When should I start distributing ARCs?
As soon as your book is finalized. This means it has a cover, the manuscripts have been edited, proofread, and formatted for various e-readers.
We recommend distributing ARCs at least 30 days before the official publication date, but we've seen many authors and publishers list even 60 or 90 days prior.
The more time readers get read your ARC before the publication date, the better your chances of launching with a healthy number of honest reviews on sites like Amazon, Goodreads, and Bookbub.
Note: Even if readers finish their review prior to your book's release, we automatically remind them to copy their review to Amazon on release day!