I made a blog post about this topic about a year ago. I still receive questions on the ARC process, so here it is resurrected for prosperity.
~ORIGINALLY POSTED MAY 2015~
The release (weeks leading up to the release) for Elements of Chemistry has been somewhat atypical for me. I’ve received over 100 requests (via email, PM on goodreads & facebook) for an ARC from readers. This doesn’t count requests from bloggers.
On one hand, this is incredibly flattering! I AM STUNNED!!! :-O
On the other hand, my Catholic guilt is giving me tummy aches each time I have to say no to an ARC request.
As much as I’d love to give everyone a free copy of this series, if I did that then I’d no longer be able to afford writing books.
So…. how do you go about getting an ARC for one of my books?
There are a few ways:
1) The “Always ARC list”. Information about this list can be found here: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/2273041-always-arc-list—what-is-it
2) Join the blog tour as a blogger: Of note, not every blogger that signs up will receive an ARC. This is because more and more I’m finding readers who start a blog, review no books, but then sign up for my blog tour… O.o
3) Enter to win via contests and giveaways: https://www.facebook.com/PennyReidWriter As well, whenever a new ARC giveaway is posted on a blog (or elsewhere around the internets) I also post that information on my facebook page.
I hope this helps clarify the process…