ARC Reviews – When Should They Go Up?

Hey guys, just a quick note to those receiving e-ARCs – I was informed today by an e-ARC user that her device opened the book to the first chapter the very first time she accessed it, which means that she missed some important information. Thankfully she emailed me to ask a few questions, so now I can pass that info along to you!

This information is located on the cover and the first page, and concerns how to “use” the ARC. (Yes, ARCs do have rules.) Specifically, it asks reviewers to hold off on posting in-depth reviews until the book is available for sale, which is September 25th.

If you have an e-reader, be sure to flip back and look at the cover and the first page of marketing information if you have any questions. I hope this helps someone out!

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  1. Steve Rabbit
    Jun 14, 2012

    What is your input on e-Readers? Are they worth the money or should I continue building my den?

  2. Miss Habel
    Miss Habel
    Jun 14, 2012

    Personally? I couldn’t live without my tablet. (iPad.) B&N and Kindle both have apps that allow me to purchase and read anything I want on my tablet, so I don’t need a dedicated reader.

  3. Lori
    Jun 14, 2012

    Thanks for the info, Lia. The email I got saying I was approved nicely asked me to keep reviews under wraps until closer to the release date, which I completely understand :-) So, when do you recommend anyone to blog/tweet/review on Goodreads?

  4. Miss Habel
    Miss Habel
    Jun 14, 2012

    I would think chatter is fine now, so long as it’s not Spoilersville. I’d hold off on Amazon/Goodreads reviews until the release date, too, if I were in your shoes.

  5. Lori
    Jun 15, 2012

    Ok, I will. Thanks, Lia!

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