Those of you who know me know that besides being an author, know that I’m a rather voracious Book Reviewer who has a policy of not accepting requests to review a book:

http://mypennameonly.blogspot.com/2014/10/my-selection-process-for-reviewing-books.html

I currently have 834 reviews on Amazon with an Amazon Reviewer Ranking of 1,422.
If I don’t obtain a copy of a book personally, I get them through the myriad of giveaways authors have through their FaceBook, blog/web site, which is in additional to the old standard GoodReads and LibraryThing. Recently I’ve found my way to the giveaways Amazon has on its site, and they’ve proved to be a far more fruitful site in obtaining books.
If you go to the giveaway site you’ll find a vast variety of products being made available. As with all giveaways you find several kinds of giveaway for books. While some are a simple click the ENTER button, others require you to follow someone or view a video for 30 seconds before you’re permitted to hit the ENTER button.
As for the giveaways themselves, there are several varieties. Some are based on being entered in a drawing at the end of the giveaway, some are a random selection [every eligible entry has 1 in 100 chance to win, up to 2 winners], and some are based on being the nth request to enter the giveaway [every 50th eligible entry will win, up to 10 winners.] It is this type of giveaway which might cause you to want to check what’s happening with the book giveaways. I’m saying this because on more than one occasion I won a giveaway because of the following: [Every 2nd eligible entry will win, up to 50 winners.] As you can see only 100 individuals need to enter the giveaway before the giveaway has ended, which theoretically could be in about an hour considering all of the individuals looking at the giveaways.
As I’ve stated, I’ve found the Amazon giveaway site to fruitful in obtaining books, I’ve won 13 books so far in the past 14 days. Here’s the link to the Amazon giveaways:
https://www.amazon.com/ga/giveaways
I hope this information has proven to be useful

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