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Unreceived Books, Part 7

This is a continuation of the topic Unreceived Books, Part 6.

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Jan 4, 2018, 4:19pm Top

Still waiting on Coldwater by Samuel Parker from October 2017.

Jan 4, 2018, 4:19pm Top

Still waiting on Coldwater by Samuel Parker from October 2017.

Jan 5, 2018, 12:11pm Top

I'm still waiting on The Art of Misdiagnosis from the September 2017 batch and Writing for Bliss from the October 2017 batch.

Jan 7, 2018, 5:18pm Top

From the October batch, I still haven't received Gate Keeper by Charles Todd.

Jan 9, 2018, 5:32pm Top

I'm still waiting for I'll be your Blue Sky by Marisa de los Santos, from this summer (think it was August).

Jan 9, 2018, 5:42pm Top

I have also not yet received The Gate Keeper by Charles Todd. Really hoping this one comes through — I've read every book in this series.

Edited: Jan 11, 2018, 2:12am Top

I’m also waiting for I’ll be your Blue Sky by Marisa de los Santos. Thanks! (From August)

Jan 19, 2018, 9:59am Top

Waiting for: Jam Today: A Diary of Cooking with what You've Got by Tod Davies (October, 2017)

Also: The Gate Keeper, looks like I'm in good company on that one.

I've never had this problem before, so haven't paid close attention to the protocol. Am I supposed to email LT? I actually sent 2 emails, but neither one was answered, possibly due to holiday madness. I hate to be a pest, and I know that LT has no control over when/if books are sent.

Jan 19, 2018, 2:04pm Top

>8 MrsLee: I think the main thing is to mark the books as Not Received when that option becomes available on the Books You've Won page. I think (but am happy to be corrected if I'm wrong) that that is the main data source LT uses to know which publishers to poke and when.

I'm also waiting for The Gate Keeper. I was so excited about winning that one, too ...

Jan 20, 2018, 11:41am Top

Still waiting for The Fear Within by J.S. Law from the September batch.

Jan 22, 2018, 8:05pm Top

Still waiting for An Army of One by Tony Schumacher (July 2017 batch)

Jan 22, 2018, 9:41pm Top

When I didn't rec. A book I got from Library thing I found if I contacted Author they would see that I rec. . It.
Many of these books come from the authors or their publishers
Hope this helps

Jan 23, 2018, 3:52am Top

>12 Barbaralois: You aren't supposed to do that though, this is done through the ER program and you're not meant to go individually contacting them, Loranne is the contact.

Jan 28, 2018, 3:40pm Top

I contacted a publisher a couple of years ago who said that they had been e-mailing and e-mailing Loranne and had gotten no response. By my e-mailing them, and then e-mailing Loranne what they reported back to me, she discovered that all their messages had been going to her spam folder, and then was able to resolve the issue. So I say there's no reason not to contact the publisher yourself.

Feb 7, 2018, 1:55pm Top

I never recieved The Planets by Nirmala Nataraj and Photographs by NASA. This was from the November 2017 batch. It's now February; I've never had a book take this long to come :-(

Feb 8, 2018, 9:12am Top

>15 ArtVanDelay1774: Well, I haven't received any books since October, nor any response from my queries to staff, so I'm not sure what's up. Oh well, free books lost are probably not high on the radar.

Feb 8, 2018, 11:11am Top

Sorry for the delays, folks. I've been out sick a lot recently (on the mend now, finally), and have some catching up to do (both in terms of following up with publishers, and replying to emails). Thanks for your patience!

Edited: Feb 8, 2018, 2:03pm Top

>17 lorannen: Still waiting for The Gate Keeper from October!

Feb 8, 2018, 4:46pm Top

I haven't received The Gate Keeper from the Oct. 17 list either.

Feb 9, 2018, 9:36am Top

>17 lorannen: Sorry to hear you have been ill! Thank you for the update.

Feb 13, 2018, 1:42pm Top

I had won this and haven't received either.

Feb 15, 2018, 1:01pm Top

The Flicker of Old Dreams not received yet

Edited: Feb 22, 2018, 6:15pm Top

The Other Mother: A Novel Hardcover
by Carol Goodman

Not received

edit, this was a book from October.

Feb 22, 2018, 6:17pm Top

also, never received The Last Ballad by Wiley Cash (August 2017 batch)

Edited: Feb 26, 2018, 1:29pm Top

Still waiting for The Orchard (Yochi Brandes) from the December 2017 batch. Won on 1/2/18.

Feb 26, 2018, 1:33pm Top

>25 sweetbabyjane58: I don't think the December batch is officially late until March 3. You can mark it as late then.

Feb 27, 2018, 4:55am Top


Feb 27, 2018, 8:52pm Top

I'm waiting on Ars Historica (Marie Brennan) from the November 2017 batch.

Feb 28, 2018, 5:19pm Top

I was selected to receive Price of Duty by Dale Brown in April 2017 but still have not received it. After all this time the concept of an "early reviewer" ceases to make sense. However, I note that only one review of this book appears on LT and that was written by a writer who received the book through GoodReads. It appears that the publisher or whoever was responsible for distributing the book to LT members botched the job.

Mar 1, 2018, 10:50pm Top

I'm still waiting for The Mad Patagonian from October, I think, but I don't believe it's been published. At least, I can't find it on Amazon.

Mar 1, 2018, 11:21pm Top

Still no word on An Army of One by Tony Schumacher (July 2017 batch). I don't even care which address it gets sent to at this point, the address I originally won it at, or my current address. I'd just like to read it. My mother still lives at the other address, so it's not like I wouldn't be able to get the book.

Mar 2, 2018, 9:47am Top

>30 LizzieD: I see that my book from October is not on Amazon, either. Were publishers just exceedingly hopeful that month, or deceptive about how many books they had in the works? We may never know. :(

The Gate Keeper, I believe a November book? Wasn't on Amazon until early February, but still no book here. Perhaps the publishers decided early reviews were not necessary after all.

I think I will un-enroll in the ER program for awhile. These disappointments, one after the other, with no response or answers is discouraging. As I recall, there is no way to remove the book from our request record, and a non-review is not good, perhaps not fatal, but not good. Also, I am very busy, have many books on my shelves to read, and not as eager to review anymore, and others will benefit by my not requesting. Guess I will wait a couple more months though, in case some of the ones I have "won" and not received arrive.

Mar 3, 2018, 6:41pm Top

I just received my copy of The Flicker of Old Dreams today so hopefully you'll get yours soon.

Mar 3, 2018, 11:04pm Top

I just marked Noir from the December batch unreceived. I really hope it shows up because Christopher Moore is one of my favorite authors.

Also, what's the procedure if a book arrives damaged? The CD audiobook of The Outcasts of Time I won in January arrived scratched and won't play. I've messaged lorannen but haven't heard back from her.

Mar 4, 2018, 9:05am Top

Like so many others, I haven't received The Gate Keeper (Charles Todd) from October 2017 batch. I really think the folks at Library Thing should investigate and let those who were promised the book know what is going on. I have posted to "lorannen" several times, but no reply. Also never received my July 2017 selection of Soundscapes by Paul Robertson. Kind of discouraging!

