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Advance reading copies (ARCs) are trade paper-sized soft cover books sent by publishers to bookstores prior to the release of a title to promote the book.
Many collectors and book enthusiasts consider these to be the true first edition of any given title, and very collectible. Most ARCs have "pictorial wrappers" (an industrial term meaning printed paper covers with a picture). They are usually imprinted with the words "Advance Reading Copy" and/or "Review Copy - Not Intended for Resale." These are often referred to as galleys. Uncorrected proofs are also trade-sized soft cover books, usually bound in plain paper, and are produced for final review prior to publication.

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Dekker, Ted | Heaven's Wager | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Dekker, Ted | Heaven's Wager | Book - Advance Reading Copy

ARC. 2000 Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wrappers.

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VJ Books Price $12.99
Gallagher, Matt | Youngblood | Signed First Edition Book Gallagher, Matt | Youngblood | Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  February 2016 NY: Atria  Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wrappers, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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VJ Books Price $27.99
Nesbo, Jo - Nemesis (Signed First Edition) Nesbo, Jo | Nemesis | Signed Advance Reading Copy Book

Author Signed Advance Reading Copy.  January 2009 NY: HarperCollins  Advance reading copy, mint/new/unread in pictorial wrappers, signed by the author. Edgar Award finalist!

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VJ Books Price $99.99