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Advance Review Copies (ARCs)

Everything to do with getting ARCs and leaving your reviews.

  • FAQ: I cannot review on one of the required sites

    If you're trying to leave your review on Amazon, Goodreads, Barnes & Noble, iBooks/iTunes, Smashwords, Google Play, or Kobo and do not meet their criteria for reviewing, you'll likely be greeted with ...

  • How to cancel a promised review

    If you find yourself needing to cancel a review promise rather than complete it, you can follow these steps to let the author know why. Keep in mind that a late review is better than a cancelled one a...

  • How to Review on Kobo

    If you're new to reviewing on Kobo, follow these steps to leave your review on their website and prove to Booksprout that you've completed your review. Step 1 Click on the Leave Your Review button jus...

  • FAQ: I can't review on Amazon because the book hasn't been released yet

    As you likely have already found out, Amazon doesn't allow people to leave a review on an ebook before it's officially available for sale. Unfortunately, Booksprout cannot tell the difference between ...

  • How to Review on Smashwords

    If you're new to reviewing on Smashwords, follow these steps to leave your review on their website and prove to Booksprout that you've completed your review. Step 1 Click on the Leave Your Review butt...

  • FAQ: What ARC format do I need?

    With the Advance Reading Copies you'll download from Booksprout, you'll often have the choice of three different formats depending on which ones have been supplied by the author.  MOBI - EPUB - PDF Wh...

  • How to Review on Google Play

    If you're new to reviewing on Google Play, follow these steps to leave your review on their website and prove to Booksprout that you've completed your review. Step 1 Click on the Leave Your Review but...

  • FAQ: What if I need a different file format?

    If you need a different file format, re-sending the ARC file will give you the option to download the file format you need. If you do not see the format you need, then use the contact author button, w...

  • FAQ: Loading Books On Your Kindle

    Once you requested a book to be sent to your Kindle, Amazon will send an email with the book's file to your device. This allows you to find the book and immediately begin reading. However, sometimes t...