As of July 29, 2010, new rules have been added to make all tours smoother and easier for you guys, and easier for us too. If you are not willing to cooperate, you are out of all tours.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Guidelines and Rules


-You must read the book in a timely manner. We will give you a time limit of one week. Please remember that there are people still on the tour waiting for their turn to read and review the book.

-You must mail out the book ASAP after reading it. This means the book is in your possession for a total of one week; you have to read and mail the book in that one week.

-Please try your best to not damage the book while it is in your possession. Don't rip the pages, fold them, etc.. We don't want the book to be torn up into pieces to person number nine on the tour.

-You must be able to ship anywhere no matter how expensive it will be. Yes, shipping is very expensive but remember, people pay the same amount to send the book to you. This may seem a bit too harsh/strict but you must send the book through airmail. We need the book to circulate fast, especially when the book isn't released and when the book is close to being released. Only sign up for tours if you can afford it. This is the only downside to this arrangement.

-You must have an active book blog or an active goodreads account to join all tours.

-You must review the book within one week after you have read it. You must post it on Goodreads and/or your blog/site. Please remember to put International Book Tours somewhere in your post.

-You must post the link to your review in the Mr. Linky under each post. Please post it no later than one week after mailing the book.

You are out of all tours if:

-If you mail a book and it gets lost two times in your possession. (We are sorry but we have to be really strict about this part, we have no way of proof that you have sent the book. Not a lot of countries are like the U.S. who have tracking numbers.)

-If you mail a book late two times.

-If you do not read the book in one week three times.

-If you damage (as in not readable anymore) a book.


Wings said...

stict but fair

✖Mizz Yasmin✖ said...

agree with Wings.

✖Mizz Yasmin✖ said...

However i just think that 1 week is short.
The fastest delivery in my country is 3-5 days.

Teddyree said...

Postage from and to Australia can take up to a week or more, will that be taken into account in the schedule?

Holly said...

Wish there was an option for people who can only ship within their own country.

MarceJ said...

I think 1 week to read is fair but it can take from 4 - 14 days from Bermuda to other countries. I do think this is great though.

The Bookologist said...

I'm using my other book blog account-- sorry about that! But this is still the IBT Coordinator.

It doesn't matter how long it takes for a book to reach someone out of your country, it can take days, weeks, or sometimes, even months, we have no control over that. What we mean by the one week time limit is that it just has to be in your possession for one week. Hope that helps.

Also, yes, we have to be really strict because books are going all around the world and we have to be strict in order to make sure these books come back safe.

Any other questions, comment back, or email ibtcoordinator at gmail dot com.

IBT Coordinator

IBT Founder said...

Holly --

We will be able to do your idea of people having the choice to send to only their country, but it's unfair to everyone else. This means that you get an advantage of sending the book just in your country, and the others have to send it out of their country.

IBT Founder

yllektra (force-oblique) said...

I agree with what you are saying.
You can have it for one week and then send it, but it may take more than a week to get to another country. Still, if you sent it by airmail and/or express you can have a receipt which is proof that you sent it.
That's something.

I'm thinking of signing up! XD

ComaCalm said...

If I post to anywhere outside of England, with tracking, it's going to kill my money... posting the average paperback book to America costs me about the same as buying a new one... paying extra for the tracking will be awful o.O
Oh well... :(

Danya said...

I was thinking of signing up, but then I checked the prices for international shipping. I might as well buy the book. :(

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