As polished as you can possibly get it by the deadline. I sent final edits before final proofing last time. No one mentioned the typos and stuff, so I guess that was OK. But personally, I can't stand reading ARCs that are not edited, so if I picked up your ARC and it was not close to published quality, I'd never read it.Linda Castillo said:My first book is set to be released this summer. I plan on sending electronic ARCs to various bloggers and goodreads reviewers this spring. My question is at what stage of the manuscript draft do you send out ARCs? Before the final edit? After the final edits when the manuscript is totally polished?
Not everyone feels that way though. I mentioned this once on a blog hop a couple months ago and most of the other book bloggers didn't care. So there you go. It probably doesn't matter.