I very much enjoy giving away the books I love by the authors I love. And as long as I have a blog and the means to do so, I will continue to share my love of books with the readers of my blog.
My giveaway policy will apply to all giveaways I host, unless otherwise stated. Any giveaways provided by an author, publisher or a tour I’m participating on, will have a different set of rules which will be detailed in the specific giveaway.
ALL giveaways will be HOOP FREE. Some may offer extra entry opportunities, like following the author, but most will be one entry only. I am not hosting giveaways to gain followers, just to share my love of books and to clear off my shelves.
ALL entrants must be 13 or older. For some giveaways the age minimum may be 16 or 18 depending upon the subject matter of the books being offered.
ALL giveaways are international unless there is a time restriction on a particular prize being offered for giveaway.
ALL giveaways are one entry per household. I’ve had to change this from one entry per person due to the large volume of suspect entries.
ANY entry that looks suspect will be removed from the giveaway.
ANY entrant who has previously been found to have cheated on a giveaway will be automatically disqualified.
MOST giveaways will be for one week or less.
QUICKIE giveaways will last for no more than 48 hours.
A note to readers.
Except for a very small handful of giveaways, all books are purchased by me for giveaway or are books I traded for and have either read and loved, or don’t have time to read and so am giving them away.
If I order the books from Amazon or The Book Depository, that is a direct cost to me. If I mail the book I’ve bought locally or traded for, that is also a cost to me.
I give the books away because I want to share them, I want to help promote authors I love and I want readers who don’t otherwise have a chance to read those books to get a chance to read them.
By entering multiple times with fake email accounts to try to win a book is taking someone else’s chance away from them, taking money out of my pocket and ruining the experience of sharing my love of reading with others. While you may not care about any of that, if I stop hosting giveaways, it will affect you.
So please, abide by the giveaway rules. I’ve already had to resort to Rafflecopter because the honor code wasn’t working and thus ruining the chances for entrants with legitimate family members who might want to enter from participating.