If you’ve been following my blog for the last few months, you probably have seen my guide to how to get ARCs: how to request them, where to request them and what alternatives you have for getting eARCs. And maybe you even got lucky and got an ARC (or more), so in this post, I’ll be trying to give some tips and tricks on what’s next. Not just reviewing, but also planning and organizing and what publishers expect of you, will be discussed.
In the first two parts of this series, we talked about how to get physical copies of ARCs (or Advance Reader Copies) and where you can request them. But for smaller bloggers and internationals it can be much easier to get digital copies, also known as eARCs. There are a lot of opportunities to get access to digital review copies, and the most well-known of these options are Netgalley and Edelweiss. I’m not doing a full guide on how to use either, because I think there are plenty out there, but if you want me to do a guide on either or both, please let me know!
The goal of requesting eARCs is to write a review, and post it on retailers’ websites, goodreads, your blog, but that’s up to you. But please, if you have requested a book, try to put in the time to review it!
As the title suggests, I’ve created a list of all publishers that do send out ARCs to international reviewers! Of course, the publishers on this list also send out ARCs nationally so I won’t exclude those wonderful people, but mainly this list is for internationals. Since getting ARCs is often harder for internationals (see this post), and we don’t always know what our options are, I thought it would be a good idea to make a list of contact details for all publishers that send out ARCs to internationals (so that is everyone that does not live in the US. I have not specifically looked for publishers that send out in the UK, but I assume all national UK publishers do that.)