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Advance Reader Copies

If you’d like to share an Advance Reader Copy (ARC) of your eBook with a select group of readers, we recommend using links, rather than sending an email with attachments. This way, you can include links to all of your generated eBooks – letting your readers choose which format works best for them – and you won’t have to worry about your emails being rejected for being too large.

To generate these links, you can use a file-sharing service like Dropbox. If you don’t have an account already, you can signup for free on the Dropbox website.

Once you’ve installed Dropbox on your Mac, copy the eBooks that you want to share to your Dropbox folder. When they have been successfully synced, you’ll see a green checkmark next to their filenames in the Finder (on Mavericks, the green checkmark will appear over the file icon):

A Vellum document that is synced on Dropbox

Then, bring up the Finder’s context menu by holding down the Control key and clicking on the file you’d like to share.

Context menu showing Dropbox commands

Choose Copy Public Link from the menu, and a URL will be copied to your clipboard. You can then paste the URL into an email, for example:

If you’d like to read The Invisible Man on your iPad or iPhone, click here to download for iBooks:

If you have a Kindle, then click here to download that version:

If you use any other eReader, click here to download the Generic version:

When readers click on the link in the email, they will download the best-looking book for their device.