Fangirl Moment of SQUEEE!!!

HOLY CRAP!! I’m kinda freaking out at the moment. I’ve JUST started requesting ARCs via NetGalley, not really expecting to actually get approved. I’ve even gotten a rejection, so it kind of confirmed for me that I probably wasn’t quite in the position that publishers are looking for when it comes to handing out ARC copies for reviews and that I needed to do some more work towards getting there. Apparently…

Not only did I get an ARC book, but I got one that I never in a million years expected to get approved for but thought, “What the hell! Can’t hurt to ask!” and requested it anyway. It is my first ever ARC and I’m over the moon giddy over it and what book it is.

Now, I’m not 100% certain on ARC etiquette and how to handle this awesomeness. Do I get to scream about the fact I got an ARC and the book it is? I know about the writing a review piece, that should be the easy part, but there are more things I think that I don’t really know and now I need to dig in and do a bit more research so I don’t goof and this ends up being the only one I get.

If you are an ARC reviewer, please feel free to chime in and give a newbie some much needed advice! Now I’m going to go try to bust my family’s ear drums with some more screeching and freaking, then I’m going to calm down and get to reading.

Author: TJ Fox

I am a slightly sane artist, amateur photographer, book addict, wife, mom and raging introvert. I have more hobbies than I can count, so it is beyond shocking that I manage to find time to do any of them, let alone most of them and still have time to do anything else. Of all the talents I claim, writing wasn’t one of them until my muse dropped the idea for a book on my head.

8 thoughts on “Fangirl Moment of SQUEEE!!!”

    1. Thanks you! I’ve got my account linked, so will definitely do that. Is it a big deal if it were posted to Goodreads separately? I don’t think I would, but I was just curious if there is any significant difference from posting from NetGalley vs. directly on Goodreads.

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      1. Nope it’s just convenient is all. Posting on Netgalley is to show the publisher you actually did read the book and letting others see your opinion but most people use Goodreads to post there reviews either way

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      2. Thank you I probably should have done a bit more research before actually requesting any books, I just never expected to get any, let alone one of my top choices. The last thing I want to do is to mess something up and not ever get a chance again.

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  1. Congrats! Getting ARCs is a lot of fun, just don’t overcommit yourself and request more than you can read. In my own experience, it’s perfectly fine to say, “I got an ARC of Book X, which isn’t due out for six months”, but the reviews are best kept ’til closer to the publishing date. A lot of publishers will state their preferences in their profiles, but mostly I’ve heard that posting a review before 30 days out from the publishing date is bad form. I try to post my reviews 2-3 weeks before the release date.

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    1. Thank you! I went and double checked and this is actually due to drop in a few days (I thought it was a ways out). The publishing company does have a “Please post only 1 week prior” review policy, so I should be in the clear for that. As far as requesting, I probably won’t request a whole lot. At least not off the bat. Those I do request will be ones I really want to read, so there will be no issues with over doing it.

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