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Subject: Advanced Reader Edition + wish listed
Date Posted: 4/30/2009 7:31 AM ET
Member Since: 4/24/2009
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I have an advanced reader's edition of a book that has 8 members currently wishlisting.

I know that these editions are not supposed to be posted, but it seems silly to keep it on my shelf when I have no more interest in this book and several other people are waiting for it.

Do I post it anyway and just disclose everything upfront to the wish lister in a PM?

Also, the ISBN number refers to the hard cover edition but this copy is paperback.  Do I post it under the paperback edition (again fully disclosing everything to whoever gets picked from the wish list?)

I guess what I'm asking is, how strict are the rules here?  Can I be absolved if I am up front and honest through PM?

Date Posted: 4/30/2009 7:38 AM ET
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you cannot post an ARC into the system.

however you can post it in the bazaar and let people know you have it. you can either offer to send it with a book from your shelf OR you can ask 1 credit fo rit, but only in the bazaar forum

Date Posted: 4/30/2009 7:40 AM ET
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Do NOT post your ACR.  They are not allowed at all and they tend to tick people off.

However, you can offer it for free in the book bazarre.  Or free with order of another book from your shelf.


Date Posted: 4/30/2009 8:19 AM ET
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They've clarified the rules to say that you can ask for a credit for unpostable WL books. But it has to be offered in the book bazaar where someone can make the choice to pay the credit.  You cannot post the book and then ask the people it's offered to if they still want it.  If someone is willing to pay a credit for an unpostalbe WL book that's ok.  But it's not fair to post the book and then ask them.

Date Posted: 4/30/2009 8:42 AM ET
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Thanks for the replys.  It sounds like I should not post this book. 

I would be fine offering it in the book bazaar or as part of a 2-for-1 deal if someone wanted to order another book from my shelf and have me throw in this ARC...

But does anyone know if there is a way to get the attention of the people waitlisting this book?  There are 8 of them but that is 8 out of a community of 60,000+ members.  For one thing, being able to contact  the wish listers improves the chances someone will respond quickly.  Also, it only seems fair to give them the first shot if they have been waiting on the book.


Is there a down side to posting the book and then asking them?  Do they lose their spot in line if they refuse?

Date Posted: 4/30/2009 8:47 AM ET
Member Since: 8/10/2005
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Yes, if they then cancel the request, they lose their place. You would need to cancel the order--but the thing is, it's simply against the rules, so why even try it? If you are reported, it will be a black mark against your account. It clearly asks you to examine any book you are posting to be sure that the binding, ISBN, author and title match (in your case, the binding wouldn't match either, even if it weren't an ARC it would be like posting the wrong book) and it also asks to verify that it is not an ARC. The only legal way to get a credit for it is in the bazaar.

There isn't a way to alert those 8 people personally. I have several ARCs available and I post them in my profile information as freebies with an order. You could also note them in your signature file so that when you post on the forums people can see what you have. And as others have said, you can post in the Book Bazaar if you want--I think those folks have a fair bit of success getting rid of unpostable books there.


Date Posted: 4/30/2009 9:23 AM ET
Member Since: 4/24/2009
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Good advice, all.  This book is now posted in the Book Bazaar.  Hopefully it will find a good home.



Date Posted: 4/30/2009 9:31 AM ET
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ARCs will often have the ISBN of the Hard Cover, as it is the Advance of that edition of the book.

Date Posted: 4/30/2009 10:25 AM ET
Member Since: 2/18/2009
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Jon-Paul, check your PMs.