Yes Tracy, a book that has the words "Uncorrected Proof Not For Sale" is the same as an ARC and cannot be posted into the PBS system.
Here's the relevent Help Doc:
What is an ARC?
An ARC (Advanced 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 'Advanced 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.
- If you receive an ARC, you should mark it received as a Wrong Book and send a message to the sender asking for your credit back.
- You should NOT repost an ARC (or any problem book) if you receive one.
- The receiver of an ARC is not required to return the item; she or he may agree to do so if the sender sends postage for the item's return. This is the case with all problem books: the requestor receiving them is not obligated to spend postage to return them.
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