Community – What are Review Copies?

Publishers make certain titles available prior to their publication date to select readers as “review copies” (aka “ARCs”or “egalleys”). The main purpose of giving early access is to gather reviews, spark interest in the title, and generate pre-orders!

Many review copies on Edelweiss Communities are available to immediately download. These titles are marked with a download icon such as:

Others require that you submit a request which must be approved (or declined) by the publisher. These decisions are up to publishers and depend on their marketing goals for the review copy. These titles have a little hand icon:

Learn more about¬†finding review copies. Once you’ve found your next read, you can download the review copy to your device and eReader of choice!

iPad or iPhone

Android phone or tablet

Sony Reader or Kobo