Out of curiosity, what do you do with Arcs after you’ve read them?Out of curiosity, what do you do with Arcs after you’ve read them? Shelley #questionnaire
Trade with other bloggers most of the time.
I hoard mine and sometimes will buy the finished copy.
They stay in the Cloud on my Kindle.
Share them with friends
Pass along to friends or do giveaways on my blog page
I pass along to others.
Share with a friend
Ive jsut recently started receiving ARCs. As of right now I still have them. Thought about the Free Little Library by my son’s school.
Ebooks( delete them for space) and Print ARCs ( I donate to a good friend )when I’m done
@Heather me too.
Share with friends and after they’re finished with them…if they’re returned, I put them in a Little Free Library
Pass them to my bestie
Share with friends and my daughter
If anyone is willing to part with Anonymous Girl…..???….I would be forever grateful and would compensate as you wish!
@Alana sent you a message.
@Alana, the whole point of an ARC is that it’s free, and NEVER to be sold.
@Alana sure I will be a part of it.
@Leila – I thought it was okay with author’s permission
@Alana, they will never give permission to compensate someone for an ARC. It clearly states in the terms of receiving it that you are NOT allowed to sell them.
Leila Rae Bush – TY Leila. I am brand new to all of this so I’m just now learning the protocol. I wasn’t clear, but I would have compensated for the shipping or traded another book, NOT actually pay for the ARC. Even I know that, lol
It is proper ARC etiquette to ask the author, publicist or publisher if you can share an ARC. Most authors have a policy or rules. Please ask them.
I Read, review, then hold onto them until the book is released before passing them on to other reviewers, bloggers or use as giveaways after following set rules.
Never to be sold and always remind readers that these are uncorrected copies and may have errors and not to put any “corrections needed” ETC in your review. ? and I never, ever share an e-ARC, just to be clear.
@Kate knows what she’s talking about!
I get a lot of ARC’s , there has always been a note with it asking to pass it on to someone when I’m done with it.
Keep them. Most authors I’ve known do *not* want ARCs spread beyond who they personally give them to.
@Jeff I keep mine.
Me too, on my shelf they go.
Every ARC I have gotten there is always a note asking for them to be passed on to someone else.
@Mary Advanced Reader Copy
Mary Tremblay advanced reader copy
Keep them and reread them 🙂
I’ve never gotten one
Share with friends
Share or keep! You can’t sell them
Always a challenge. Since they’re not always a finished book, I don’t feel write — er, right — donating them, although I have shared them with reader pals, always with the caveat that there may be typos and other changes.
I sell things atflea markets from May to October and I put them on the table with a sign, “Free with Purchase”. I have a lady who comes to buy things from me now just to get a free book and some book chat.
That’s awfully close to selling them since you are using them as bait.
? making them buy something to get something that you’re not allowed to sell is almost as bad as just selling it. Arc’s are free…
No, because most of the time no one even stops to pick out a book. I make 100 sales or more a day and give 2 or 3 books out. They are not displayed prominently, the sign is small and I don’t announce it. It is not used as a sale incentive, and I mix books that I bought and read into the pile.
I keep mine. E-books are in the cloud and I keep the paperbacks with my signed books. Personally I feel they aren’t meant to pass on since the author was not paid for them and most ask you not to share them.
Keep them! ?
I keep them, then I share them with friends
I keep them.
Keep! I love ARCs… have a shelf devoted to them.
I usually keep them
I have a special old chest I keep all of my physical copies in. Signed on one side, (just in case i die. I tell my kids never throw them out!). ?My e-copies are there on my kindle, not to be shared
They have their own shelf ?
I keep every ARC that I’m lucky enough to receive. ♥️
I pass them onto my two besties who are also avid readers and i believe they would both leave a review as well. I’ve also passed them onto my local nursing home after the release date for their residents.
I keep mine as i feel special when i win one. ?
Donate to friends
We could start a noahs arc readers program…
Delete them: can’t be shared with family members on kindle n just take up space. No whether it’s an ARC or a kindle book it’s deleted after reading or if it’s a kindle unlimited it’s retuned
Put them in my book case with the rest of my books.
I keep them ..and I have a 90 yr. Old friend that loves to read as much as I do.
Share w other readers including nursing home patients ???
Advanced readers copy
Lynn Cross how do u get arcs
@Lynn … not sure what that is exactly???
It means you get a copy of a book before the actual release date. Whether you win it or the publisher sends it to you .
I save most of mine if i really enjoyed it.
I try to keep my favorites. I pass on or try to swap some. I wish I had the space to keep them all.
I feel guilty passing them along, so I keep them on a shelf. They accidentally sent me 2 copies of The Other Woman, so I happily shared that one.
Oh now I understand. How do you get them?
Keep and share with the family
I sometimes see people trying to sell them and it really makes me angry. I remind them that ARCs are not for re-sale, many times it says it right in the book (sometimes on the cover), but my argument is never received well.
@Julie good on you, keep telling them! ?
Half-priced Books pays a lot for ARCS. they actually asked me if I had any that I wanted to sell!
