Archive for the ‘LTER’ Category

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

Early Reviewer Books You’ve Won

We’ve* added an easy way to keep track of all the books you’ve won from Early Reviewers. This new page shows you all the books you’ve won and whether you’ve written your reviews yet. You can also mark if you haven’t received a book yet, so that the lack of a review won’t count against you. Once your LTER book comes in the mail, you can mark it received and then add it to your library right from this page.

Books you’ve won

As we say in the Rules and Conditions for Early Reviewers:

You are not legally obligated to review books you receive through LTER. But subsequent LTER dispersal decisions may take your number of reviewed and unreviewed books into account. A book will be considered “reviewed” if a review is posted to LibraryThing and is comprised of at least 25 words and not obviously nonsense. Reviews may include but not solely consist of a URL.

So write those reviews!

Talk about it in this Talk thread.

Note: You’re not required to actually mark whether or not you’ve received the book. If you’ve reviewed it, we’re going to assume you got your copy. The received data is mainly so we can keep track of books that have gone missing in the mail.

Update: The next step is to add a similar page for Member Giveaway books. We’re doing it as a separate page since the requirements are somewhat different between Early Reviewers and Member Giveaways. But the MG page will also let you see what you’ve won, mark books as received or not, and (importantly) remind you whether or not the member requested a review with the giveaway.

*Credit goes to Luke—thanks for building this!

Labels: early reviewers, LTER

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

June Early Reviewer Books

The June batch of Early Reviewer books is up! We’ve got 68 books this month, and a grand total of 1,796 copies to give out.

First, make sure to sign up for Early Reviewers. If you’ve already signed up, please check your mailing address and make sure it’s correct.

Then request away! The list of available books is here:
http://www.librarything.com/er/list

The deadline to request a copy is Friday, June 26th at 6PM EST.

Eligiblity: Publishers do things country-by-country. This month we have publishers who can send books to the US, Canada, the UK, Israel, Australia, France and Germany. Make sure to check the flags by each book to see if it can be sent to your country.

And if you haven’t been paying attention, we just released Collections. This is great for Early Reviewers who need to review their book but don’t necessarily want to keep it in their library. Just make an Early Reviewers collection, and put the book there. That way the book (and review) stay associated with you, but you can, if you like, keep it separate from Your Library!

Thanks to all the publishers participating this month!

Howard Books Canongate Books HarperCollins
Crossway Scribner Raven Tree Press
Touchstone Steerforth Press Bloomsbury
Hachette Book Group Ecco Demos Medical Publishing
Bantam Open Letter WaterBrook Press
Doubleday Canada Bottletree Books HighBridge
Chin Music Press Bell Bridge Books Henry Holt and Company
Orca Book Publishers Delacorte Press Workman Publishing
Bethany House Scholastic Masterstroke
St. Martin’s Press St. Martin’s Minotaur Ballantine Books
St. Martin’s Griffin Beaufort Books Conari Press
Bancroft Press The Permanent Press Skyhorse Publishing
Phoenix Books WEbook Viking Books

Labels: early reviewers, LTER

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

May Bonus batch of Early Reviewer books

This month we have a special bonus batch of Early Reviewer books! The May Bonus batch includes 7 books and a grand total of 185 copies to give out.

For a special treat, Random House is giving away books from two recent Pulitzer Prize winners. Jon Meacham for American Lion and Elizabeth Strout for Olive Kitteridge.

First, make sure to sign up for Early Reviewers. If you’ve already signed up, please check your mailing address and make sure it’s correct.

Then request away! The list of available books is here:
http://www.librarything.com/er/list

The deadline to request a copy is Friday, June 5th at 6PM EST.

Eligiblity: Publishers do things country-by-country. This batch of books can be sentonly to members in the US. Make sure to check the flags by each book to see if it can be sent to your country.

Thanks to all the publishers participating this month!

Random House Open Letter
Ballantine Books Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company

Labels: bonus batch, early reviewers, LTER, random house

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

April Early Reviewer Books

The April batch of Early Reviewer books is up! We’ve got 43 books this month, and a total of 1,129 copies to give out.

First, make sure to sign up for Early Reviewers. If you’ve already signed up, please check your mailing address and make sure it’s correct.

Then request away! The list of available books is here:
http://www.librarything.com/er/list

The deadline to request a copy is Friday, April 24th at 6PM EST.

Eligiblity: Publishers do things country-by-country. This month we have publishers who can send books to the US, Canada, the UK, Israel, Australia, France and Germany. Make sure to check the flags by each book to see if it can be sent to your country.

Thanks to all the publishers participating this month!

