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Subject: Can you post Advance Reader copies?
Date Posted: 6/9/2011 6:13 PM ET
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Date Posted: 6/9/2011 6:20 PM ET
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You can only post them in the Book Bazaar in the red worded thread at the top, Post your ARC's here.  They cannot be posted fifo.

Date Posted: 6/9/2011 6:25 PM ET
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Not allowed:

  • Anything that is not a book (this includes calendars, coloring books, blank journals)
  • Anything that contains advertising (such as single-issue comic books or comic book digests or magazines)
  • Advance Reader Copies* (also known as ARC s, Review Copies or Uncorrected Proofs--these are not the final versions of books)
  • CD-ROM books/e-books (books that must be read on a computer)
  • Burned copies of audio books
  • Xerox or otherwise unoriginal copies of books
  • Electronic media of any kind
  • Unbound pages
  • Music recordings, spoken-word recordings (these can be swapped at SwapaCD)
  • leaflets or pamphlets or booklets** without ISBNs (other members complain at spending a credit for these)
  • Brochures/Promotional "first chapters" of books - these are not complete books, even if they have an ISBN
  • Books that require supplementary non-media materials to be useful (non-media materials cannot be sent by MediaMail, and original non-media materials cannot be expected to be included with a used book)
  • Pornography (sex manuals and erotica are allowed, hardcore pornography is not allowed)
  • Supplementary media alone (without the book they originally accompanied)
  • Audio language courses without accompanying bound book.  (if audio tapes/CDs ARE accompanied by a book they are considered a bound book with accompanying media, and swap for 1 credit. They are not "audio books," which are books read aloud by a narrator.)

*ARCs may be swapped "unofficially" in the Book Bazaar Discussion Forums.  They may not be Posted to a PBS Bookshelf. 

Date Posted: 6/10/2011 12:17 AM ET
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ARC's may NOT be posted FIFO. 

But may be posted (credit optional) in the Discussion Forums...IIRC Book Bazaar has a thread for ARC's, and some of the genre forums have threads for wishlisted books (ARCs acceptable if clearly posted as such).