How do I join an Arc program
You can sign up for Netgalley
http://netgalley.com/ it is amazing!
It really is. I’ve gotten a ton! Some declined ☹️, but a lot approved. I just signed up a month ago.
The more you review, the more you will eventually get approved 🙂
@Jen my review rate is 91%. I’ve reviewed about 40 so far ?
Isn’t netgalley only online reading?
@Lori It’s ebooks
I am a newbie. What does Arc stand for? What is it?
Advanced Reader Copy
@Mia thank you! Do you read before it is released to review?
@Jackie Yes, so that they have reviews on release day or close to it.
Jackie Lewis Stephen Check the publisher approval prefences for info on when to review.
booksprout.co and @Hidden
I’ve never heard of these 2! ?
@Sherri I have rviewed 47 books from booksprout. at least 30 from Hidden Gems
Mia Sammut I’m going to check them out!!! Thanks!!
They aren’t just free advance copies in Netgalley, you are committing to review them.
When publishers get behind a book, they send out ARCs to bookstores and reviewers. With the advent of ebooks, they may distribute to book bloggers. You have to state a reason for getting an advanced copy. I have writer friends – I used to be a writer – and even I’ve had trouble getting ARCs of friends’ books when they wanted me to read them.
NetGalley is wonderful
Just want to say- ARCS are meant to be review copies. It’s so they can generate reviews and buzz pre-book release. Please don’t join NetGalley if you do not intend to review the books. Preferably before pub date, since they are “advanced” copies. **and steps off of soapbox…**
Also worth mentioning is that they are not copy edited. You may find errors. Don’t hold that against the author. Prior to publication there are a million steps in editing. Copy editing. Proofs. Often authors catch things on that last read through. Not to mention the typos and grammatical mistakes. Be kind if you get an ARC. It’s not fully ready for prime time.
I never comment on grammar or punctuation. It clearly states that it’s not fully complete ?
Oh! Thanks for this info. I was wondering why the ARC I’m reading has typos. This explains a lot
Ok, I’m following this thread bc I’ve been wondering the same thing. I don’t read online books though….where should I go to request actual books?
Goodreads often has giveaways, as do many publishers. There are some FB pages that give ARCs away (not to everyone, you have to win them) –like Reading with Robin and Suzy Approved. The key is, they don’t just give them to anyone who asks, you have to be diligent about entering to receive them. Like I said before and will say again, the best way to be offered ARCs is to review, review, review consistently everything you read no matter where you get it from. The more you review the more you will be offered. Unfortunately for you though, paper ARCs are fewer and further between these days as it’s much cheaper for publishers to produce e-copies and they are less likely to be sold.
They have some physical books too, but you have to check when you’re requesting.
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