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What is an ARC?
An ARC is an advance reader’s copy—also known as a galley, proof, or reading copy. It is an early copy of a book sent to reviewers, booksellers, educators, librarians, and other trade professionals.
How can I request ARCs for St. Martin’s Publishing Group’s upcoming titles?
We’re so glad to hear you’re excited to read our books early and shout about them on your channels! To start, please sign up for our Influencer Program here. If accepted, you will be subscribed to our influencer newsletter to receive first access to the seasonal request forms.
Am I guaranteed to receive an ARC or finished copy if I’ve filled out the appropriate request forms?
Filling out the request forms does not guarantee you will receive a copy of the book(s) you’ve requested.
How do you select who receives a review copy?
The assigned marketers and publicists for each book will review the requests submitted via the forms and while each campaign has different goals and strategies, here are a few items we consider for all requests:
- Activity and engagement on the reviewer’s given social media platform (Instagram, TikTok, Blog, etc). While we like to see high follower or subscriber numbers, we also value high engagement in the form of comments, likes, post frequency, and related metrics.
- Reviewers from marginalized and underrepresented groups will be given equitable consideration, but will be prioritized to the best of our abilities for titles and authors that speak to their specific identities and experiences.
- Based in the U.S. or Canada. Due to contractual and territory restrictions, we cannot always accommodate international requests. However, international reviewers are welcome to email us at email@example.com with “International ARC Request” in the subject line and we will forward your request to the appropriate team to evaluate.
How will I know if I’ve been selected to receive a review copy and when will I receive the book?
Each season, the request forms will remain open for three months. Then each marketer and publicist will review the requests for their titles and compile their influencer lists. They will be in touch via email if you’ve been selected to receive a copy. The timing of our influencer strategies varies from book to book; you may hear from us very early or closer to the book’s publication date. Requesting a copy via the form does not guarantee you will receive one.
Can I also request digital review copies from NetGalley?
You are welcome to request digital review copies from NetGalley. Please be sure your member type is listed as “reviewer” and review SMPG’s Approval Preferences for more information on what we look for in NetGalley requests. Our NetGalley strategies vary book to book and multiple members of our team review our NetGalley requests, so if your request is denied there you may still hear from the marketer directly about receiving a copy.
Will I be compensated for my review?
No, St. Martin’s Press does not provide compensation in exchange for reviews.
Are there any specific stipulations influencers should follow when posting?
We ask that when influencers receive any combination of free books, swag, etc. that you disclose that you are receiving items from the publisher by using “#sponsored” or “#ad” in a prominent place in your post copy, and abide by all disclosure laws and regulations. Also letting your audience know “I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review” (or the like) is also helpful.