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Megan Authors also have beta readers, who read early editions and offer feedback. There are also galleys (advance reader copies) that are given away either through contests or directly from the publisher or author. Many authors rely on early reviews to get the buzz going ahead of publication.
Mary They win advanced copies from giveaways.
Joy Smith I get ARCs (advance reader copies) to review.
Fran The book is out now.....I am reading it.
Sorcha O'Dowd In some cases bookseller's are also given advanced proof copies in exchange for promoting the book in their shop after release.
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