Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Winners Post

So many of the giveaways here on Debbie's Book Bag have closed in the last little while and I had not had time to choose winners and make winners posts, so I decided to do one big post.

There are a few things I want to address with you before we get down to it, regarding giveaways.

1. Many of you know that I have a career outside of book blogging and my time can be somewhat limited. I can only take a certain amount of books each month and I try to stick with publishers I have worked with in the "real world" or with those that I have a very good book blogging relationship with. They each have their own guidelines for giveaways and they vary to a great degree... PLEASE take the time to read the guidelines for each giveaway! Some publishers only allow US entries, some giveaways are for more than one copy of a book, etc. etc. It's important that you are signing up for a giveaway that you can win otherwise you are wasting time you could be spending entering for different books.

2. I apologize to my international readers that I don't offer more international giveaways. Most publishers request that I take only US or US and Canadian addresses. At this time I can't afford to post internationally so I cannot offer giveaways for that group of readers. I hope to change that in the future and rest assured that I do greatly appreciate your support.

3. The deadline to enter a giveaway is the deadline to enter the giveaway. I post a specific date and time for the end of each giveaway, giving you two weeks to enter for each one. Entries received after that date do not count and I do check. It's not fair to everyone else if I allow those entries received after the deadline to count. I generally leave the giveaway post on my sidebar until I have had a chance to post the winner for each giveaway so that I don't forget about any of them. Again, please look at the post and the deadline for each giveaway before you enter.

4. I generally give 25 bonus entries each for readers who take the time to make Blog posts, Facebook announcements or tweets about specific giveaways. I ask that you leave your links on the form. I do not count that entry if there is not a link. If I can't click on it and go to that page or cut and paste it to my address bar and go to that page it does not count. Leaving your Twitter name or Facebook name doesn't help me much, because I don't have the time to sift through every tweet and post that has been posted on your accounts over the two week period. I just don't have that kind of time, so please leave an links that I can follow if you would like to get the extra entries.

Now I will get off my soapbox and get on with the winners LOL! If you have any questions about giveaways just drop me a line, my e-mail address is on my sidebar!

I'll post the cover and winners name for each one. All winners will be notified by e-mail later today and publishers will be notified tomorrow morning! Thanks everyone!

Grace Interupted by Julie Hyzy

Winner: Jane Cook

The Square Root of Murder by Ada Madison

Winner: Carol Wong

Let's Play Dead by Shelia Connolly

Winner: Carol M.

The Last Letter from your Lover by Jojo Moyes

Winner: Lisa Garrett

Books Can Be Deceiving by Jenn McKinlay

Winner: Dixie

Pillow Talk by Freya North

Winner: Margaret

Dandelion Summer by Lisa Wingate

Winner: Megan (Celtic_Girl)

Darling Dahlias and the Naked Ladies by Susan Wittig Albert

Winner: Zee - A Voracious Reader

The King's Witch by Cecelia Holland

Winner: gwendolyn b

A Weekend with Mr. Darcy by Victoria Connelly

Winner: Pam S.


fredamans said...

Congrats winners!

holdenj said...

Congrats to all the winners!

readerofthepack said...

Books Can Be Deceiving arrived yesterday! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!