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New Blog Post: ARCs: An Explanation for Those Not “In The Know”

Veronica Roth posted a more in-depth explanation of what an ARC is & what purpose they serve.

Here’s a little of what she had to say:

-ARCs are produced at cost to the publisher, which means that they are not sold for profit. When they are sold by those who receive them, whether on the Internet or in real life, that money does not go to the publisher or to the author, it goes straight to the person who got the ARC for free. That’s why it’s unethical to sell or buy ARCs. It happens, but it sort of sucks.


-However, when people give ARCs away on blogs or websites or whatever, that’s a little more like passing a book along to a friend, and I like that. Spreading the word is good! Go ahead and pass the ARCs!


-Because of what an ARC is for (publicity, mostly), publishers don’t usually send ARCs out to casual readers. Compared to the actual first printing of a book, not many ARCs are made, and they have to be used strategically.

We’ve got our fingers & toes crossed that we can get our hands on one of these!

To read the rest of what she had to say, click here.


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One Comment

  1. Thank you for the information, I just received a wonderful offer from an Author to run a review and giveaway on my blog & I wasn’t sure what she was offering me so I had to run a search. I didn’t want to look/feel like an idiot when I replied to her, though now I see I possibly wouldn’t have been alone in being lost in the terminology.

    Thank you once again for sharing this.

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