Publisher Giveaways on Goodreads
The Goodreads First Reads Giveaway program gives away thousands of books each year. Since anyone can just give away any book the list tends to be populated with a self-published stuff. Also,
a lot of very eager authors put up their books hoping for reviews.
Personally, I prefer to sign up for a giveaway that is run by a publisher or publicist. I feel like they are a neutral party because they understand that with good reviews there are bad reviews. They also won't be stalking you on Goodreads as an eager self-published author might. (No offense to all the lovely authors who do not exhibit this behavior!).
Goodreads doesn't provide any way to weed out the author/self-published from the traditional publisher giveaways. LibraryThing does a great job at that (Early Reviewers versus Member Giveaway). I really wanted to keep track of the publisher created giveaways so I created a list!
Note that some publishers might not have any giveaways open currently and the list includes past giveaways. Also some of the links below are to the company's publicist's giveaways and are not branded with the company name. I like to check this list regularly to see what's available for giveaway now and what's coming up.
WARNING: If you do participate in these giveaways, be prepared to review the book! Don't just enter to get a free book that you can put away on your bookshelves and let gather dust. These publishers want reviews and are willing to give you a free copy of a book in exchange for one. So make sure you review the book and prioritize reading it! Don't abuse the system.
I will update this list as I find more publishers to include.
Atria (Simon & Schuster)
Blue Rider Press
Crown (Random House)
Doubleday (Random House)
Duke University Press
Farrar, Strauss & Giroux
G.P. Putnam & Sons
Grand Central #1
Grand Central #2
It Books (Harper Collins)
Knopf (Random House)
New Harbringer Publications
Princeton University Press
Random House (Various Imprints)
Random House (Main Imprint)
Riverhead Books (Penguin)
Riverhead Trade (Penguin)
Simon & Schuster
St. Martin's Press #1 (MacMillan)
St. Martin's Press #2 (MacMillan)
St. Martin's Press #3 (MacMillan)
Thomas Nelson Fiction
Touchstone (Simon & Schuster)
Vintage/Anchor (Random House)
Weldon Owen Publishing