Over the past few weeks, as we explore LT and blogging, I've seen a lot of comments about Library Thing's Early Reviewer program as a place that you receive books and ARCs from, and a few people even suggested adding the LTER program to the poll I did for where you get your books. Since it was a miracle that I got that poll to work the first time, and I had a lot of trouble with last weeks, I decided we would try it this week!
Fun facts from the February ER batch: There were 68 books available, with 1,760 copies available all-together. 2,093 people applied for one of 30 copies of Stupid American History: Tales of Stupidity, Strangeness, and Mythconceptions by Leland Gregory!
Question: Were you aware of the Early Reviewer Program? Have you received any books from the program? If you have, how have you liked the book(s)? Any other thoughts on the LTER program?
Poll: Are You A Member of Library Thing Early Reviewers
My Answer: I joined the LTER program in August of last year, and I have not been selected for ANY books yet (I think I've applied for 3-4 each time). That said, after receiving notice that I wasn't selected, on one or two of the books that sounded really, REALLY great, I did do cold requests and have had some success with that! :)
Overall, I love the program. I always read through the current offerings, and often re-read the closed ones as well, in order to learn about upcoming books and add them to my wish list!
One of these days, I'm bound to be selected for one of the books, and until then, I'll continue to read through the descriptions, pick a few to sign up for, and cross my fingers that I might get chosen to review one. In the mean-time, I'll try to get all my reviews posted to the site. . . I think I got behind in December and haven't even attempted to catch up yet - oops!
Looking forward to reading everyone's answers!!
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