Mar 4, 2018, 9:36am Top

>35 MM_Jones: That's odd... I won Soundscapes as part of the December batch and received it very quickly - in early January!

Mar 5, 2018, 2:36pm Top

Just recorded The Merry Spinster collection (December 2017) as not received. My fingers are crossed for the review copy to still be coming -- the book releases for general sale next week!

Mar 5, 2018, 10:11pm Top

Unreceived reminders going out Wednesday this week, folks. I got a few out today (including a few from December).

Mar 6, 2018, 6:21am Top

Seems like I have more "never received" problems than ever before. Never received The Orchard from December 2017 or The Last Ballad from August 2017 or Daring Democracy from July 2017!

Mar 6, 2018, 8:19am Top

>38 lorannen: Thanks, Loranne; that's great to hear!

Mar 6, 2018, 2:49pm Top

Sigh. I never received Hiddensee (June 2017) or Noir (December 2017)... :'(
Was really excited for both... still holding my breath for Noir ;)

Mar 6, 2018, 4:00pm Top

>39 nbmars: Just received The Orchard - I guess all it took, for December, anyway, was mentioning I hadn't gotten it! :--)

Mar 7, 2018, 3:02pm Top

Awaiting Christopher Moore’s Noir.

Mar 8, 2018, 3:54pm Top

I haven't received my copy of The Merry Spinster yet either (see >37 MyriadBooks:). I am going to an author talk/book signing in less than two weeks and I have my fingers crossed that I'll have the book by then!

Edited: Mar 8, 2018, 4:33pm Top

>28 g33kgrrl: I got the email to download Ars Historica months ago. You might want to make sure they have your email address correct so that you are receiving ebook links?

Mar 8, 2018, 8:05pm Top

I'm still waiting on Noir by Christopher Moore as well.

Mar 8, 2018, 9:19pm Top

Still waiting on The Parking Lot Attendant from the December batch.

Edited: Mar 11, 2018, 6:11pm Top

>30 LizzieD: Hey Lizzie - we delayed some of the early review copies (half went out) as we decided to print a new run of the finalized corrected edition (this is the edition that will be officially published - pub date is May 11) - we will receive the new print run next week, so you will receive your copy shortly thereafter. Sorry for the delay - Peter Damian Bellis, Publisher, River Boat Books

Mar 12, 2018, 7:15pm Top

Peter is a stand-up guy. Thanks for the update.

This is the first time I have seen a publisher or author provide a response when a member posts a note that an awarded book did not arrive. It would be easy for publishers to assign a staff member to monitor this and similar sites and provide information. Personally, I purchase books that I requested but was not marked to receive. I don't request a book unless I have a genuine interest. However, I refuse to do so when publishers fail to follow through on their commitment.

Edited: Mar 12, 2018, 8:06pm Top

>49 Tatoosh: Thanks Tatoosh. I think one of the problems with major commercial publishing houses is that they often lose sight of the fact that they are in the relationship building business, meaning they are helping to build relationships between books and authors and potential readers. This kind focus used to be much more a part of common practice, but in an age in which books have become more and more commodities, the personal touch has all but vanished. The focus of our press is to re-establish what I feel is a scared connection between readers and books. We believe that books are properly sacred objects, and while ever reader will certainly have a different group of books as sacred objects, all books must be sacred to someone or they have no value at all. All my best - PDB

Mar 20, 2018, 4:11pm Top

In January I was told I won this book : The Time of Our Lives: Memories and Fantasies of a Blissful Nonagenarian.

I have never received it. Please advise. Thank you.

Mar 21, 2018, 3:05pm Top

I still haven't received Left Bank by Agnes Poirier (which I won in December) and I'm starting to lose all hope. :(

Mar 26, 2018, 4:09pm Top

Any update on Moore's Noir?

Mar 26, 2018, 4:19pm Top

Still haven't heard back regarding the damaged audiobook I received. Should I mark it unreceived since it is unplayable?

Mar 26, 2018, 7:45pm Top

>53 JaredOrlando: I'm also waiting for Noir

Mar 27, 2018, 4:45am Top

>50 PeterDamianBellis: Well, your presence & comments here have certainly succeeded in piquing my interest about River Boat Books. Job well done. ;)

Mar 27, 2018, 4:19pm Top

Thank you for the update! My email address is definitely correct in librarything - although I just doublechecked as well. I had searched my spam and everything before posting too. Dang.

lorannen, is there a way for me to request them to resend it if it was indeed already sent?

Mar 29, 2018, 1:23pm Top

I, too, am still waiting for the Gate Keeper.

Apr 1, 2018, 5:34pm Top

I have now marked Chinese Ghosts Revisited as unreceived.

Apr 1, 2018, 7:21pm Top

>59 yoyogod: And so have I.

Apr 2, 2018, 12:38pm Top

>60 ghr4: and now mine has arrived the day after I mark in unreceived. Apparently it shipped from Hong Kong, which is probably why it was a little late.

Edited: Apr 6, 2018, 11:37am Top

>61 yoyogod: Glad to hear it arrived... Mine hopefully is on the way.

UPDATE: Received on April 6.

Apr 3, 2018, 11:46am Top

Waiting for Fallout Girl: A Hollywood Lights Novel
by Katie Rose Guest Pryal

Apr 4, 2018, 3:58pm Top

>48 PeterDamianBellis: You are the man! Thank you, Peter. I look forward to receiving The Mad Patagonian. I've been pretty mad to read it since I read the description here. >50 PeterDamianBellis: I do so appreciate your valuing books as sacred objects. They are certainly that to me and to many of us here at LT.
Meanwhile, since I was so fortunate the first time, I'll try again with
Left Bank by Agnes Poirier from the January batch.

Apr 5, 2018, 5:49pm Top

I know I've seen the answer to this question somewhere, but I can't locate it so sorry for being redundant:

If I purchase a copy of a book that I won but have not yet received, and add it to my catalog, is that going to mess up the "I have not yet received this book" marker?
What if I post a review of my purchased copy?


Apr 5, 2018, 6:17pm Top

>65 norabelle414: If you catalog and review the book, it will show up as part of the ER program and the "did not receive" notice will disappear. I did this once but prefaced my review to say I had never received the book and got a copy elsewhere. I didn't want other winners of that title to think they had somehow not received their copy while other people got theirs. My review does have the ER bird attached.

Apr 7, 2018, 10:54am Top

I recently borrowed The Gate Keeper from the library after having won it and not received it. But I'm not posting my review because I don't want it to get the Early Reviewers tag, because that would imply that I received the book I was promised and I didn't. Just cataloguing it without also reviewing it did not remove the "I haven't received this book" marker.

Apr 9, 2018, 12:50pm Top

Thank you all for being patient when books are travelling from afar! It does sometimes take longer than it should.

All the best
Pete Spurrier
Blacksmith Books, Hong Kong

Apr 10, 2018, 2:02pm Top

Did you ever find out why Charles Todd's October book, The Gate Keeper, didn't ship? I would still like to have it. Am wondering if contacting the publisher directly would help. I know you've mentioned before that's not the way to go, but this book is LONG overdue.

