What is an ARC? It's an Advance Reader Copy of a soon-to-be-released book.
By the time the novel is shared with the ARC Team, it has been fully edited and proofread, but it still may contain a few small errors, which should be fixed prior to publication.
Does this mean FREE BOOKS?
ARC readers will be given access to a free copy of Paul's latest book as soon as it becomes available, typically about 2 weeks prior to the publication date.
As an ARC reader, you must be able to leave reviews on an Amazon website (like Amazon.ca or Amazon.com.) Ideally, you'd be able to post your review on release day, but if you can't make release day, within the next few days would be great!
After you've finished your review, you'll email me a link to your review to verify your participation. The rating you provide will not affect you being a member of the ARC Team. I'm looking for your honest opinion, so be sure to tell it like it is.
The only caveat is that when you post the review, you need to make it clear that you did not purchase the book and that you voluntarily reviewed an ARC copy of the book. Including something like "I received a free copy of this book in return for an honest review." is Amazon's mandatory requirement to ensure that I am not buying your review.
If you download a free copy of my novel, you are required to post a review or you will not be offered any future ARCs. However, if life gets in the way and you simply cannot post your review for some reason, just let me know and I'll see what I can do to work with you.
Also note, reviews on personal blogs and social media sites will not be accepted for ARC Team qualification purposes.
How to Join the ARC Team
It's super easy! All you need to do is send me an email with your first and last name and a link to your review of A Hut in the Woods. Please include ARC Team Request in the subject.
If you want to be considered for ARC Team Perks, you'll also need to include your full mailing address.
Email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are accepted as a member of the ARC Team, I will email you a link to the next book to be published, as soon as it's available. The length of time you might have to wait for your link can be up to 4 weeks. Right now, I'm publishing a new book about every 6 weeks, so it really depends on when your application comes in.
Please note: once a book has been published, it is no longer available to the ARC Team, other than by getting it through traditional book-purchasing channels.
Want to talk books?
I have a Discord Server and a Facebook Page set up if you want to talk about books. It doesn't have to be just my books, I'm happy to discuss any books. Also, if you're also an author, you are welcome to promote your books on either of my platforms.
Perks for ARC Team Members
If you include your full mailing address when you join the ARC Team, your name will be entered for a chance to win a signed copy of the book you just reviewed. You will also receive a personalized holiday greeting card, sent out the first week of December.
If you don't win a free copy, you will also be offered an opportunity to purchase a signed copy of the novel you just reviewed at cost. Please note, this may not equate to a savings, but you will get a personalized message included with the signed copy.