While these questions aren’t so much asked… I think it’s important to write this up.
Winners for the many giveaways will not be contacted, and must check back at the blog. Some kind individuals who host giveaways might ask for your information and track you down. That’s up to the individual.
Winners will be posted on every other Saturday (or as close to that as possible.) That means the second, and fourth Saturday of each month. If I get energizer bunny crazed I might do a weekly thing like before. But… I wouldn’t plan on that. I try to do drawings and announcements weekly, but sometimes life takes over. The Tuesday of the same week will have names drawn, but Thursday and Saturday contests are carried over. I generally give people a week to contact me. (So if winners are announced Saturday, they have until the end of Saturday to claim their prizes.)
Again I will not email winners. If you enter a contest, it is your obligation to check back.
You can handle that however you wish – two suggestions are either to check back on the weekends, or subscribe and get updates.
Generally I operate on Eastern Time. (Standard or Daylight, depending.) Sometimes you’ll be asked to contact the author directly. Whether he or she chooses to send you the book, swag, etc, is up to the author. (I imagine they’ll be more fluid with this.)
Why the strict time line? So I can have some semblance of organization. Of course as we all know real life often intrudes, and some days I might post winners a day late. I’ll take that into account. If you have questions, feel free to contact me.
Now for the reviews… (I’m writing up a grade scale and it’ll be posted soon) But for now… This is the basic scale.
A – Amazing
B – Very Good
C – Good
D – Bad
F – Terrible
DNF – Did Not Finish (Reasons Vary)
Oh and speaking of reviews … the obligatory FTC disclaimer: We do not purchase all the books that are reviewed at ALBTALBS. Some are from the authors, the publisher, or a third party service. The rest of the books we purchased ourselves.