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Advance Review Copies (ARCs)

Authors can learn about running an ARC through Booksprout here.

  • Creating and managing a Booksprout ARC

    This article will guide you through the steps required to create and manage a Booksprout ARC. Create a book Books are a building block in Booksprout. Add them once, then you can quickly run ARCs and p...

  • Booksprout's freeloader prevention algorithm

    When creating an ARC in Booksprout, authors can leverage data we have on reviewers to determine if they're reliable enough to participate in your ARC. Reviewer Score In addition to checking whether or...

  • FAQ: How can I manually approve a review from a reviewer?

    In some cases, you may wish to manually mark a reviewer's participation in your ARC as completed. To do so, please head to your ARC listings and find the ARC you'd like to mark them as having complete...

  • How to Block a Reviewer

    Authors have full control over their ARC team when using Booksprout to manage their ARCs. If you don't want a reviewer to participate in your pen name's future ARCs for any reason you deem fit, you ca...

  • FAQ: Can I create an ARC for a previously published book?

    Yes! Keep in mind that Booksprout's ARC feature was developed with ARCs in mind so it works best for them, but there's nothing stopping you from using it to get reviews on previously published books. ...

  • Unsolicited Emails

    There may be times when a reader contacts you through BookSprout either to ask for files or as a solicitation. We understand you may have questions about these emails. First, please know that we are c...

  • Do you offer a free trial?

    We do offer a free trial, but it requires that you send out a message to your newsletter letting them know they can now find you on Booksprout. We'll send you more details on this once you create your...

  • FAQ: Can I use Booksprout for ARCs if I'm in KDP Select (Kindle Unlimited)?

    Yes and no. When it comes to KDP's Select program, you agree to make your digital book available exclusively on Amazon during a 90 day period. That means that if your book is currently enrolled, then ...

  • FAQ: What should I do after I create an ARC?

    After you create an ARC, there's a few good things you can do. Share it. In order to get the most out of Booksprout, you'll want to make sure you share the link to your ARC with anyone who might be in...

  • FAQ: Why are Amazon reviews taking so long to come in?

    Amazon has implemented changes to their review system that will often result in a delay for reviews to be posted. We've seen this take up to 10 days. It's not ideal, but there's nothing Booksprout or ...