How Does Ivy's ARC Team Work?

1How do I join Ivy's ARC Team?
To be a member of Ivy's ARC team, you must be able to leave reviews on an Amazon website. is preferred, but or other sites are also acceptable.

To submit your application, please fill out the form below, including a link to one of your reviews of an Ivy Layne book on an Amazon website. Please only submit the link, not the review itself.

**Acceptance to the team is not based on the content of the review, only on the willingness to review and the ability to leave a review on an Amazon website.**
2Does this mean I get free books?
Yes! You'll also get Ivy's books early, about a week or two before they're published.

Generally, you'll receive the retail version of the book, with the addition of a notice that the book is an ARC copy.

Please note that the ARC team is only offered new release copies. Books released previously are not offered for review, though they can be read for free through Kindle Unlimited.
3What do I have to do?
It's easy! As soon as a new Ivy Layne book is ready for the ARC Team, you'll receive an email with a link to a form to sign-up for the book, as well as the expected publication date and review deadline.

If you'd like to read the book and feel you'll be able to read and review by the deadline, fill out the form to request your ARC. You'll then be able to download your book from BookSprout, the service we use to deliver ebooks. Then you'll read and review the book. Your review can be as simple or elaborate as you like, but we do ask that you not reveal any spoilers.

Per Amazon's terms, as part of your review you'll include the words, "I voluntarily reviewed an ARC copy of the book." (Or something similar.)

When the book is published, you'll receive an email from BookSprout with the link to the book on Amazon & Goodreads, as well as directions on how to post your review on Amazon and log it with BookSprout.

Simple as that! Just read, post your review, and let us know about it :)
4How Quickly Do I Have To Review?
Ideally, you'd be able to post your review on release day, about a week after you receive the ARC copy of the new release. However, we know life gets busy and your 'to be read' pile is probably as crazy as ours. If you can't make release day, within the first few days is wonderful.

The new system for distributing ARC's is designed to make the ARC process easier for everyone. When you fill out the form to request the book, you're stating your intention to post your honest review within the time frame specified on the form - usually a few weeks.

If you're too busy to make the time frame, no problem. No one will be removed from the team for skipping a book. You don't even need to let us know you're passing, and you're welcome to skip several books in a row.

Our only stipulation is this;
If you fill out the form requesting an ARC, you are stating your interest in reading and reviewing the book. You don't have to review the book if you change your mind, but if you accept the free book and choose not to leave a review, you won't be offered future ARCs.**

**As always, we understand life gets complicated. If you intend to read and review and then your schedule changes, drop us a line and let us know. We'll work with you. Ditto if you miss filling out the form but really wanted to read and review.
5What if I don't like the book?
Hey, it happens. We all come across books that don't do it for us, even from our favorite authors. Your honest review is all we ask for, and all we want. Tell it like it is and leave the review you feel good about.

Don't worry about Ivy, she has thick skin. And she knows all books and all people are different. She doesn't expect you to like every book. And she certainly doesn't expect you to keep quiet if you have something to say.

Think about it this way - if there's something in a book you don't like, odds are another reader will feel the same way. Often, pointing out those issues doesn't turn other readers away from the book, it just gives them a better idea what they should expect. That makes the reading experience better for everyone :)