ADVANCE REVIEW (or READER’S or READING) COPY (ARC) A special pre-publication copy distributed by publishers for review purposes.ARCs are sent to reviewers and editors prior to publication date.BOOK CLUB EDITION (BCE, BOMC, etc.) Editions published by book clubs (i.e.: The Book-of-the-Month Club, Fireside Book Club, History Book Club, The Literary Guild, etc.).Generally speaking, not first editions although some Science Fiction or other genres where first edition publication took place through a Club.A seller should always disclose if a book is a BCE.The collector should arm themselves with the relevant bibliographies to know when a BCE might be desirable. Also referred to as the dust jacket or dustwrapper.
ARCs may include an uncorrected proof copies printed for author’s corrections. ANTIQUARIAN BOOKSELLER A term, in today’s usage, that describes a bookseller whose stock in trade is primarily old, rare, and/or collectible books.After years of working with married couples who were struggling in their relationship, he discovered that so often the troubles were rooted in the mistakes that people made during their teen years.If we equip our students with the right information we should see better results and spend less time trying to untangle the train wrecks that happen because people continue to make the wrong choices. It's more important than ever that parents & teens are armed with real facts & the truth.ARCs also include copies distributed for publicity and promotion – usually published in plain wrappers and which may have substantial textual differences from the finished published book. ASSOCIATION COPY A book once belonging to the author, or signed or annotated by the author to someone closely associated with the author of the book or the book itself in some way.The textual differences between all the various versions is what gives value to ARCs to the collector. Also, a book inscribed by its author to a famous person, or owned by someone of interest.
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