Don't Miss A Diss is a weekly discussion post led by A Thousand Lives Lived which features discussions with the book blogger public about the troubles and wishes of bloggers.
Since I began book blogging back in 2012, I have always had a dream: to get ARC books. The fact of getting free books that aren't even out in exchange for an honest review is just amazing.
But my question is: how do I get them? (physical ARC books)
Yes, I actually have received three before (one actually came in yesterday from Disney-Hyperion) but I'm literally so envious of those who receive like ten of them each week. I love reading and read constantly. It's basically what I spend most of my day doing, and I have so much time to read and review the books that I receive. I get some ebook ARCs sent to me, especially from Edelweiss and Netgalley, but I'm fine with the ebook thing, I'm just looking for physical copies.
What I did do to receive: Midnight Thief from Disney-Hyperion, and Dissonance and Of Metal and Wishes from Simon & Schsuter Canada was just write an email to the publisher specifically and request for some YA ARCs. I featured information about my blog, history, reading, other accounts like Goodreads, almost everything that has to do with books that you can think of. Getting ARCs that way came from a lot of research and many blogs suggested doing that.
I sent emails to almost every publisher you could think of: HarperTeen, St. Martin's Press, Razor Bill, Harlequin etc etc, but I've only gotten a reply from two: Simon & Schuster Canada and Disney-Hyperion. And I sent that email a long time ago in February. I know that I sent it to the correct addresses and probably included good information. I know that I didn't do anything wrong with the emails. I just really want ARCs!
By the way, here's a pic of my beautiful Midnight Thief, by Livia Blackburne.