Keep my most special ones & share w my blogger bff @Amy. Additionally, if publisher/author is comfortable with giveaways, I will host some on my Instagram for them but always with permission and whatever caveats they’d like – I’ve had authors lovely enough to sign copies for the winner before!
I ask if it is ok to share with friends and family in exchange for a review. i got most of my ARCs from Book Expo so they are signed.
I keep them. On their own shelf. But I also do giveaways
@Book my ARC ‘s have all been kindle format
I get some of both. More Kindle than print
@Book print u can put on shelf
@Book what’s that? What is the website?
The only one I received was so amazing that I asked the author if I could share it with a professional whom I thought could benefit from reading it and she said yes.
Pass them on
Pass to my bestie. After they come out donate to the library
@Pam no no no ARCs to libraries! They are uncorrected proofs for reviews only!
@Ashley -oops! I do believe mine have been advance reader copies, which is different and only once published. ARC’s best friend only.
@Pam the friends of the library will not sell an ARC. They toss them in the trash bin. It would be best to give them away or a retirement center.
@Pam check the books close, all my “advance reader copies” (ARC’s) actually say on them that they are uncorrected proofs. Until the actual publication run, there could always be changes/errors to fix. It’s usually small, but somewhere on back cover or inside
Sorry, pic is kinda hard to see, these are a couple that I’ve received this past year
@Pam they are one and the same, advanced reader copies are ARCS—they look exactly like the final printed book but are still considered uncorrected proofs and not for distribution. Also not for passing on to others. I’ve had to retrieve a number of ARCs from amazon, libraries and used book stores. Libraries are quick to pull them. If amazon and used book stores do not pull them, I buy them to get them off the shelves and out of distribution!
@Ashley I think you need to repeat this in the main thread.
Donate them to jails and shelters.
Review and then put on my shelf that’s designated to books I’ve recently finished. If I have a friend or family that wants to borrow it then I’d let them.
Share with my daughter
Add to my collection.
I pass mine to other people who want to read them.
I give them to the local librarian with recommendations.
Share with mom.
Post a review.
Review. Pass on to my mom and my bestie.
I leave my review, and put them in my little free library for the next person to enjoy!!!
I read them, then give them away, unless it’s one I think I will read again.
I put them in my apartment building’s common area for my neighbors.
Give them to friends!
Offer them as giveaways on my blog and give them to friends/family.
Share with my parents
Mine stay on my Kindle.
I love them, hold them tight, and adopt them as one of my own
Share them with family and friends when I actually get book mail
How do you get arcs?
enter giveaways , follow authors they may ask for people to read in advance
Shared with a friend who shares my love of reading.
Remove it from my kindle but keep it in my Kindle docs. My understanding is that they aren’t meant to be shared.
if they are in print I share with friend
I keep them.
I have no idea how to share them once done with them so I just delete (I’m referring to ones I have on kindle. How can they be shared with others?)
This is my problem with e-books. Sharing books with friends is a source of joy for me.
@Sherri ARCs aren’t supposed to be shared. They are uncorrected and the author hasn’t earned any royalties.
If you are giving the ARC to a friend or a Little *Free* Library after reading it and not selling it for profit, no harm done, right? What else would you do with it? Not burn it, I hope.
Elise I don’t see it as a huge problem but personally I think the author should be asked first. One, it’s an uncorrected copy and two, the author isn’t making money off of free ARCs so they may not want them out there. I just received an ARC in the mail today and the papers from the publisher say to make sure you tell your friends and family when it goes on sale and that they should purchase a copy.
Edie Knisell–So do they want them back? I hate to waste a book.
@Elise I honestly don’t know. I will admit to hoarding mine so I haven’t had that problem yet.
We need an author survey on this……
Edie Knisell–I do the same thing, especially if I love the book. ?
I put them in the little free library in my neighborhood
If it is good enough to be worthy of space on my shelves, I keep it. If not, I pass it along to friends who might like it or donate it to a Little Free Library.
I really like to swap so I have a page for swaps @English ☺️
As they aren’t meant to be shared I delete them.
Most of the ARCs I get are ebooks, so I just delete them. If I get a paper book, I pass them on to a friend. (I know they are not supposed to be shared, but I can’t throw them away!) I just don’t have room in my house to save many books.
I keep some of my favs and share or trade others with friends.
Most of the paper ARCs I receive are MG or YA (I’m a Books for Youth reviewer for Booklist magazine). I keep the ones that I star or are otherwise excellent, and I donate the rest to my local book store which donates kids’ books to the local Girls’ and Boys’ Clubs. My e-ARCs are a different matter. I’ll either keep or delete.
My reading buddy and I share and I have had a few people send them to me for shipping cost! @Tisha
If anyone is interested in trading, please let me know. I usually keep, pass on to my mil, or send to my best friend, but I do have these two at the moment that I am willing to part with.
Sending pm Kimberley @Kimberly
Pass them on to a friend.
Pass them on, except for my very favorites, those I lend out.?