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Subject: Advanced Reader Copy - same as ARC?
Date Posted: 5/14/2012 3:00 AM ET
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I should know this but I don't.  Is an Advance Reader copy the same as an ARC?


I have one with 88+ wishers so need to know.  :)

Date Posted: 5/14/2012 3:09 AM ET
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Yes. You are correct. but it cannot be posted as a postable book. You can list it in the Book Bazaar though.

Date Posted: 5/14/2012 8:16 AM ET
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(A)dvanced (R)eaders (C)opy. That's what ARC stands for. So not postable to FIFO.

Date Posted: 5/14/2012 11:13 AM ET
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From the Help Center:

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.
Date Posted: 5/15/2012 4:09 PM ET
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D'oh.  Advanced Reader Copy = ARC.   I actually meant to ask something else   LOL 

This was something like that but not an advanced reader copy.  I better go read what it says so I can ask the right question.

But, I guess it didn't hurt to have a topic about ARCs anyway, newbies might read it and it will be helpful.

Thank you to all who responded. 

Last Edited on: 5/15/12 4:09 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 5/16/2012 3:22 PM ET
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Laura,  was it by chance an "Uncorrected Proof" you meant to ask about?  If so, then yes, for PBS purposes they are the same thing.