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Subject: Is this ARC? If not is it postable.
Date Posted: 7/14/2010 2:40 PM ET
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Sorry to be ignorant here but I have never come across what I have read listed here as an ARC. Are these books clearly marked? The reason I ask is I have a book without a title on the cover. The spine only has the author's name and publisher. The title page of the book just says "The Mystery Book Contest" and in the back of the book is an entry form to send suggestions in for a title.  When I look up the book by ISBN the title is "Terror in the Night". No where on or in the book does it state it is an Advance Reader Copy.



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Date Posted: 7/14/2010 2:57 PM ET
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If the title has not been given to the book yet, then it seems that it is not a complete, finished product and that is what makes ARCS unpostable. I would think Feedback getting an official answer would be a good idea.

If it were postable, you would have to do it by the book without an ISBN process since the Title has to match exactly and your copy doesn't even have a title.

Date Posted: 7/14/2010 3:41 PM ET
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Thanks for your reply.  I have found out by  googling that this book was published with a provisional title. The book is the final edition with the exception of the the title. I have pm'd live help and hope to have an answer soon.
Date Posted: 7/14/2010 3:43 PM ET
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That's kind of a weird one...but it may be that you have a "collector's edition." but the author's info page does say it's a/k/a

ISBN:0-89636-153-5

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CATALOG CARD # 84-072788

TITLE: Terror in the Night

Series: 2, #1

AUTHOR: Carlton, Bea

EDITION: a.k.a. Mystery Book: Collector's edition, Contest issue

PAGES: 206

PUBLISHER: Accent Books

BINDING: TP

PUBDATE: 1985



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Date Posted: 7/14/2010 3:47 PM ET
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Date Posted: 7/14/2010 4:58 PM ET
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Thanks Jodi,

I am waiting for a reply from the PBS team. I asked them if I should post by the ISBN.  Both books look exactly the same on the cover. Neither has a title on the cover. But since the titles are different on the title page I thought I better check with them first.

I think you're right about it being a collector's edition. It must be since it is the contest issue.

Melinda