Advance reading copies (ARCs) help to generate buzz for upcoming books as well as their authors. For most of the publishing industry, these get sent to people who have significant readership influence: big-name reviewers, magazines, bookstores and celebrities.
We couldn’t help but ask one simple question: Why should the “important people” have all the fun? Honest reviews are the single-most important tool that we as an independent small press have at our disposal. Why would we artificially limit who can provide us with those reviews?
Part of our mission at Grey Gecko Press is to innovate in an aging industry. To that end, we’re proud to present the Advance Reader Program, an easy way for any reader to receive an eARC of any of our books. In exchange, we ask only for the reader to post an honest review online.