What is an ARC Team?
ARC stands for Advance Reader Copy. ARC’s get distributed to reviewers ahead of release, for free, so the book can be read and reviewed. The aim of an ARC team is to make sure a book has some reviews on release day.
How do I join Sarah’s ARC Team?
To be a member of Sarah’s ARC team, you must be able to leave reviews on Amazon and/or Goodreads.
Does this mean I get a Free Book?
Yes! You’ll get Sarah’s books early, about three to four weeks before they’re published.
Generally, you’ll receive the retail version of the book, with the addition of a notice that the book is an ARC copy.
What do I have to do?
Don’t worry, it’s super simple! As soon as Sarah’s book is ready for the ARC Team, you’ll receive an email with the expected publication date and review deadline as well as a link to the book.
You’ll then be able to download the book from BookSprout. Don’t forget this is an Advanced Readers Copy so there may be a few small errors which will be weeded out before publication.
Read and review the book in the allotted time and your review can be as simple or elaborate as you like! BUT we do ask that you not reveal any spoilers.
Per Amazon’s terms, as part of your review you’ll include the fact that you received the book for free and voluntarily reviewed it.
When the book is published, you’ll receive an email from BookSprout with the link to the book on Amazon & Goodreads, as well as directions on how to post your review on Amazon and log it with BookSprout.
Time frame for Reviewing?
I’d love if you could post your review on release day, several weeks after you receive the ARC copy. However, I totally understand that life gets busy, especially nowadays, and your ‘to be read’ pile is probably huge. If you can’t make release day, within the first week is wonderful.
What if I don’t like the Book?
We all like and dislike different books. Your honest review is all I ask for in the end. Leave whatever review you feel reflects what you read. I don’t expect everyone to love my books or to keep silent if they don’t. Your honest review – whether good or bad – will help other potential readers decide if my book is right for them.