If you are interested in becoming an ARC Reader for my books, you’ve come to the right place! Below, you will find a brief description of what an ARC reader does, doesn’t do, and specifics for my ARC readers. Please note: The request form to become an ARC Reader is at the bottom of this page.
Thanks for your interest!
What is an ARC?
ARC is an acronym for Advanced Reader Copy. Basically, what this entails is that you will receive a copy of my novel before it is published. If you are chosen to receive an ARC, you will receive the finished, edited novel to read before it is made available to the general public. In exchange for this opportunity, you agree to post a review of the novel when it is released. You must also point out the fact that you received an ARC copy in your review.
In exchange for receiving an ARC, I’m going to expect a few things from you.
You must read the book!
It’s kinda common sense, but I thought I’d point this out, anyway. In order to stay on the list, you must read the book and post your review within a reasonable time frame. The entire purpose of the ARC is to generate reviews and buzz during release week. If you have requested and received an ARC copy of a novel and do not post a review on release week, you may be removed from future ARC lists. (There are, of course, exceptions. If you, for any reason, cannot review the novel by the deadline, just let me know.)
ARC Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What format will the book be in?
A. At this time I am not sending paperback ARCs out in the mail, but that could change in the future. I will be sending digital files which can come in the formats of: mobi (Kindle), epub (Nook/Kobo/iBooks) or PDF.
Q. Do you expect me to edit the novel?
A. No, of course not. ARC copies have already undergone editing. If you do notice typos that were missed during the editing process, by all means, let me know, though. If you are interested in beta reading, which is more along the lines of spotting inconsistencies, spelling and grammar, etc, please go to this link.
Q. Where am I required to post the review?
A. Amazon is my number one choice followed by Goodreads. After that, it’s entirely up to you. If you have a blog or website that you could post the review, then go for it! The more exposure, the better, I say. Which leads to…
Q. Can I post my review on my blog and/or social media?
A. Of course!
Q. When is the review due by?
A. I will have a release date in mind when I send you the ARC, so my request is that it’s on release day or within 3 days following the release date.
Q. Do I need to fill out the form every time I am interested in receiving an ARC?
A. Nope! Once you’re signed up, you’re good to go, and I will be emailing you when I have a new book.
Q. Where do I sign up?
A. I’m glad you asked! Simply fill out the form below and I’ll be in touch when the times comes.