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How to Complete Your Booksprout ARC Review

Okay, so you've downloaded an ARC from one of your favorite authors via Booksprout and are now stuck, wondering how you get our system to recognize the fact that you've actually completed your reviews!

In order for that to happen, there's a few things you'll need to do.

  1. Write a review on Booksprout
  2. Write a review on all websites that are required by the author
  3. Prove to Booksprout that you've done all required reviews.

Go to the ARC's page on Booksprout

To write a review on Booksprout, you'll need to head back to the ARC on our website. Make sure you're logged in. If you're not sure if you are or not, head to our login page. If you're asked to login, please do.

You can get the link to the ARC either in an email we've sent you or by viewing your promised ARCs on our website and clicking on the cover of the book you want to review.

Write your review on Booksprout

To get to our review section, you'll need to click on the third circle near the top.

Once there, you should see a form where you can either write your review or cancel your promise to do so. Fill out that form with your review and click "Save" at the bottom.

Write your review on external websites

Once your review is saved on Booksprout, you'll need to copy it over to all of the external websites that the author requires.

Click on the fourth circle near the top to get to the screen where you can do this.

Scroll down and you should see a form you'll need to fill out to prove that you've left your review on all required websites. Any website that's marked with a red "Required" marking means the author is requiring you to review on that website in order for your ARC to be considered complete.

Note: In the above screenshot, Amazon is marked as required and Goodreads is optional.

Prove you've left your reviews

Booksprout helps authors spend less time monitoring their ARC team and more time writing. To help with this, we ask that every reviewer provide a link to their review on all required external websites. This way, the author can quickly and easily check if you've completed the ARC.

If you need help proving to Booksprout that you've actually done your reviews , please refer to the following guides that will walk you through step by step. 

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  1. [email protected]

    I’ve left reviews on both Amazon & Goodreads but cannot download any other ARC’s because my status reads too many ARC’s?? So disappointed!

  2. [email protected]

    I was able to leave a review on all four sites ,does not say complete on last button.

  3. [email protected]

    I don't have this book  so review is not possible. Further, Amazon will not allow me to review books on their site. 

  4. [email protected]

    Not getting my revuew approved by Amazon! I have tried 3 times now and the deadline for the ARC i need it for was 2 days ago, so what do I do?

  5. [email protected]

    I accidentally did my review backwards and Amazon is being a pain approving it. What do I do now? I want to share my review with you, but it is currently help in the Amazon Review Approval Black Hole?
  6. [email protected]

    Still unable to clear Arc after reviewing and linking. It keeps coming back like bad penny!!  Help 

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    I think it is unfair the change the requirements on reviews after accepting an ARC for review.  When agreeing to the review in step 2 it lists the vendors that the review is required for which plays into my decision to review.  Then when you finish reading and go to review there are suddenly MORE REQUIRED reviews than were stated in step 2.  What you agree to in step 2 should remain constant throughout the commitment!

    There used to be a way to cancel a commitment, is that still available?  I haven't been able to find it.

  8. [email protected]

    Still trying to complete an ARC from 3 months ago on Goodreads.  Very difficult to complete Booksprout and Goodreads.  Amazon is so much simpler.  I completed the ARC, finally I just contacted the author and left both reviews!  THIS SITE IS VERY DIFFICULT TO NAVIGATE ESPECIALLY ON GOODREADS.  WASTING TOO MUCH TIME JUST TO COMPLETE THE BOOKSPROUT SITE.

  9. [email protected]

    I've tried repeatedly to download a review and IT IS NOT WORKING!!!  I took the time to read the book and now I'm wasting time trying to post a review as I promised I would.  WHAT DO I DO??

  10. [email protected]

    I have tried to download to your site my reviews and still have not been able to do it. I have jus t spent another four hours trying again. Still is not working. I have tried and tried, no more. I love the author and I am sad that Ok can't review for her. Your fault.