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Hilary Mantel Wins 2012 Man Booker Prize

Novelist Hilary Mantel has won the £50,000 (roughly $65,175) Man Booker Prize for Bring up the Bodies, the second time she has taken the award.

Follow the links below to read excerpts from all the authors on the longlist. “I merely wanted novels that they would not leave behind on a beach,” said judicial chair Sir Peter Stothard, leading a panel of judges that included Dinah Birch, Amanda Foreman, Dan Stevens and Bharat Tandon.

If you want more books, we made similar literary mixtapes linking to free samples of the 2012 National Book Award Finalists2012 Man Booker Longlist, the Best Science Fiction of the Year the Believer Book Award nominees, the 2012 Orwell Prize shortlist, the LA Times Book Prize winners, and the Best Business Books of the Year.

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Free Samples of the 2012 Man Booker Longlist

The winner of the 2012 Man Booker Prize will be revealed later this afternoon. We’ve researched the 12 finalists for the award, finding free samples of these books scattered across the world.

Follow the links below to read excerpts from these books.

If you want more books, we made similar literary mixtapes linking to free samples of the 2012 National Book Award Finalists2012 Man Booker Longlist, the Best Science Fiction of the Year the Believer Book Award nominees, the 2012 Orwell Prize shortlist, the LA Times Book Prize winners, and the Best Business Books of the Year.

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Shakespeare in the Park Fans Get Free Book from Random House

Random House found new readers through New York City’s Shakespeare in the Park program, distributing free books to theater fans camped out to get Into the Woods tickets.

Here’s more from The Gothamist: “Two sweet summer interns from Random House worked their way through offering free copies of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry (which at least a hundred people started reading then and there). They told us Random House does that kind of giveaway once or twice a summer.”

This week, Rachel Joyce‘s novel debuted on the Indie bestseller list and holds the No. 28 spot on the New York Times bestseller list (in Hardcover Fiction). Back in 2009, UK publisher Quercus employed a similar marketing method for a once unknown book called The Girl Who Played with Fire (the second title of Stieg Larsson‘s wildly popular Millennium trilogy).

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