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ARCs

Due to COVID-19, we are currently limiting our printing and shipping of ARCs. This measure has been put in place for the safety of our printer and warehouse employees so they can maintain social distancing during the pandemic while prioritizing the printing and shipping of our finished copies to our retailers and readers.

For a full look at our digital review copies, visit us on NetGalley. If you are unable to read digital copies due to health-related issues, please contact us directly if the title you are interested in is not listed below.

When We Were Birds by Ayanna Lloyd Banwo

When We Were Birds

Ayanna Lloyd Banwo

On Sale: 3/15/21

A mythic love story set in Trinidad, Ayanna Lloyd Banwo's radiant debut introduces two unforgettable outsiders brought together by their connection with the dead.

DEADLINE: Sunday, 12/12 (we will notify Bookstagrammers by Friday, 12/17)

QUANTITY: 50 Galleys Total

  • 10 will be allocated to reviewers who are part of the Caribbean diaspora

  • 10 will be allocated to BIPOC reviewers

  • 10 will be allocated to promote inclusion among marginalized groups outside of race or ethnicity

  • Remaining copies, including any unclaimed in previous allocations, will be available to all reviewers

APPLY FOR A REVIEW COPY

REQUEST ON NETGALLEY

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Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

Lessons in Chemistry

Bonnie Garmus

On Sale: 4/5/21

A delight for readers of Where’d You Go, Bernadette and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, this blockbuster debut set in 1960s California features the singular voice of Elizabeth Zott, a scientist whose career takes a detour when she becomes the star of a beloved TV cooking show.

DEADLINE: Sunday, 12/12 (we will notify Bookstagrammers by Friday, 12/17)

QUANTITY: 70 Galleys Total

  • 20 will be allocated to BIPOC reviewers

  • 20 will be allocated to promote inclusion among marginalized groups outside of race or ethnicity

  • Remaining copies, including any unclaimed in previous allocations, will be available to all reviewers

APPLY FOR A REVIEW COPY

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Other People's Clothes by Calla Henkel

Other People's Clothes

Calla Henkel

On Sale: 2/1/21

"Darkly funny, psychologically rich and utterly addictive."
—Megan Abbott, author of The Turnout

A propulsive debut with a wicked sense of humor in which two American ex-pats obsessed with the Amanda Knox trial find themselves at the nexus of murder and celebrity in glittering late-aughts Berlin.

DEADLINE: Sunday, 11/14 (we will notify Bookstagrammers by Friday, 11/19)

QUANTITY: 45 Galleys Total

  • 15 will be allocated to BIPOC reviewers

  • 15 will be allocated to promote inclusion among marginalized groups outside of race or ethnicity

  • Remaining copies, including any unclaimed in previous allocations, will be available to all reviewers

APPLICATIONS CLOSED

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Finished Copies

The Hard Sell by Evan Hughes

The Hard Sell

Evan Hughes

On Sale: 1/18/22

The inside story of a band of entrepreneurial upstarts who made millions selling painkillers—until their scheme unraveled, putting them at the center of a landmark criminal trial.

"A feat of rigorous sleuthing and deft storytelling that unfolds with the velocity and verve of a Scorsese film... A tour de force." —Patrick Radden Keefe

DEADLINE: Sunday, 1/2 (we will notify Bookstagrammers by Friday, 1/7)

QUANTITY: 30 Finished Copies Total

  • 10 will be allocated to BIPOC reviewers

  • 10 will be allocated to promote inclusion among marginalized groups outside of race or ethnicity

  • Remaining copies, including any unclaimed in previous allocations, will be available to all reviewers

APPLY FOR A REVIEW COPY

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Price Wars by Rupert Russell

Price Wars

Rupert Russell

On Sale: 2/1/22

A fascinating, groundbreaking exposé of how commodity traders in New York and London have destabilized societies all over the world, leaving the most vulnerable at the mercy of hunger, chaos, and war.

DEADLINE: Sunday, 1/9 (we will notify Bookstagrammers by Friday, 1/14)

QUANTITY: 30 Finished Copies Total

  • 10 will be allocated to BIPOC reviewers

  • 10 will be allocated to promote inclusion among marginalized groups outside of race or ethnicity

  • Remaining copies, including any unclaimed in previous allocations, will be available to all reviewers

APPLY FOR A REVIEW COPY

REQUEST ON NETGALLEY

PREORDER NOW

Other People's Clothes by Calla Henkel

Other People's Clothes

Calla Henkel

On Sale: 2/1/22

Two American ex-pats obsessed with the Amanda Knox trial find themselves at the nexus of murder and celebrity in glittering late-aughts Berlin in this “hugely entertaining” (The New York Times) debut with a wicked sense of humor.

