I included the following options on the poll:
- One week before publication
- Two weeks before publication
- One month before publication
- Publication day
Below are the results, as of April 6, 2014:
poll is still open if you'd like to add your vote.
I'd like to thank everyone who left a comment on my original post because it was so much fun to see just what everyone thinks of ARC reviews and when they should be posted. Here are just a few tidbits of the great comments that were left.
"I would have to say that I love reading ARCS a month or two before they come out because that gives me enough time to read it"
- Alex @ The Book's Buzz
"ACTUALLY although I like seeing ARC reviews a week before, I would also like to see them months before because I want to know if they are worth getting off of NG, you know? I rely a lot on word of mouth when it comes to requesting ARCs."
- Val @ The Innocent Smiley
"I hate to be "that guy" who picks other, but... I picked other! And here is why: I like a variety. Basically, it drives me kind of insane when every. single. person. posts their review on the SAME day. Because at that point, am I really going to read them all? NOPE. So I love when I see a couple reviews a month out, then maybe a few more 2-3 weeks out, a few the week before, a few the week of, a few AFTER the release, and then some like, a year later when I almost forgot the book existed ;)
- Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight
So... it looks like one week before a book's publication was the most popular option, but I am definitely going to keep some of you on your toes about when I post my reviews. Don't worry - I won't post them too far in advance, but definitely a month to one week before a book is published.