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Sep 25, 11:49am Top

This year I had four early reviewer books which never arrived. I was able to reach out to one publisher who got me two books right away. I’m still waiting for May and June books, Country and Inland. I can’t figure out how to get to the right people for those publishers.
It is very frustrating.
I don’t want to purchase the books in case they do arrive.

Edited: Sep 25, 12:12pm Top

Just to verify - you're clicking the "I have not received this book yet." link on the Books you've won page, right? I believe that sets a flag so that if a certain number of winners haven't received their books, you not only don't get dinged on the review requirement, but the person managing ER can see the spike and reach out to the publisher, too.

(ETA: this is how it worked a long time ago, my assumption is that this hasn't changed!)

Oct 1, 11:59pm Top

I'm still waiting for a March book. I can see it in the stores already. Thankfully it wasn't one that I was die hard on reading so I'm just waiting it out. I was told also that any books listed as "un-received" aren't counted against your review obligations.

Have you updated your page? Not sure if it matters much, but every once in a while I will go and click the "I still haven't received this book" link to update the date.

Oct 9, 1:17pm Top

I haven’t received INLANDERS from the May batch, either. Maybe two marking it as not received will put a bug in their ear.

Oct 9, 3:19pm Top

I've just queried about a missing book for the third time. I get no response whatsoever.

Edited: Oct 9, 3:22pm Top

There has been a staff shake up at LT in the last few months. It may be they are still getting used to who does what with what program.

I want to say it's now kristilabrie that is handling this problem, but again, she has more on her plate so may take longer to respond...

Oct 9, 3:37pm Top

Hi All,

I'm handling Early Reviewers from here on out. I'm planning on digging into missing ER books tomorrow, and I'll be sure to visit this thread and hopefully update it as I work. Thanks for keeping us updated!


Oct 10, 5:03am Top

>7 katemcangus: If you also manage to have Tim removed from the list of winning books those which will never arrive - after a year everyone should abandon all hopes... - it would be great!

Oct 10, 5:24am Top

Since these books are free, I tend not to fuss overmuch if they don't show, but it is annoying. We appreciate the effort of looking into it though. :)

Oct 12, 5:09pm Top

>8 .mau.: I'll bring that up to the team, thanks.

Oct 12, 5:10pm Top

>5 Yabut: What title are you waiting on? I'll add it to my list of books about which to contact publishers. Also, please feel free to email me directly: kate@librarything.com.

Oct 12, 5:10pm Top

>4 techeditor: I've contacted Random House. I'll let you know what I hear.

Oct 12, 5:11pm Top

>1 nancyadair: I've added these to my list. I'll let you know what I hear from the publishers.

Oct 13, 12:13pm Top

I agree with >8 .mau.: that after a year, it would be great if an Early Reviewers Book that was a no show and marked as such could drop off of our profile and page of wins.

I have one from July 2018 that I won that and was actually my first win, but never received. A Phone Call with a Fish. It is a book that I still plan on adding to my library but when I do, I don't want it to show up as an ER win and thus the publisher getting credit for sending it. Although in my case mine probably got lost in the mail because other winners of that book from that batch got their copy.

Edited: Oct 13, 3:49pm Top

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Oct 13, 3:49pm Top

Still waiting on The Last Book Party from the April batch.

Oct 13, 4:49pm Top

Archaeology from Space: How the Future Shapes Our Past by Sarah Parcak (April 2019 batch) was a no-show for me. It appears that one member did receive the book. Have other winners received their copy?

Oct 13, 5:13pm Top

Still waiting for these three from earlier this year:

Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out? by Bill McKibben (January)
Entertaining Between Worlds: Béla Pásztor (1895-1966) and His Era by Anna Szalai (February)
Terror in the Shadows Vol. 3 by Scare Street e-book (June)

Has anyone received any of these?

Oct 17, 5:41am Top

Still waiting on From Peasant Foods to Superfoods from the January batch. I've already marked it unreceived as well

Yesterday, 3:23am Top

I'm still waiting for You are Light by Aaron Becker. It looks like a couple of people received books as I see a couple reviews but still a no-show here.

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