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Subject: Is an ARC the same as a bound galley?
Date Posted: 10/28/2011 9:42 PM ET
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I have a book that's a bound galley that I'd like to list it the forums. I've listed an ARC before and it seems they go in the ARC thread, but would I list a bound galley there too? It looks identical to and has the same ISBN number as the final published book, but has a "not for sale" notice and a note printed on the back that it's an uncorrected proof.

Date Posted: 10/28/2011 9:48 PM ET
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Not positive, but I'm going to say that a bound galley may not be the final published version (another clue is the Uncorrected Proof) and therefore not postable FIFO.  So yes, consider it the same as an ARC.

Date Posted: 10/28/2011 9:56 PM ET
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That's what I was thinking. I definitely can't post it FIFO so the ARC thread looks like the place to be. Thanks!

Date Posted: 10/28/2011 10:07 PM ET
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'Not for Sale' doesn't mean it's not postable, there are freebies and such that meet PBS guidelines.  It's the 'Uncorrected Proof' that makes it unpostable.

Date Posted: 10/28/2011 10:11 PM ET
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Yes, a bound galley will be unpostable for the same reason as an ARC, not the Not For Resale mark but for the Uncorrect Proof one.

What is an ARC?

 

An ARC (Advance Reader Copy) is an advance release of a book, usually sent to reviewers before the final copy of the book is published.

  • Advance Reader Copies are also known as Review Copies, or Uncorrected Proofs.
  • They are softcover books and often carry the same ISBN as the hardcover first-edition that is released later.
  • On the cover, they will be marked 'Advance Reader Copy' or 'Uncorrected Proof' or 'Review Copy' and will usually also say 'Not for Sale'.

ARCs cannot be Posted to a PBS Bookshelf for swapping, since the ARC cannot be depended upon to contain the same story/text as the published book.

  • If you send an ARC, the requestor will probably contact you to ask for the credit back.
    • You will need to do this.
    • You are asked to confirm for each book you Post that it is not an ARC. If you posted an ARC you broke the rules.
  • If you receive an ARC, you should mark it received as a Wrong Book and send a message to the sender asking for your credit back.
    • You should NOT repost an ARC (or any problem book) if you receive one.
  • The receiver of an ARC is not required to return the item; she or he may agree to do so if the sender sends postage for the item's return. This is the case with all problem books: the requestor receiving them is not obligated to spend postage to return them.

You can read more about problem swaps in the Help docs There is a problem with a book I received!, A requestor says there is a problem with a book I sent! and If there is a problem with the books in a Box-O-Books you receive....

 

Date Posted: 10/28/2011 10:15 PM ET
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Great, those guidelines are very helpful. I shall now feel free to post it in the ARC thread without trepidation. :)