Apr 12, 2018, 10:42am Top

I didn't receive my December ER book, Left Bank by Agnes Poirier and I see by the book's page that no one else has either.

Edited: Apr 12, 2018, 10:47am Top

>70 RidgewayGirl: I don't know anything about the status of the book in the ER program, but the edition you linked to needs to be combined with this one: Left Bank, which has the ER bird logo. That one shows 29 members have catalogued it, although whether any of them got it from ER is unknown. There are no reviews posted yet.

Apr 12, 2018, 12:01pm Top

>70 RidgewayGirl: RidgewayGirl: I also won Left Bank and I have not recieved it.

Edited: Apr 12, 2018, 8:10pm Top

I have 2 unreceived books: Daughters of Ireland from May 2017 and Last Christmas in Paris from July 2017.

Edited: Apr 15, 2018, 12:22am Top

RE #52 - also have not received Left Bank by Agnes Porter from December or the Sheila Heti from January.

Edited: Apr 16, 2018, 12:29pm Top

I'm still not willing to give up hope on:
A Surprised Queenhood in the New Black Sun (June 2017)
The Fearless Benjamin Lay, (July2017)

Fingers crossed one or both might still arrive!

Apr 17, 2018, 4:40pm Top

>70 RidgewayGirl: I wasn't very clear in an earlier post, but I haven't received The Left Bank either. Nor has my copy of The Mad Patagonian ever arrived.

Apr 20, 2018, 9:11pm Top

I haven't received Her Body, Our Laws from the December 2017 batch :(.

Apr 21, 2018, 11:24pm Top

My copy of The Mad Patagonian from the October list arrived today, and I'm totally thrilled. Thank you, ER! Thank you, Peter Damian Bellis and River Boat Books!
(I didn't know where else to put this.... Nobody is going to go back to "October Books Received," but I did want the group to know that some publishers do care and keep their word!)

Apr 22, 2018, 10:23am Top

>78 LizzieD: Great! So perhaps there is still hope for the three books I haven't received yet. :)

Apr 23, 2018, 4:22pm Top

Still haven't received Noir by Christopher Moore from the December 2017 batch

Apr 24, 2018, 3:38pm Top

I never received my copy, but I see others have gotten theirs.

Edited: Apr 24, 2018, 5:18pm Top

>80 MillieHennessy: Waiting for mine as well.

Apr 28, 2018, 4:31am Top

Still waiting for Lillian Li's Number One Chinese Restaurant which I won in February! Just marked it as not received since it's been 2 months.

Apr 28, 2018, 10:49am Top

After a good run of getting all my early copies, Everything Happens for a Reason by Kate Bower still hasn't arrived after two months :(

Apr 28, 2018, 12:45pm Top

Totally agree. I've never had problems before.

Apr 29, 2018, 6:30am Top

I am still waiting for Number One Chinese Restaurant which I won in the February batch!

Edited: Apr 29, 2018, 6:32am Top

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Apr 30, 2018, 3:33pm Top

I still have not received #Gospel by Daniel Rice from the November 2017 batch nor Everything Happens for a Reason by Kate Bowler from the March 2018 batch. The touchstones on their titles don't seem to be coming up correctly either.

Apr 30, 2018, 10:31pm Top

Same here. Not received Army of One

May 1, 2018, 4:08pm Top

I have not received Number One Chinese Restaurant from the February 2018 batch.

May 1, 2018, 7:03pm Top

I have not received Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway Revolution from the February 2018 batch.

Edited: May 2, 2018, 11:39am Top

Still waiting for Number One Chinese Restaurant from Feb batch!

May 2, 2018, 12:56pm Top

Ups just dropped off Number One Chinese Restaurant! Finally! Everyone should be receiving theirs too! Yay!

Edited: Aug 7, 2018, 12:42am Top

I'm still waiting for "Backpacking my style by Cristina Grau". That was an E-book in the March 2018 batch. So strange that the publisher hasn't sent a link for an e-book.

Update -- finally received and reviewed...

Edited: May 2, 2018, 1:09pm Top

hikate, same here about Everything Happens for a Reason. I wonder if anyone got it?

Edited: May 2, 2018, 4:58pm Top

Yeah to Cindy re Number One Chinese Restaurant. Hope mine is coming today. Still waiting!

May 2, 2018, 10:01pm Top

I never received the following books:

How to Break the Seven Rules of Women Who Stay Fat from October 2016
Awkward: The Science of Why We're Socially Awkward and Why That's Awesome from March 2017
Soundscapes from July 2017
Everything Happens for a Reason from March 2018

I agree with >32 MrsLee: MrsLee that the quality of this program recently is disappointing. From 2008 to 2016, I only had one book that took over a year to receive, and I did finally get it. Now, in just the past nineteen months, I'm waiting on four. Yes, the books are free, so there are probably some members who will criticize me for complaining at all. But I did pay for my LibraryThing account, and I've convinced quite a few other people to pay for LibraryThing accounts with the opportunity to win free books being a big selling point for a lot of them. It's frustrating to constantly wonder before you go out of town whether that book you'd given up on is finally going to show up in your mail, and I live in one of the Texas towns that recently had a package bomb explode, so it was a little bit scary to not be able to tell my family for sure whether I was expecting any packages, or how many. I also try to plan what I'm going to read next based on whether I'm expecting to have to review a book, and I've given up on being able to do that. At the very least, I would have expected someone at LibraryThing to respond to one of my multiple posts over the last year and a half. That's an awfully long time to get ghosted. I'm very sorry if lorannen has been sick, but if it was a long-term illness, somebody else should have taken over the duties of looking after this program.

May 2, 2018, 10:48pm Top

I am still waiting on Live Work Work Work Die by Corey Pein from the February 2018 batch.

May 3, 2018, 9:34pm Top

Noting again: have not received Left Bank: Art, Passion, and the Rebirth of Paris, 1940-50 by Agnès Poirier from December or Motherhood: A Novel by Sheila Heti from January. Has anyone else received either?

May 3, 2018, 10:48pm Top

>97 quaintlittlehead:
The March batch is not late yet, since it's been barely a month since winners were picked. I totally understand the frustration of not getting books you've won, but please remember that LibraryThing is not responsible for that. It would be great if they responded directly to your posts, yes, but they have nothing to do with when those books get sent out. They can't force publishers to send books, though they can and do send them reminders and trying to find out what's going on.

Edited: May 4, 2018, 7:31pm Top

I have not received Everything Happens for a Reason (Feb. 2018), Surviving Hitler: Journey of a German Girl (Oct. 2017), and The Daughters of Ireland (May 2017). There are some older ones (1 from 2014, 2 from 2013, and 1 from 2012) that I obviously won't list here. I've been happy to be a part of Early Reviewers, and while I miss the books I don't get, I'm happy to get the ones I do! I don't care how late they are - send 'em on!

