! 

We want you to read more. We want you to enjoy the books you read. And we want you to tell us what you think of that book. Sounds easy, isn't it?

This is how it works:

1) You join the Himalayan Book club

2) We share a list of available books periodically. These includes recently released / unreleased books too.

3) You choose books, and we make them available to you - either in print or digitally.

4) You read the books, write a review and share the review with us. We may also host events like a "meet the author" with reading sessions. 

5) You get upto two books at a time. Once you review those books, you get the next two books on your list.

If you're slow reader and want to review only one a month, that's fine!

How do you sign up? Click on the button below and fill up the form there. It's free, but you do need to have an Amazon.in and a Goodreads account. Don't have one? Scroll down. 

The Story behind the Club

Our co-founder, Chetan Mahajan analyses the Instagram/Facebook Book Exchange Program and also talks about how the idea for this club was born

The form asks for the following information:

1) Name

2) Contact Number 

3) Age group - This helps us create a reader profile for you

4) Link to Amazon Profile

This is mandatory because it helps the authors in promoting their books. If you do not have one, we would encourage you to create an account on Amazon.in now. It is free. 

The author is giving you the book free in hope of getting good reviews. While you are not required to write good reviews but honest ones.  A review has most value  on Amazon / Good reads. Creating these accounts is free.

To create an account on Amazon.in you have to:

 Step 1:  Visit www.amazon.in

 Step 2: Click on the sign that reads Hello, Sign in. Once you click it you will be able to see an option which  reads New User? Start Here. ( As shown in image below)

Step 3: It will open up to a basic form which will need your details like name, contact number and address. Once you fill up those details your Amazon account is ready. 

Now, if you already have an Amazon account,  you need to share your Amazon profile link. You will be able to locate your Amazon profile link to share with us by following the steps given below.

Step 1: Login to www.amazon.in

Step 2: Once you login successfully, towards your right corner in the top you will see the following options. Click on the one circled in the screenshot, which reads Accounts and Lists below your name.

Step 3:  When you click on it, the following screen will open.

Step 4:  When you scroll down on this screen, you will reach the following option below Ordering and Shopping Preferences.

Step 5: When you click on ‘Profile’, it will open your Amazon profile. 

This is the link to your Amazon profile. You can copy this link and paste it in the form. 

5 ) Next the questions asks for your Goodreads profile.

Again, this is mandatory as it helps authors promote their books. If you do not have one, we encourage you to create one. It is free.

To create a Goodreads account, you can visit www.goodreads.com and there you will notice the option which reads New Here? Create a Free account just above a form which requires some basic details. Once you fill that up, your account is set and ready to be used. 

If you already have a Goodreads account, you can check out the following steps to locate your Goodreads profile to share with us.

Step 1: Login to www.goodreads.com

Step 2: You will see a screen like this.

Step 3: On extreme right corner, click on your profile picture. You will see a drop down open like this with the first option of Profile.

Step 4: You will see a screen like this.

This is your Goodreads profile. You can copy this link and paste it in the form.

6) Blog links (If applicable)

7) Social Media profiles

8) Links to at least 3 reviews, you think are your best till now. (This is not mandatory. )

9) Since how long have you been reviewing books

10) Preferred Format of books for review

11) Preferred genres 

12) Other than English, the languages you can read and review in.

13) Agreeing to review any  book you've requested in a month.

And that's it! Click on submit to send your form to us and you can expect to hear from us soon.

Click on this button to join the book club now!