Glossary of Printing Terms:
Advance Reading Copy

ARC

A preview or early review copy of a book that is usually sent to book buyers, reviewers, booksellers, book clubs, and/or publisher sales representatives before the book is published.

It could be in a different format, uncorrected, not bound, and/or have a different cover design than the publication issue.

The typical publishing process is proof, advance reading copy, and publication


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