Discontinuing the Giveaway Poll

I’m getting more visitors and more followers every month (thank you!), but the number of people voting for the weekly book giveaway is going down. The idea to give away the books only came to me after I had been reviewing for a while and had a big stack of books piling up, so giving them away along with the review wasn’t really an option by that point. I thought it would be fun to let my readers decide which book they wanted to win, so I started posting the poll every week. Since readers aren’t voting, though, this obviously isn’t appealing to anyone so we’re going to switch things around. (Actually, one person voted this week, but removed his or her votes midweek for some reason.)

So unless I get an overwhelming response that says otherwise (and I can’t imagine why I would; see above), I’ll just start selecting the weekly book at random, save myself a few minutes every week posting the poll, and free up some space on the sidebar.

2 thoughts on “Discontinuing the Giveaway Poll

  1. Thanks, Kate! I'm still going to have the weekly drawing; I'll just pick the book myself. I like the idea of posting 2-4 choices, except that I post my giveaways on several contest sites and I think people are more likely to click over if they know what the book is. And I do get a lot of traffic from the contest sites.
    I didn't know GR no longer had the BookSwap! I'm so clueless. Of course, I didn't use it, so no real reason I would know, I guess. 🙂

  2. It might work better to just have a weekly drawing! Maybe even list four books at a time, rotating, and the winner gets to pick which one? I will be doing something similar, since GoodReads no longer has the BookSwap and I have many books that I wouldn't mind sending out to others who would enjoy them! Love your site!

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