Little, Brown and Company Crossway MSI Press
St. Martin’s Griffin Howard Books Hampton Roads Publishing Company
WaterBrook Press Hachette Book Group Algonquin Books
Picador Other Press Doubleday Books
The Permanent Press Beacon Press HarperCollins
Between the Lines Bethany House Chosen Books
Vanderbilt University Press Orca Book Publishers Litwin Books
St. Martin’s Press North Atlantic Books McClelland & Stewart
HighBridge Broadway Books Riverhead Books

Labels: early reviewers, LTER

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

March Bonus Batch of Early Reviewer Books

This month we have a bonus batch of Early Reviewer books—13 different books and a grand total of 405 copies to give out.

Make sure to sign up for Early Reviewers. If you’ve already signed up, *please* check your mailing address and make sure it’s correct.

Then request away! The list of available books is here:
http://www.librarything.com/er/list

The deadline to request a copy is Friday, April 3rd at 6PM EST.

Eligiblity: Publishers do things country-by-country. This month we have publishers who can send books to the US, Canada, the UK, Israel, Australia, France, Germany, Argentina, Brazil and Spain. Make sure to check the flags by each book to see if it can be sent to your country. Oh, and check out the Spanish language book!

Thanks to all the publishers participating this month!

Faber and Faber St. Martin’s Griffin Broadway Books
MSI Press HarperCollins The Permanent Press
Hachette Book Group Ballantine Books Spiegel & Grau
Random House

Labels: early reviewers, LTER

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

Authors: Free barcode scanner or tshirt for all!

I love authors. I love them so much I married one! LibraryThing has a whole host of special features to encourage authors to join, and make the most of the site.

So it comes as a surprise to hear LibraryThing called anti-author. (What we are, is against pay-for-review schemes, and authors who think LibraryThing is for posting advertisements and not engaging with anyone.)

So, we’re going to prove it. Until May 1, authors willing to join up, become LibraryThing authors and add some books, get a free CueCat barcode scanner, shipped for free. If you’d rather get a t-shirt, we’ll send one of those instead.

The rules:

  • This applies to new members, or members with less than fifty books added today.
  • Your LibraryThing author page has to show at least 10 members with one of your books.
  • You have to add fifty books to qualify for the scanner.
  • Or: If you have 100 members with one of your books or have had a book on LibraryThing Early Reviewers, we’ll send you the scanner before you catalog fifty books.

How to do it:

  1. Sign up for an account.
  2. Send an email to Abby at info@librarything.com to become listed as an official LibraryThing author.
  3. When you meet the rules, send Abby your address and we’ll send you the CueCat and/or t-shirt.

More for authors on LibraryThing. There are a number of other ways authors can use LibraryThing:

  • If you’re interested in providing copies of your new books for LibraryThing members to review, check out Member Giveaways or have your publisher participate in Early Reviewers.
  • If you’d like to give your fans a chance to chat with you, sign up for an Author Chat.
  • If you have upcoming readings or events, you can add them to LibraryThing Local.

UPDATE: Let us catalog your library! If you are a really “big” author, a LibraryThing Flash Mob Cataloging mob will come to your house and catalog all your books for you! We won’t tell anyone where you live, bother the cat or steal the silverware. You get a high-quality catalog entered by librarians and book nerds. We get the fun of cataloging an interesting library. (Yes, we think this stuff is fun.)

We tried to get this offer to Jon Updike, after doing his church, but he died soon after. (Jeremy and the Legacy Library crew REALLY hopes his library is not broken up and unrecorded, like Arthur Schlesinger, Jr’s!) We’ve also offered to do Neil Gaiman’s, so far without success. I now extend our invitation to Steven King, a fellow Mainer, and indeed close neighbor to Katya, librarian and flash-mob cataloging’s “original cataloging” maven. Anyone got King’s email? (Rhetorical question.)

Labels: author chat, authors, cuecat, cuecats, early reviewers, LTER

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

March Early Reviewer Books

The March batch of Early Reviewer books is up! This is, by far, our largest batch of Early Reviewer books yet. We’ve got 72 books this month, and a grand total of 2,140 copies to give out. There’s literary fiction, poetry, chick lit, Christian fiction, historical fiction, young adult books, cookbooks, mystery, memoirs, and non-fiction books ranging in topics from going green to wilderness survival to travel and adventure to self-help and more!

We also have a variety of formats this month, including a few ebooks and audiobooks. If the book on offer isn’t one that you can physically hold, it’s noted in the title (“audio edition”) or at the beginning of the description (“this is an ebook”).

First, make sure to sign up for Early Reviewers. If you’ve already signed up, please check your mailing address and make sure it’s correct.

