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Subject: Question: is this an ARC? RESOLVED, thanks.
Date Posted: 9/19/2009 3:47 PM ET
Member Since: 1/8/2009
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Dear fellow PBSers:

I received this WL book in the mail, in postable condition.

However, on the bottom of the back cover it says "Readers' Edition - Not for resale" and has all this information about marketing campaign.

Was wondering: is this an ARC? and any advice on how to proceed? thanks.

http://cid-a22bd86ca6fedbb5.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/potential%20ARC/IMG^_6135.jpg

 

UPDATE: I marked the book "Wrong Book" as advised  and the sender has graciously returned my credit. Thanks for everyone's input!



Last Edited on: 9/19/09 7:21 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 9/19/2009 3:48 PM ET
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Sounds like an ARC.  I see a price on the back cover but no UPC; is there one somewhere else? 

ETA:  From the Help Docs:

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.


Last Edited on: 9/19/09 3:52 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/19/2009 3:49 PM ET
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Sophia, your link does not work and YES, IMO, it is an ARC.  And here is what The Help Center says to do:  

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.

Karen



Last Edited on: 9/19/09 3:51 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/19/2009 3:53 PM ET
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Thanks for the feedback!

Also tried to fix the link.

ETA: nope, no barcode/UPC on back cover or anywhere else I can find...



Last Edited on: 9/19/09 3:54 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/19/2009 4:27 PM ET
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I am in the ARC camp.

Date Posted: 9/19/2009 4:30 PM ET
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It is an ARC

Date Posted: 9/19/2009 7:05 PM ET
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It is most definitely an ARC.  "Reader's Edition" is another term for ARC, and the marketing information indicates it is geared for booksellers, not general readers.

Cheers,

Catt

Date Posted: 9/19/2009 7:11 PM ET
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Yep I would vote ARC as well.

Date Posted: 9/19/2009 11:18 PM ET
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Your link is working now, and it's definately an ARC...therefore not postable FIFO.