May 7, 2018, 7:20pm Top

My take on unreceived books (and perhaps LT-member exasperation) is the lack of information about delays. Publishers want to send out books for the publicity of early reviews, I would guess. Simple courtesy by way of a brief message to the LT staff about the progress in the long delays such as 'quaintlittlehead' listed (#97) is an entirely reasonable expectation. One wonders if these delays of books offered for Early Review on LT have already been satisfactorily covered by other reviewers (via Goodreads, Amazon, etc.). I've seen several of the books on offer here already covered elsewhere. Just a thought...

May 7, 2018, 7:29pm Top

All righty, now that the May batch is up and away, I'm on to sending out reminders to our delinquent publishers. I'll post here once I receive updates.

Some of the difficulty with letting us know about delays is that there are often multiple staff members at the larger publishing houses who touch each ER offering, and info like that can get lost in the shuffle, as I understand it. One day, I imagine having a button publishers can click to indicate that books have been shipped. It's a ways off (given our staff size and other projects in the balance), but a girl can dream.

Edited: May 7, 2018, 8:39pm Top

>103 lorannen: Thank you!

May 7, 2018, 11:16pm Top

Yes! Thank you lorannen. LT staff are doing their best. And that button idea is great!

May 8, 2018, 5:15am Top

Thanks Lorannen for the response. I'm still waiting for my book that I won in Feb.

May 8, 2018, 8:20am Top

I am also waiting for a Feb. book: The Greatest Story Ever Told by Una McCormack, from NewCon Press.

May 8, 2018, 9:53am Top

Hello all,

Some of the books we send out to reviewers end up unclaimed at the destination address, for reasons unknown, and are then returned to us by the postal service after a month or two. These then get marked as 'unreceived' even though we did send them. I have emailed LT about this, asking whether the postal addresses were correct in the first place, but maybe my emails go to the spam folder.

All the best,
Pete Spurrier
Blacksmith Books

May 8, 2018, 4:05pm Top

>108 BlacksmithBooks: Got your emails and thought I'd replied, Pete! I'll try from another address, in case mine are going to your spam folder!

Edited: May 10, 2018, 7:32am Top

Perhaps the name of the group should be changed to Books For Review. I somehow feel that when you receive, or still haven't received, a book when it is available at your library, "early" doesn't quite fit the bill.

If the program was begun so that publishers could have early readers feedback before the book was released, that can't be the case any more.

Even though I can't mark it as 'unreceived' until the 25th of the month, I am currently speaking about Anne Perry's book, Twenty-One Days. But this lateness isn't unique to her book. It is happening more and more. I have checked the book out from the library because I am anxious to read it, but I will not review it until, and unless it comes. That I think is fair.

Perhaps it won't seem fair to someone who writes three lines - it was a really good book, it kept me reading. - but writing a decent review, even a short one, takes time. I feel my time is valuable, and while I want to contribute to the wealth of LT, which I love, this isn't the only way to do that.

Writing an Early Review, especially after it is on bookstore and library shelves, is helping the publisher create 'buzz' (ie more sales). That's what we do for them. What they should do for us, is send the books out promptly.

Sorry for the rant. But finding a book I've been eagerly awaiting at the library set me off.

I appreciate your recent activity in chasing down our missing books, Lorannen, (I'm still waiting my October selection) but sometimes months go by without a word from you. I appreciate the fact that you are a volunteer, and I hate it when people bash volunteers, but maybe a post once a month to let us know you're still at it, would be good.

I'm going to go have some coffee. By the time I've finished, I'll regret ranting...

Edited: May 10, 2018, 11:14am Top

Thank you, Loranne!

May 10, 2018, 11:27am Top

I haven't received any of the three books that I've won this year. I moved and updated my address in my ER profile before the move. Maybe publishers are refusing to ship to PA.

May 11, 2018, 8:28pm Top

I'm glad it's not just me. Is it the one from July 2017?

May 11, 2018, 8:34pm Top

Any word on An Army of One by Tony Schumacher (July 2017 batch)

May 12, 2018, 5:05pm Top

I never received The Comedown by Rebekah Frumkin from January. I'm not sure if the only thing to do about not receiving a book is posting here? But I read the FAQs and that seems about it.

May 12, 2018, 5:16pm Top

>115 booklove2: Make sure you mark it unreceived on your winnings page. That's all you have to do.

Edited: May 16, 2018, 7:53am Top

I am also waiting for I'll Be your Blue Sky.

May 16, 2018, 10:36am Top

I’m waiting on A Nantucket Wedding by Nancy Thayer from the March batch. Noting here simply for others that may not have received their copies yet. I do see a couple of reviews posted from members so either they received their copies or read library versions. This is honestly this first book I’ve had late/missing. I enjoy this program, review books when they arrive. If they don’t it’s not my responsibility and I don’t loose sleep (other then notifying). If there’s a title I’m dying for I’ve almost always placed a hold at the library as a backup, or I’ll purchase it myself. Reading is one of the great joys in my life and the moment something associated with it no longer brings me joy...well, what’s the point? Thanks to all here at LT, the ER program, and the publishers who participate.
- Cheers

May 16, 2018, 5:21pm Top

I just returned from a long trip without email access so I am late in thanking Pete for explaining why some books are not received. Brief notes like that are very helpful.

May 16, 2018, 5:24pm Top

I agree. I appreciate the free books I receive from publishers and — although not required — feel a personal obligation to provide an honest review in exchange. However, if a "promised" copy is not forthcoming I am more reluctant to provide a review. Preparing a review does take s significant amount of time as I tend to write fairly detailed reviews of the books I receive.

May 18, 2018, 12:58pm Top

Finally received the book that I won in Feb. thanks to my contacting the author's publicist.

May 18, 2018, 1:15pm Top

>118 CMDH5: I do want to note that books from the March batch aren't yet let (that'll be at the end of this month) so they're likely still forthcoming.

>121 sweetbabyjane58: I'm glad your book turned up! I'm sorry it took extra effort on your part for that to happen. I haven't yet heard back from the publisher of that one, but I'll try again in case anyone else is still missing their copy.

May 18, 2018, 3:29pm Top

The contact I had was Jessica Weiner in case you need her name. I went to Lillian Li's website and contacted Carolyn O'Keefe who was her publicist but Jessica Weiner responded to me.

May 21, 2018, 7:48am Top

any word on The Comedown it's a January book. thanks!

May 22, 2018, 3:35pm Top

Any word on "Motherhood" by Sheila Heti or "Left Bank" by Agnes Porter? Both have now been published. (And the touchstones misdirect to the wrong book, at least sometimes.) From January and December, respectively.

May 23, 2018, 10:56am Top

Thank you, lorannen. I realize that my post wasn’t clear (hazard of the Internet). I’ve got a library request in just in case. For me this is an outlier and it may still appear! Thank you for all your assistance and hard work.

May 23, 2018, 2:56pm Top

I haven’t received books from December (The Parking Lot Attendant), January (The Comedown), or February (Everything Happens for a Reason). Waiting on April — too soon to tell. I’ve had a few undeceived volumes in the past, but this is unprecedented.

(I have checked that my address is correct, and I don’t have a problem with other mail.)

While my nose isn’t out of joint, I thought I’d mention it.

