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Mar 21, 2014, 10:04am Top

I haven't received Bears for Children or Be Thankful for the Little Things. I will post a review if I get them.

Mar 21, 2014, 10:57am Top

>1 BreanneG: Sorry to hear you haven't received your book yet! Considering Member Giveaway books come directly from other LT members, your best bet is to contact the member offering the book directly. You can find their username (and a link to their profile) in the comment that originally informed you of your win.

Apr 1, 2014, 11:06pm Top

I have not received Under the Sea Adventures. I notified author on 3/18.

Edited: Apr 14, 2014, 2:12pm Top

I'm still waiting for 'Be thankful for the little things' and 'Undersea Adventure.' I contacted the author and she said that she would email them, but that was weeks ago.

I have since received them and posted reviews today 14/04/2014

Apr 11, 2014, 11:03pm Top

I have 2 books from March I never received. Both are from author, Louse Folger. I have notified her twice. I will not pursue further unless receive further instructions.
Be Thankful for the Little Things...
Under the Sea Adventures.....

Jun 12, 2014, 7:25pm Top

I have not received the.followi g from the April batch: Heartsong Sisterhood of the Shepherds. I have nitified the author.

Jul 10, 2014, 8:18am Top

I have been waiting since May 8 for three books from the Cookbook Delight Series: Apple Delights Cookbook: A Collection of Apple Recipes ,Onion Delights Cookbook: A Collection of Onion Recipes , and Peach Delights Cookbook: A Collection of Peach Recipes.

The Onion book is the most disappointing because I entered to receive it for my mother. I thought it would be great for summer since that is when sweet onions are out and she loves them.

How long does it usually take (on average) to receive books from the members giveaway?

Jul 10, 2014, 9:17am Top

This makes me feel a lot better about not winning the peaches one!

Most member giveaway e-books that I have won have come in one or two days. I've been waiting three whole days for my most recent one. However, membergiveaways are also notorious for not coming. I've been lucky in this regard, and all mine have come.

In the meantime, this is a way of treating onions that I learned in Iceland, where it is used on hot dogs. I really like the combination of well-browned and barely-heated onions.

Slice or chop your onions, and heat a frying pan with your choice of fat. I like a mixture of olive oil and butter. (I'm not sure what they use in Iceland.) Add half of your onions to the pan and brown them over medium heat, stirring frequently. When they are a nice rich brown, take the pan off the heat, add the rest of the onions, stir through, and serve.

Jul 10, 2014, 12:33pm Top

Thanks for the recipe. I'll have to tell that one to my mother (I, personally, hate onions).

Jul 27, 2014, 1:16pm Top

I am also waiting on two books from this author from the May giveaways. Noticed that at least 8-10 others did not receive their books from this author as well. Left messages on her e-mail and facebook and no response, even though there are entries from her after my messages. Resigned none of us will receive the books. One would think that they would prohibit her from new offerings until she fulfilled her prior committments

Aug 20, 2014, 9:58am Top

Completely agree. The author and the books should also be taken off of Librarything (Just my opinion though).

Aug 20, 2014, 10:48am Top

>10 KevinDonovan: I'll take a look, and see what I can do. It's definitely no good for anyone to have members continuing to run giveaways, if they've got a habit of not following through.

Sep 5, 2014, 7:37pm Top

Have not received my copy of Solomon's Freedom by Dennis Meredith. I was notified in mid-August that it would be coming "shortly."

Dec 2, 2014, 11:58am Top

I have not received Explore More: Fun Learning Facts About Astronauts: Illustrated Fun Learning For Kids by Ibsen, Jake or
Fantastic Facts About Arctic Wolves: Illustrated Fun Learning For Kids by Merchant, Miles

Edited: Feb 23, 2015, 4:01pm Top

I have not received a copy of PERFECT MURDER MAYBE; Porter Mystery Book 1 by RICHARD PORTER. I was notified in December and have still not received a copy.

Mar 1, 2015, 1:01am Top

Only not recieved two books one Author has been "suspended" the other one looks dubious

One is The Wilderness Companion by Lomax Linkous, Glynda Looks seriously dubious (the Author page seems empty) (doubt it'll be ever received)

and the other is Cast Away: For These Reasons by Sekimonyo, Jo M. (Author's profile page has been suspended venusbooks1)

Mar 1, 2015, 9:17pm Top

I Have not received a copy of "Of Sea and Stone by Kate Avery Ellison". I was notified on February 19 and still not received a copy.

Mar 2, 2015, 9:57am Top

>17 Aly3636: Since you were notified so recently, I wouldn't be too concerned. But if you are, I'd suggest PMing the author. I received a digital copy of that work during a March 2014 Giveaway batch, and I found the author very prompt in my minimal communication with her.

