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Subject: ARC?
Date Posted: 3/19/2012 7:56 PM ET
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What is this?

Date Posted: 3/19/2012 8:02 PM ET
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ARC= Advance Reader Copy

Here's the full story:


Date Posted: 3/19/2012 10:45 PM ET
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The reason that they cannot be swapped here is because the actual text of the story can change from the ARC to the final printed version. It's really a next to final draft not the final draft of the book.


Date Posted: 3/20/2012 11:42 AM ET
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ARCs usually will have the same ISBN on them as the upcoming hardcover release, so even if it weren't an ARC, the format would not match either...this is one thing I hate about being #1 in line for a not-yet-released book...I very rarely get a book that needs to be RWAPped for poor book condition but I've had a few for people sending ARCs. If I know a book hasn't come out yet and it gets posted into the system to me, I try to be on top of it and send a PM before they actually send it making sure it's not an ARC which has also saved me from a few other RWAPs.

Why would people not want an ARC, aside from the fact that it might be a slightly different version than the final one? I used to get a lot of ARCs from publishers and authors to do reviews, or through sites like Goodreads, Library Thing and from the Amazon Vine program, but I always felt like I "had" to get those books read and reviewed and didn't like the feeling of being pressured to do those in a certain time frame, so after awhile I quit getting them. The other issue is that hen I could never get rid of the ARCs even though many were very popular books. I ended up donating a bunch of them to a local hospice and actually threw out about 4 dozen of them when we moved recently.


Date Posted: 3/20/2012 3:07 PM ET
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If it's a wish listed book, you can go to the Community menu, choose "discussion forums" and scroll down to the Book Bazaar.  There's a thread for wishlisted ARCs.  You can ask a credit for it there.