Want to know how to get ARCS? Want to know how to make your requests more successful? Want to know what ARC means?! You’ve come to the right place!
This post is the second in a series of advice posts for bloggers/bookstagrammers!
There are already some ARC advice blog posts which are extremely helpful but they all focus around how to contact US publishers, not UK ones, so this is going to be a little different. I’ll share my general advice and then share some UK specific advice as well.
ARC stands for Advanced Reader Copy, and they are proof copies of books sent out by publishers to reviewers. These can also be called ‘Unfinished proofs’. For the purposes of this post I am referring to physical ARCs, but I will briefly talk about e-ARCs and netgalley (and there will be a whole post dedicated to this soon, so keep an eye open for it!)
Publisher’s send these a couple of months before the books general release to get an early pool of reviews, and to hype up publicity.