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Subject: ADVANCED READERS edition
Date Posted: 4/17/2017 4:53 PM ET
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i just received a book that says on the cover "ADVANCE READERS EDITION". Is this the same thing as an Advanced Readers Copy? I would presume it is, but want to be sure before I RWAP. Either way I am not asking for a credit back because I want the book now, didn't want to wait. But f I it is unpostable the sender should know that.

 

 

 

 

 

Date Posted: 4/17/2017 6:00 PM ET
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Yes, it's the same thing and it's unpostable.

IMO,. you should request your credit back because you can't trade it again. Here, anyway.



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Date Posted: 4/17/2017 9:45 PM ET
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I always ask for my credit back on ARCs because they simply aren't allowed here, there is nothing subjective about it and sending one is a clear violation. Yes, I'll usually read it, take it off my WL and donate it when finished.

Date Posted: 4/18/2017 9:32 AM ET
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asking for your credit back won't have any impact on your ability to read the book. You can keep the book even though you ask for the return of your credit.

Date Posted: 4/19/2017 1:06 PM ET
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You can swap them for credits in the Book Bazaar, but if you didn't specifically request one, then it's perfectly acceptable to mark it RWP and ask for your credit back.

Date Posted: 4/19/2017 4:36 PM ET
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Seems kind of wrong. You read the book and ask for your credit back?

Date Posted: 4/19/2017 5:12 PM ET
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Seems kind of wrong. You read the book and ask for your credit back?

People shouldn't send stuff that is clearly against the rules. The guideline here is not "readable" it is "swapable". The receiver can't swap it to recoup their credit without jumping though the hoops of the Book Bazaar. 100% on the sender in this case as they should NOT have sent the book. That is the wrong not the receiver asking for the credit back that they should not have had to give to the sender in the first place. ARCs are often not even a final copy, so who knows if the receiver is getting to read the final edition of the book even, I've heard of some with alternate endings. The receiver may want their credit back to order the correct copy of the book that they had asked for in the first place.

Date Posted: 4/19/2017 5:16 PM ET
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It woudln't be fair for her to get stuck with a book that she can't trade back out just because the person who sent it didn't follow the rules. Books can be near the end of their lives when sent, but this is a matter of the person sending an item that should not have been sent to begin with.

Date Posted: 4/19/2017 6:28 PM ET
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I understand as a requester the desire is to read AND be able to repost. For me I could care less about reposting if it is readable. Perhaps as there are so many different varieties of exception to the rules a new thread, "readable but unpostable" should open in the book bazaar. I would be very happy to receive w/l requests that were readable. Presently, nothing happens on the w/l request front. Blessedly for me,it is not an issue as I get most every new issue the week of publication from my library. My Mom in SC is the recepient of any books offered and she is having a very long dry spell. Sent her a BN gift card and told her this is the new normal/. PBS is not what it was and at 92, life is too short to waste waiting.

Date Posted: 4/19/2017 10:08 PM ET
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Seems kind of wrong. You read the book and ask for your credit back?

It's about getting what you ordered, not whether it is readable or not. For instance, a damaged book is still readable, but I don't want one. If I request a hardcover but I get a paperback, it's still readable, but not what I ordered. It's only fair the sender refund the credit if they don't send what you order. They can request it back if they are willing to pay return shipping, but the rules are the rules. That's why it's important to make sure you are sending the correct title and binding before mailing. ARCs are only allowed in the Book Bazaar and generally people only want those if there is a long WL. Like someone else said, ARCs can be riddled with errors and/or can be changed before going to final publication. Also, you can't trade them in at the book store.

Date Posted: 4/20/2017 10:47 AM ET
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I didn't ask for my credit back because I have many credits and wanted this book quickly.

 

When I PM'd th sender she said she had no idea they weren't allowed. How can you trade on this site and not know the basic rules of what is allowed and what is not?

 

Date Posted: 4/20/2017 12:35 PM ET
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Exactly, Julie. I mean, is it so hard for people on a book swapping site to read the rules? The ones that really get me are people who send damaged books after they clicked on the box saying that their books meet the guidelines. They put the rules right up in front of you and you still don't read them? But that's just me being ranty....

Date Posted: 4/20/2017 8:08 PM ET
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A legitimate rant, Amanda! 

Date Posted: 4/20/2017 8:40 PM ET
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I've heard that another thing to remember about ARC editions is that they can differ from the final released version... missing chapters, paragraphs, editing changes... In that case it really is a matter of potentially getting a different book. You could read the ARC and still not have read the actual book.