Thursday, July 19, 2012

And the ARC goes to: #Librarians or #BookBloggers?@jenniferlaurens


Who do you think should get an ARC ( advanced readers copy ) of a book? Why?

Post your response to enter an ARC of Grace Doll--my August 20th YA release.

Read and let read~

Jennifer

23 comments:

Kasumi said...

Who? Somebody who really want to read the book, as myself, of course! ;D

Thanks for the (international?) chance!

Kasumi said...

Sorry, if my answer was not very useful, but I love librarians (I really want to be one of them when I was a kid) and I see myself as a kind of a bookblogger (I review books, series, films and everything that catch my eye), so my heart is with both groups ;D

Sue said...

I would say that both bookbloggers and the librarians deserve to receive the book, because both love to read and it would be great for them :)


thank you so much for this giveaway :) love the cover and can´t wait to read it :)

Jen H said...

I love my library, and have been going to libraries all my life... but I know just as many people that don't go to libraries. I think these days it's just as important to get an ARC into a book blogger/reviewer's hands than a librarian. Spread the love, and reach more people... that's my response :).
~ Jen @ A Book and a Latte

Monica Fumarolo said...

I'm both a book blogger AND a librarian, so this is a really interesting question to me! As a new blogger, it takes a really long time to build up a readership when there are so many other blogs out there talking about fantastic books. There's a lot of competition therefore for readers. As a school librarian, though, the whole school community knows me as the person to go to for book recommendations - ARCs give me the chance to consider what could be good for my patrons beyond just a blurb in Booklist, plus it can be such a joy to get to give old ARCs to my students who can't afford their own books. Both ways I get to connect good people to great books, though, which is why I do what I do =)

Vivien said...

I personally think they should go to bloggers. I never go to my library for anything, especially new releases. I get all of my information from the internet, specifically bloggers. They just get it quicker than most.

Ren said...

I think both should be able to get a copy, but as far as upcoming books I'll add to my wishlist etc. I usually get my info. from bloggers. I only go to the library when they have a book I already know I want to read.

Lili said...

I would say that both deserve it, but it should probably go to the bloggers. I go to my library for older releases, but I go to book bloggers for information on newer books and upcoming releases. A librarian has no purpose for the ARC when they are done. I know that my library (and I have 3 all within a 5 min drive from me) have no ARC's, they prefer hardcovers, so they'd prefer to get a real copy of the book. Book bloggers will generate more knowledge of the book, in my opinion, though librarians don't seem to be as appreciated as they should be.

mary ann(RunOnce828) said...

Probably both, But of course I'll say the Book Bloggers should have an ARC. Not just they read books but also review, and help to spread the news about it on social sites. :0)

Lisa (Lisa's World of Books) said...

I think both. However, I think that libraries want finished copies.

Silverlight said...

Bookbloggers should receive the arc, and finished copies should go to the libraries.

I also think all arcs and finished copies should be by request only, not just handed out to anyone/everyone, other than the bloggers/libraries who really want it.

Bea said...

Hoo boy, ask a loaded question. I just finished reading a post at Parajunkee's View on this topic.

I think that both libraries and blogs should be able to receive ARCs. Libraries use them to plan their book orders, to keep up with what's current and what's being talked about, they even use them for community programs. Blogs help build buzz around books, and via reviews, giveaways etc can lead to sales. Both have their uses, but if I had to pick only one, I'd say libraries.

Ashley G. said...

I think both for sure. I'm a blogger but I have a friend that's a librarian. We both recommend books to one another. A lot of times we hear about the same book but sometimes only one of us does. Both have influences over different groups of people and both work hard to convince others to read the books that they love.

joannie said...

Hi i would really like to have this book for me and my grandaughter to read then we give them to the boys and girls club to read if they don't take them we give to our Library. Really!!We live in Rural Georgia and the funding here is very bad like the HEAT it stinks. Thanks alot Joannie jscddmj[at]aol[dot]com

Denice Mae Cordero said...

I think both would be the best... But if it would come down to one then I think they would be the bloggers...

Fiktshun said...

I think it depends on the circulation at the library and the influence level of the blog. If a blogger has high traffic and influences its readers to buy books based upon its recommendation, that trickle down theory could pay off more than a small library with very little purchasing power of circulation.

While one ARC can be influential in determining whether a librarian pick a book for its collection, if it's not a well-trafficked library it won't matter. Nor will it matter if its readers don't read the type of book.

So, I say it depends on factors way more specific than just librarian versus blogger.

Tee said...

I would have to say it depends on where you live. I live in Mass and there are a few Libraries where you have a large selection of young adult books but then you have some libraries like the two in my town that do not have the latest books.

With the bloggers they will read and review the book and share the book with everyone on Facebook, twitter, wattpad, and other media sources to get the book noticed. So it is a hard decision to make.

Kelly said...

Loaded question!

I'm going to have to agree with a couple of commentors and say it depends on influence/location.

Having grown up in a rural town, my local library was hard-pressed to get anything from within the last ten years - let alone an ARC. Because of this, I personally don't think of libraries as great resources for pleasure reads - I've only ever used one for university when I needed an academic journal. If I'm looking for the latest read, I turn to the internet to see what other book bloggers/Goodreaders are saying I should read.

But as a blogger, I know that not every blogger is going to be able to promote the ARC as well as others. So I can't say that "bloggers" deserve ARCs more than librarians.

I think it all depends on the person and their influence. If they happen to be an influential librarian who can reach many - awesome! If they happen to be an influential blogger who can reach many - awesome!

I guess I'm saying that it's not as important to distinguish between which group gets the ARC as much as it it to determine which individual - regardless of their method - will best promote it.

Sarita Lopez said...

Wow, I think thats a really good question. And to be completely honest, I think that both should win.
Why?... Because I live in Puerto Rico and THERE ARE NO libraries anywhere near where I live. So I have to depend on what I read about a book online. Or just by following authors who's books I enjoy reading. (That's why I follow you... *sneaky*)
Getting to the point, both librarians and bloggers must have an avid love of books. Both read and tell others what they thought. Both will give you their honest opinion.
BUT! at the end of the day, it all comes down to (as others have mentioned) influence/location. The only thing i'm going to change about that, is that I don't think its influence AND location as much as influence OR location. Its obvious that if there's a library near you, that you would probably go there before looking at a blog to see what someone else thinks. (MY OPINION) But if you have influence, (like some bloggers with 1000's of followers) they're most likely to read whats been written about it and go pick it up. Both do their jobs well and that's why I think that both deserve to be rewarded.

Thanks

writer.dreamer said...

That's a tough one. I love entering contests to win ARCS but I also love the idea of spreading the written word. When it comes down to it though, I'd love the ARC for myself (maybe donate it to the library after?)

Lena Reve said...

I think both, although more people get the chance to read the book if it goes to librarians. But both share the love of books and prompt other people to read so I think they all deserve it.

laura carter said...

I think ARC's should go to anyone who is willing to spread the word about that book.

jenniferlaurens said...

Giveaway closed.

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