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Book giveaway - what am I doing wrong?!

(40 Posts)
CravingSleep Wed 16-May-12 19:09:13

So here I am at 7pm with my first bookclub email - poised to fill out a form...

and all the links for each book either go to amazon (for the blurb) or to a mumsnet review page with "This form is currently private and cannot be viewed by the general public" at the bottom...

... am I doing something wrong? Clicking wrong? I was so ready to get a free book!

Thanks

RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 16-May-12 20:23:40

aliciaflorrick

I'm not getting a form, it's just going straight through to the Amazon page and I don't get the book club emails any more - tisn't fair I tell you.

Click the link where it says '50 copies to giveaway' and you'll be taken to the book giveaway page (if you click the title of the book it does take you to Amazon). Sorry to hear you're not getting the book club email. We'll get our tech team to check out why this is happening and get back to you in the morning.

Tee2072 Wed 16-May-12 21:00:11

Sorry, what link that says '50 copies to give away'? On what page?

BiscuitNibbler Wed 16-May-12 21:35:21

The link is on the Bookclub email, Tee.

clux73 Wed 16-May-12 22:31:32

Why do I not get the newsletter??

RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 17-May-12 09:43:46

First of all big apologies for the delay in opening the forms last night. There was a glitch which we rectified and hopefully this shouldn't happen again. We're listening to all your ishoos and concerns about how the book giveaways work and are going to figure out a system which we'll put into practice next month which we hope will be more convenient and ensure everyone has a chance to access the books. This said, do bear in mind that 250 people will be getting free books this month so it's not all bad smile

With regard to receiving the newsletter; make sure you're signed up to receive the bookclub newsletter, check that we have the right email address for you and also check your spam and junk folders in case it's been filtered.

As soon as we have a concrete plan as to how it's going to work next month, we'll post guidelines up here.

typicalvirgo Thu 17-May-12 09:57:26

I think I am signed up for the newsletter too but I haven't received it.

But I have received a copy of Night Waking this month - so I don't want to appear too ungrateful smile

Thanks

janthea Thu 17-May-12 10:04:18

I've tried to get to the form it there's a note saying 'This form is currently private and cannot be viewed by the public' I'm logged into Mumsnet. The is the first time I've tried to do. What am I doing wrong?

ChooChooLaverne Thu 17-May-12 10:33:31

Are we allowed to fill in a form for more than one book?

janthea Thu 17-May-12 11:14:17

I've clicked on every link in the email and still get the message that this form is currently private and cannot be viewed by the public. I'm still logged into Mumsnet and am signed up for the books email. What else should I do?

PaddingtonsMarmalade Thu 17-May-12 11:19:27

Is there any chance the forms could go live at another time of day - say, later than 7pm? I'm always dealing with the joy that is persuading my DC to go to bed then and can't multitask enough to fill in forms then too.

RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 17-May-12 12:06:05

janthea

I've clicked on every link in the email and still get the message that this form is currently private and cannot be viewed by the public. I'm still logged into Mumsnet and am signed up for the books email. What else should I do?

The forms are all closed now Janthea as the books all went last night.

RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 17-May-12 12:07:27

Thanks for the suggestions, do keep them coming in and we'll post up our revised plan next week.

Poledra Thu 17-May-12 12:16:48

So, what's the etiquette on applying for more than 1 book? I have done this and assumed that if I got one, then MNHQ would play fair and not let me have another one. Are my assumptions correct? And would we already have an email if we'd got lucky this month?
Ta!

NoraHelmer Thu 17-May-12 13:52:01

I applied for more than one book, on the assumption that I might get one of them.

Perhaps a fairer way would be to have one form where we put our choice in order of preference, so that everyone who applies only gets one book although it might not be their first choice (a bit like applying for a school place!) smile

janthea Thu 17-May-12 14:47:36

Thanks, Rachel. It's the first time I've tried to do this and wasn't sure. I now understand.

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