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BOTD Skip a Day

Post by kfwilson6 » 17 Jun 2018, 16:12

There are days when I am so busy that getting online to share the Book of the Day can be quite challenging. It would be nice to have a skip option maybe once every 90 days or so where we don't have to participate in the BOTD sharing and can keep our entries.

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Post by bookowlie » 19 Jun 2018, 07:01

I thought the "shares" were bonus entries and that you don't lose your previous entries if you skip the bonus entries...as long as you do the main entry. The main entry is when you click enter that you either sampled the BOTD or downloaded it, depending on what is required (it is required to download the book if it''s free).
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Post by AmySmiles » 19 Jun 2018, 12:33

kfwilson6 wrote:
17 Jun 2018, 16:12
There are days when I am so busy that getting online to share the Book of the Day can be quite challenging. It would be nice to have a skip option maybe once every 90 days or so where we don't have to participate in the BOTD sharing and can keep our entries.
I'm honestly tired of doing BOTD shares just to get 4 points because Pinterest is the only social media I use. I like getting the gift card I was randomly selected once for the winner so that was nice, but I don't like having to share books I'm not particularly fond of and I don't like downloading books I'll never read. Honestly I download them and then delete them eventually.
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Post by kfwilson6 » 19 Jun 2018, 13:00

AmySmiles wrote:
19 Jun 2018, 12:33
kfwilson6 wrote:
17 Jun 2018, 16:12
There are days when I am so busy that getting online to share the Book of the Day can be quite challenging. It would be nice to have a skip option maybe once every 90 days or so where we don't have to participate in the BOTD sharing and can keep our entries.
I'm honestly tired of doing BOTD shares just to get 4 points because Pinterest is the only social media I use. I like getting the gift card I was randomly selected once for the winner so that was nice, but I don't like having to share books I'm not particularly fond of and I don't like downloading books I'll never read. Honestly I download them and then delete them eventually.
I understand your feelings. It is quite a commitment. I keep hoping I'll get to a point where my # of replies and views on my reviews will give me enough points that I only have to share when I really think a book is worth sharing. I get it though. By us sharing, it is exposure for the author and the book no matter what comment we make about a book. And some books really are worth sharing. I have found some excellent books through BOTD.

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Post by kfwilson6 » 19 Jun 2018, 13:03

bookowlie wrote:
19 Jun 2018, 07:01
I thought the "shares" were bonus entries and that you don't lose your previous entries if you skip the bonus entries...as long as you do the main entry. The main entry is when you click enter that you either sampled the BOTD or downloaded it, depending on what is required (it is required to download the book if it''s free).
That's true. The most time consuming part is reading the sample though. I don't want to say I read the sample if I didn't. You also lose your points for social media sharing though. So to tack on to my suggestion, if you use the Skip a Day, as long as the 4 days before that day you shared, you still get to keep your points toward your reviewer score. So the system treats your "skip day" as if that day didn't even exist.

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Post by bookowlie » 19 Jun 2018, 14:50

I guess it's important if you need those extra points in your overall score.
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