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What bookdealers really mean. A dictionary by Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers), with additions from other sources
Term english
Advance Reading Copy (ARC)
Definition english
A pre-publication state of the book, often a wrappered issue with the artwork intended for use with the published book, so that it looks like a paperback version. Advance Reading Copies are often sent to the reviewers and managers of bookstores several months before the first editions of the book will be offered for sale. Sometimes abbreviated ARC in the book trade.
Term french
Advance Reading Copy (ARC)
Term swedish
Förhandsexemplar, läsexemplar
Definition swedish
Del av en originalupplaga ofta försett med särskilt omslag och utsänt till bokhandeln före den officiella utgivningsdagen.
Term german
Definition german
Der Vorabdruck eines Buches, der, oft als Broschur gebunden, vor dem offiziellen Erscheinungstermin an Rezensenten und Buchhandlungen verschickt wirkt. Wird auch als Leseexemplar bezeichnet.
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