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Subject: ARC question
Date Posted: 7/24/2013 11:32 PM ET
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I know ARCs are not postable here, but I picked up one (first time ever I've had one) at our library sale and put it in my TBR list. Now I see a "W a" next to it which means it's wishlisted and set to automatic request. That must mean the actual book has the same ISBN as the ARC, right? I will have to be careful when I finish it so that I don't accidently get it posted into the system.

Date Posted: 7/24/2013 11:52 PM ET
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Yes, ARCs are often printed with the ISBN of the eventual book. It's also common for the ARC to be paperback and to be printed with the ISBN of the hardcover final release.

Date Posted: 7/25/2013 1:03 AM ET
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There are some forums to offer ARCs, but they should never be posted through the system. We can use the Mail Book to a Friend option.
Date Posted: 7/25/2013 10:14 AM ET
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If it is helpful, on those unpostable types of books, I use a Sharpie and write "UP" (for unpostable) in a certain spot inside the front cover as soon as I get them.   Then I always check that spot before posting, in case there's a time lapse between receiving and reading, so I know not to post.

Date Posted: 7/25/2013 11:09 AM ET
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Jeanne, you can also add a Note to the book listing on your TBR, reminding you that your copy is an ARC - it shows up as a little yellow post-it note.  I use this feature for all kinds of notes that are visible only to me.

Date Posted: 7/27/2013 5:11 PM ET
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thanks for all the suggestions!