Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Used Books and ethics

From: Joy Matkowski (
Date: 05 May 2010

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    ARCs and the like are probably less than 1% of online used book sales because leading venues, including Amazon and eBay, don't allow them to be sold (until the book is OOP and thus "antiquarian" in the case of Amazon). Should you see an ARC for a current book, please report it. Joy

    On 5/5/2010 1:34 PM, davezeltserman wrote:
    > Even though I stated my earlier preferences now for new books, I agree with Jim + Bob + others on this subject. Generally, used + library books are good for authors--anything that helps to get the author read is good. One small nitpicking point, though (since I'm in a nitpicking mood)--not all books in used bookstores were first bought--more and more ARCs and free books from the publisher are ending up in used bookstores and online--but this would be a small percentage of overall sales (probably less than 5%), and anything that gets the author read is good and can lead to sales down the road.

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