Would you like free books? Of course you would! I’m forming an Advance Review Copy (ARC) team – that’s a team of readers who will read my books before they’re available, and post reviews as soon as the books are launched.
What do you get out of it? Free review copies, of course! I send you a free ebook, you read it, write a review, and post the review when the book goes live. You’ll need to post on Amazon, but posting on other retailers and review sites like Goodreads is also very much appreciated.
What do I get out of it? Reviews! Reviews are important to all authors, but even more so for indie authors. Many promotional avenues won’t even consider books that don’t have a certain minimum number of reviews. Plus, reviews help potential readers decide whether they want to take a chance on an author.
Reviews must be honest. If you get a review copy, you are not obligated to write the most glowing review ever. I certainly hope you won’t pan the book, but if you don’t love it for whatever reason, that’s ok. Please write more than “nice book” or “didn’t like it.” This request is partly because I really, genuinely want to know what you enjoyed (or didn’t enjoy) in the book, but more importantly because reviews with so little detail aren’t helpful to readers. Readers want to know what specifically you liked or didn’t like about the book in order to make their own decision. However, a review isn’t a book report – it’s not an academic exercise. It’s an opinion piece! You have an opinion, and this is your chance to let everyone know what you think. If you want some pointers, I wrote this blog post a while ago that might be helpful.
You must have reviewed at least one of my books already. Why? This is just so I know you’re actually willing to write a review. There’s a place on the signup form to put a link to a review you’ve written. Depending on how many people sign up, I may not be able to offer everyone a free copy, so if you’re interested, sign up now!
The ARC team is currently full, but please apply so I’ll know to contact you when there is a space available.
Are you interested? Sign up below: