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Subject: posting an ARC
Date Posted: 3/26/2010 2:21 PM ET
Member Since: 7/7/2005
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What is the best way to go about posting an ARC that has over 100 wishers.  There is a place in the book bazaar for posting ARC's but I find that particular thread so confusing and the thread is so long how can anyone find anything there?  Can I just post it separately in the book bazaar or does it have to be in that ARC thread?  Thanks so much.

Date Posted: 3/26/2010 2:33 PM ET
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I agree that the Book Bazaar and the individual forums in it can be a bit confusing. I once posted an ARC in it's own thread (before I realized there was a whole thread dedicated to it) and it was snapped up within 15 minutes. I'm still not sure if that was exactly kosher, but no one ever told me otherwise.

You could also offer it in the genre forum. Several (probably all, but I don't visit them all) have "Is this on your Wish List?" threads and they often include ARCs in them. That is actually the less confusing route to go, imo.

Either way, I'm sure you'll find someone who wants it!

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Date Posted: 3/26/2010 2:38 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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I also agree that the the BB is confusing. I never use those long running threads.  I probably would if they started new ones more often. But some of them get so long. I don't understand why they don't start a new one each month. 

I would go to the genre for the book and offer it in teh WL thread.  I thikn all the active genre threads have a WL thread going and start a new one each month.

Date Posted: 3/26/2010 2:44 PM ET
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Thanks I will check out the genre forums.  That seems like a better place.  My eyes bug out looking at those really long Bazaar threads.  :-)  Not sure I could even keep up with my post there.

Date Posted: 3/26/2010 4:47 PM ET
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You could add it to that thread and post your own. That way if your thread got ran off the first page before being requested it will still be easily found by people who watch the ARC thread.

You could also put it in your siggy line so that all of your posts in the Forums show it.