I just recently received an Advanced Readers Copy (ARC) of “The Kneebone Boy” by author Ellen Potter and I was really excited. The ARC is a copy of a book privately released by its publisher before the book is printed for mass distribution. In others words it’s like getting a sneak peak and enables you to see the book before it is released. These copies are not sold in stores.
Publishers do this for review purposes and to generate buzz. The role of the ARC was mentioned in author Jody Hedlund’s blog post about Influencers. Since these copies sometimes contain errors and text that will not be included in the final copy, ARC’s are often sought after by collectors.
When I attended Book Expo America in May, several publishing houses were giving out ARC’s for books that they were promoting, and I was able to pass some of them on to friends and family. If I go back next May you can be sure that I will make a point to try and collect more.
I will be reviewing “The Kneebone Boy” shortly after Labor Day. I have just begun reading the book, but let me tell you what I have read so far is very yummy!
Here is the tag for Chapter 1-
“In which we meet the Hardscrabbles, unearth a triceratops bone, and begin to like Lucia even more.”
Intrigued? Be sure to check back after Labor Day for a full review.
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