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If I request a Book Club book should I also request First Impressions books?

Created: 02/26/12

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admin

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If I request a Book Club book should I also request First Impressions books?

Hi Davina

Quick question about the new bookclub. I've already requested the next book. It looks fabulous, and I really like this new bookclub feature. My question is whether being selected to receive a bookclub book means you will not be selected to receive a First Impressions book and vice versa. I don't want to do anything to reduce my chances of getting a bookclub book, so does that mean I shouldn't request any of the First Impression books?

Thanks for your help,
Gwen

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Posted Feb. 26, 2012 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
davinamw

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RE: If I request a Book Club book should I also request First Impressions books?

Hi Gwen,

When it comes to allocating books, the Book Club and First Impressions are treated as one big pool of books, so if you received a book through either program last month you'd be unlikely to receive another this month - as we allocate books based primarily on when someone last received one so the person who has not received a book for 4 months would usually get priority over the person who received one last month.

In general we're usually able to allocate books to people who have not received one for 3 months, sometimes we'll get a book that has relatively few requests compared to the number of copies available and then we might even allocate a book to someone two months in a row but that's unusual.

So, as you've probably surmised from this, the chances of you receiving a book this month when you got one last month are very low. But keep in mind you do not have to get a book from us to take part in the book club - if you can lay your hands on a copy from somewhere else (bookstore, library, friend) and read it you are more than welcome to join the conversation.

Davina


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