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Subject: Is this an ARC?
Date Posted: 8/6/2009 8:31 PM ET
Member Since: 6/22/2009
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I've never come across one before, and just want to be sure. There's no price on it anywhere or a bar code and it says "For Loveswept Members Only" on the spine. It's Showdown at Lizard Rock by Sandra Chastain. On the inside, it says, where the publishing information is "A Bantam Book/Not for Sale".

Date Posted: 8/6/2009 10:01 PM ET
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That sounds like a give-a-way book rather than an ARC.  ARCs usually say something like "uncorrected proof",  "Advanced Reader's Copy" , or "review copy".  Give a ways are sent to club members or offered at conventions.  I imagine that they can be posted.

Date Posted: 8/6/2009 11:03 PM ET
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That was actually published in the regular Loveswept line.  Try looking on the back of the title page for the ISBN.

It does sound like a promotional copy that was given away but I bet that ISBN is the same as the regular published copy.  You'll have to check to be sure though.

Date Posted: 8/7/2009 10:48 PM ET
Member Since: 6/22/2009
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It does have this ISBN on the publishing page: 055355011X. I'm just worried that posting it would be against the rules because it says "Not for sale" on the publishing page as well.

Date Posted: 8/8/2009 4:59 PM ET
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One of the TGs posted a while back that the site concensus on the promotional copies is that they are postable. ARCs are not because they could be incomplete books, but promotional copies are the completed final release.

Date Posted: 8/8/2009 8:37 PM ET
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Ok, I feel better about posting it then. Thanks all!