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How Not To Request ARCs (Advanced Reader Copies)

How Not To Request ARCs (Advanced Reader Copies)

If you’ve ever wondered about requesting ARCs (advanced review copies), here’s how not to.

  • Email the wrong person/publisher.
  • Lie about your blog stats.
  • Mistype your contact information.
  • Draft an email only to delete it out of dread.
  • Request 1,048 books at once.
  • Clutter someone’s inbox with multiple emails.
  • Request ARCs for the wrong reasons.
  • Sell your soul to the devil.

Happy requesting, reading, and reviewing!

4 thoughts on “How Not To Request ARCs (Advanced Reader Copies)

  1. Yes, yes, and yes. Also, don’t email with the expectation that you’ll receive. I know I don’t give our ARCs, but I’ve had people email me simply saying, “Here’s my book for you to review” and then they attach the book. It’s just a waste of time on everyone’s part.

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