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Subject: I Suspect this book is a ARC but am not sure
Date Posted: 9/3/2009 6:30 PM ET
Member Since: 5/29/2007
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I just posted a book that I had received previously from another member.  It is on Hold right now.  I realized after posting that it lists as Hardcover but it's paperback.  The ISBN match up.  On the back, by the ISBN the following comment is printed; Do Not Quote Without Comparison With Finished Book.  Further above on the back cover, it states Publication Date: August 1, 2007.  Is this an ARC?  It has nothing written on the front cover...looks like a regular paperback.

Thanks ahead of time!

 

Date Posted: 9/3/2009 6:31 PM ET
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That Do NOt Quote thing makes me think it might be an ARC. 

 

Date Posted: 9/3/2009 6:44 PM ET
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does it have anything written on the title page or inside the book.  I agree with Mary - Do Not Quote....seems like it is a ARC
H

Date Posted: 9/3/2009 6:58 PM ET
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Yes, that is an ARC -- the "do not quote" is a giveaway.

Cheers,

Catt

Date Posted: 9/3/2009 7:12 PM ET
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Yes, it is an ARC.

Date Posted: 9/3/2009 8:56 PM ET
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ARC's are usually marked more clearly, but sounds like you have one.  You will want to cancel the transaction soon as the system will allow it.  ARC's may be offered for credit in the book bazaar, or free with an order from your bookshelf.

Glad you noticed Gail, members can become cranky if surprised with an ARC received FIFO.

Date Posted: 9/3/2009 10:00 PM ET
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Since this is an honest mistake, I ask whether anyone would consider the idea of PM'ing the requester, and if they said they are okay with the ARC, refunding the credit ahead of time. I fully understand that ARC's aren't "supposed to be in the system", but if the other person is really looking forward to reading it ... seems like a possible one-time exception for circumstances to me?

Date Posted: 9/3/2009 10:50 PM ET
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I see a LOT of ARCs and they are usually quite well marked, but once in a while they stealth one on you and it's tough to tell it's an ARC.  I'd PM the requestor and explain and ask if they are ok with it, 99% of the time, the only "problem" with an ARC is maybe a couple of spelling errors and once I caught an author saying that someone went to a fast food place and ordering something that they didn't serve at that chain but almost never anything major by the time it gets to ARC (now, unbound uncorrected proofs? Woof, can't stand em!).

Subject: Ok, I'll cancel
Date Posted: 9/3/2009 11:06 PM ET
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Darn it anyway, I could use the credit.  I'll PM the requestor and let them know once I can.  If they want it, then give them the credit.  That's what I would want done if the shoe was on the other foot.  Ticks me off though.  They should mark the books better, I had no clue.

Date Posted: 9/3/2009 11:31 PM ET
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Gail - you can post it in the book bazaar for a credit

Date Posted: 9/3/2009 11:37 PM ET
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Gail- Please follow the rules and cancel the book when you are able.  Then post it on the book bazaar for a credit, by letting it go through the system like that the new person might repost it because they got it from you that way.

If its a WL book then it will be snapped up rather quickly on BB.

Date Posted: 9/4/2009 7:47 AM ET
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Usually they are obvious in their ARC markings. But I have one that looks like a normal trade paperback.  I would not have been able to tell that it was an ARC if the person from the Damaged Books box hadn't told me it was.  The only clue is some publishing info in a small box on the back. 

The other's ones I've come across have had in huge marking usually on teh front cover ADVANCED READERS COPY or REVIEW COPY or something like that and a big NOT FOR RESALE as well. 

Looks like you might have a stealth ARC. 

Date Posted: 9/4/2009 8:44 AM ET
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Yep, I'm going to get it out of the system.  I just need to have the person it's on hold for accept it so that I can cancel it.  I wish they had a way of canceling a Hold situation.  I've never looked at the Book Bazaar.  I will look into that.  Thanks everyone!