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Which books are you hoping to snag this month?
Sorry if this sounds a little disgruntled. I have not yet received 4 of my requests since last June.
In January I requested Inferior and still have not received it. Checking the book's page it looks like no one has. If I request it again would I have a chance to receive it? I am really looking forward to reading and reviewing it.
>4 mamzel: January books aren't quite due yet. We allow publishers up to eight weeks for their books to be sent and received. If Inferior still hasn't arrived by the end of March, you can mark it as "not received" in our system, by going to the Early Reviewers page and clicking the "Books you've won" tab at the top of the page. Click the "I haven't received this book" link next to the title in question, and that will alert me to contact the publisher.
For future reference, there's a dedicated thread for discussing missing Early Reviewers books here. This thread is not the appropriate place for reporting books not received.
Please feel free to email me (email@example.com) about any other books you're missing. Without extra details, or you having marked them as not received, it's hard for me to track down which ones you're referring to.
>5 lorannen: But I don't think it unreasonable to be disgruntled when you won a book two months ago, didn't get it, and now see it offered again.
You need to get used to the system here. Then you will realize that it is unreasonable to be disgruntled. It's not librarything who sends the books to winnere; it's the publisher. The way I understand, Librarything notifies the publisher of who won, but it's up to the publisher to mail the books.
Sometimes it takes more than two months. I imagine that someone who works in the publisher's Marketing Department has a very messy desk, with your book at the bottom of the mess. Eventually she'll get to it, but it's not her priority.
Maybe you think that's rude. The way I see it, I'm getting something for free, so I'm not complaining.
Also, when you see that the publisher is offering more, that's not your book they're offering. They have more to offer.
This month is a problem for me: I see FOUR books I want.
The Women in the Castle
My Sister's Bones
Here and Gone
I like to pick just one. And I could probably narrow it to three by eliminating Roanoke Girls. Maybe I could even eliminate My Sister's Bones. But if I pick both Here and Gone and The Women in the Castle, I'd be leaving it to librarything to decide for me. That's what I'll have to do, I guess.
Your chances of winning some book are greater if you ask for more books. Your chances of winning a specific book are greater if you only ask for that one book. If you don't really care, you're better off asking for more of them.
>8 techeditor: If only there could be transferals of the winning slot (or that sort of thing :) ). 'Cause I haven't seen a book I've wanted to try for in what seems like months now. (Not complaining just observing, between Netgalley, work, and personal reading I have so many books and not enough time to read them :) )
techeditor: it is true that it's not LibraryThing fault if some publisher does not mail their books, and that this thread is not the right place to talk about it. But I think that LibraryThing should know if a publisher has a tradition of not sending their books, since it would mean that they are trying to cheat the system.
So, maybe disgruntled was a wrong choice of words. No one answered the question I did ask which was about the current batch of offers. I have enjoyed receiving books from the program for over 7 years, techeditor. I was a little curious about the fact that the publisher hadn't sent out one batch yet and was offering another.
I've found three books that I want to request, but I'm deliberately not requesting them because I feel guilty if I don't review them right away, and April is going to be a too-busy month for me. They aren't books I *really* want, though, otherwise I'd request anyways.
>12 mamzel: Publishers are allowed to repeat titles, if they wish. I do keep an eye on repeats—especially on whether or not they're still receiving requests. I'm sorry I wasn't clear. By mentioning that the title Inferior from the January batch isn't late yet (and won't be until March 27th), I meant to indicate that I didn't see anything wrong with it being offered again this month.
>13 Heather19: If it helps, winners have 90 days (from when they're notified of their win) to post their reviews.
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