Saturday, February 2, 2013
Book Giveaway Update...Winners, Come Forward!
I have done something wrong.
The blog post announcing January's book giveaway went live on Friday January 18. Several people followed the directions and entered the contest with comments on the blog post. That was great! At the end of the designated time period for entering the contest, I used a nifty random number generator and chose a winner. So far, so good.
As I said I would, I replied to the comment of the winner to tell them they won, and gave an email address where the winner could give me their mailing address and I would send them the book. This is the part where something didn't work.
I never heard from the winner. So I posted a comment on the facebook page telling people who entered the contest to check the comments on the blog and I posted another comment to the winner's comment, saying I needed to hear from them by a certain day or I'd have to choose another winner. And I never heard from the winner.
So I chose another winner, and the same thing happened. I never heard from that person either.
The first time made me think that the winner wasn't set up to receive replies to her comment. But two people? That seems unlikely.
It seems as though the ways I set up the communication about the contest were ineffective. And I apologize.
So here's what I'd like to do...Two winners have been named, Jodie Sohl, who requested Gillian Flynn's DARK PLACES, and Richard Derus, who requested THE DOG STARS. I would like to send both of them the books they requested. It isn't their fault that I didn't set up the contest well!
So Jodie and Richard, I need to hear from you! You can send me an email: 2of3Rs(AT)gmail(DOT)com. Or you can send me a private message through the facebook page for the blog: NOT The New York Times Book Review.
The rest of you? Keep an eye out for February's free book giveaway!
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