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Subject: Advanced Reading Copy (ARC)
Date Posted: 5/4/2010 8:01 PM ET
Member Since: 3/28/2008
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I marked a book rec'd and later realized it is an ARC and technically not postable.  There are a lot of people waiting for the book.  I posted it once and let the requestor know it is an ARC and she declined.  What should I do now?  Is there any way for me to get the book to someone who wants it?




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Date Posted: 5/4/2010 8:06 PM ET
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Date Posted: 5/4/2010 8:10 PM ET
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Several of the genre forums (Romance, Paranormal, Mystery, etc) have threads for offering wishlisted books, merely note yours is an ARC and whether or not you want a credit or other offer. 

Some members have success listing these in their profile and/or siggy line.

Date Posted: 5/4/2010 8:30 PM ET
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Thank you both!

Date Posted: 5/4/2010 11:58 PM ET
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In the future please do not put unpostables on your shelf. Asking them if it is OK first doesn't change the fact that it is against the rules.

Date Posted: 5/5/2010 12:32 AM ET
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To add to what Liesl is saying, ARCs cannot be posted into the FIFO system, aka, your regular bookshelf. It is not acceptable to post it and then PM the person who is requesting it if they are willing to receive an ARC instead of the actual finished copy.

You can post in the Book Bazaar under the ARCs thread, advertise it in your public profile, header, and even in your forum signature. I have had great luck advertising any ARCs that I have in both the ARC thread as well as my forum signature. There are plenty of people who are happy to pay a credit for an ARC. If it's a popular book, you should have no problems with finding it a new home.