Wondering how book influencers get added to publishers’ influencer programs? Whether you have a Bookstagram, BookTok, book review blog, or other social media, we all love free books! Check out the list below for all the programs on my radar. I’ve added some requirements or tips where I can, as well as links to apply.
I want to encourage you not to apply to too many and stretch yourself too thin. I have made that mistake in the past, and no one wants to let publishers down. It’s better to pick a couple and see how it goes, and then add more if you have additional bandwidth in the future. Just like those Netgalley requests, it’s easy to get bogged down with too many gifted physical copies!
Programs Run By Publishers
I figured I’d start off strong with my white whale. I don’t know what Berkley’s requirements are–heck, I can’t even get approved on Netgalley most of the time. But I’ll keep trying! This program opens annually in the fall, so check their social media for updates.
William Morrow is my other white whale. I love their thrillers! The program opens annually in the fall, so keep an eye on their socials.
Simon and Schuster Book Club Favorites
I love this program! Influencers get to pick up to two books off of their list each month to receive finished copies. Once you’re in BCF, you may also get invited to Book Club Favorites Insiders which offers a selection of ARCs.
Send an email to email@example.com to request to be added to the program.
Aside from occasionally receiving Gallery books from S&S BCF, you can request individual ARCs here.
Atria’s individual program is currently closed, but you can submit your information here to be considered in the future.
St. Martin’s Press
Get on their list here. Once accepted into the program, SMP sends seasonal request forms to their influencers.
You can email individual requests to firstname.lastname@example.org
You can email individual requests to email@example.com
PRH and their imprints
I’ve heard rumors that PRH is redoing their influencer program for all imprints. When I have more information I’ll update this entry!
Audiobook ALC Programs
Apply here. 3000+ followers required.
Fill out the form found here. 3500+ followers required.
Please note: I’ve heard rumors that PRH is redoing their influencer program for all imprints. PRHAudio may not be accepting applications at this time as they revamp the program. The submission form is open, though, so it’s worth a try!
Simon Audio is one of my favorite ALC programs because they use Libro, which makes redeeming books so easy. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request to join.
Hachette’s ALC program is extremely sporadic, but their offerings are great.
Unfortunately, Harper Audio is currently on hiatus with no known plans to return. I’ll update if they do come back!
Book Tour Programs
The following are book tour programs, not programs run by publishers: