I apologize now if I ramble with this one. It was just something I was thinking about and wanted to see what others thought.
What do you think about reading ARCs?
Do you ever feel pressure to read ARCs? Either from publishers or other bloggers?
Are you more likely to read an ARC before picking up a finished book that you already have?
Do you usually buy the finished book of ARCs you’ve read?
Do you think ARC reviews are helpful?
Do you ever feel like you need to rate an ARC higher because you got it from the publisher or author?
Do you review ARCs on your blog that you’ve given a low rating to?
For me, I tend to pick up ARCs before picking up a book I already have. I’m not sure why. It’s usually excitement. But sometimes it’s pressure. Luckily, I’m the type of person who does better with pressure, but there can be days that it makes me feel anxious. I am lucky in that I can buy quite a few books per year. I’m more likely to buy a finished copy of a book that I’ve already read the ARC of, but it’s not a deciding factor. I don’t do negative reviews on my blog. It’s just my preference, but I’ll do a small review on goodreads. Luckily I like most of what I read. I personally think that ARC reviews are very important for sales. Probably more than publishers realize. I skim reviews to see if I want to request or purchase a book. Seeing early reviews is helpful for me and my decision making.