Beginner’s Guide to ARCs: Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know (And More) About Advanced Reading Copies

ARCs – they seem to be the currency of the book world. Everybody wants them and when they don’t get them it can make them feel less important as a book influencer.

The number of ARCs you get does not determine your value as a blogger.

It’s definitely nice to get them and they make me feel like more of an influential blogger when I’m able to talk about the newest upcoming books, but it is 100% possible to be an incredible influencer without them.

I’ll actually be writing a post soonish about the importance of continuing to discuss backlist titles.

Because it can be confusing for people new to the book world, and even for some of us that have been here for a while, on what ARCs are, why they matter, and how to get them, I decided to write a guide post. Yes, there are a lot of posts like this out there, but I feel like they all mostly come from seasoned bloggers that have forgotten what it’s like to be new. I’m only in my sixth month of blogging, so my hope is that I can bring some new insight and a different voice to this topic.

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