I don’t know about you, but sometimes I find that ARCs can be a bit like buses – You don’t get any for ages and then suddenly you get three all at once. Or sometimes considerably more than three.
ARCs are one of my favourite things about being a book blogger. I mean, what booknerd wouldn’t like getting their hands on something before it is published? I am thrilled when I get accepted and try my absolute utmost to be a good little book blogger and review them in a timely manner.
Sometimes that is easier said than done!
In my bid to get more organised in 2020 ( and – let’s face it, what else do any of us have to do other than getting organised at the moment? Thanks Covid-19), I have decided to start jotting down more, and keeping on better track of the publish dates of my ARCs. I am also just generally getting myself into a better and more structured place for updating this blog and working on some of my other projects.
Since I am on an organisational streak at the moment and really enjoying creating planner printables, I’ve been at it again. This time, an ARC Tracker Printable, wahoo.
This is what it looks like:
I’m quite a visual person, so I have created something where I could quickly note down any ARCs I receive per month, and have the book publishing date VERY visible. I work best to a deadline, so highlighting that was important for me. I like to colour in the boxes once I’ve completed a review, but that’s because I love colour. (Who doesn’t?!). I also own more coloured pens and pencils than is healthy. Anyone else?
I’ve made this ARC Tracker A4 so there’s plenty of space to fill them in. They also work in A5 as well, just adapt your printer settings accordingly. (I haven’t tested it yet, but since US letter size isn’t far off A4, that should work fine too). If you have any problems with any of them, just contact me and I’ll play around with the files. Also happy to customise them if you’d like, so get in touch. I don’t bite.
You may have noticed I’ve been messing about creating printables rather than actually just… reading my ARCs and reviewing them. Well observed. I have no defence and I will get back to my TBR list presently.
I’m going to build up a library of free printables, so if there is anything that you’d like to request please contact me. The more details you can include, the better chance I have of providing useful things for you.
Pssst – I have recently started a small shop here for some of my multi-page planner printables. Currently they’re all book themed and available for instant download. Check it out if you like. I am going to add general planner inserts soon, but for the time being books are my jam.
Happy ARC tracking! Now there is no excuse not to get on top of that list.
EDIT – Extra printables!
I had a request to make the bookshelf printable into an ARC friendly version – so I have done exactly that. See below for details – there is space for Title/Publisher/Publish Date and Star Rating, with a check box for when you’ve completed reviews. There are any number of options with these printables, so if there’s a variation on what you’d like to be included I am more than happy to accomodate (within reason). Just let me know!
Download them here: