Two questions for all you book bloggers who receive ARCs/review copies:
1. When did you start your book blog?
2. How long were you blogging before you received your first ARC/review copy?
I'm actually waiting for my first review copy right now. It's been shipped and is in transit. I've been blogging since May. I've been offered e-book ARCs before, but I don't have an e-reader so only review physical books.
Ah, the age old question...
"Getting" ARCs isn't as complicated as you think. Go to Goodreads or LibraryThing and join their early reviewers programs.
Once you get those you can write the publicity (usually an email is in the book) to let them know about your post etc.
Once you have a consistent book blog for six months and more your ARC requests might be taken seriously by publishers when you write to them.
I appreciate you taking the time to post, but this isn't really the kind of response I was looking for.
1) A year and a half ago.
2) About a month from Goodreads/LibraryThing and about six month for books I wanted to read without having to enter a giveaway.
I started my blog back in July of this year, and I received my first request to review a novel a month later, which I was very surprised about. My very first ARC came in the first week of September, and these books have mostly been self-published authors or authors that go through a very small publishing company, like Roche Harbor in Seattle.
I 'm created my blog on 11 November-before two weeks.
Till now I don't receive any ARC copy, maybe because I'm new.
I won on a giveaway and one copy on "ask author" on Goodreads.Is that count?
I am in the process of setting up a blog. I have been posting book reviews on Goodreads since mid summer. Since September I have won 7 'firstreads.' Two of these books were proofs. Is a proof and an ARC the same thing?
I've been blogging for almost a year. WOW can't believe that's it, feels like I've been doing this forever. Anyway I got my first ARC about 4 months after that but I was new and didn't realie all I had to do was ask around. Since then I've been sent ebook ARC's to review on a monthly basis and most of them are from self published authors.
I've been book blogging for a year and half now. I didn't receive my first ARC till 6 months into blogging. I find it difficult to get ARC especially from certain publishers. Don't get me wrong, I love what I get and still buy the book regaurdless of me getting the ARC or not.
I've been Book Blogging about a year. When I received my first ever ARC a couple of weeks ago, I cannot tell you how excited I was and still am. I was planning to buy Dark Revelations by Anthony Zuiker on its release date of December 29th, but now I've already read it. And all I had to do was ask the publisher for an ARC. How cool is that!
1. I started my blog earlier this month. Previously I'd been publishing reviews on Goodreads for 3-4 months.
2. I have an e-reader, which makes it so much easier and more accessible for authors/editors/publishers to send me books. I received my first electronic ARC through NetGalley for a smaller publishing house within a week of starting my blog. I now have 6 or 7 through NetGalley - 70% of my requests were approved.
I've been contacted via my blog by half a dozen authors offering me free copies of their books for review (not ARC's). Start with unknown/new authors - they will help you publicise your blog via Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads and pass the word to other authors.