Saturday, January 20, 2018

Question about book giveaways

Lately, I've run book giveaways with little participation. Are you tired of book giveaways and feel saturated with them?
I get these books from the publishers as a Thank You for reviewing and running this blog.
I either have read them in arc form, they aren't a genre I read, or I don't have time.
My only other options for these books are to give them away to a shelter or to just plan throw them away in the dump. Authors who participate on the blog also offer giveaways. Do you not want these either?

Tell me why you don't like book giveaways?
Or would you prefer one (or two) giveaway a month where you win several books?


Martha Lawson said...

I love book giveaways!! I try not to enter a contest if I'm not interested in reading the book. Please don't stop the contests! I love reading the blog posts and entering the contests.

Karielle Stephanie said...

I love giveaways and never lose interest! I think it has been harder to enter giveaways on RRT because I have to remember to come back and check, and if I don't check in time, then I lose the prize. (When I run giveaways on my blog, I always require contact info so I can email the winner directly).

Personally I don't have a preference whether it's more single book giveaways or less giveaways with bundles of more books. The latter would probably save you $ on shipping costs.

cheryl c said...

I love your giveaways, and I hope you don't stop having them. Frequent book giveaways give more people a chance to win. If I don't enter a giveaway, it is simply because I am not interested in that particular book. I will do better about supporting you and this blog.

Laney4 said...

I love book contests, but I'm in Canada so ineligible to receive them (so don't enter).
Thanks for keeping me informed, though!

Patti said...

Laney, I understand about being in Canada... It's just so expensive to send a book to Canada (and other countries). ~ Patti

Anonymous said...

Keep , one a month ,

Patoct said...

My post disappeared. Who in the world does not like giveaways? Please keep doing them just the way you are. More of a chance to win something that way. If you do one a month, less of a chance to win even tho you may get a bunch of books. Just by opinion. Although I would not mind 2 a month tho to get a bunch of books. Hope this post sticks. LOL. It is certainly no bother to me to have any blog post giveaways. And there are less and less of them. If I do not enter a contest, it is because the book does not interest me. I am a contemp romance and occasional rom suspense gal.

Patty B from NY said...

I cannot beleive anyone would not like book giveaways. Love the once a week and would not mind maybe 2x a month a giveaway of several books.

I too do not enter if I am not interested in the book.

Anonymous said...

Please continue the contests, either way is good.
Karen T. (Natty's Mama)