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a new project that makes me happy

image from www.dacarctours.blogspot.com made by Ginger of GReads!

As some of you may have already heard, I'm partnering up with Kristi, Tara, and Ginger to be a part of the DAC ARC Book Tour Blog. For those new to the idea, let's break it down a bit.

DAC = Debut Author Challenge. Kristi (The Story Siren) hosts this challenge. It is a reading challenge for bloggers (or those who review on Goodreads) to read at least 12 books from a debut YA author in the year. It's great because it helps spread the word about new books and authors and builds a little bit of community in this crazy YA blogging world. I'm a huge fan of both. You can find out more details and info at the info page.

ARC = Advance Review Copy. This is typically the version of the book bloggers get for review. It usually isn't completely finished, but is close enough to share and help spread the word and get some reviews started. You can typically tell if it's an arc or not because it will have "NOT A FINISHED COPY" or "UNCORRECTED PROOF NOT FOR SALE" on it. It's important to note that in your review, so readers and publishers are aware of any inconsistencies with the final work.

Book Tour = sharing one copy of a book so multiple people can read it. As bloggers, sometimes authors/publishers approach us with review books. Other times, we ask them for the opportunity to review a book. Sometimes, we say no. Sometimes, they say no. Publishers have a limited stock of arcs and it's completely up to them to decide with whom they share them. I get that. Which is why this book tour is special. We have an arc that's from a debut author and we pass it around bloggers/reviewers that wouldn't have a chance to read it otherwise. More readers = more reviews = more publicity = more win.

Blog = I think this is short for Web Log, right? Anyway, the important thing to know about the blog is that it's hosted by Tara, Ginger, and myself (with Kristi as supporting cast) and it's your go to place for upcoming titles, answers to questions, and reminders on the rules.

If you are not already signed up to participate in the 2012 DAC Challenge, I highly encourage you to do so! Ginger made some amazing buttons that you can choose from to tell the interwebs that you're a part of the fun. You can see the one I chose on the right! Although, I may change that from time to time because they are all so adorable.

Lisa is a gamer, crafter, fangirl, mother, wife and unabashed nerd who is pretty ridiculous and it's best you know that up front. When she's not binge watching Netflix or crafting into the wee hours of the night, you can find her spending a lot of her time on Pinterest and Twitter.


  1. I'm so excited to participate in my first year of DAC!! (:

  2. Great post - I love getting the most publicity from one book as possible that's why I tour mine :D <3

  3. I am so lost to the blog world, how did I not know about this :( Totally putting a blog link on the site!!!

  4. Is this open to sign ups! I LOVE this idea! I've read so many fantastic debut authors this year! Great idea, Lisa!!

  5. Thanks so much!! I'm excited to join in the fun this year!!

  6. Sara - ME TOO.
    Emma - agreed!
    Yani - WE MISS YOU. And thank you!
    Somer - YAY!

  7. I am really excited about this and super happy I got chosen for one of the tours (thanks!) I can't wait to read more DA this coming year :)

  8. Hey,
    this is a great idea. I'm a book blogger from the UK. Are international blogger welcome to the ARC tours?

    Thanks Nimue

  9. Nimue - thanks! and no, the tours are not international at this time. thanks for checking!


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