Publishing 101: A Look at Story ARCs

Welcome back to our continuing series on Publishing 101 – the author’s journey. Today we’re continuing tour of the publishing process with a look at ARCs and their place in a manuscript’s journey to publication. “ARC” stands for “Advance Reading Copy” (or sometimes, “Advance Review Copy”). As the name implies, ARCs are advance copies of a book produced for, and distributed to, reviewers. Until a few years ago, ARCs were mostly produced in physical, paperback format. Now, many publishers use digitial ARCs (in various ebook and e-reader formats) as well as–or instead of–physical ARCs. In addition to ease of distribution and

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