GOSH DANG IT. I know it. You know. Cait knows it. This site is the best but SO MANY PEOPLE are tragically turned off because gosh-freaking-dang it. This site is the new pluto! It’s hard to understand. So here’s the reality.
It’s simple. Oh? You don’t believe me? Okay then. Here’s a freaking tutorial.
(because Edelweiss’s help section handled this yet I felt like I should as well)
this step is crucial because if you don’t do it this tutorial won’t work for you.
more clicking. I know. it’s so hard.
this is honestly the most confusing part of registering. But just do what I did. Because I am a genius (another thing we all know). Other than that it’s just like signing up for every other review site so I don’t need to tell you what to do.
omw. clicking. but seriously click the circled button because it leads to joy and happiness (aka: arcs)
specify what you want
this part is pretty easy. You can a. just look through all the ARCs, or if you want a specific sort, like YA or something like that, I recommend clicking on “age”
this is my usual blend of ARC age ranges. It gets the middle grade and YA books in there. If you’re looking for Christian novels, sometimes the YA ones don’t show up in this so you have to search them.
find the ARC you want and click on it
okay so next you need to click on the button circled.
I suggest you fill out the description of your role. I use the one in the photo because it’s short, to the point, and not super constricting. If you plan on posting your review EVERYWHERE, then say it. List the sites, (amazon, goodreads, barnes and noble, etc.), but as specific or vague as you want to. You can also add an addition message, but you don’t have to. I never really fill that part out, except when I request PS I Like You by Kasie West. Most of the time I just request books because the sound cool or have a cool cover or are published by my favorite publisher. So you can fill that out if you want, but I don’t. Also click submit when you’re done.
It may take a week, several weeks, maybe more for you to get approved or rejected. Sometimes, with rejections, you might not get an email about it. But you always get emails with an approval.
check once a week.
You’ll notice when your in the review copies section there’s a button labeled “requests”. Click on it!
check for rejection
Step Six will lead you to your own list of requests, approvals, and rejections. If one is marked approved, click on it and go to the book page.
download your ARC!
so you’ve clicked on the ARC and you’re on it’s page. Now click the button circled in red.
send to kindle!
You can pick how to get your ARC, but I recommend going with “Kindle” You can get a kindle app on basically anything. also click continue.
kindle email address
edelweiss stole my thunder here and has instructions. RUDE
Your review copy will come now.
click click click
CLICK ON THE DOWNLOADS BUTTON
click on “write review”
write your review (or paste (I don’t judge))
write your review in the review space (gasp) I know it’s so hard.
submit your review!
Select your rating, and be sure to select “submit to publisher” or it just saves your review as a draft. Make sure your review is finished, because as soon as you submit it, you won’t be able to edit it.
THAT’S IT. If you have any more questions, comment below, or I DON’T KNOW, ASK THE EXPERTS. PHHHB.
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