Whoop! Whoop! It’s Bloggiesta Time! I don’t know if you realize it, but Bloggiesta is just for YOU. This is a chance for you to learn some tricks, get some tips, and get your blog where you want it.
This year along with participating, I am hosting a challenge.
I have a simple challenge for you, contact a publisher and ask for an ARC.
Don’t worry! This is not as scary as it seems. (scroll down to pub list)
I am going to make this easy. In this post I am going to talk about how I do it, and even give you the contact info. This is one of the best ways to get those ARCs after NetGalley and Edelweiss. I like to peruse the publisher’s catalogs of upcoming releases. Edelweiss is also a great resource for catalogs, or you can just google Publisher’s Name Catalog Season Year (ex: St. Martin’s Press Catalog Winter 2015). If you are uncertain which publisher to contact, please look up the book/author on their website or on Amazon, Goodreads, or Barnes and Noble. Writing to the wrong company/imprint will get you nothing. Feel free to send in requests for 2-3 books if they have a few you really want to review prior to the release date.
Things to include in your request email:
Your name and blog (html address)
Why you want to review the book
The name of the book, author and ISBN
Blog stats from the month prior
- posting frequency
- unique visitors monthly
- alexa and/or google rank
- # of subscribers
- social media (links and followers)
- links to other reviews you have done of their books
Your name, email and, blog url at the bottom. You could put a phone number here to if you want.
US Publishing Contacts: (these are accurate as of 9/2015)
Harper Books: Tina Andreadis
Harper Luxe: Pamela Jaffee
Harper Perrenial: Tina Andreadis
Harper Voyager: Pamela Jaffee
William Morrow: Shelby Meizlik
Children’s Books (all): Cindy Hamilton
Harlequin Teen: Shara Alexander
Mira Books: Shara Alexander
Penguin Random House
Ballatine Bantom Dell: BBDPublicity@randomhouse.com
Crown Publishing Group: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pantheon and Schocken: email@example.com
Random House Audio: firstname.lastname@example.org
Random House Children’s: email@example.com
Random House: firstname.lastname@example.org
Penguin Press: email@example.com
Penguin Young Readers; Dutton Children’s Books; G.P. Putnam Son’s; Viking Children’s Books: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vintage / Anchor: email@example.com
They also have a blogger resource on Tumblr and a form where you can sign up to get a specific ARC.
Little, Brown and Company, Back Bay, Mulholland Books, and Reagan Arthur Books: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hachette Audio: email@example.com
Little Brown Books for Young Readers: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hachette Books: Hachette.email@example.com
Farrar, Straus and Giroux: firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Martin’s Press: email@example.com
Workman Publishing: Publicityinfo@workman.com
Artisan Books: firstname.lastname@example.org
Timber Press: here
The Experiment: email@example.com
Simon & Schuster
Children’s Publishing (all imprints): ChildrensPublicity@simonandschuster.com
Gallery Books: GalleryPublicity@simonandschuster.com
Howard Books: HowardPublicity@simonandschuster.com
Pocket Books: PocketPublicity@simonandschuster.com
Simon & Schuster and Free Press: SSPublicity@simonandschuster.com
Simon & Schuster Audio: AudioPublicity@simonandschuster.com
Threshold Editions: GalleryPublicity@simonandschuster.com
New Harbinger Publications
Spencer Hill Press
There are LITERALLY thousands of publishers. I only listed a few here. I am going to keep updating this list as I find more contacts.
If the company you need to contact is not listed 1)google the name, 2)find their contact page and email, 3)come back here and share the page in the comments.
Even if they don’t send you the book, don’t give up. You should send them a link to your review (amazon and goodreads, too, if you review there). This will help in the future when you request books. I always send reviews of ARCs I have done to the publisher, even if I got the book somewhere else.