About The Site

UPDATED 6-26-2010


Purpose: To get more publicity for authors and get the book to a larger amount of book bloggers without an excess of ARCs being used.

More About It: Basically, I [Harmony] got the idea from Kay Cassidy when she mentioned that this was something Tenners did with their own books and also set it up for her “street team”. [Harmony] loved the idea and decided to run with it because seriously, look around the internet and see how many new bloggers are popping up. There’s tons but ARC runs are still the same (or even cut smaller) and it’s impossible for authors to accommodate all requests, even if the blogger is worthy of receiving a copy.

Since then, the site has passed into the hands of Hope and Erica. Who have updated a few things, but still maintain the same spirit that Harmony started the site with.

Here’s How It Will Work: If in an author is interested, they will email the tours and we’ll discuss the options (more about this below). Once everything is okayed, we'll will make a post about it on the blog. Any bloggers who are interested should comment. I will make up a list in the order they reply. The book will cycle through the list, and then return to the person who donated it.

For Authors: If you’re interested, please email us – onearctours[at]yahoo[dot]com with “Donation to ARC Tour” in the subject line. Please include some information about your book – title, summary, release date, etc. Also let me know if you have multiple ARCs available.

Since it will take a while for each person to read it and then pass it on to the next, if you want most of the reviews to be up before the release date, there should be a couple of months before the release date. Even then, some reviewers still may not get the book before the release date. To speed things up, you have the option of a 2 or 3 ARC Tour which is the same thing except with 2 ARCs going around. This will split the tour into two (so if there’s 10 people signed up for the tour, 5 will get the first copy and 5 will get the second) which means that more people should read it faster, post reviews faster, etc.

If you have a book that's already been released, we're HAPPY to still do a tour- the reviews will just be out after the release date.

1 ARC tours does not conduct author interviews, guest blogs, or contests. If you would like one, please feel free to contact one of our hosts, or blogging participants.
For Bloggers: If you’re interested in participating in any tours, fill out this form.We require that you've had a blog for a minimum of two months and that you make at least 2 non-meme posts per week.

Once you're signed up, you can sign up for any tours you want by leaving a comment on that post with your NAME, STATE, AND E-MAIL.

Please be sure to read our RULES before joining any tours.

I believe that’s all. If you have any questions, please email us. We'll update this as necessary. Also, We’d really appreciate it if anyone wants to spread the word! Thanks!