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Title: Advance readers for MG nonfiction
Post by: judy-cummings on May 21, 2017, 02:42 PM
Any suggestions for getting people to read ARC's of nonfiction books? I'm currently writing my fourth proposal in a series of six books for the same publisher. For each book proposal my editor wants a list of ten people who might be willing/qualified to read an ARC and write a blurb for it. I feel like I've exhausted my supplies of nonfiction writer friends and librarians.  Does anyone have a resource for how to find such readers?
 :thankyou
Title: Re: Advance readers for MG nonfiction
Post by: Vijaya on May 21, 2017, 08:09 PM
Ooofff. What a problem to have and it certainly puts a lot of pressure on you. But wait. Since this is at a proposal phase, I'd contact the experts in each field as potential readers and blurbers. It's the same as when you'd make a list of people to interview for research. Some will say yes, some will say no, some mightn't respond at all, but you only have to provide the names. The request can come from your editor. So you needn't exhaust your list of personal friends and librarians.

Good luck and Wow! Congratulations on your six book series!!!
Vijaya