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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
Review slip
Definition english
A small printed piece of paper either laid into or affixed to a regular trade edition of a book, sent to reviewers, in order or the publisher to stimulate interest in the book. Usually sent out before the official day of publication, so the reviewer can prepare his review to appear when the book is officially published, these command a premium among those that want the earliest distributed copies of a book, which after all, is one of the reasons people collect first editions in the first place.
Term french
Review slip
Term german
Definition german
"Der Verleger versendet Besprechungsstücke von Neuerscheinungen an die Zeitungen und Zeitschriften, in denen er das Buch besprochen sehen möchte ... Dem Besprechungsexemplar wird von den Verlegern vielfach ein Waschzettel (kurze Inhaltsangabe)beigegeben." (Hiller)
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