December Batch Is Now Up!

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December Batch Is Now Up!

1AbigailAdams26
Editado: Jan 2, 2023, 2:09 pm

Hi All! I'm pleased to announce that the December Early Reviewers batch is live!

The batch this month contains 138 titles, with 2,847 copies.

As a reminder: please be aware that you now have the possibility of winning more than two titles through ER—up to four per month, depending upon your Reviewing Score. See our announcement thread HERE for more details, and check your ER Settings page to make sure you have the correct number of titles selected.

So... which books are you hoping to win this month? https://www.librarything.com/ner

2tealadytoo
Dez 1, 2022, 4:22 pm

Wow! Three of my favorite authors have new books on the list. I don't know what to wish for. :D

3Yuki-Onna
Dez 3, 2022, 3:27 am

Several very interesting ones this month.
But one I would have requested in a heartbeat only offers a Kindle ebook.
I boykott amazon at all costs. Experienced this repeatedly, sadly - interesting books, only offered in .mobi/Kindle format.
Why do authors feed the relentless monopoly situation of amazon even further without need?
Nope, not with me, sorry. Won't buy the books in physical form either later, if they're only made available via amazon.
Why on earth is it so hard to offer another ebook format?? Why not make your books available for all kinds of ebook readers? Even pdf would be fine!

4tealadytoo
Editado: Dez 3, 2022, 7:56 am

>3 Yuki-Onna: Well, an e-book is not necessarily a Kindle book, and there are usually several different options to read them, only some of which are compatible with a Kindle e-reader from Amazon. Amazon doesn't get any benefit from a review of an e-book unless it's from their own house publishers like Montlake, but I don't believe I've ever seen their books offered to Early Reviewers, though I could be mistaken in that.

Indirectly, any good review helps all book sellers by inducing sales. And the reviewer has no control over whether the sales are made at Amazon, a chain bookstore, or an independent seller.

5Yuki-Onna
Dez 3, 2022, 4:29 pm

>4 tealadytoo: Thank you for your answer!
Yep, I do know that. My point is not that I don't want to request ebooks (though I'd prefer paper books indeed :), but there aren't many of those available for EU citizens).
My point is that I've very often come across ER books that are solely offered in .mobi format, which can be only read on Kindle. (Yes, I know, you can transcript them to be made suitable for other e-readers, too, but that's far too much bother, to be honest.)
Luckily now the offering parties have to state in which ebook format they offer their books (the most common being epub, pdf and mobi) and the thing is - they're offering them in mobi format only every so often. If that's the case, I don't request them.
It wouldn't be all that much trouble if they offered their ebooks in another format like epub or pdf as well, would it? That's all I'm saying. :)