Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Tuesday Thingers: Member Giveaways

Tuesday Thingers is hosted by Wendi of Wendi's Book Corner (thanks, Wendi!).

This week, our topic is about LT's Member Giveaways Program:

Were you aware of the Member Giveaways Program? Have you posted any books in the giveaway? If so, what are your thoughts on the program? Have you requested any books, and if so, did you win any?

Yes, I knew about the Member Giveaways Program. Haven't posted any books, but I have requested a few. Haven't won any yet, and I don't really have very high expectations of winning any in the future – with several hundred people requesting some of the titles, and generally fewer than ten copies available, it seems like a really long shot. But you never know.

Other than that, I guess I really don't have any thoughts on the program. Since I'm not a LibraryThing author, if I posted any books, it would just be to unload copies I no longer want on my shelves. And I think I'd be more likely to list those with one of the book swapping sites like BookMooch.


  1. You know, I still have not tried any of the book swapping groups. Do you like them? I worry that I would disappoint someone by not getting the book in the mail quickly enough - or be disappointed the same way?

  2. I haven't won either, but I've only entered a few, so I'm not really surprised.

  3. You can't win if you don't play!
    But then I have received one book from the Member Giveaways...so far.

  4. I think it's a great program for authors whose books wouldn't get reviewed otherwise. I've won one book so far.

  5. i'll probably be sticking with BookMooch too, but I'll keep an eye on this to see how it develops.

  6. I know what you mean - with all those people requesting books, it really doesn't seem likely I'll win anything. I'm not usually very lucky :)

    I use the book swapping sites too.

  7. Joy - you have very good points. As a member, I think I would rather swap or do a giveaway on my blog for a book. I'll bet a few authors or publicists probably like that feature if they don't meet the requirements for the ER program. :)

    Thanks for stopping by and participating in Thingers last week! I've got the post up for this week, we're taking a look at the new LT Memes. ~ Wendi


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