Welcome to the world of being a published author!
Whether this is your first book or your thirtieth, you should be very proud of yourself. Writing a book is intense. So hard that less than 3% of people who even start writing a book, finish a full draft!
You’ve made the edits, done the formatting, created the cover, and formulated your author platform. With your publication day coming up fast, there’s one more thing you should consider: sending out ARCs.
ARC stands for Advanced Reader Copy. It is a copy, whether physical or digital, of your finished book that you send out to specialized readers before your release day.
The job of the advanced reader is to read your work and give it an honest review on the reader’s own platforms, as well as whichever other places you want, like your blog, Amazon, Goodreads, etc.
These reviews are a great way to spread the word about your book. Not only does it advertise your work on multiple platforms, but it also boosts the excitement level for the book by making a potential reader want to buy it when it comes out.
When I receive ARCs, I leave a review on my Instagram and my BookTube channel on YouTube. As well as display your book on my Instagram with a beautiful bookstagram photo that highlights the imagery of your cover. If you would like a review on Goodreads and/or Amazon, just let me know.
As an advanced reader, I do not do this for compensation. In fact, if you see anyone say they’ll give you a five-star review if you pay them, DON’T do it! It could get you in trouble in the long run and you shouldn’t risk it.
Instead, I guarantee honest reviews. My platform relies on me to do just that.
If you would like me to review your book before it’s release, please reach out to me at AuthorMaverickM@gmail.com.
I am open to all genres but keep in mind, I’m more inclined to accept ARCs that are YA fantasy or YA thrillers because those are my favorite genres.
Note: I am currently booked up for August, but have a couple of openings for September and on forward. Releasing in December and want to reserve your spot? Feel free to!
When you email me:
Subject Line: ARC Submission
What Else I’d Like to Know:
– Your name
– A little bit about yourself and your journey as a writer
– What else you’ve written (if any) with links
– The genre of your book
– The synopsis of your book
– And I’d love to see the cover if you have one already, but it’s not mandatory
I’m looking forward to hearing from you!