May 26, 2018, 9:05am Top

Just marked Twenty-One Days by Anne Perry from March as AWOL. Would still like the opportunity to review; I believe I've seen others mention it as missing also; and thank you kindly. Keeping up with the stragglers is no doubt a monumental task!

May 28, 2018, 3:27am Top

Also waiting on Twenty-One Days by Anne Perry. Haven't given up hope yet - several of the books I've won in the past have taken three or four months to arrive.

May 30, 2018, 7:01am Top

Tiny Infinities by J. H. Diehl (February 2018 batch) not received :(
There seems to be a lot more of this recently, I wonder why?

Edited: May 30, 2018, 11:54am Top

I also haven't received Twenty-One Days. I would love to read it though.
Thank you for helping run down the straggling books!

May 30, 2018, 12:00pm Top

I did my first Early Reviewers review in Nov. 2007. I have had 8 books in all that I haven't received over the years, but 4 of those have been in the past year; 2 of those are in 2018. These numbers would indicate that this is increasing. I will add, however, that I am very grateful for what I do receive and appreciate the program so much. I do like seeing when others haven't received books that I am missing, so it's important to post those. That lets me know it's not just my local post office!

May 30, 2018, 12:06pm Top

Was there ever any word on Noir from the December 2017 batch?

Edited: May 30, 2018, 3:31pm Top

>133 amanda4242: I am still waiting on Noir also.

May 31, 2018, 11:59am Top

Still waiting on #Gospel by Daniel Rice (November 2017 batch)
Everything Happens for a Reason by Kate Bowler (March 2018 batch)
The Daisy Children by Sofia Grant (April 2018 batch)

May 31, 2018, 12:07pm Top

>132 hobbitprincess: hobbitprincess I agree. I have been reviewing since May 2008 and have received many books over the years with just a few here and there not arriving BUT, in 2018 I have not received any of the books. I have 4 that I am waiting on with the newest note stating I won another.

May 31, 2018, 12:40pm Top

I have not received Flash: The Making of Weegee the Famous from the March 2018 batch.... Also still waiting for Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway Revolution from the February 2018 batch.... Since the beginning of the year, late and unreceived books seem to be the norm rather than the exception.

May 31, 2018, 7:10pm Top

I have also not received Flash: The Making of Weegee the Famous from the March 2018 batch...a book I was particularly hoping would arrive!

Jun 2, 2018, 11:31pm Top

Thought you'd all like to know, I finally received the download link for my Early Reviewers March (2018) e-book.

BHC press (publisher) sent me the following message:
Your Requested LibraryThing Early Reviewers Ebook Is Here!

We sincerely apologize for the delay in sending BACKPACKING MY STYLE by Cristina Grau.
Due to circumstances beyond our control, the release date had to be adjusted, which caused an interruption
in production.

As a thank you for your patience, we are sending a retail quality ebook as well as a free retail quality
download of the Agatha Christie classic, 'The Mysterious Affair at Styles'.

Wasn't that great! I hope the other Early Reviewers who won this book also received this message.

Jun 5, 2018, 5:23pm Top

I still haven't received

-Her Body, Our Laws (from Dec '17)
-Women Writing Resistance (from Aug '17)
-Loving: Interracial Intimacy in America and the Threat to White Supremacy (from June '17)

Edited: Jun 11, 2018, 9:28pm Top


I still haven't received Island of the Mad by Laurie King from April 2018.

Jun 11, 2018, 9:32pm Top

>141 EmpressReece: The April 2018 batch is not considered late until after June 30th. You can mark late then.

Jun 12, 2018, 2:11pm Top

I still have not received Motherhood, by Sheila Heti.

Jun 13, 2018, 9:25pm Top

I haven't received Motherhood:A Novel either. (Sheila Heti). Or Left Bank either. I have posted about these a couple of times, and unless I have missed it, there has been no response. I realize I am looking a gift horse in the mouth, but it is frustrating not to have any idea if the publishers have been contacted, if there is any prospect of the books coming, etc. Both books are well past publication date.

Edited: Jun 24, 2018, 10:52pm Top

I haven't received Tiny Infinities either! I wonder if we could contact the publishers and tell them about it.

Jun 24, 2018, 11:00pm Top

I sent the publishers an email to see what's up! Maybe I'll hear an answer soon.

Jun 25, 2018, 3:51pm Top

*Received wrong book

I won Blood Will Out by Jo Treggiari (published by Penguin Teen), from the May 2018 batch; well today I received in the mail from Penguin Random House, Blood Will Out by Walter Kirn. They obviously sent the wrong book.

Did this happen to anyone else? And is there anyone to contact about this?

Jun 25, 2018, 4:05pm Top

>147 EmpressReece: Lorannen handles the ER program. I would contact her.

Jun 25, 2018, 5:49pm Top

This happened to me some time ago but the book I received was totally different than the one I requested: different title, different author. I inquired about what to do but got no response. After a couple of attempts without receiving a response, I searched through the Unreceived Books messages and found a person who had requested the book I received and had not received her copy. I contacted her for her postal address and mailed the book to her. If I had been unable to find a LibraryThing member who had requested the book I planned to donate it to the Friends of ... my local library.

Edited: Jun 25, 2018, 6:14pm Top

Hi Taphophile13 and Tatoosh,

I posted a message to her earlier today- just waiting on a response. I thought about just returning the book back to sender with a note that I received the wrong book and hope that they resend correct book- but the address doesn't have a name on it just Spring GDS & a p.o. box. I guess someone would still receive it.

Jun 25, 2018, 6:21pm Top

>150 EmpressReece: I once received a book I had not won. Several months later I finally received the correct title. I don't think you are under any obligation to do anything about the incorrect book. Read it or don't, keep it or give it away; do whatever you want with it. I donated mine to my local library after reading.

Jun 26, 2018, 2:24pm Top

Did I miss news or updates regarding Twenty-One Days from March?

Jun 30, 2018, 4:51pm Top

I just marked Island of the Mad from the April batch unreceived. Both of my parents also won it and neither of them have received it either. Good thing I I didn't cancel the hold I had on it from the library!

Was there ever any word on Noir from the December 2017 batch?

Jun 30, 2018, 11:19pm Top

I just marked Island of the Mad unreceived also.

Jul 2, 2018, 10:02pm Top

If you don't receive a book for a long time, I would suggest looking up the publisher and contacting them directly. I just did that for a book from the February batch and they are now sending it out!

Edited: Jul 3, 2018, 12:01am Top

Well, it happened again. I requested (April batch) and snagged my second Sofia Grant book The Daisy Children, and just marked it unreceived. I waited an extraordinary time for the first one (The Dress in the Window) and Lorannen had to get involved before I finally received the book. >122 lorannen: please help again.

Jul 6, 2018, 4:17pm Top

I never received Everything Happens for a Reason (March 2018) although it looks like a few others didn't either.

Jul 14, 2018, 7:03pm Top

I haven't received The Language of Spells by Garret Weyr (April 2018). Which is weird considering it seems like everyone else received their copy if the reviews are any indication.

