I've had a book blog for a while now (nearly a year!) and I keep on looking around at many other book blogging sites and a lot of them seem to be reviewing ARC's and stuff, and I was wondering, Where do they get these ARC's? do they request publishers/authors for them? do they enter? I dont know, but I really would like to receive an ARC! so I was wondering, how do I get one?? Thank you so much!
Oh, one more thing, I've checked out a couple of sites that giveaway ARC's and stuff, but most of the ones I've found are for the US and Canada, which is a bummer, cause I live in Singapore. So, yeah, I need help for that too! and I only review YA and Teen books if that helps with your answer! Thank you (again) so much!
Colour me clueless, but what does ARC stand for?
Story Siten asked many publishers about it: http://www.thestorysiren.com/p/blog-help.html
The interviews are at the end of the page.
I joined Netgalley, but note they only ask you if you have a Kindle. I have a Nook. I'm thinking that I probably have to download one of Amazon free Kindle apps to read something from this site?
That's good to know. How long have you been a member and how long did it take for you to be approved for your first ARC?
Also, where/how do you read them on your computer? Are the books in PDF format?
I've been a member since Sept. I was approved on my first request, there has only been one book I was not approved to read.
I use Adobe Digital Editions. You have 60 days to read the book before it expires.
Good to know.
I'm a vine reviewer on Amazon and they allow a nearly limitless period of time for you to read and review the ARCs you receive. I try to stay caught up as much as possible. I love reading and reviewing ARCs.
I do as well. I love reading and reviewing anything though LOL!
I recently got to read and review Textual Healing by Eric Smith, SO good, I highly recommend it!
Your best bet for ARCs is to contact the publishers directly.
Find an upcoming title you are interested in, go to the publisher's website. Look for a contact person for marketing or publicity, and e-mail them. In a succinct e-mail, introduce yourself and your blog and what you're all about. Publishers are realizing that us bloggers are massive amounts of free advertising for them, all they have to do is pay shipping.
Don't worry about not being in the same country, I've gotten ARCs from all over the world.