This is my standard giveaway policy and applies to almost all giveaways hosted on the site. Any giveaway with different guidelines will have the changes explicitly stated in the giveaway post.
All winners will be contacted by email and have 72 hours to respond. If no response is received by that time I reserve the right to select an alternate winner. Once I have made contact with the winner they will be announced on the blog.
Prizes may be dispatched directly by me, from a publisher or through a third party (i.e. The Book Depository etc). Once an item has been posted I cannot take any responsibility for it, especially if it has not been mailed by me. If prizes are being sent by me they will be dispatched within a week.
As a UK resident I know how important international contests can be and as such I endeavour to have all contests open internationally. Any restrictions placed on entrants are due to the giveaway source (e.g. a publisher restricted to the US) or the prize distributor (e.g. the Book Depository who don't ship to every single country). Please do not enter contests where you are ineligible to receive the prize as I cannot change these conditions and will have to select an alternate winner.