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August book - The Cactus - where to sign up please?

(22 Posts)
Grannyknot Wed 25-Jul-18 08:52:47

Am I being dim, or where do I put my name in the hat for a copy ...?

Maggiemaybe Wed 25-Jul-18 08:57:54

If there’s nowhere to put your details for the book draw, Grannyknot, it means that this month’s copies have all gone.

Grannyknot Wed 25-Jul-18 09:16:44

... Maggie but it's the August book (next month). I'll check with HQ too.

CariGransnet (GNHQ) Wed 25-Jul-18 09:35:55

Yes...every month we run the giveaway element from midway through the month before (so for the August book club we promote from mid July). We then close it towards the end of the month so that the publisher can get the books sent out to the winners before the start of 'their' month. So yesterday we sent over the winners' names (very slightly earlier than normal because holidays meant otherwise the books wouldn't reach people in time)

We always feature the giveaway in our newsletter and on our books page so it's basically a case of strike while the iron is hot. However we will be promoting the chance to win our September book from the middle of August so keep your eyes peeled - it's a good one!

Maggiemaybe Wed 25-Jul-18 09:38:05

The August book should be sent out very soon though, Grannyknot. The draw always opens in the middle of the previous month, ie this one would have been open for applicants on about 15 July.

Maggiemaybe Wed 25-Jul-18 09:40:01

Whoops, cross posted! What Cari said. ^

CariGransnet (GNHQ) Wed 25-Jul-18 09:43:28

Great minds grin

Grannyknot Wed 25-Jul-18 12:25:08

I miss out because I'm not signed up for the newsletter, and I forget to check the Books page. Luckily, I have a lovely GN friend who is often lucky in the draw and passes on the book to me. smile

CariGransnet (GNHQ) Wed 25-Jul-18 13:12:58

Grannyknot if you'd like to be signed up for the newsletter (for books and all sorts of other things) drop us a line and we can sort that out for you.

We do make sure it's on the home page and books pages too

Grannyknot Wed 25-Jul-18 17:51:34

Thank you. I had a general newsletter subscription purge a while ago, so must review the situation as regards to GN newsletters grin

Miriam Mon 30-Jul-18 11:41:33

My copy of The Cactus arrived today, thank you. Looking forward to reading it.

hulahoop Mon 30-Jul-18 13:06:40

Just recieved copy of the cactus the cover is lovely looking forward to reading it and reviewing it thank you.

LadyGracie Mon 30-Jul-18 13:23:15

Just received my copy, I agree the cover is lovely, I look forward to starting it later

gardenoma Mon 30-Jul-18 13:38:17

Just received my Cactus copy. A beautifully designed cover, and hardback is always a treat. Hope the inside will be as good.

Flutterly Mon 30-Jul-18 15:10:17

Just received my hardback copy of 'the Cactus', lovely cover. Looking forward to reading it.

hillwalker70 Mon 30-Jul-18 15:37:37

I don’t understand it either Grannyknot, have been all through form cannot see August book club, the whole forum is over complicated so now I can’t be arsed.

Chewbacca Mon 30-Jul-18 19:24:09

Thank you for my copy of Cactus GNHQ! Looking forward to starting that on my holidays next week!

Maggiemaybe Tue 31-Jul-18 08:56:09

Thank you for my copy too. And I agree that the cover is beautiful.

CariGransnet (GNHQ) Tue 31-Jul-18 09:15:51

Great to hear you are getting them through - will start a thread shortly for you to leave your thoughts on

CariGransnet (GNHQ) Tue 31-Jul-18 09:17:57


I don’t understand it either Grannyknot, have been all through form cannot see August book club, the whole forum is over complicated so now I can’t be arsed.

Hi Hillwalker - we promote the page (not a thread on the forums but a content page) from the middle of the month before - on our home page, our books index page and in our newsletter) The giveaway element lasts for about ten days (we close it to get the books out in time) - once it's closed we remove the entry form from the page but keep the page as it offers lots of information about the book. We always get far more entrants than we have books so winners are drawn at random.

gillyknits Tue 31-Jul-18 09:45:33

Thank you for the copy of Cactus that I have just received. I shall start reading it next week when the GC have gone home.

CariGransnet (GNHQ) Tue 31-Jul-18 16:58:06

Thread to leave questions and reviews is HERE