Second Chances on Books

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Second Chances on Books

Post by MsTri » 11 Oct 2018, 12:20

Can we PLEASE get notifications about books we elected to review, but had to release via error? I've had to error report two books in the last six months or so. Well, I JUST saw one of the books that I reported about five weeks ago for incomplete file on the list of reviewed books, and I'm heartsick that I didn't get to read it! There should be some kind of way to have one's name filed when they report a book so that if it comes back up, they're flagged as the first person to choose it, which would then generate an email letting the potential reviewer know that the books' available again. Choices could include (1) Yes, I want to review it! (2) No thanks. (3) I DO want to review it, but already have another book to read; in the latter case, the book could be removed and auto-given when the potential reviewer finalizes the review they're working on. Just in case they changed their mind, there could also be a "Deny" button that would allow them to deny the book at that time.

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Post by ButterscotchCherrie » 11 Oct 2018, 12:54

Seconded. This would be more fair if we can't complete a review through no fault of our own. When I couldn't download a book because it was a Kindle Gift Code that didn't work in my region, I wrote to the publisher asking them to make it available here. However, I heard nothing back and eventually saw that it had been reviewed by someone else. It's even worse if the problem is an incomplete .pdf.

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Post by bookowlie » 11 Oct 2018, 13:28

ButterscotchCherrie wrote:
11 Oct 2018, 12:54
Seconded. This would be more fair if we can't complete a review through no fault of our own. When I couldn't download a book because it was a Kindle Gift Code that didn't work in my region, I wrote to the publisher asking them to make it available here. However, I heard nothing back and eventually saw that it had been reviewed by someone else. It's even worse if the problem is an incomplete .pdf.
I agree. It used to be that you could file an error report if there was a problem with the download and Scott would respond/try to resolve the issue. The last time I filed an error report, I didn't receive a response and the status on my history immediately changed to "not completed." In this particular case, the PDF download was blank - shouldn't there have been an attempt to contact the author to get another PDF file? I was pretty annoyed as there was no attempt to resolve the problem, as in the past. Since the problem wasn't my fault, it doesn't seem fair that there is now a "not completed" book on my account.
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Post by kfwilson6 » 11 Oct 2018, 14:17

Agreed. My only incomplete was a children's book I was really looking forward to reviewing, but the PDF only contained the cover art, no other pages. Like bookowlie, it was immediately marked as incomplete with no follow-up or further feedback. I would like to have the opportunity to review given back to me.

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Post by Eva Darrington » 11 Oct 2018, 17:00

Great idea. I just had this happen as well with a book that didn't contain all of the chapters. I would love to have the opportunity to review that book once the download problem is corrected. It would be really helpful to have a system that would facilitate that.
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