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Subject: ARC's... how do you know?
Date Posted: 8/10/2007 3:26 AM ET
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I know I'm looking in the wrong place, but I can't find out how you know if your book is an ARC. I know what an Advance Reader Copy is, but for all I know my shelves are full of them.

how do you know?

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Date Posted: 8/10/2007 3:37 AM ET
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All of my ARC's, have it on either the cover or the spine... but I don't know if this is standard!

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Date Posted: 8/10/2007 6:49 AM ET
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Best bet is to check the back cover.... on the back of most ARC's it will list the release date and/or have information about the various promotions the books is getting.... Most also say pretty clearly on the front cover "Advaced Reading Copy, Not for Sale" or something along those lines.  Also, for hardback's most ARC's are actually trade-paperbacks, so if the ISBN listing here says hardback, and you're holding a paperback, double check the cover for the ARC indicators.

HTH! :)

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Date Posted: 8/10/2007 6:50 AM ET
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Every one I've seen has been marked in some way. It'll say Advanced Reader Copy, Not For Resale; things along those lines somewhere on the book.

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Date Posted: 8/10/2007 10:17 AM ET
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i am so glad someone started this thread.

i have many arc books.

if i indicate that they are ARCs, may i post them here.


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Date Posted: 8/10/2007 10:42 AM ET
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Hi, Dawn.

No, you can't post ARCs to your bookshelf.  You can swap them in the Book Bazaar Forum ("off-PBS") though if you like.

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Date Posted: 8/10/2007 11:52 AM ET
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Date Posted: 8/20/2007 12:24 AM ET
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Dawn  - you can also post your ARCs here: www.paperbackswap.com/forum/view_topic.php?t=50273.

It's a topic in the discussion forum titled 'Post Your ARCs Here!'





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Date Posted: 8/20/2007 11:11 AM ET
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While I agree that ARCs indicate as such somewhere on the cover, sometimes the words are pretty small and easy to overlook on first look.  Look carefully!

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Date Posted: 8/23/2007 12:42 PM ET
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I have been told my copy is an ARC. I am not sure that it is. The only thing on it is Uncorrected Proof. Is this an ARC book?

I put the ISBN in, it came back as a HB. My copy is a PB. When I clicked on the PB version, the ISBN for the PB version does not match mine.

What is the Book Bazaar? Where can I find it?  thanks.  Marie C

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Date Posted: 8/23/2007 12:54 PM ET
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An Uncorrected Proof is the same thing as an ARC.

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Date Posted: 8/23/2007 4:01 PM ET
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Yes, Uncorrected Proof is another form of ARC, and can't be traded. The Book Bazaar is another forum, if you look a few slots below this one on the main Discussion Forums page, you'll see it there.


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