So, who the hell are Exclusive ARC Elite Reviewer’s Club?
Hi! My name’s Ginger, and you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’m the one behind the Exclusive ARC Elite Reviewer’s Club. It was born from two of my passions – reading, and writing.
First off, as a voracious reader of indie-published romance and women’s fiction on Amazon, I loved to share the books and stories that I loved with like-minded readers.
For years, I used to review books for a number of newspapers and loved the thrill of getting a sneak-peek from an author in the form of an Advanced Reader Copy. I wanted to remain part of that world through this program.
Secondly, as a writer, I know how difficult it is to get book reviews. As an indie publisher, you’re faced with a Catch 22 situation when it comes to reviews on Amazon. You won’t sell that many books without a swathe of reviews – and you don’t get any reviews until you’ve actually sold a bunch of books!
Even the top 5 publishers, like Penguin and Hachette, struggle with getting reviews for the books they publish – and they created the Advanced Reader Copy to solve that problem. It’s a pre-publish edition of a book that they share with qualified readers ahead of the publication date; in return for the promise of a review when it goes live.
All I’ve done is taken that successful model and opened it up to indie authors. I’ve assembled a vibrant community of hundreds of passionate readers, and through the Exclusive ARC program, we can put new and promising author’s books in front of them.
Ideally, it’s a win/win situation for all involved. Our community of readers gets access to the hottest and newest romance books on Amazon, for free and ahead of their official publication date. In return, indie authors and publishers get the promise of dozens of reviews the moment their books go live; giving them the momentum to climb the best-seller lists.
But making sure this works for everybody is a careful balance.
In creating the Exclusive ARC Elite Reviewer’s Club, I made a commitment to run the program ethically, transparently and honestly. I want my readers to enjoy being a part of this exclusive circle of reviewers, and I want the indie authors and publishers I work with to feel like they get their money’s worth out of working together.
That’s why I am straightforward about the process behind the Exclusive ARC program, and always available to answer questions or listen to feedback.
If you ever have any concerns or suggestions, don’t hesitate to email me at email@example.com and we’ll talk.
Welcome to the program, and I hope you enjoy being a part of it!