Mar 3, 2015, 1:21pm Top

ok thank you

Apr 14, 2015, 7:46pm Top

Has anyone received the Twin Souls series from the Member Giveaways? I won it on April 4th, but have yet to receive an e-mail from the author. I e-mailed Loranne twice since this is my first time doing Member Giveaways. Do anyone of you know how to mark the books unreceived? I saw the FAQs for how to do it with Early Reviews, but not Member Giveaways.
Thank You!

Edited: Apr 14, 2015, 8:20pm Top

>20 amaries07:

As it's a Member Giveaway, you really need to contact the author. Unlike the ER program, where LT will contact the publisher to try to resolve the issue if books are not sent, "LibraryThing takes no responsibility for books sent or received."

There isn't a way to mark MG books as unreceived. The reason you can do so for ER books is so that the site does not count the failure to review it against you for future ER offers. Since you are not required to review an MG book, and as those are distributed randomly rather than using an algorithm as ER does, there's no need for such a marking.

Apr 16, 2015, 9:17am Top

I have not received Eyes of the Dead by Adam Netherlund. Sad!

Apr 16, 2015, 2:00pm Top

>21 lilithcat: Is right. For unreceived Member Giveaways books, your best bet is to contact the member who offered the book in the first place, since these books are coming to you directly from another LT member. You can find a link to their LT profile on included in the initial comment that informed you of your win.

Apr 23, 2015, 6:35am Top

I have *not* received books using Tomely. It doesn't work. The download starts (after an annoying number of back-and-forths!), then ends with an error. The latest is Ennara and the Fallen Druid by Angela Myron.

Aug 4, 2015, 2:06am Top

I have not reveived after the gazebo... I have notified the author recently without any answers, I won it may 20 2015 at 10:00pm and to this day August 4 2015, I still haven't had it. I thought about giving it a month or two thinking about the shipping and all but if I do not get an answer by the author soon I will not do any further efforts to receive the book I won.


Aug 4, 2015, 3:54am Top

Over the last few months I have not received Eyes of the Dead by Adam Netherlund and Fireflies by P.S. Bartlett. I'm not chasing authors for their books when I can buy a book that is very well reviewed already by other people. They either send it or they don't.

Sep 7, 2015, 2:16pm Top

So far I heard nothing from S.J. Pierce about spectacle - got the notification on Jul, 29, asked the author about it on Aug, 29 - but it is the first book that didn't arrive.

Sep 10, 2015, 6:27pm Top

I think I'm done with trying to "win" books through the Member Giveaways here. I've yet to receive the ones I entered and "won." I've sent messages to the member but never have gotten a reply. It's *almost* tempting to post a one star review for lack of follow-through. Here's the latest ones:
That Winter by Jeremy Mark Lane
Jasmine Betrayal by Jamie DeBree
Pinnacle Event by Richard A. Clarke
Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson

I make sure every book I receive has a review. Having that type of status is important to me as I run a book blog and I work with publishers and publicists as well as our local library. I guess I'm not missing anything even if it's irritating.

Oct 18, 2015, 11:43am Top

Yes, I won a copy of Dangerous Benefits that I didn't receive either. I guess I'll try to contact the person again. I got the message on Oct. 8th and still nothing. Maybe I can find out something.

Apr 26, 2016, 12:36pm Top

For the record (those are old requests by now)

• Had no news from the author of Vampire Miami as far as I could notice. Well, wasn't going to chase them.

• Absent-mindedly downloaded From the Indie Side instead of Behind the Fire because the download email was the same for 3 different books by the same publisher in that batch. My slip-up there, though by the time I got around to noticing the issue (1) the download timeframe had expired (2) I *also* noticed I'd been added to a newsletter by the Behind the Fire author, so while I'll get around to From the Indie Side eventually I just didn't want to have anything to do anymore with that other author.

Apr 26, 2016, 1:06pm Top

>30 Jarandel:

I'd report the author who is sending you the newsletter. That's a violation of the MG terms.

Apr 26, 2016, 1:14pm Top

>31 lilithcat: It's really old stuff by now, I figure they'll already have been reported left and right at the time and either went out of the program or apologized and won't be doing it again. Smacking them on the nose now wouldn't really make sense.

Apr 30, 2016, 10:58am Top

I haven't received "Listen Like a Dog" yet. Just wanted LibraryThing to know since the publishers expect a review. :(

Apr 30, 2016, 11:21am Top

If it's Member Giveaway, it doesn't make any difference to LT. They can ask for a review (if they send the book) but LT doesn't keep track.

Aug 4, 2016, 8:10pm Top

I have a question, how long should I wait before notifying members that I never received their books?

Aug 5, 2016, 12:11pm Top

>35 NicoleSch: That's a good question. We don't have a specific guideline on this for Member Giveaways, but we give publishers eight weeks for their books in the Early Reviewers program to be sent and marked as received. I'd say absolutely no more than four weeks after being notified of your win, and possibly longer for print vs. ebook copies.

