Monday, August 30, 2010

No ARCs???

For those of you who don't know, ARC stands for Advance Reading Copy.  Most often, a publisher supplies authors with ARCs which savvy authors use as a marketing a tool--send to reviewers, blog posts to announce the release of the book, give them out at promo events and conferences.  So needless to say, ARCs are very important.

So when I first read about a publisher not supplying its authors with ARCs for review, I was shocked.  Poor authors I said. That was in February of this year and the article was by an agent.  Little did I know I'd be in the same boat.   Should I feel sorry for myself?  Don't think so. I hate self-pity. 

So what's a woman to do?  Do what women  have done for generations to surivive.  Improvise.  I know it's not fun lugging around 300 page ARC around, but I'm hoping you ladies will forgive me.  The ecomony being what it is and printing/biding is out of pocket...my pocket...I have to wait until I get copies from my publisher, which I promise to send all of you for book tours and giveaways. 

Also, expect T-shirts...black is women's best color if you didn't know it.





bookmarks...




 

And other goodies, which I'll have in the next week or so.  Meanwhile, happy reading and don't hate me for sending my version (or should I say, my husband's version) of ARCs.

13 comments:

  1. No doubt you will survive - I cant wai tto read Awakened!! :)

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  2. Not at all!!!

    Like I said, I loved it! Ooohhhh the T-shirts and bookmarks look awesome! I cant wait to see the final hardcover book!

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  3. Oh Wow!!! Check out the merchandise!! Love them! Classy!!

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  5. Thanks Jenn. I can't wait to see it.

    CJ, happy you like them.

    Leilani, you're so sweet.

    Thank you ladies. I will let you know when the contests will start. Want to start it with a bang, so I'll need your support, k?

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  6. Just read a review of Awakened over at Leilani Loves Books and needless to say I am very intrigued. I would love to participate in any blog tour or ARC contest you have. And BTW, the tee-shirt looks great!

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  7. Great JL. I'll stop by your blog and talk about a tour.

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  8. Ednah you're awesome! That's the spirit girl!! :)
    I love the tee's and the bookmarks look AWESOME! Can't wait for it all ;)

    xx

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  9. Thanks Anya. Just trying to stay positive.

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  10. I love your attitude!=) and Yes Black is the best color.

    The premise of Awakened is superb all we have to do is get the word out.

    I've added Awakened to my list of September Book Releases on my blog.

    Let us know if there is anything we can do to help out. I am super excited to have found this title!=)

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  11. Chas, thank you. I don't know what I'd do without support from bloggers like you.

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  12. Oh that t-shirt rocks! Black is definitely my favorite color. And that bookmark looks so awesome!

    I've read the summary for Awakened and I must say I like it! If ever you're planning a blog tour or contest, please let me know, I'd love to participate. I have a feeling Awakened will be an awesome book! I'm so excited for you! =)

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