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.
I’ve been wanting to write about this for a while now, and with the recent developments with Netgalley and Goodreads, I think it is the perfect time to talk about this. I won’t be going into depth about the developments on Netgalley and Goodreads because it has been talked about a lot already, and I don’t want to repeat the same things.
As you probably know, I’m not from the US. In fact, I’m from the Netherlands (you know that small country in Europe with clogs and cheese? except that there are barely any clogs to be found in the entire country). Since our native language is Dutch, there are already a couple of disadvantages to reading English books. But more about that later. This post is in no way supposed to come across as if I’m ungrateful for anything, or that I would be entitled to things other bloggers do get, or anything like that. I just wanted to talk about how for internationals, it can be a bit harder to get access to the same things others get easy access to.