For Reviewers

A black sticker containing the words "Advance Uncorrected Proof, Not for Resale"

As a publisher, we provide advance reader copies (ARCs) of our books in exchange for an honest review on, online booksellers, or the reviewer’s own website. They are usually uncorrected proofs, so there will be changes in the final edition, and they are not for resale.

Frequently Asked Questions

I loved the book, what can I do to help promote it?

In addition to writing reviews, we’d appreciate it if you’d post something supportive on social media on our release day! To make it easier we send an email to our mailing list on release day with a reminder.

Where will the book be available for sale?

All major online booksellers carry our books.

You can also ask your local bookstore to order a copy for you, because the book is available from their standard distributors. (We’d love it if you would support local bookstores!)

Where should I post my book review?

Please post wherever you regularly post book reviews or recommendations to your friends. In addition, posting a review on Goodreads is very helpful. 

Once the book is published, you can post your review at online bookseller websites such as Amazon (instructions), Barnes & Noble, Apple Books, Google Play, Kobo, and so on. 

What should I say in my book review?

Some ideas to get started are:

  • What did you like about this book?
  • Is there something you didn’t like?
  • Was this book helpful to you in some way?
  • Would you recommend this book to others?

A book review can be just a sentence or two, or it can be longer if you have more to say. 

What if I don’t love the book?

We ask that you post your honest review anyway. When a book has more reviews, even if some are negative, potential readers are more likely to give the book a chance.

How can I post a book review on Amazon?

Amazon only allows reader reviews after the book has been released. Even if you didn’t buy the book from Amazon, if they consider you to be eligible to post reviews, you’ll still be able to post your review about this book, which will help us attract more readers who’d enjoy it!

At the time this page was published, you need to have spent at least $50 in the past 12 months in order to be eligible to post a review. Here’s Amazon’s instructions for how to post reviews, with a link to current eligibility requirements.

Can I get a printed copy of the advance review edition?

We have a limited number of print ARCs available for reviewers who are unable to review digital books. The lead time may be as much as three or four weeks, because of supply chain and shipping delays.

To get a copy, write to publicity (at) thinkinginkpress (dot) com and let us know that you need a print edition.

I want to receive an advance review copy of one of your books, how do I get one?

Write to publicity (at) thinkinginkpress (dot) com, letting us know:

  • a little about yourself
  • which title you want to review