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Subject: Not Sure if ARC
Date Posted: 11/13/2009 4:24 PM ET
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Hi All!!  I have a book that when I enter the ISBN # nothing comes up, but when I enter the Title of the book and the author....all kinds of other versions of this book appear?  Could this be an ARC?  It doesn't say anything regarding being an ARC?  It's a copy of a book signed by the author....Any help would be appreciated...Thanks!

Date Posted: 11/13/2009 4:45 PM ET
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Is it a paperback? Does it have a barcode and price on the back?
Inside the book does it say that its an uncorrected proof, release dates or not to quote anything from the book as its not the final copy?

Whats the book and ISBN?

Date Posted: 11/13/2009 5:03 PM ET
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Sometimes ARCs wont have a price printed on them.

Date Posted: 11/13/2009 5:13 PM ET
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It has a bar code with an ISBN on the back, but that ISBN doesn't come up as valid...there is no price on the book.....would you both think this was an ARC then?>  I guess I can offer it in Book Bazzar...

The book is called My Love, My Enemy signed by Diane M. Wylie....ISBN 1593742037

Date Posted: 11/13/2009 5:14 PM ET
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Does it say "not for sale" anywhere on the book or have information on the back that reads like a press release?

Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 11/13/2009 5:25 PM ET
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Just because the ISBN is not in the PBS database does not mean it's an ARC (ARCs don't have different ISBNs than the final book). You may have the UK version of the book, or it may not be in the database for some other reason. Just enter the ISBN normally and then fill out the additional information when asked for it. You cannot use any other listing that has a different ISBN to post this book. 

Date Posted: 11/13/2009 5:29 PM ET
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As cathy said this IS the UK verison of the book and the ISBN is not in the system.. I was able to find it in WorldCAT. (library database)

it was published as a paperback so its a real book not an ARC.



Last Edited on: 11/13/09 5:30 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 11/13/2009 6:03 PM ET
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Thanks so much for everyone's help!!! 

Date Posted: 11/13/2009 9:58 PM ET
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Once you create a page for your book under the ISBN number you have, you can post a tag on the other PBS page that a copy with your ISBN number is available.



Last Edited on: 11/14/09 12:09 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 11/14/2009 8:54 AM ET
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cool, thanks Eve!