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Topic: What does everyone do with Advanced Readers' Copies?

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Subject: What does everyone do with Advanced Readers' Copies?
Date Posted: 6/12/2009 1:42 AM ET
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I have at least five of these things - partly from having worked in a bookstore where publishers seem to send them in droves. You can't sell them for money, you can't trade them on this site... it all makes sense, but what do you do with them, you know? I guess I'll just donate it to the library book sale, but I don't know about you, but that's one of the places I go to get books to list on my "bookshelf" here when the list gets skimpy. And the thing is, these are pretty obscure books; in other words, not one's where people would be like, "Oh my gosh! I don't even care that this is a reader's copy! I just am DYING to read this book!" Anyway, just wanted some opinions... and inspiration. Advice here is good. :) Thanks so much! Kate
Date Posted: 6/12/2009 2:10 AM ET
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Trade them at Bookmooch where they are allowed as long as you put "Advance Reading Copy" in the book's condition notes.

Date Posted: 6/12/2009 2:14 AM ET
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Actually, you can trade them here on PBS. You can not post them to your bookshelf, but can advertise them in the Book Bazaar. They can be incentives in deals or you can ask for a credit for them, as long as it is done through the Book Bazaar. 


Date Posted: 6/12/2009 2:24 AM ET
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Great! Cool suggestions! I'll take as many suggestions as possible, too!
Date Posted: 6/12/2009 2:44 AM ET
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Yes Kate, cleary designated ARC's can be traded through the forums but NOT posted FIFO to your bookshelf.  FrugalReader also allows ARC's that are noted as such.

Date Posted: 6/12/2009 7:14 AM ET
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www.operationpaperback.org is a wonderful organization and ARCs as well as other books that may not quite fit PBS guidelines would be appreciated.

Operation Paperback collects gently used books and sends them to American troops deployed overseas. Since 1999, we have shipped over 950,000 books to locations around the globe.

Many of our troops are serving far from home and living in facilities that provide few of the comforts of home. At the end of the duty day, the opportunity to escape into a good book is welcomed. Every week we receive thanks from troops who are glad to be appreciated and remembered.

Our service members make sacrifices every day for our country. It takes so little to let them know that we appreciate what they are doing for us. When you donate to Operation Paperback, you will let our troops know that you support them, and you have not forgotten them.

In addition to overseas locations, Operation Paperback provides books to military and veterans hospitals located within the United States, as well as USO centers at US Airport transit points.

Individual citizens, American families and community groups have formed a network of volunteer shippers that have sent over 950,000 books since Operation Paperback began.

Operation Paperback is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization incorporated in the State of Pennsylvania. Our EIN is 41-2209836. Donations to our organization are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. We are happy to provide receipts for any donations received.

Date Posted: 6/12/2009 8:55 AM ET
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There's alsoa  Damaged Books Virtual Box in the games forum that allows ARCs. 

Date Posted: 6/12/2009 10:39 AM ET
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There is a thread designated for trading ARC in the Book Bazaar. You can offer as a freebie with an order or ask for a credit in there.

Date Posted: 6/12/2009 11:20 AM ET
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You can trade them on TitleTrader as well. Personally, I always scan the ARC thread multiple times a day. I'm one of those people who are more than happy to take an ARC if it's a book on my WL, esp if it's taking up multiple spots. I've found a few good deals that way (if any of your 5 are books on my WL, I'll happily take them!). Posting in the book bazaar is definitely the way to go.