Jul 15, 2018, 5:05pm Top

Per my note of July 3rd, I have received The Daisy Children. It was over eight weeks, but not by much. It was not an early reviewer edition, but the final book. So it's all good.

Jul 15, 2018, 8:08pm Top

So both Motherhood: A Novel by Sheila Heti and Left Bank: Art, Passion and the Rebirth of Paris, 1940-1950 -- neither of which I have received since January and December respectively -- are published by Henry Holt. I just sent them an email. I'll post if I learn anything in reply.

>122 lorannen: Lorranen

Jul 21, 2018, 5:24pm Top

>160 Capybara_99: I wrote to the publicity department at Henry Holt, and quickly received both Motherhood: A Novel by Sheila Heti and Left Bank: Art, Passion and the Rebirth of Paris, 1940-1950. I mentioned in the e-mail that I thought no one at Library Thing had received them. So maybe they will be coming, or maybe you should ask on your own if you still want one or the other of them.

Jul 23, 2018, 9:48am Top

Edited: Jul 25, 2018, 7:45pm Top

I have still not received my approved requests for January, February or March 2018. My address did not change and I had been receiving all approved books before. The publishers seems to be using this technique now to gain free publicity and attention for their phantom books. I did show these as not received on the Library Thing site. I see that I am by far not alone.
Perhaps this should be discontinued.

Flash: The Making of Weegee the Famous by Christopher Bonanos (March 2018 batch)

Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway Revolution by Todd S. Purdham (February 2018 batch)

Left Bank by Agnes Poirier (January 2018 batch)

Edited: Jul 25, 2018, 8:07pm Top

>160 Capybara_99: >163 Forthwith: By emailing publisher Henry Holt directly - publicity@hholt.com - this month, I quickly received two of their books that I had won from February and March -- The Making of Weegee AND Something Wonderful.

Jul 25, 2018, 10:42pm Top

>164 ghr4: Thanks ghr4, I sent them an e-mail.

I have noticed that some of the publishers are not participating lately.

Edited: Jul 26, 2018, 12:38pm Top

I've given up on December's Noir, but I'm still hoping Island of the Mad from the April batch shows up.

Jul 26, 2018, 12:40pm Top

>163 Forthwith: and >166 amanda4242: Sending out publisher reminders today! I'll post once I've got news.

Jul 27, 2018, 8:44am Top

May I ping you again regarding Twenty-One Days from March?
Thank you!

Jul 27, 2018, 2:07pm Top

It seems like something has fallen between cracks at Holt. Maybe there's a new person there to contact?

Jul 27, 2018, 2:14pm Top

>169 Capybara_99: Yep, that seems to be the case. Working on it.

>168 gmathis: On it, thanks!

Jul 28, 2018, 3:12pm Top

>170 lorannen:
Hi Lorannen,

Any word on when Chocolate Brown Satin Hot Pants And Other Artifacts by Bernadette Karpa from the May 2018 batch might be arriving?

Jul 28, 2018, 8:19pm Top

>164 ghr4: I received the rejected Henry Holt e-mail back today after multiple tries. They no longer have that operational.

Edited: Jul 29, 2018, 9:10am Top

>172 Forthwith: That's surprising... It was operational last week, and that's the contact email still shown on their website: publicity@hholt.com

Edited: Jul 30, 2018, 7:49pm Top

I also have not received Everything Happens for a Reason, but I was able to borrow it from a friend and review it. My heart is broken though because I haven't gotten my copy of Day of the Dead from the May list. I'll try e-mailing the publisher, but since the book has been published, I don't have much hope. (I've given up on The Left Bank.)

Edited: Jul 30, 2018, 8:27am Top

I have four that I've never received, though one is so old now I have no hope at all.

June 2017 – Open Books - The Irrationalist: The Tragic Murder of René Descartes by Andrew Pessin
February 2018 – Tule Publishing - Valentine’s at the Graff by Sinclair Jayne
March 2018 – Kazabo Publishing - The Adventures of Dagobert Trostler, Vienna’s Sherlock Holmes by Balduin Groller
May 2018 – Kazabo Publishing - The Man in the Cellar by Palle Rosenkrantz

They are all e-books, which at least in my experience, are more prone to issues than physical books.

Edited: Jul 30, 2018, 7:49pm Top

>174 LizzieD: WOW!!! The Day of the Dead arrived this afternoon by UPS. I'm thrilled beyond saying! THANK YOU, ER!!!!!!!

Jul 30, 2018, 8:46pm Top

Made contact with Henry Holt! Now we're getting somewhere. I'll update with specifics once I have more news.

>176 LizzieD: Phew, that's a relief!

>175 tealadytoo: The last three on your list are ebooks, I know for certain. I assume you've checked your junk mail folder? Other members have reported receiving theirs.

Jul 30, 2018, 10:39pm Top

>177 lorannen: Yes, I've checked my junk mail folders with no results. I suspect my ISP killed them before they ever made it to junk mail.

Jul 31, 2018, 5:23pm Top

Didn’t receive The Black Lotus Affair and French Short Stories For Beginners

Aug 6, 2018, 9:24pm Top

Has anyone received You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train yet? It's a January book, and I've never had to wait this long.

Aug 11, 2018, 4:07pm Top

I think I've pointed this out once before, somewhen along the way...

I never received Awkward: The Science of Why We're Socially Awkward and Why That's Awesome by Ty Tashiro, won from the March 2017 batch.

I've been revisiting the "Books You've Won" page every few weeks to update it as unreceived, but it seems kinda silly to keep doing that ad infinitum.

If there's a way to scare the publisher into finally sending this out, that'd be fine, but, given that it's a free book lottery from over a year ago, I'm okay if it never shows up. What bothers me is that the "Books You've Won" page still sits there reminding me that I haven't reviewed it, and now also tells me that "Future batches of LTER books may take your number of reviewed and unreviewed books into account." So...

Is there some sort of option to just give up and remove it from my "won" list? Or...?

Edited: Aug 11, 2018, 5:26pm Top

>181 Thogek: It's not necessary to keep marking it unreceived; it's assumed the book hasn't arrived until you mark it received. As long as you mark unreceived, it will not count against you in future batches. As far as I know, there is no way to remove it from the list of books you've won because you did win it, even though it never showed up.

Aug 11, 2018, 5:29pm Top

I saw NewCon Press has books in the August batch even though neither I (nor anyone else as far as I can tell) received their book from the February batch! A book which came out back in March, mind.

Edited: Aug 11, 2018, 5:50pm Top

>182 amanda4242: Thanks. I suppose knowing that it isn't counted as unreviewed until I mark it as arrived is good enough for that purpose.

It'd be good for the "Books you've won" page to explain that: how received, unreceived, and unreviewed all interact to affect future giveaway chances.

Aug 11, 2018, 6:05pm Top

>184 Thogek: It's covered in the FAQs, but it would certainly help to have it more prominent.

Aug 25, 2018, 7:50pm Top

Sadly, I haven't received a book from the June batch, I Know You Know by Gilly MacMillan.

Aug 26, 2018, 2:07pm Top

Still haven't received Chocolate Brown Satin Hot Pants And Other Artifacts by Bernadette Karpa from the May 2018 batch …

Aug 27, 2018, 6:31am Top

Still haven't received Everything but the Earl by Willa Ramsey from the June 2018 batch.

