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Subject: Review/desk copies postable?
Date Posted: 11/14/2007 3:21 PM ET
Member Since: 5/27/2006
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The adult literacy program I work for just received a donation of 6 boxes full of education texbooks.  They belonged to a (now retired) professor at the local teacher's college.  A few of them are labeled as "review/desk copy-not for resale" or "free copy not for resale".  I guess she received them from publishers trying to get her to use their books in her classes.  I know ARC's are illegal on PBS and I don't think these are ARC's--but are tthey postable?  Thanks in advance for any insight you can give.

Date Posted: 11/14/2007 3:28 PM ET
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I would think the book bizarre would be the best bet. { desk copy sounds much like an unedited copy.}

Date Posted: 11/14/2007 3:52 PM ET
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Since they say that are not for sale that usually means they are unproofed copies.

Textbooks tend to have review copies instead of ARCs.

I agree that the book bizarre would be the best place for them.

Date Posted: 11/14/2007 5:31 PM ET
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Thanks for the advice.  I've decided to "gift" these to somebody who had ordered a bunch of other things off my shelf.  But anybody who is looking for education texts, esp. on reading and/or technology in the classroom,  come check out my shelf.  All the rest are regular (not review copy) books, most in like-new condition.  No reasonable offer refused--these books need new homes! 

Date Posted: 11/15/2007 9:20 AM ET
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I am a teacher and books marked DESK COPY NOT FOR RESALE are EXACTLY the same as student eds.  Publishers simply do not want recipients selling books (colleges are visited by textbook resellers all the time).  INSTRUCTOR'S or TEACHER's editions contain the student edition, with supplementary material--often the "answers" or suggestions on how to teach certain things.


So--to me these would seem fine to post.  You just can't SELL them.  (But of course I do not make the rules here, so I might be wrong).  Teacher's ed books would be a blessing for any student who needs a particular book for a class!