Aug 5, 2016, 12:19pm Top

It's very discouraging seeing a member who constantly has giveaways not send the e-book for over a month. Does RavenswoodPublishing actually send books out?

Aug 5, 2016, 3:39pm Top

I did receive four ebooks from RavenswoodPublishing.

Aug 17, 2016, 2:37am Top

I've been waiting for Mrs. Parsley Makes a Delivery: and Other Stories since July 3.

Edited: Jan 19, 2017, 12:09am Top

This message has been deleted by its author.

Nov 8, 2016, 3:37pm Top

I still haven't received these two books. Also, I saw that Crux Publishing has just posted Making a Mark in the Early Reviewers section. Since they have not fulfilled their prior obligations in the Member Giveaways, should this be allowed?

Dec 7, 2016, 1:17pm Top

hi i haven't received the book
Yoga and meditation coloring book for adults: With Yoga Poses and Mandalas by ArtsON Media

Edited: Dec 15, 2016, 11:03pm Top

>42 aquagal: I have received a e-book from ArtsON Media before, and they took about five days to send it if I remember right, so you may still get it.

I still have not received Making a Mark, and I have also not received the e-book SOUL MUSIC BY Awen Finn, although I did receive Afternoon.

Jan 18, 2017, 1:14pm Top

I have not recieved The Crimson Claymore byCraig A Price Jr.

Jan 24, 2017, 7:35pm Top

I have not received Managing Bubbie by Lazega, Russel. I do not know who was offering it.

Jan 25, 2017, 2:51am Top

>45 Bidwell-Glaze: It should say in the notification you got.

Mar 12, 2017, 12:00am Top

Here are two more e-books I have won but not recieved (although by a strange coincidence I started getting weird spam in my email afterwards...):

365 DAYS OF THE WISEST THINGS EVER SAID by Max Winters (Offered by Qlik)

Movie Trivia Madness by Bill O'Neill (Offered by kekmaw (publisher))

And I have still not received the other two e-books that I have previously posted here about. Is there anything that LibraryThing can do to stop people from putting e-books/books on here that they have no intention of actually sending? Or to make sure that they send the books?

Mar 12, 2017, 12:16am Top

Is there anything that LibraryThing can do to stop people from putting e-books/books on here that they have no intention of actually sending?

Not sure how LT could read their minds.

Or to make sure that they send the books?

No. Unlike with the Early Reviewer program, LT has no involvement with MG other than providing a platform by which members an offer their books.

Mar 12, 2017, 8:46am Top

@ lilithcat, oh, okay. I didn't know that. Thanks for the reply. :-)

Mar 17, 2017, 1:27pm Top

I have finally received Movie Trivia Madness. It said in the email I got that the author was having trouble sending the emails, and had to get the publisher to do it.

Mar 29, 2017, 12:29am Top

I have not received From the Beginning by Timna Kurtz, won on March 7th. I contacted the author via her LT profile to see if the copies had been sent out but haven't heard back yet.

Jul 13, 2017, 4:30pm Top

I haven't received the book, "Too Much Magic: Wishful Thinking, Technology, and the Fate of the Nation", from the June Giveaway. Since it's only mid-July, I wasn't concerned until I noticed that 72 members have already added it to their libraries.

Edited: Jul 14, 2017, 7:33am Top

>52 ronploude: Too Much Magic: Wishful Thinking, Technology, and the Fate of the Nation Must be a reissue, as the reviews are all old. (2012-2013). Most of the entries are also old. Original publication date 2012.

Oct 30, 2017, 10:54pm Top

Going by the dates I received the messages about the winnings. I archive ones I've already received. Just been a little behind on reviewing due to reading backlog and work schedules.

Overcome Depression by Jonathan Green (LondonPaladin), August 9th, Ebook
Animal Graph by M Black (AmiBlackwelder), August 24th, Ebook
Avianna and Rupert the Space Bear by Avianna Kabiito (AlexaiV), September 27th, Ebook
Rose Alleyn by Vivien Freeman (AlexaiV), September 27th, Ebook

Jan 15, 9:00am Top

Hi, I ran a give away last week for 2 weeks for 10 copies of my books. I think it's over as I cannot see it in the giveaway list. However, I cannot work out where do I get the details of anyone who requested it?

Mar 6, 6:38am Top

I won a copy of Sweet Pease in December 2017. I have messaged author in January 2018 with no reply.

Mar 6, 7:03am Top

I regret not receiving Business Divas That Care or Heart Fever.

Mar 8, 7:06pm Top

I did locate Heart Fever still waiting on Business Divas That Care.

Mar 8, 10:49pm Top

Just saw this. Did you finally receive it?

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