I love ARCs. I love receiving them. I love giving them.
(prepare for a mild rant)
But some people don't seem to understand WHY publishers send them out!
ARCs are "Advance Review Copies." So, if you don't have a review platform (blog, magazine, etc.), PLEASE don't expect us to send you Advance Review Copies! They are expensive (about three times more than the first editions), and we send them out to REVIEWERS so that they can get the word out about a forthcoming release.
It's not a free book program!
I hope I don't sound mean, but I just cleared several emails from my inbox from people with no review platform who were requesting books. I'm happy that people love our books and want to read more from our authors, but please understand that we'd be even happier if those people would BUY our books, so we can keep publishing more awesome titles.
(end of mild rant)