DEADLINE: Sunday, 1/9 (we will notify Bookstagrammers by Friday, 1/14)

QUANTITY: 50 Finished Copies Total

  • 15 will be allocated to BIPOC reviewers

  • 15 will be allocated to promote inclusion among marginalized groups outside of race or ethnicity

  • Remaining copies, including any unclaimed in previous allocations, will be available to all reviewers

APPLY FOR A REVIEW COPY

REQUEST ON NETGALLEY

PREORDER NOW

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Paperback Copies

A Tip for the Hangman by Allison Epstein

A Tip for the Hangman

Allison Epstein

On Sale: 1/4/22

An Elizabethan espionage thriller in which playwright Christopher Marlowe spies on Mary, Queen of Scots while navigating the perils of politics, theater, romance—and murder.

DEADLINE: Sunday, 12/12 (we will notify Bookstagrammers by Friday, 12/17)

QUANTITY: 15 Finished Copies Total

  • 5 will be allocated to BIPOC reviewers

  • 5 will be allocated to promote inclusion among marginalized groups outside of race or ethnicity

  • Remaining copies, including any unclaimed in previous allocations, will be available to all reviewers

APPLY FOR A REVIEW COPY

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The Bad Muslim Discount by Syed M. Masood

The Bad Muslim Discount

Syed M. Masood

On Sale: 1/11/22

Following two families from Pakistan and Iraq in the 1990s to San Francisco in 2016, The Bad Muslim Discount is an inclusive, comic novel about Muslim immigrants finding their way in modern America.

DEADLINE: Sunday, 12/12 (we will notify Bookstagrammers by Friday, 12/17)

QUANTITY: 20 Finished Copies Total

  • 5 will be allocated to Muslim reviewers

  • 5 will be allocated to BIPOC reviewers

  • 5 will be allocated to promote inclusion among marginalized groups outside of race or ethnicity

  • Remaining copies, including any unclaimed in previous allocations, will be available to all reviewers

APPLY FOR A REVIEW COPY

BUY NOW

Hour of the Witch by Chris Bohjalian

Hour of the Witch

Chris Bohjalian

On Sale: 1/25/22

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • A young Puritan woman—faithful, resourceful, but afraid of the demons that dog her soul—plots her escape from a violent marriage in this riveting and propulsive novel of historical suspense from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Flight Attendant.

DEADLINE: Sunday, 12/12 (we will notify Bookstagrammers by Friday, 12/17)

QUANTITY: 25 Finished Copies Total

  • 5 will be allocated to BIPOC reviewers

  • 5 will be allocated to promote inclusion among marginalized groups outside of race or ethnicity

  • Remaining copies, including any unclaimed in previous allocations, will be available to all reviewers

APPLY FOR A REVIEW COPY

BUY NOW

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FAQ

Q: How does the Doubleday Bookstagram Program work?

Each of our titles has its own separate application form, so you can apply for the books you're interested in receiving. Use this website to find out deadline and quantity information for each title and to sign up for the KDPG Bookstagram Database to receive email notifications when we add new titles.

Please note that there are a limited number of review copies available for each title. If you missed the chance to request a book during the ARC period, make sure to check before the book goes on sale for an opportunity to apply for a finished copy!

Q: How do you decide who receives a copy?

We wish we could give everyone a copy, but in the event there are more Bookstagrammers who have applied for a title than there are copies allocated, we will select the Bookstagrams that are the best match for the campaign. To learn more about what we're looking for in a Bookstagram, check out our KDPG Bookstagram FAQ page.


Q: How is Doubleday promoting and prioritizing inclusion in your Bookstagrammer selection?

We value all forms of diversity and inclusion: race, ethnicity, gender identity, religion, disabled, sexuality, etc. In our Bookstagram program, we specify how we are allocating our review copies for each title, giving priority to promoting inclusion among our reviewers. In each title application form, Bookstagrammers are invited to self-identify as someone from a marginalized community to be eligible for a review copy from this allocation.

Please note: In the event more reviewers sign up for the inclusive allocations than we have copies available, Bookstagrammers will automatically qualify for any remaining quantities in the "all reviewers" allocation. We select Bookstagrammers to receive review copies based on a variety of qualifications, including engagement, content quality, and following. To learn more, please reference the KDPG Bookstagram FAQ under "What's KDPG looking for in a Bookstagram account?"


Q: What does it mean to be a BIPOC reviewer?

