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Subject: ARC / Uncorrected Proofs - Where to swap?
Date Posted: 4/18/2011 9:03 PM ET
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I recall reading somewhere that there was a place to list if we have ARC's should there be members who are interested in reading them. 

I recently received over 500 books that are all ARC's and Uncorrected Proofs to start a small library for my ESOL program at work, however, upon review of these titles I realize that the bulk of them are far too advanced for my beginning readers and now I have stacks and stacks of books!  I promised the donor that I would not attempt to sell these but I do need to move them and share this wonderful abundance. 

Please share with me the best forum for this...



Date Posted: 4/18/2011 9:10 PM ET
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Scroll down to the Book Bazaar forum and look for the ARC thread.

Date Posted: 4/18/2011 9:14 PM ET
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The genre forums usually have a thread about wish listed books.  You do need to be up front that they are ARCs.  I use the "Mail a Book to a Friend" option rather than posting the book. 

There is also a thread in the Book Bazaar.  It is a monthly thread.  April's

Date Posted: 4/19/2011 8:30 AM ET
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There is also a Damaged Books Virtual Box in the games forum.  People trade "unpostable" books with eachother. 

Date Posted: 4/19/2011 10:33 AM ET
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Oh please, please do post them in the Book Bazaar! I would happily spend a credit on just about anything if it is on my wish list even if it is an ARC!

Date Posted: 4/19/2011 2:18 PM ET
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Yup, definitely check the book bazaar, and also maybe the genre forums as well.  When I list my ARCs I will cross post them both in the BB and genre forums, and usually get quite a few hits that way. 

Date Posted: 4/20/2011 3:55 PM ET
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Nicki, you might also post a listing of the ARCs in your profile and include a note both in your forums signature (like I have) and in the public header on your bookshelf, so that folks ordering other things from you will know you have those available.

Date Posted: 4/20/2011 9:46 PM ET
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Thanks - all great advice - but how do I post an excel file with 400 titles?  Also, I did not think to add the ISBN numbers when I was compiling the list (I wasn't thinking about PBS as I did so) - is this an issue?  I can certainly check the ISBN's of individual titles that people express an interest in.  Thoughts?