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What are Advance Reader Copies (ARCs)?

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Are you an author looking to get the word out about your upcoming book? One way to do so is by using advance reader copies, also known as ARCs.
But what exactly are ARCs? They are early versions of a book that are sent out to reviewers, booksellers, and other industry professionals before the official publication date. The purpose of ARCs is to generate buzz and get people talking about your book.

So how can you make the most of ARCs? Here are a few tips:

1. Give them to the right people. Don’t just send ARCs to anyone and everyone. Think about who would be most likely to enjoy and promote your book, and target your distribution accordingly.

2. Use social media to your advantage. Share teasers and excerpts from your ARC on social media to get people excited about your book. Don’t forget to use relevant hashtags and tag any relevant accounts.

3. Encourage reviewers to leave ratings and reviews on sites like Goodreads and Amazon. The more ratings and reviews your book has, the more visible it will be to potential readers.

4. Don’t be afraid to offer incentives. If you’re having trouble getting people to read and review your ARC, consider offering a small reward or giveaway. This could be anything from a signed copy of the finished book to a gift card.

Overall, ARCs can be a great way to get the word out about your book and generate buzz. Just be sure to use them wisely and be prepared for both positive and negative feedback.

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