This is the official ARC Tour page.
What is an ARC?
A printed and bound version of a manuscript which is not yet fully edited, and intended for book reviewers and store managers. These editions are typically sent out three to six months prior to publishing. The Advance Review Copy is frequently abbreviated as ARC.--Fiction Matters.com
What is an ARC Tour?
The purpose of ARC Tours is to spread the word about a new book coming out soon. These tours helps publishers and author promote their books through Book Bloggers week or months in advance. The ARC will be passed from blogger to blogger to review.
How to participate and ARC Tour Rules:
- You must fill out ARC Tour Sign Up Doc below to get your blog approved.
- Your blog must be updated regularly (at least every couple of days).
- You will have one week to read the ARC. Sorry no extensions since these are time sensitive materials. We want to get as many early reviews as possible.
- Leave a comment the day you receive the ARC in the mail.
- You must post a review of the ARC ASAP. Please no later than 10 days of finishing the book. Each ARC page will have Mr. Linky widget so you can link you review.
- When you are done reading the ARC let me know and I will send you the address for the next participant.
- You must pay for shipping the book off to the next participant and purchase the Delivery Confirmation service so that the packages can be tracked. This only cost a couple of cents extra.
- Please, Please do not destroy the ARC’s. Remember the book has to travel through many book lovers so be as gentle as possible.
- Never, Never send or lend the ARC to someone who is not listed on the tour list.
- Leave a comment on which ARC Tour you would like to be on, on the ARC Tour‘s page. Ten bloggers max on each tour.
- If you have any questions or find there is a problem please let me know ASAP @ email@example.com.
You will be disqualified from participating in any future ARC Tours if:
- You keep any ARC. The whole purpose of these tours is to share an ARC so we can get many reviews as possible to help spread the word. If you really like the book buy the fully edited and complete version when it comes out.
- Mailing off the ARC’s late. Please send the book out on time at the end of your week. No exceptions.
- You send ARC to someone not on the tour list.
Publishers and Authors:
You may contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to have A Book-Lovers’ Review host a tour for you.
These are the genres I support on my blog and would accept into the ARC Tour catalog:
Any YA: Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Science Fiction, Romantic Suspense, Steampunk and Dystopian.
Any Adult: Fiction, Erotica, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Science Fiction, Romantic Suspense, Steampunk and Dystopian.
Please no PDF format at this time.
List of ARC Tours
YA Fiction ARC's
Deception by Lee Nichols
Blood Feud by Alyxandra Harvey (link to page coming soon)
Princess of Glass by Jessica Day George
Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles
Adult Fiction ARC's
Ancient Whispers by Marie-Claude Bourque