Welcome to Booktoberfest! Make yourself at home…

by |October 6, 2015

October at Booktopia means Booktoberfest.

So….what is Booktoberfest? Andrew Cattanach answers all your questions…


Hello everyone. Thanks for being here.

Firstly, thank you for coming to this Q&A about Booktoberfest. You, in the back, wearing lederhosen and drinking a 5L mug of beer, I think you’re in the wrong room.

Booktoberfest is Booktopia’s month long celebration of books, authors, publishers and of course you, the readers. It happens every October, the perfect time to take stock of the best titles of the year so far and also brace ourselves for the big Christmas titles.

And there are prizes. Soooooooooooooo many prizes.

Okay, there you are. any questions?

Did you say prizes?

Hells yeah. Prizes aplenty. We’re giving away fiction, non fiction and children’s prize packs worth over $2000 RRP, as well as a giveaway every day on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Oh, and there’s also the major prize.

A year’s worth of books.

Did you say a year’s worth of books?



Look, there’s no need to shout, but yes. We’re giving away a year’s worth of books to one lucky Booktopia customer. All you need to do is buy from anything in our Booktoberfest range during October, and you could win the big prize.

What else can we expect from Booktoberfest?

Just a big, bookish festival really. Our experts will be profiling their favourite books from their favourite genres on our website and we’ll be posting reviews of our favourite books every day of Booktoberfest here, on The Booktopia Blog.

Some of our favourite authors will also be dropping by to publish some exclusive content for your reading pleasure.

Will there be Pony Rides?

Unlikely, in a digital space. But never say never.

I like Pony Rides.

I’m going to take that as a comment. Perhaps my good friend John Purcell can explain it a little further, John, are you there?



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Andrew Cattanach is a regular contributor to The Booktopia Blog. He has been shortlisted for The Age Short Story Prize and was named a finalist for the 2015 Young Bookseller of the Year Award. He enjoys reading, writing and sleeping, though finds it difficult to do them all at once.

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