How to get FREE Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) Books from NetGalley

I had signed up for NetGalley years ago, but had never pursued receiving a FREE Advanced Reader Copy (known as an ARC) of a book because…life…but as I was browsing book reviews on Goodreads, I noticed several great books had been reviewed by ARC readers and I wanted IN on the latest and greatest — and to follow my favorite authors. Here’s how I got my first ARC books to read from NetGalley:

  1. Create an account at NetGalley.com.
  2. Fill out your profile AS COMPLETELY AS POSSIBLE! This helps publishers confidently approve you to review their ARCs. Registration does ask for a business name, but you can be an Amazon or Goodreads consumer book reviewer.
  3. Choose the categories you are most interested in reading about — I selected nearly EVERY category and there were plenty of books to choose from!
  4. Connect your social media accounts: Goodreads, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
  5. Browse the books available and select whichever ones interest you. To increase your chances of receiving an ARC, you may want to choose lesser known authors or niche-markets such as cooking, biography, or knitting — whatever appeals to you!
  6. I received 2 of my first 4 ARC requests within the first 24 hours!

You can even request audiobooks IF you request them through netgalley.com on a browser THEN listen to them in their mobile app – easy!

Join me on Goodreads here!

First: Create an account through NetGalley.com on a browser.
Once you’ve got your ARCs, install the NetGalley mobile app

Have fun reading! Let me know how long before you received your first ARC. #ARC #amreading #books #publishers #publishing