Advance Reading Copies (ARCs) are a great way to get a heads up on forthcoming titles. As Collection Development Manager for my library district, I receive ARCs through vendors, publishers, and review journals. I truly enjoy receiving a box of ARCs, finding out about titles coming out in the future, and applying that fore-knowledge to the development of my library’s collection. I do select some to read myself, but there is no way for me to read all the titles I receive. A few years ago I found a means to share the wealth and at the same time gauge which titles might also be hot prospects among our customers.
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