I saw Krysti’s post recently, and felt I needed to share it!
An ARC means Advance Reader Copy.
Here’s the link to her post:
Her post is short, sweet, and to the point.
I really liked her advice about requesting a physical ARC from a publisher. She says to “focus on building your follower base first and foremost. Most publishers are looking for bloggers who have at least 500 followers across platforms (including your blog and social media) and have been blogging for at least six months.”
In addition, she gave a lot of tips and tricks for searching for publishers. One key takeaway I found was the following”
“Know that there are a TON of imprints for the big publishers (Harper, Penguin, Random House, Simon & Schuster, Scholastic, etc.) So sometimes you’ll need to figure out which publishing house the imprint belongs to. If you google ‘Greenwillow Publishing imprint of,’ you can see that they are an imprint for Harper.”
I’m definitely going to take this advice to heart.
Also, she graciously shared her template for email requests for ARCs copies:
I really like her approach, and I definitely plan to adopt my own version for future use. I’m hoping to read at least three ARCs before the end of 2019. I have one physical copy in my hand now, thanks to my friend Jennifer who sold it to me. Check out her blog at J.N. Cahill.
Have you read any ARCs?
Have you requests any ARCs from publishers? If so, how did you go about it?
Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