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I know this story is going to get some readership once people notice the word FREE. Publishers Weekly reports:
Ben LeRoy, publisher of Bleak House Books, a division of Big Earth Publishing, thinks nobody, no matter how dire their economic circumstances, should be deprived of gifts this holiday season so during the month of December, Bleak House Books, and its sister company, Intrigue Press, will give away more than 100 frontlist and backlist titles (mysteries) to readers, who, hopefully, will pass them on to others.
“As I listened to a piece on NPR about shopping being down, and people stressing about not being able to give presents, it struck me: we’re ahead of projections, and this is one way we can help out. I can’t stuff [readers] with cash, but I can help them get books,” LeRoy said.
Anybody who’d like to take Bleak House up on their offer can do so by ordering books from the company's website. Wish list books will be shipped from either Big Earth Publishing’s fulfillment center in Colorado or from Bleak House’s Madison, Wisc. offices, either directly to the shopper or to a designated recipient. Postage and handling ($6-$8) are the responsibility of the shopper, and checks/credit card orders must be received by December 11.