We’re excited to extend an invitation to the first round of the Ackerly Green Advance Readers program.
For those of you who don’t know, an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) is an edition of a book which is released by the publisher in very limited quantities before the book is available to the general public, usually for promotional purposes.
If you join the Ackerly Green Advance Reader program, you’ll have the chance to read The Monarch Papers before anybody else! Before you join, though, we ask a few things:
Most importantly, in exchange for early access we ask that you post a review of both volumes of The Monarch Papers to Amazon on the morning of its official publication (July 3rd). If you do, you will be automatically invited back for future Ackerly Green ARC programs. If not, the ARC app we’re using to automate this process will automatically purge you from the list. While it might be enticing to read the book early, PLEASE only respond if you plan on reading the books and could post at least one review (we understand you may not be able to read both volumes in the month of June.)
You’ll be reading a digital, uncorrected copy. There may be spelling, punctuation, or continuity errors. If you notice anything amiss, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. This will be a massive help to us!
It’s important that you don’t sign up if you aren’t able to post a review on the day of release. Early reviews are crucial to the success and “social proof” of a book so please be sure you have an Amazon account in your name and that you will be available in the early part of July 3rd to post your review.
We ask that you please don’t share the digital manuscript with anyone else. Keep in mind that your copy of the manuscript will be invisibly watermarked with your name and email address.
While the ARC program won’t exist in-world, there will be a secure forum area where you will be able to discuss the contents of the books.
Though we are asking you to write a review, we still want you to give your honest opinion. You are not obligated to write a positive review.
We will provide you a boilerplate text before the publish date which you can post at the beginning of your review, indicating that you were given an advanced copy in exchange for a review but were not compensated.
If you’re interested, please respond below and Devin will get you set up in the ARC program in the coming weeks. Thank you!