Re: RARA-AVIS: E-ARCs, ARCs and Used Books

Date: 13 May 2009

  • Next message: davezeltserman: "RARA-AVIS: Re: E-ARCs, ARCs and Used Books"

    > A lot of mainstream used bookstores these days don't really want ARCs
    > -- or even hardcovers. They can't sell them. The few used bookstores
    > that still exist, that is. Most of them have gone online, and of the
    > few that are still around, a lot of them aren't even taking in mass
    > markets anymore -- except for credit. I've heard Amazon won't even
    > allow their used book dealers to sell ARCs.

    Half-Price Books here in Berkeley seems happy to take both.

    On ARCs though, it seems most that I've come across say something like
    "Not for Sale" or "Not for Re-sale." Though that doesn't keep Half-Price and Moe's from carrying them and selling them.

    Best, MEH

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