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Subject: Neil Gaiman's newest book giveaway!
Date Posted: 8/5/2008 11:17 AM ET
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So I have an ARC copy of The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman's latest book,  that I really enjoyed reading but would like to get moving.  Since I can't post it on Paperbackswap (ARCs being illegal and all) I'm having a contest on my book review blog to give it away!

Check it out:  http://fashion-piranha.livejournal.com/23000.html?mode=reply

THE PRIZES
- an ARC copy of Gaiman's newest book, The Graveyard Book, due to be released September 30th, 2008.
- Coraline, one of Gaiman's newest graphic novels
- Gaiman's Bath Surprise: one Stardust bath bomb and one Comforter bubble bath, which Gaiman has written about in his blog
- $25 to the charity of your choice!

Date Posted: 8/5/2008 11:20 AM ET
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How does one get on a list to receive ARC's? I'm sure it's not a piece of cake, but it would be cool to get arc's. :D

Date Posted: 8/5/2008 11:36 AM ET
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Just an FYI, you can post ARC's on Bookmooch.com.  It is not as cool a site as PBS, but it is a venue to get rid of ARC's.

Subject: Arc ?
Date Posted: 8/5/2008 12:22 PM ET
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Ok call me a dummy but what is a ARC book ?

Date Posted: 8/5/2008 12:51 PM ET
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I think it stands for Advance Reader Copy (or something like that.....)

Date Posted: 8/9/2008 12:33 PM ET
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ARC does indeed stand for 'Advance Reader Copy.'  They're usually paperback versions of upcoming hardcover books, an unfinished version that publishers send out to reviewers and booksellers to drum up interest.  They tend to have more spelling/grammar errors, and they aren't the final, finished version of the text, and depending on the feedback received the author might rewrite scenes.  Some people collect them and find them to be great fun; others abhor them.

Date Posted: 8/9/2008 6:43 PM ET
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I don't mind them...lol.  In fact, it's a way to read those upcoming books before anyone else can, so I'm all for it!  If you like to read romance novels, you can check out RomanceJunkies.com, and sign up to be one of their reviewers.  They send you the ARCs, you review them, and that's about it.  I've already recieved 2 so far, since I just started, but there is more on the way in the mail.  If you know of any other place to go to get ARCs it would be appreciated.  I love writing reviews for books, so that wouldn't be an issue.

Thanks!

Jenni