I have a book buying addiction, and I cannot lie. Particularly when it comes to acquiring books at a significantly faster rate than I can read them. Death by ominously towering TBR pile appears exceedingly imminent at the moment and certainly would not come as a shock. I use TBRing as a verb – that’s often the first indicator of a
problem adorably cute bookish habit that all readers should partake in.
One of the most common areas of confusion for newer bloggers is ARCs – what they are, how to acquire them, and how to interact with authors and publishers. While I am by no means an expert on ARCs and the requesting process, I’ve received a decent number of them over the years (and am currently sorting through a rather hefty pile of them). Therefore, I’ve compiled a few tips and tricks regarding how to request ARCs and interact professionally with publishers.
I’m a highly impatient person (and no, I do not need a “Patience is a virtue…which you are clearing lacking” lecture). So when it comes to release dates, I watch them like a hawk, checking back frequently because I’ve mentally convinced myself that this will change the outcome. Or that the dates will have been magically moved up…but then again, who am I kidding? Combine this with my infatuation with “Pre-Order” buttons and a complete lack of self-restraint, and you have a recipe for disaster. Nevertheless, I don’t think I’ll be putting an end to this habit anytime soon.
Just in case you don’t share my peculiar obsession with stalking the websites, twitters, facebooks, personal lives, etc. of authors with upcoming releases, I figured I would divert my restlessness and compile a list of upcoming releases during the fall of 2016. And yes, this might give me another excuse to check those publication dates again…