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message 1: by Penny (last edited Mar 29, 2015 02:14PM) (new)

Penny Reid (reidromance) | 83 comments Mod
I get a lot of questions about my "Always ARC List" (what it is, how a person can get on it, etc.) so I decided to make this post here so people will understand its purpose and composition.

1) What is it?
It's a list of authors, bloggers, and readers who will 'always' receive an ARC during any given calendar year. This means, the list changes from year to year. Those people on the list in 2014 may not be on the list in 2015

2) How does an author/blogger/reader get on the list?
A) Authors: Generally speaking, if an author wants an ARC, I give the author an ARC. I feel like this is professional courtesy. (However, I reserve the right to not send an ARC at will)
B) Bloggers: Most bloggers who have listed one of my books on their favorites/top ten list(s) for the previous year will typically be included on the next year's ARC list. E.g. Smokin Hot Book Blog named Beauty and the Mustache as one of their top 10 books for 2014; therefore, they are on the 2015 always ARC list. (However, I reserve the right to not send an ARC at will)
C) Readers: Over the past 2 years I've selected a very small number of readers (10) who usually enjoy my books (but not always, and that's okay-- because I value honesty), who leave a thoughtful review on goodreads and Amazon, and who typically/consistently write status updates/leave comments/etc. while they read my books. Hopefully for obvious reasons, this part of my always ARC list is limited to 10. If a reader drops out, then I replace the reader with a new person.
(However, I reserve the right to not send an ARC at will)

3) Purpose of the Always ARC list: I find it's important (for marketing purposes) to have a list of early readers who I can count on for honest/trusted reviews. This raises (early) awareness for my books on Goodreads, social media, and word-of-mouth. I'm not ashamed to admit that it's 100% about following a good marketing plan.

I hope this helps! Feel free to leave questions below and I will answer when/if I am able. <3


message 2: by Faiza (new)

Faiza (doctornerdy) | 15 comments so one has to apply to be considered for the list?


message 3: by Penny (new)

Penny Reid (reidromance) | 83 comments Mod
Faiza wrote: "so one has to apply to be considered for the list?"

Hey Faiza: It isn't really an application process or anything quite so formal. My PA keeps a running list of readers who are interested; as one readers drops off, the next reader on the list is added.

Best, Penny


message 4: by Emma (new)

Emma Brown | 1 comments It would be awesome to be on that list, let's hope I will make it there soon :D <3


Crazy for Books (Stephanie) (sajie) | 2 comments You know I would love to be on the list. Thank you!


message 6: by Isamlq (new)

Isamlq | 7 comments Upon whose altar must I offer an arm/leg/future firstborn to get on this list?! All those arc reviews for Truth#1 have me incredibly excited. :)


message 7: by Izzie d (new)

Izzie d | 26 comments i would love to join the arc list if you need someone, love your books. xx


Crazy for Books (Stephanie) (sajie) | 2 comments I definitely want to stay on the list.


message 9: by Deniz (new)

Deniz | 1 comments i would love to get on the list please!!


Alana ~ The Book Pimp (LoonyAlana) | 79 comments I think I've 'applied' before, but seriously...

Me + ARC = Sweet, sweet love. If it's ever an audiobook that you're offering... I will fall to my knees, change your little shark's diaper and promise to always refer to you as 'the Falconer'.


message 11: by Yanina (new)

Yanina (harry7albus) | 2 comments I'd like to be added to your reader list whenever a spot opens :) I love your books <3


message 12: by Ai (last edited Dec 01, 2015 02:59PM) (new)

Ai (farkstaiche) | 1 comments em what does ARC stand for?


message 13: by JadeShea (new)

JadeShea Ai wrote: "em what does ARC stand for?"

Advanced Readers Copy


message 14: by A (new)

A Klue (fromthesouth) | 1 comments As a NetGalley top rated reviewer, who absolutely loves the Knitting in the City series, I would like to apply for the Always ARC List, but the link I found (indiesage) does not work.

Please advise me where I can send my profile info. for your consideration.


message 15: by Lisa (new)

Lisa (myfavoritethingsblog) | 1 comments A wrote: "As a NetGalley top rated reviewer, who absolutely loves the Knitting in the City series, I would like to apply for the Always ARC List, but the link I found (indiesage) does not work.

Please advis..."


I don't know if you ever got the link, but what I have for IndieSage's Penny master List is...

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1tgl5...


message 16: by Mel (new)

Mel (brozboysmomma) | 47 comments I would love to be added to your ARC list


message 17: by Poly (last edited May 16, 2016 06:47PM) (new)

Poly | 6 comments I would love to join the "always arc list", I've been writing about Penny's books here on GR even before knowing there was an arc list.
Her books are like drugs for me, and it's a shame, since I've read then all by now. So... getting an arc can really help me take care of my addiction to her writing...


message 18: by Runa (new)

Runa | 1 comments I would love to be added to the ARC list.


message 19: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Dilks | 2 comments I would LOVE to be added to the ARC list! I'm absolutely addicted to your writing style.


message 20: by Rachel (new)

Rachel | 2 comments If there is openings for the ACR team I would love to join to, love reading and leaving reviews.


message 21: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Ryan | 2 comments I was wondering how we would find out if we are one of the lucky ones to make this list


message 22: by Penny (new)

Penny Reid (reidromance) | 83 comments Mod
Hey Ladies! Thanks for your interest in joining the ARC list!!
I'm in the process of revamping the "Always ARC list". The best way to secure a spot is to consistently review my books both here (on Goodreads) as well as wherever you purchased your copy (so, Amazon, B&N, etc.)

I'll be posting a sign up form here soon for people who are interested; but since the spots are limited, those individuals who already consistently review my books will be more likely to make the final cut.

<3 Penny


message 23: by Angie (new)

Angie Reed | 4 comments Would love to be part of it!!


message 24: by Gkaur (new)

Gkaur (drkaurreads) | 16 comments I'm so excited to get a chance to be on it!


message 25: by Ginny (new)

Ginny Deffendall | 4 comments Penny wrote: "Hey Ladies! Thanks for your interest in joining the ARC list!!
I'm in the process of revamping the "Always ARC list". The best way to secure a spot is to consistently review my books both here (on ..."


Penny, I just read your Facebook post. I really, really, REALLY would love to be on the list! Pretty please with a beard on top! LOL


message 26: by Nicole (new)

Nicole Emerald Book Reviews  McCurdy (nicoleemeraldbookreviews) | 1 comments This is a great opportunity. Thank you for all the info. X


message 27: by Penny (new)

Penny Reid (reidromance) | 83 comments Mod
I'm expanding my Always ARC reader list from 10 to 50. If you're interested in becoming an Always ARC reader, here's the form!
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FA...

<3


message 28: by Ginny (new)

Ginny Deffendall | 4 comments Done, Penny! How long do I have to patiently wait to find out if I've been chosen? ;-)


message 29: by Penny (new)

Penny Reid (reidromance) | 83 comments Mod
Ginny wrote: "Done, Penny! How long do I have to patiently wait to find out if I've been chosen? ;-)"

We'll email everyone by April 3 :-)


message 30: by Ginny (new)

Ginny Deffendall | 4 comments Gah! So exciting. At the risk of gushing like a fan girl, you are my personal writing deity, Penny Reid!!!


message 31: by Viviana (new)

Viviana Varona Again thanks for the information and please keep us posted if an opportunity opens up.
Sincerely,
Viviana


message 32: by Antonella (new)

Antonella | 46 comments Do I need to be on FB to get ARC? if that is the only thing left blank on Reader Application form?!


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