ARC (ADVANCE READER COPY) SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
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A big shout out to all my fellow authors trying to, and succeeding at getting published!
My submission guidelines for indie authors submitting ARCs to me for reading and reviewing are fairly simple.
FOR THE FOLLOWING SELF-PUBLISHED EBOOKS:
Everything but Fantasy and Science Fiction
Contact me first to see if I’m booked up for ebook reading. I get a lot and have to pick and choose through a vast pile. I only pick those I can get in PDF format. It’s the easiest on my eyes. I only take on so many ebooks. After a certain limit, I require printed copies. Query first! See what space for reviews is available and in what format.
is where you can send me a query letter FIRST.
DO NOT SEND ANYTHING UNTIL I READ YOUR QUERY AND show some interest in your query by requesting a synopsis.
If I request your manuscript after reading the synopsis, only then send along your PDF file in the body of the email. I WILL NOT OPEN ANY ATTACHMENTS and any email with attachments will automatically be deleted.
I will notify you when your review is done by sending a link for my review, to your email once I’ve reviewed the same. Make sure you add my email to your address book. I will do the same for you.
I share all reviews on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Linkedin, Goodreads, Google and sometimes on Amazon. Please note that I have two blogs which share posts.
NOTE: If you wish me to read your ARC or Galley, please send me a copy with the least amount of editing mistakes, perhaps, the next to final copy.
FOR FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION INDIE AUTHORS:
I require a printed copy of this book. Query me with your proposal/synopsis (if requested). If I’m interested, I will request a printed copy to read. I will email the mailing address as to where to send it.
I am also an editor and a proofreader. As an editor, I get a bit hung up on mistakes in a manuscript sent out for reviews so it would be best to eliminate as much as you can before sending me the ARC. That way, I can concentrate on reading the book and not on the mistakes. Too many mistakes, and I won’t finish the book or provide a review.
As an editor, I want to see an author’s best efforts, so make a great first impression. Edit, edit, edit!
Finally, I do my best to read as much as I can that’s sent to me but book reading does take time. I can read a printed copy faster than a PDF; I don’t know why. Perhaps it’s an eye thing from staring at a computer all day–I’m a certified freelance writer and published author too. Around 200 or so pages will take me one day to read… a really good story and I’ll read a printed copy in 4 hours or less<wink> <wink>. Always remember to grab a reader with a great hook.
I am no longer able to be a Beta reader.
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I do not charge for being a reviewer.
I do not guarantee “good reviews” but I will provide an honest review. I request the right to make it as long as I feel necessary. It will not be a book report. Click here to see what I normally do.
I DO NOT READ AND REVIEW POETRY. SORRY
Although I review books for traditional publishers, I also do not charge for this service. I am not associated with, nor am I employed by any. I promote other authors and their work by reviewing for free.
Happy Writing and Reading!