Then request away! The list of available books is here:
http://www.librarything.com/er/list

The deadline to request a copy is Monday, March 23rd at 6PM EST.

Eligiblity: Publishers do things country-by-country. This month we have publishers who can send books to the US, Canada, the UK, Israel, Australia, France and Germany. Make sure to check the flags by each book to see if it can be sent to your country.

Thanks to all the publishers participating this month!

Crossway Canongate Books Springboard Press
Picador W.W. Norton Santa Fe Writer’s Project
Beacon Press Penguin B&H Publishing Group
Hachette Book Group Grand Central Publishing Candlewick
Ballantine Books North Atlantic Books Menasha Ridge Press
Clerisy Press St. Martin’s Griffin Tyndale House Publishers
HarperCollins Bloomberg Press HighBridge
Bell Bridge Books Watkins & McKay Blue Steel Press
Bethany House Little, Brown and Company BookViewCafe
Howard Books Broadway Books Hyperion Books
Riverhead Books Scholastic Unbridled Books
Tor Books New York Review Books Melville House
DK Publishing St. Martin’s Press The Overlook Press
Orca Book Publishers Andrews McMeel Publishing Random House

Labels: early reviewers, LTER

Monday, February 9th, 2009

February Early Reviewer books

The February batch of Early Reviewer books is up! We’ve got 68 books this month, and a grand total of 1760 copies to give out.

(Not enough books to choose from, you say? Check out our new Member Giveaway program as well. Member Giveaways is like Early Reviewers, but isn’t limited to select publishers–any author or member can post books! We launched it last week, and currently there are 285 copies of 70 books being given away. Combined with the February batch of Early Reviewer books, that’s 2045 copies of 138 different books available right now!)

First, make sure to sign up (one sign up for both Early Reviewers and Member Giveaways). If you’ve already signed up, please check your mailing address and make sure it’s correct. Then request away!

The list of available Early Reviewer books is here:
http://www.librarything.com/er/list

The deadline to request a copy from the February batch of Early Reviewers books is Wednesday, February 25th at 6PM EST.

Eligiblity: Publishers do things country-by-country. This month’s batch of Early Reviewer books has publishers who can send books to the US, Canada, the UK, Israel, Australia, France and Germany. Make sure to check the flags by each book to see if it can be sent to your country.

Thanks to all the publishers participating this month!

St. Martin’s Press Candlewick Henry Holt and Company
Tyndale House Publishers Crossway Bethany House
Beacon Press Springboard Press Doubleday Canada
Hyperion Books Firecrest Books PublicAffairs
Other Press DiaMedica HarperCollins
Faber and Faber Harper Bond Street Books
DK Publishing Demos Medical Publishing Orbit Books
Picador Grand Central Publishing W.W. Norton
Springer The Permanent Press Hampton Roads Publishing Company
Shambhala MSI Press Pomegranate
Atria Books Curbstone Press St. Martin’s Minotaur
Andrews McMeel Publishing Ballantine Books Orca Book Publishers
Tarcher B&H Publishing Group

Labels: early reviewers, LTER

Monday, January 26th, 2009

January Early Reviewer bonus batch

We just posted a bonus batch of Early Reviewer books for Janurary! Spiegel & Grau are offering 100 copies each of two new books.

First, make sure to sign up for Early Reviewers. If you’ve already signed up, please check your mailing address and make sure it’s correct.

Then request away! The list of available books is here:
http://www.librarything.com/er/list

The deadline to request a copy is Wednesday, February 4th at 6PM EST.

Eligiblity: Publishers do things country-by-country. The books in this batch can be sent to the US only.

 

Labels: early reviewers, LTER

Friday, January 9th, 2009

January Early Reviewer Books

The January batch of Early Reviewer books is up! We’ve got 38 books this month, and a grand total 670 copies to give out.

First, make sure to sign up for Early Reviewers. If you’ve already signed up, please check your mailing address and make sure it’s correct.

Then request away! The list of available books is here:
http://www.librarything.com/er/list

The deadline to request a copy is the end of the month— January 31st at 6pm EST.

Eligiblity: Publishers do things country-by-country. This month we have publishers who can send books to the US, Canada, the UK, Israel and Italy. Make sure to check the flags by each book to see if it can be sent to your country.

Thanks to all the publishers participating this month!

12 Bantam Barbour Books
Candlewick Canongate Books Clotho Press Doubleday Books Doubleday Canada Foremost Press Gefen Publishing House Grand Central Publishing Henry Holt and Company IAP Picador Pomegranate Random House Canada Shambhala Springboard Press St. Martin’s Press The Overlook Press The Permanent Press Toby Press W.W. Norton Weinstein Books

Labels: early reviewers, LTER