The eARC for Monster Hunter Memoirs: Saints is available now:
Saints is the last of the memoirs trilogy written by me and John Ringo.
For those of you who don’t know what an eARC is, it stands for Electronic Advanced Reader Copy. These are the early versions of the manuscript, not fully edited, which get sent out to the reviewers. Baen, being buffed capitalists, understand that fans will pay to get a book early so they make their eARCs available for sale to you guys. (How many people like eARCs? Let’s put it this way. I earned out my advance for Nemesis on eARC sales alone. Because capitalism makes you ripped!).
eARCs aren’t fully edited, so you even get to see all the typos we turn in. Some eARCs or more polished than others, and there are long running jokes about scenes like “insert explosions here”. But honestly, of all my books so far there has never been a major change between the eARC and the final. Other than copy editing, that’s pretty much it.
If you read the eARC, stop by the Monster Hunter International, Hunters Unite page on Facebook, where there is a spoiler filled discussion thread. From the reviews so far, people are loving this one.
The official release date for the actual book is July 3rd.