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A note on ARC requests

Posted on July 28th, 2009 by annakjarzab

I’ve been getting a lot of ARC requests, so I thought I would post a little note here for anyone interested in getting one. It comes in a couple of parts:

  1. I have no more ARCs left. I know, right?! Sucks. But I only got a handful, so it’s logical I might run out. This doesn’t mean that there is no chance of getting one, however. It just means:
  2. We’re going to have to ask Random House. They’re the ARC keepers as of right now, and it will probably stay that way. If you have a contact at RHCB, you might give that a shot. If not, I have no problem asking Random House for you, but I’m going to need a few things. So:
  3. When you email me to request an ARC, include your real name, your blog address, and a mailing address. That way I don’t have to bug you for it. But here’s the thing:
  4. Right now, it doesn’t look like RH is actually sending out ARCs. They seem to be waiting to send out finished copies later this year. I know they are saving some for upcoming conferences, too. This doesn’t mean that all is lost! I will continue to send on reviewer information to the publicity department, and when I’m assigned a publicist (should happen in a month or two, I think) we’ll revisit this. I think sending ARCs out to bloggers who have shown great interest–and you guys have! and I’m thrilled and also nervous but mostly thrilled and flattered and I want you to have them!–is SO important, both for the momentum of a book’s word-of-mouth and also to reward the advocacy that bloggers do on authors’ behalves. So believe me, I want reviewers to have them.
  5. This doesn’t mean that all requests will be filled. I’m sure you guys understand. Even a publisher’s supply of books–especially ARCs–is limited.

This, as it stands, is my ARC policy. I’m happy to pass any requests on to my publisher, but after that, at least for the time being, it’s out of my hands. However, I will be receiving many more finished copies of AUT than ARCs, and I’m going to set aside a certain number of those–don’t know how many it will be yet–for reviewers. I’ll let you know when to check in with me about that.

Thanks for understanding, everybody.

3 Responses to “A note on ARC requests”

Jean Bryan on January 2nd, 2010 at 6:45 pm Said:

Hi Anna

Great first chapter!! May I please have a signed, your favourite line in the book, doodled (loved the map) and dated book.

Thank you,

A Canadian Fan
Jean

Angie Fairchild on March 16th, 2011 at 3:03 am Said:

Hello. Anna. I……LOVED…….THIS………BOOK!!!!!!!!!!! You are an absolute genius. This book is so crazy and addicting and beautiful. It deserves all the awards in the world. Remember me? From Word Bookstore. I realized that you were Polish.

annakjarzab on March 17th, 2011 at 7:05 pm Said:

Hi Angie! I do remember you from Word! That was pretty much the best event ever. Thank you so much for saying such lovely things, I’m so glad you loved AUT! I was just thinking that the other day because I was regretting how, when I was explaining what my new book was about (which is going to be published, yay!), I neglected to mention that the love interest is Polish! His name is Pawel. :)

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