Aug 27, 2018, 2:44pm Top

Still waiting for The Loyal Son: The War in Ben Franklin’s House by Daniel Mark Epstein from the June 2018 batch.

Edited: Aug 27, 2018, 8:19pm Top

Aug 28, 2018, 9:13am Top

I promise to drop it after this post; you've got plenty of folks to chase. Has the publisher of Twenty-One Days (March) pinged, hollered, responded, promised, or otherwise acknowledged non-arrivals in any way?

Edited: Aug 28, 2018, 11:30am Top

>188 pantsu: Same for me with Everything but the Earl. Doesn't look like anyone received their copy; zero reviews have been posted for it.

Aug 29, 2018, 5:13am Top

Still haven't received Island of the Mad by Laurie King (April batch) or Blood Will Out by Jo Treggiari (May batch). Any word on either of those?

Aug 29, 2018, 8:39am Top

I still haven't received Madame Zero by Sarah Hall from the June batch.

Sep 3, 2018, 3:10pm Top

I never received _Noir_ by Christopher Moore. Too bad, I really like his stuff.

Sep 4, 2018, 12:23pm Top

>191 gmathis: Not yet, but there's been some staff turnover at the publisher, which has likely led to this. I sent them another ping just this morning.

Sep 4, 2018, 12:28pm Top

Appreciate it!

Edited: Sep 5, 2018, 10:03am Top

Me neither (Pantsu and MyriadBooks)... how about others who won "Everything but the Earl"? Maybe Lorannen can 'poke' the publisher for us ;)

Sep 5, 2018, 11:05am Top

Hi Loranne,
the book never arrived so far, would that still be normal and within the range?

Thanks and kind regards, Stefanie

Sep 5, 2018, 5:03pm Top

My July book was "The Missing Ingredient: The Curious Role of Time in Food and Flavor" by Jenny Linford - I have not yet received it. It is not available at amazon, so perhaps it has not yet been finished.

Hope it comes soon!

Sep 12, 2018, 3:53pm Top

Still haven’t received those books I won... how do you contact the authors?

Sep 12, 2018, 5:47pm Top

I still have not received Marilla of Green Gables by Sarah McCoy from the August 2018 batch.

Sep 12, 2018, 6:07pm Top

>202 Meganleigh844: I'd be surprised if it had arrived since it's only the second week of September. August books won't be considered late until the end of October.

Sep 13, 2018, 12:52pm Top

Haven't received Open Mic Night in Moscow from the May batch.

Sep 14, 2018, 11:43am Top

amanda4242 O thank you so much! That's good to know!

Sep 28, 2018, 10:25am Top

I never received Price of Duty by Dale Brown (April 2017 batch). I finally ordered it on-line. To date, knock on wood, it is the only book I haven't received.

I still wonder if publishers could e-mail a tracking # to us so that we could keep an eye on it for those of us who receive hard copies.

Of course, I have had the USPS return mail if they could not read the entire address. Also it might help to add " carrier leave at door" or similar as line 2 of your address. That has helped me with many items from various sources when the carrier did not feel my front door was "secure."

Sep 28, 2018, 5:25pm Top

I also have not received Price of Duty. It is now some 17 months since I was notified that I would receive a copy and well over a year since it appeared. I posted here several times but never received a reply. I notice only one LibraryThing member posted a review of an Early Reader copy of the book so I think the publisher more or less stiffed LT.

Sep 29, 2018, 4:52pm Top

I haven't received Endless Hunger, by Weir, from the July 2018 batch. The book must be published, as I'm seeing reviews from other authors. This was a digital copy... and there's nothing in my spam folder.

Oct 5, 2018, 8:07pm Top

What do I do if I received an empty package? I was supposed to receive The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge and I just got a flat piece of cardboard with a mailing sticker from Penguin Random House.

Oct 5, 2018, 8:08pm Top

Oct 5, 2018, 9:43pm Top

>209 curioussquared: I did get my copy of that book but the package it was in was slightly split open. Yours probably fell out en route.

Oct 5, 2018, 10:01pm Top

>206 Hedgepeth: and >207 Tatoosh: Sorry for the lack of word on this one. I can try again. I'd gotten a "we'll look into it" but that was some time ago, and I never heard more than that.

>209 curioussquared: If you'll send me a picture of the package (so I can pass it on to the publisher as proof), I'll see if they can't send you a replacement copy. My email is loranne@librarything.com

Oct 6, 2018, 3:43pm Top

>212 lorannen: Just sent photos! Thanks for your help.

Oct 10, 2018, 5:45am Top

I think I'll never receive Memory's Exile (it was in May 2017 (!) batch). That's not a big issue, but maybe there should be a way for Those Who Run the Site to remove it from my list :-)

Oct 10, 2018, 6:11am Top

I just received my copy of Everything but the Earl this past week, with an apology from the publisher. They also offered to send another of their ebooks free of charge since we waited so long (I took them up on it).

If folks are still missing this one, check your SPAM box!

Oct 10, 2018, 2:09pm Top

Still hoping for Left Bank: Art, Passion, and the Rebirth of Paris by Agnes Poirier I know others were also Awaiting this from the January 2018 batch.

Oct 10, 2018, 7:56pm Top

>215 pantsu: Thanks for that information! I checked and found their Oct. 6th email in my spam folder, too.

Oct 11, 2018, 3:07am Top

I agree .mau. It has been so long I no longer care if I receive Price of Duty but it's irritating to a retired researcher to see incorrect "data" that will seemingly never be corrected.

Oct 12, 2018, 7:26am Top

Does anybody have any word on Chocolate Brown Satin Hot Pants And Other Artifacts by Bernadette Karpa from the May 2018 batch?

It has not yet shown up in my mailbox. Hope maybe lorannen or someone might have info about if it will be coming soon.... or not??

Oct 12, 2018, 11:40am Top

I never received either of these books and thought it was curious. I wonder if they were ever contacted.

Gaza: A Country Preparing for Dawn by Donald Macintyre July 2017 group

Real American by Julie Lythcott-Haims June 2017 group

Oct 12, 2018, 12:42pm Top

missing two books. One from July. Not worried about the Sept one yet.

Have not received this from the July batch: The Missing Ingredient: The Curious Role of Time in Food and Flavor by Jenny Linford The Overlook Press; 1 edition (September 18, 2018).

did anyone else request that and receive it? Not sure I want to sign up for more and then have both of these hit my inbox.

Oct 12, 2018, 1:11pm Top

>219 RaucousRain: They did say they'd be sending those shortly when I first pinged them about the late book a month or two ago. I'll check in!

>221 jannid: I emailed publishers for delinquent July books over the last week—hopefully I'll have some news for you soon.

Oct 14, 2018, 7:22am Top

>222 lorannen: lorannen: Thanks for checking with them again .. sure hope to see it soon!

Oct 27, 2018, 7:57am Top

I haven't received Marilla of Green Gables by Sarah McCoy from the August batch. The dearth of reviews for it makes me think I'm not the only one still waiting on it. I was thrilled to win this one and excited to read it, so I hope it comes.

