THE TRUTH ABOUT THE HARRY QUEBERT AFFAIR NEW ARC AUTHOR JOEL DICKER

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  • Sold Date: Apr 05, 2014
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FOR SALE IS THE # 1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER "THE TRUTH ABOUT THE HARRY QUEBERT AFFAIR BY JOEL DICKER. THIS IS AN ADVANCED READERS COPY WHICH WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE IN THE US UNTIL MAY 27 2014. I HAVE THIS READY TO BE SHIPPED TODAY

As a marketing tool, publishers provide free copies of newtitles to booksellers, journalists and even celebrities. [1]

Such a book is variously referred to as a reader's edition, an advance copy , an advance reading copy , ARC or ARE. It's the book privately released by its publisher before the book is printed for mass distribution.

Readers' editions generally lack the final dust jacket , formatting or binding of the finished product; the text of an advance edition may also differ slightly from the market book, after comments are received from the reading group, or late errors are found in the manuscript. When a celebrity reader or journalist gives an endorsement, that's added to the dust-cover and other promotional items.

Reader books are normally distributed three and six months before the book is officially released to reviewers, bookstores, magazines, and (in some cases) libraries. [citation needed ]

Book collectors typically seek readers' editions, seeing them as the "real" book, possibly containing text errors or typos that add value, as coins or stamps with errors do.
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