It’s common knowledge that Advanced Review Copies are not for resale. Especially since when you get the ARC in your hand, chances are the book is not released yet. Obviously, it’s common etiquette to follow the simple requirement that you don’t resale the ARC in any way.
But, seems like some can’t read the simple English print on the cover of the ARC copy saying
NOT FOR SALE.
Now this is not the first time that this kind of stunt has happened. Sometime back someone was selling them through instagram. Now ebay. Next they’ll probably even try to sell it through Amazon and Book Depository. Who knows?
I am not trying to boast here, but I have ok blogging stats. Enough to request and receive an ARC from a publisher.
You may hate me for what I am going to say now, but here’s what I think.
- They should stop handing out ARCs to random people at events like BEA.
- Just because they live in the US, and just because they can attend such events, unlike people like me around the world who simply can’t afford to travel all over to the US and attend the event, I don’t think publishers should just simply give them ARCs.
- the times I have been asked if someone can have the arc I just got to how much can they pay for it.
- When I heard about this particular drama, I was boiling in anger. Because some random person could go to BEA and get an ARC of a book that I am dying to get my hands on and sell it to someone else even before it’s released.
- People that sell the arc before the book comes out why would anyone do that.
- If thats all you want the arc for you should not have them, the times I hear in youtube videos i got this arc but I wont read it the same day the person puts it on eBay just wrong on many levels.