Oct 27, 2018, 11:55am Top

I haven't received it either.

Oct 30, 2018, 9:35am Top

I'm still missing two. Madame Zero from the June Batch. I saw quite a few Early Reviewers reviews on the book, so I'm guessing its just me? That one is really late, so I doubt it's headed my way. But, just a couple of months later, I'm still missing American Pop from September, too. That one is not actually late until next month, but I usually get books within a couple of weeks and the reviews are trickling in for that one, too.

Oct 30, 2018, 12:01pm Top

>226 Well-ReadNeck: Madame Zero has been offered in LTER twice, so it is possible that all the early reviews on that book are from the previous time it was offered, not in June.

Oct 31, 2018, 7:28am Top

For those that have been members for a long time. What is he furthest out from winning a book in the Early Reviewers that you have received a winning book.

I won “A Phone Call with a Fish” from the July batch and haven’t received it. I marked it non received but is curious what others experiences have been. Others who won the book have posted their reviews so they apparently go theirs no problem.

I received my book from my August win.

Edited: Oct 31, 2018, 8:29am Top

The longest it has taken me to receive a book was nearly 60 days, though most come under 30 days.

Several I have not received at all, despite others having received them. All those cases were e-books, and although they did not go to my spam folder, I do suspect that my ISP deleted them before they even got that far as having "suspicious attachments". So I just made a note of that and don't request books from those publishers anymore, as their delivery system is probably incompatible with my ISP.

Oct 31, 2018, 10:48am Top

>228 wd40sw: Most arrive within a month or two, occasionally three to six months. By six months I assume it's never going to show up. The longest any book has taken was 14 months but that is a real exception.

Edited: Nov 5, 2018, 2:24pm Top

>222 lorannen: I join the several folks above who have not received Marilla of Green Gables by Sarah McCoy from the August batch. I wrote to Lorannen at her email too. Hope this helps. It is already processing at my library. Kind of defeats the purpose when late. Seems to be a trend, as this is third late one recently. They used to be so timely. Thanks in advance.

Nov 1, 2018, 7:06pm Top

lorannen Just wondering what happens once we report something as not received. I know it doesn't count against us for not reviewing it, but is that the end of it? Or is there a way we can contact the publisher about it? I'm still hoping to receive Marilla of Green Gables and would be willing to send a message to the appropriate person but wasn't sure what the process is or if there even is one. Sorry, I checked the FAQs but didn't see an answer. Thank you.

Nov 2, 2018, 10:45am Top

I never received Mine from the April batch. I also haven’t received my most recent book, but must wait until Nov. 23 to mark as not received. That was for. The September batch.

Nov 6, 2018, 7:14pm Top

Still have not received The Language of Spells by Garret Weyr from the April 2018 batch.

Nov 11, 2018, 8:10pm Top

>226 Well-ReadNeck: It's definitely not just you. I still haven't gotten Madame Zero, either.

Nov 27, 2018, 8:02am Top

Never received April or September books I won.

Edited: Dec 1, 2018, 9:39pm Top

>222 lorannen: I am wondering why there have been no responses from Lorannen since October. I just wanted to add that I reviewed Marilla of Green Gables from a library copy. I still have not received the Early Reviewer copy and now that my review is posted, the ability to mark it unreceived went away. I would very much still like to receive this book.

Dec 3, 2018, 9:19pm Top

It's a no show on my September book as well. Will not be doing this again.

Dec 26, 2018, 7:11am Top

I'm still waiting on these: Second Time Sweeter by Beverly Jenkins (August 2018 batch)
Like a Fly on the Wall by Simone Kelly (July 2017 batch)
Loving: Interracial Intimacy in America and the Threat to White Supremacy by Sheryll Cashin (June 2017 batch)
Seven Million: A Cop, a Priest, a Soldier for the IRA, and the Still-Unsolved Rochester Brink's Heis by Gary Craig (April 2017 batch)

I have emailed Loranne-guess it went into spam and PM here on LibraryThing

Dec 26, 2018, 10:51am Top

I have not received four out of eight books. That's not a very good record. :(

Dec 26, 2018, 10:05pm Top

I just joined at the end of June and didn't discover the Early Reviewers section till July. I have requested some books in each batch since. I won a book in July, August, October and November.

I have received all of them except for the one from the July batch.

"Phone Call with a Fish" other members apparently received their copies as reviews were posted so I was just unlucky I guess. All my others have arrived with no problems. I am hoping for a win in this months batch!!

Dec 27, 2018, 1:57pm Top

I never received Everything Happens for a Reason (March 2018) or Season (October 2018). I have been lucky and received almost everything else. But I have also been diligent, read promptly, and posted my review. But I didn't want LT to think I was being negligent.

Happy new year!

Edited: Dec 30, 2018, 8:49am Top

Just marked The Gown by Jennifer Robson missing--October batch. Would still like the opportunity to review if you don't mind chasing it down. Thanks!

Edited: Dec 30, 2018, 11:39pm Top

I’ve given up hope for these two:

Felix by Giovanna Zoboli & Simona Mulazzani (August 2018)

Juniper: the Happiest Fox by Jessika Coker (March 2018)

Dec 31, 2018, 4:58pm Top

{Operation Columba: The Secret Pigeon Service} by Gordon Corera (September 2018 batch)

I'd really like to see more response to posts on this thread. I appreciate the problems when people are volunteers. Everyone does what they can, but this thread needs some action.

Jan 7, 6:57pm Top

I second that, (thanks gmathis for your original post) I haven't received The Gown from the October Batch and I also marked that it has not arrived. Lorannen, Thanks for any info or nudge to the publisher, I am super excited to read and review it!

Jan 9, 11:59am Top

It would be nice to add a feature which let Lorannen or some other admin to flag a book as "not sent" after a certain number of months, if nobody received it. Another nice feature could be a pages with statistics about people who stated to have / have not received a book; in this way it would be easier to see if the problem is with the specific receiver or it is an issue with the publisher.

Edited: Jan 9, 2:37pm Top

I have not received No Exit by Taylor Adams from the September batch. It's only the second one I never received (the other was Let Me Tell You by Shirley Jackson way back in 2015) (Touchstones aren't working for No Exit)

Jan 10, 2:25pm Top

>234 PocketSable: I haven't received The Language of Spells by Garret Weyr from the April 2018 batch either and stumbled in here specifically to check on that one.

Jan 15, 10:12pm Top

Still waiting on:
Dubious Documents by Nick Bantock (October 2018 batch)
Twenty-One Days by Anne Perry (March 2018 batch)
Chinese Ghosts Revisited: A Study of Paranormal Beliefs and Experiences by Charles Emmons (January 2018 batch)
The Promise by Robert Crais (October 2015 batch)

Did anyone receive any of these?

Jan 16, 1:24pm Top

>250 casamoomba: Twenty-One Days never arrived at my house, either.

Jan 16, 4:32pm Top

I’m still waiting on Dubious Documents by Nick Bantock from the October 2018 batch as well.

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