Book Blogger Hop: Do you use other sources for ARCs besides Netgalley

The first iteration of the Book Blogger Hop, which was started in March 2010 by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books, ended on December 31, 2012. On February 15, 2013, Billy at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer reintroduced the hop with Jennifer’s approval. The hop begins on a Friday of each week and ends on a Thursday of the following week. Every week, there will be a prompt with a book-related query. The aim of the blog hop is to provide bloggers with an opportunity to follow other blogs, discover new books, make friends with other bloggers, and gain new followers for their own sites. See rules here.

This week’s question was submitted by ME. I must have submitted it a long time ago because I can’t recall it. Here it is:

As a book blogger, I would say Netgalley is my biggest source. I also use BookSirens, and some of those are ARCs. I get widgets sent directly from publishers, but those are Netgalley widgets. And of course, Indie authors send me their books to review for Indie Weekend. I will also get some ARCs if I sign up for book tours. In addition, I review books quarterly for The Historical Novel Society and I get a lot of ARCs from the publishers through them. So I am not hurting for books!

How about you?

If you are a blogger, what is your biggest source for books?

If you’re a writer, have you used Netgalley, BookSirens, or another site to promote your books? Do you use book tours?

32 thoughts on “Book Blogger Hop: Do you use other sources for ARCs besides Netgalley”

  1. I post my books on Booksirens, which has been very successful for me. I put one book on Netgalley, but the cost to do so was much too high, for me at least.

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  2. Fun question:) I don’t prefer ebooks so I use NetGalley some, but more if it’s a book I really want and won’t be getting a physical ARC. I do blog tours and get some books from publishers with blogger programs. Plus, I’ll occasionally do reviews of books I find in a GoodReads group, with authors requesting reviews

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  3. It’s a great question Bonnie. I used to get lots of arcs from promo companies and indie authors – many of whom have arc teams you can join. I’ve also used booksprout in the past. These days I tend to use Netgalley, though I do still belong to a few author arc teams.

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  4. Hidden Gems is an ARC service I use to get my new books in the hands of interested readers.

    For authors interested in NetGalley, BooksGoSocial has a NetGalley service where they put your book on there for a much lower cost than the standard price.

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  5. When I was first blogging, I was thrilled to get free new books from publishers. My school budget for library was zero, so I would catalog any book I could get and put it in the library. As time has gone on, I’ve been more eager to read what I want to read and to wait until I can find it at the public library.

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