BIPOC stands for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. A BIPOC reviewer is a book influencer who is Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color. Learn more about the BIPOC movement at TheBIPOCProject.org.


Q: What does it mean to be a reviewer in a marginalized group outside race or ethnicity?

In our Bookstagram program we are prioritizing inclusion of all voices and perspectives in the distribution of our review copies. This includes reviewers who are marginalized due to religion, gender, sexuality, and those who are disabled. If you identify as a reviewer in a marginalized group outside race and ethnicity, you can self-identify on the review copy application form. If you are unable to read digital review copies or have other restrictions due to health reasons, please contact us directly at doubledaymarketing@prh.com.


Q: How is my information being used?

We collect certain personal information from you in order to implement our Bookstagram program. This information is collected directly from you and may include your name, email and mailing addresses, questions regarding race, ethnicity, gender, and other forms of identity, preferred social media, and current following count. This information is stored in accordance with our privacy policy.


KDPG Bookstagram Database:

The information in the KDPG Bookstagram Database is shared among the Knopf, Pantheon, Doubleday, Vintage and Anchor social media and title marketing teams (learn more here). We use this information to notify Database members of the availability of review copies from the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. If you do not want to provide your information, you do not need to be in the Database to use this page to sign up for Doubleday titles. You can also contact Knopf, Pantheon, and Vintage and Anchor directly about the availability of their review copies.


Doubleday Bookstagram Program Review Copy Application Forms:

The information in the ARC and Finished Copy application forms above for specific Doubleday titles will be shared by the Doubleday Social Media Manager and the Title Marketer for each title. Once the application period ends, Bookstagrammers will be selected within five business days, and then any personal information collected is discarded. We do not store personal information, including that regarding race, gender, or sexual orientation, after Bookstagrammers have been selected for each title.


Q: Why are there different quantities available for each title?

We select the quantities by estimating which titles we think will get the most requests. It is expensive to print and ship additional ARCs, and there is a cap on the number we're allowed to request for each title. Depending on the goals of the campaign, the marketing and publicity teams may need to use the ARCs for other outlets. The same is true for finished copies.


Q: When can I expect to receive my review copy?

After the deadline for the application has passed, we will notify applicants within the following week, depending on volume.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are experiencing delays. At this time, please allow at least two to three days for processing and an additional week for shipping once you have been selected. Please allow at least fourteen business days before contacting us.


Q: Why wasn't I selected to receive a review copy?

There are a limited number of Bookstagram review copies available for each title. If you did not receive a review copy, make sure to follow us on social media to learn about future promotional giveaway opportunities for you to enter for a chance to win a copy, or you can purchase the book at PenguinRandomHouse.com.


Q: I received an ARC, can I also receive a finished copy?

We don't have a hard policy on this, and it usually varies on a case by case basis. You can absolutely apply for a hardcover copy even if you already have an ARC or a galley. Make sure to share that you've received an ARC or a galley when you apply for the finished copy along with any corresponding links you're able to send us to reviews or features on your platform.


Q: When do new titles become available for request?

ARC review copy applications will be posted the season prior to publication. For example, if the book is on sale in the Spring, we will post it in the Fall. Finished copy applications will be posted in the same season, so if you missed an opportunity to receive an ARC or an ARC you're interested in isn't available, please check back later. You can also sign up for our KDPG Bookstagram Database to receive notifications via email when new titles go up.


Q: I LOVED the book you sent me and I want to do more to support it on my channel. What should I do?

Yay! We're so glad you enjoyed the book. Please reach out to us at doubledaymarketing@penguinrandomhouse.com and we can talk to the Title Marketer about any additional promotions that might be available for this title. This includes, but is not limited to, giveaways and live events with our authors.


For more FAQs, check out our division and corporate FAQ pages:

KDPG Bookstagram FAQ page

  • What is an ARC?

  • Who uses ARCs?

  • How has COVID-19 impacted the printing and shipping of ARCs?

  • What is KDPG looking for in a Bookstagram account?

  • I'm getting a book! Now what?

  • How do I request a book from KDPG?

  • I'm an International Bookstagrammer, can I still request a review copy?

  • Who is KDPG?

PRH Influencer FAQ page

  • How does Penguin Random House work with influencers?

  • Am I able to work with more than one Penguin Random House imprint?

  • Do you work with influencers only in the book space ("Bookstagrammers") or are you open to working in other interest areas?

  • Can I work with Penguin Random House US if I reside outside the United States?

  • Can you provide a list of the influencers Penguin Random House currently works with?

  • Could you provide a list of the Penguin Random House imprints that currently work with influencers, and how to get in touch with them?

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