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Subject: Spanish books and ARC books
Date Posted: 2/12/2010 12:01 AM ET
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I've seen books in Spanish here.  Acceptable to post Spanish books?

Saw an Advanced Reader's book posted here -- I thought they weren't permitted to be posted the way regular books are?  



Last Edited on: 2/12/10 12:07 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 2/12/2010 12:19 AM ET
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You're correct, ARC's aren't postable.  There is, however, a thread in the Book Bazaar forum where people can advertise their ARC's as free with an order, or just as giveaways.

I'm fairly certain books of any language are allowed here.  Listings for those books should indicate in which language the book was written, so if you're posting a book without an ISBN make sure you include that information.  If the books have an ISBN I would think that, so long as the book is already in the PBS database, posting should go normally.  You might want to double check to make sure there's mention of the language; if not, the Book Data team might want to know.  Other than that, there should be no problem with posting books in Spanish or any other language :)

Date Posted: 2/12/2010 8:08 AM ET
Member Since: 8/10/2005
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yes, books of other languages are allowed, and there is even a feature that allows you to search specifically for them.

As James said, ARCs aren't allowed to be posted into the system but can be traded in the Book Bazaar either for credit or as part of a freebie deal.  I have to say, I think that's the first time I've ever seen a book with the "Advanced Readers Edition" in the description, though...normally the ARC will have the same ISBN as the soon-to-be-released hardcover copy of the book--which sometimes causes confusion when people who don't know that ARCs can't be posted to their bookshelf type in the ISBN from the back of the book and it gets offered to whoever is first in line for the hardcover.

Cheryl

Date Posted: 2/12/2010 9:55 AM ET
Member Since: 4/7/2008
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If I post a book in Spanish, I also make sure that the description is in Spanish also. That way there's less confusion about which language is in.



Last Edited on: 2/12/10 9:56 AM ET - Total times edited: 3
Date Posted: 2/12/2010 6:50 PM ET
Member Since: 4/16/2008
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Yes!  Post those Spanish Books!  Greedy Spanish teachers like me have lots of them wishlisted!  I hope you have "Walter the Farting Dog" in Spanish to post.  I have been #1 FOREVER!  (And all the Shel Silverstein poetry books...and....never mind--I am on vacation!  Must-not-think-about-school-!)  :)



Last Edited on: 2/12/10 6:51 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 2/13/2010 9:48 PM ET
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Karen, please tell me how to write "Walter the Farting Dog" in Spanish! I would love to impress some people I work with with my extensive grasp of the language. LOL

Cheryl

Date Posted: 2/14/2010 4:08 PM ET
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Sure, Cheryl!  It's "Walter el perro pedorrero".  If you need a phonetic pronunciation, I can provide that as well, so you can say it and write it!  lol.