Friday, 18 February 2011

The one where I am forced to get tough...

As most of you know, I've had a lot of computer problems in the past few months and I'm pleased to say that I've finally got my main laptop back and I'm all caught up with tour stuff. Hoorah. It is my main goal to try and answer e mails quicker and this is what I am *HOPING* to do now.

As well as an update, I'm writing this post as it seems I'm going to have to get a little bit tougher with my approach to the tour site so please read the following...

1. If you are new to the site, I cannot stress this enough - please read The Rules and to be honest it sounds like a lot of people could do with familiarising themselves with this page. New people should also read So you want to join a tour? I am very open to welcoming new bloggers to the site but don't just sign up without contacting me first. Don't forget, I know nothing of your blog or even your address so how can I send you a book? You'd be surprised how many people sign up and then leave me no address. I cannot chase everyone as I simply don't have the time I'm afraid so from now on, if you are new and you don't contact me - then you don't go on the tours.

2. A lot of people have been asking me if there is a limit to how many tours they can sign up for and the answer is no, there is no limit as long as you are willing to abide by The Rules.

3. I'm still working on the MR LINKY thing so at the moment please ignore it if you see it on the site. One day, I hope to have it working so that you can post a link to your reviews.

4. Don't forget that if you are lucky enough to receive an ARC, please think of sharing the book with the tour site.

5. Last but not least, this is the bad part. I've been chasing books lately and it's really disappointed me to find out that bloggers have been keeping books for up to 4 months (yes I'm not joking) without contacting me. I'll admit some blame as I have not kept as good an eye on things but I thought the majority of people could be trusted. May I please remind everyone that there is a TWO WEEK period that you can keep the book unless there are extenuating circumstances and you CONTACT ME to ask if you can keep it longer.

As you may gather, I am quite annoyed about this and if I catch anyone keeping books for this length of time again without contacting me then they better have a good explanation or they will be barred from taking part in future tours. All the books come back to me at the end unless I give you an alternative address (for example, from people who have kindly let us borrow a book) and if you refuse to give the books back despite constant e mails and reminders then I will have no problem in outing you publicly as a thief.

I'm sorry to have to get tough but certain people have forced me to. I don't want to have to close the tour site down and if you don't want that either then please act accordingly and don't let it happen. Thanks.

8 comments:

BooksforCompany said...

Lynsey, l so so appreciate the HARD work you do to keep this site(and the only UK book tour site!) alive and it's a shame to know people have been doing that! Let's hope its the end of that!

Clover said...

How awful that people are taking advantage of your kindness and hard work :(

Amber Griffiths said...

I'm sorry to hear that this happened, Lynsey. It's not a nice thing to happen to anybody, but especially as you work so hard.. it makes it slightly worse.

Let's hope it doesn't happen again :)

Vivienne said...

That is awful Lynsey. I am sorry to hear that people are taking advantage of your kindness. I really do appreciate you running these tours and cannot thank you enough for allowing me to join and read a wide range of new books.

Jessheartsbooks said...

This makes me sad :( I hope people sort it out and you wont have to do another post like this!

♥Iffath said...

Aw Lyns :( You are doing an awesome job and if anybody decides they are going to break The Rules, show them who's boss!!

Lol ;)

SusanKMann said...

That sounds fair. You do a great job and people should respect that there are other people waiting. And at the end of the day you do this out of the goodness of your hear. You rock x

Nayuleska said...

Grr to the people. You're more than entitled to do this - it's your site and in order to work smoothly people have to obey the rules. We appreciate all that you do to help us keep reading awesome books.