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I haven't got my book!?

Pourang Emami
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Joined: Sep 21, 2002
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Dear Admin
Surprisingly, and just by chance I acknowledged today that I am the winner of the book "Head First EJB" on Nov 10. But I have not received the book nor any notification. So I have the following questions:
1-How come I have not received any thing from you?
2-How can I get my copy?
3-As I have already purchased this book, is there any possibility that I have it changed with another book?
Thank you so much for your consideration and for your efforts on this site.
Best Regards,
Pourang Emami


Best Regards,<br />Pourang Emami
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Originally posted by Pourang Emami:

1-How come I have not received any thing from you?

If you just noticed today that you were a winner, then it's very unlikely that you sent Tom your postal address when your prize was first announced, as requested. The publisher can't send you a book if Tom can't tell them where you live!

2-How can I get my copy?

I don't know if it's too late now, or not. I'll try to find out for you.

3-As I have already purchased this book, is there any possibility that I have it changed with another book?

Nope, sorry. The book giveaways are a way that publishers promote an individual book; winning a book is not like winning a gift certificate.


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Marilyn de Queiroz
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Perhaps you can return the one you bought ... or sell one of them.


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Thomas Paul
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Sorry, but as the rules specify you must notify me within 30 days of the contest.
From http://www.javaranch.com/bookpromo.jsp

All winners must respond within 30 days of the end of the contest. Winners will be announced on the winners page and in the forum where the contest is held. JavaRanch will make no attempt to contact winners. Winners who fail to contact JavaRanch within 30 days will forfeit their book.


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Bert Bates
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Yikes!


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paul wheaton
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Managing the book giveaways is a huge amount of work complicated by some publishers being difficult, some authors being difficult and sometimes giveaway participants get angry that they don't win often enough.
I think the rules are mighty fair.
I know I used to contact people to tell them that they won a book, but that wasn't as easy of a task as you might think it would be. Some folks didn't have a valid e-mail. Some folks had no e-mail. Some folks were just hard to look up (UBB's member search features could be richer). I think it is reasonable for Tom to let that part go.
Five months is a long time. I wonder if the publisher contact has changed.
I think it is best to stick to the rules on this one.


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Anonymous
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OK, thank you any way and would you please let me where I can find Winner page link in the home page?
Lasse Koskela
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Originally posted by <Pourang>:
OK, thank you any way and would you please let me where I can find Winner page link in the home page?

here (there's a link for past winners)


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Pradeep bhatt
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Tom
I havent received the WS Patterns book.


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Thomas Paul
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Originally posted by Pradeep Bhat:
Tom
I havent received the WS Patterns book.

I know. I'm working on it.
Pradeep bhatt
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Originally posted by Thomas Paul:

I know. I'm working on it.

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