Catch an Early Bird Read!

Your exclusive chance to read and review new books before publication

We know you love books, read widely and love to share great books with friends and family. Now Good Reading is offering you an opportunity to read books before they hit the shelves.

Join our Early Bird program and have access to new books before anyone else.
(Note: only open to Australian residents currently)


How can I receive Early Bird books?

It’s easy! Sign up to our Good Reading e-newsletter! We’ll be offering a limited number of early copies of upcoming titles each month.

Once you receive a newsletter that contains an offer, click on a link to the Early Bird application form.

You’ll have limited time to sign up and put forward your expression of interest.

Don’t forget that we will need your email address to send you information and your postal address to send the book!

Readers will be randomly selected from those who have applied.

If you’re not successful, keep applying as new pre-published books will be offered and you need to register each time.

Coming Soon

Previous Early Bird Reads

What do I need to know if I am selected?
  • If you’ve been selected, you will be notified by email of your success!
  • In return for the book we ask you to send us a review. We’ll email you information including a deadline and some tips on writing a review.
  • An early bird advance reader’s copy of the book will be sent to your postal address direct from the publisher.
  • Once you have the book in hand, you have three weeks to read the book and write the review. Note reviews may be edited for clarification.
  • Please email your review to our editor, [email protected]
The Finer Details
  • We will publish all the reviews from Early Bird readers on our website and selected reviews on our social media. We will also provide your review to the publisher of the book so they receive your feedback. They may use these for promotional purposes if they wish.
  • Good Reading and the publishers will never share your details. Only your first name, your suburb and state will appear with your review.
  • If you receive an Early Bird book and do not return a review more than twice then unfortunately you will not be able to apply for Early Bird copies again.

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