I'm getting inundated with emails with questions about these giveaways so either the guidelines I have posted are confusing or they are not being read so let me try to simplify here:
Most of the books offered in this group (this group only) are reprints meaning they were originally published in a hardcover version or published before and are now being published again in paperback version.
Therefore, I'm not really looking for reviewers but bloggers who want to host giveaways for their readers. Of course, I'm not discouraging reviewers - it's just that in these cases we're more interested in giveaways. If you want to do a review, that's fantastic but please realize I don't have galleys to offer for these books and the books may reach you very close to publishing date.
Ideally, I would like the giveaways posted near pub. date so it may be hard to reviews these and do the giveaway together. However, when you post either is really up to you.
So if you request a review copy for a book coming out next month, you won't get your copy until then, very close to the pub. date.
if you close post your giveaway early and it ends before the book is out, your winners might be waiting weeks until the book reaches them.
- Almost always the offer is for five copies of each book and always includes shipping from us to the winners. No PO Boxes and US and Canada only.
- In order to have the book giveaway cross-promoted on our site, the giveaway must have a duration of over 7 days and the link must be sent to me with enough time to have it posted on our site or our newsletter in addition to that time frame.
General rule: longer contests work better for us all around. When you send me the link to your contest send the actual post link not the general link to your blog.
- It's come to my attention that some bloggers who are requesting the books for review are also entering and winning the same book at other sites or that some entrants are winning numerous copies at many sites. I would encourage you to urge your entrants to pass on extra copies they've won. I know some winners do their own giveaways or offer them as gifts but it's very hard for me to justify costs and shipping charges when sending the same person multiple copies of the same book in different shipments. Please keep that in mind.
- Please, please be specific when sending us a request - we get hundreds of emails daily. Please include your link, your full name and address and what book you would like.
We thank you for all you do for us and are honored to work with so many of you!
I hope this makes it easier for everyone. Feel free to post any other questions here.