Merger described as “A great opportunity for authors and fans of books of all genres”

TORONTO, ON, June 07, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — Hidden Gems Books, a leader in self-publishing author services, announced today that it has acquired Exclusive ARC, a New Jersey-based company focused on helping authors market their books. With the acquisition, Hidden Gems doubles their subscriber base, allowing them to provide even more value to the thousands of authors that they work with – and positioning them to continue adding value through the development of additional services and innovations.

Hidden Gems Books runs one of the most popular and successful book review services for self-publishing authors of any genre, as well as a newsletter specifically focused on the romance genre. Recently, they began developing a greater variety of author services, some of which are already in testing or beginning to be rolled out via pilot initiatives.

“By combining our reader list with those from Exclusive ARC, we’ll be able to vastly increase the value we deliver to our authors without having to raise our prices,” said Craig Tuch, founder of Hidden Gems Books. “Our core services are already very similar, so the transition of readers should be fairly seamless as well, and the benefit to them will be a much greater variety of books and genres to choose from. It’s a great opportunity for authors and fans of books of all genres.”

Roland Hulme, founder of Exclusive ARC, said: “Hidden Gems and Exclusive ARC not only offer similar services, but also share a focus on transparency, ethics and providing a means for readers to share their genuine opinion on new fiction. With many digital retailers focusing even more intently on the value of genuine reader reviews, now is the perfect time to combine the engaged subscriber bases of our two companies.”

Hidden Gems Books provides services for self-publishing authors in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and all over the world. Hidden Gems has cultivated a highly-engaged community of book readers, who use a state-of-the-art, custom made dashboard system to keep track of all the free books they’re sent and log genuine reviews of those books. Authors of all genres trust Hidden Gems Books to help them connect with new readers and get valuable and honest reviews, which often leads to an increase in overall sales. For more information on Hidden Gems Books, visit or email [email protected].

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