Thursday Thoughts: ARCs

Today’s theme from Ok, Let’s Read is about ARCs:

As a blogger, YouTuber or generally bookish person, have you ever received an ARC? Did you request it or did they reach out to you? What advice regarding ARCs would you give to bloggers/reviewers who are just starting out? Do you have a preference between physical ARCs and eARCs? Do you have a specific plan or technique you go buy in order to stay organized when it comes to reading and reviewing ARCs?

Yep, I get quite a few ARCs. Direct from authors, agents, or via Netgalley, Bookbridgr, Edelweiss… I’ve had them both ways. With ARCs, the best advice is to request a lot, but only what you want to read; read everything you get; send feedback in whatever way they ask you to. Honestly, the easiest one so far has been Bookbridgr, though that’s only applicable in the UK. Netgalley and Edelweiss do have good ways to build up your reputation by downloading the ready to read ones, so that’s also a good option.

I don’t have a preference re: physical or ebook, though ebook seems less urgent somehow, so they can just… mount up. I have difficulty staying organised; honestly, at the moment it’s pretty out of control. Help?!

Honestly, though, I’m not calculating about it. I just request what I like and review it when I can.

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2 thoughts on “Thursday Thoughts: ARCs

  1. I have just applied for BookBridgr, one of the people at Hodder & Stoughton recommended it. I forgot to add stats to the application bit about your blog, only showed my followers. Hopefully I will get accepted though, it seems so easy to use.

    I get both, but I requested far too many on EW and NG when I first started blogging. I am still trying to catch up on all of those.

    • I do like Bookbridgr a lot. Hodder are much more reluctant to send me books through it than Headline, or less organised, but it’s a good system. I’m sure you’ll be accepted, your blog’s awesome!

      Yep, I’m still catching up too.

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