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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 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.

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    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.

  3. [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??

  4. [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.

  5. [email protected]

    I have left my reviews on Amazon and Goodreads with no problem. However, when I click on the Bookhub link it does indeed take me to Bookhub but not to the book and I've searched both by author and the title and found neither. What can I do please?

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    It's impossible to leave reviews on other websites. Amazon said I might be biased and wouldn't accept my review. I then tried on Smashwords, and they said because I haven't purchased the Book I couldn't leave a review. Um hello? I was trying to review an ARC! I don't know if I can keep struggling with booksprout.

  7. [email protected]

    Been trying to review book, however Amozon keeps telling me I have to buy something. Have bought, don't have time to keep trying, in middle of trying to pack for move this month!!

  8. [email protected] or will not let me review, and I let the author know but got no response from her.  Now Booksprout won't let me get my next ARC.  

  9. [email protected]

    Have done a review but the last step doesn't show it done, posted one on amazon. Not happy with booksprout.

  10. [email protected]

    Amazon has deleted my reviews. I have left them on iBooks and on goodreads but,it says it is not complete on Booksprout?