Reply
Distinguished Bibliophile
Paul_Hochman
Posts: 2,801
Registered: ‎03-23-2007
0 Kudos

About the First Look Book Club

Do you have questions about the First Look program? Here are the answers to some Frequently Asked Questions.

What is the First Look Book Club?
This is a unique opportunity to enroll in a private discussion with an author, and to talk to other readers about a book that won't be released for a few months. We'll send you an Advance Reading Copy -- for free! -- in time for the book club. In other words, you can be the first to get the scoop on the next great book, long before it ever hits the shelves!

How do I sign up?
Once we have a First Look selection, we'll make an announcement in the B&N Book Clubs, and open the enrollment period. If you are enrolled in one month's First Look Book Club, you're not automatically enrolled in the next one. Because quantities of ARCs are limited, each First Look Book Club will have it's own enrollment. That's the only way to ensure that everyone will have a chance to participate. Instructions on how to enroll for each club are posted with each announcement.

What exactly is an Advance Reading Copy?
An Advance Reading Copy, or ARC, is an uncorrected paperback edition created by publishers for distribution to booksellers and the media a few months before the actual publication of a new book. The ARC you'll receive will look very much like the final version of the book. It'll have all the text, and usually all the photos, illustrations, and front matter included in the finished book.

Do I have to pay for shipping?
No. The ARC -- and the shipping -- is free to you. The book will be delivered from one of our warehouses, but will not go through our normal order path and therefore will not be listed as an "order" on your Barnes & Noble.com shopping account.

When will I get my free Advance Reading Copy?
Once enrollment starts, we will alert you to when the ARCs will ship. It can take up to two weeks to get your free book.

What happens if you run out of books?
We will be monitoring demand closely, and hope to have enough books for everyone. But quantities are limited, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Only one book per account, per person, please. If we run out of books, we'll post a message to the board, and close the enrollment period.

How do I find out about future First Look selections? Can I enroll right now?
Sorry, there's no pre-enrollment. Stay tuned to our Announcements board for news about our next First Look book club. Along with the announcement, we'll also post instructions on how to enroll.
Contributor
suitejuju
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎08-17-2009
0 Kudos

Re: About the First Look Book Club

Question: Once we have finished reading our ARC copy of "hush, hush" are we permited to give it away?

 

For example: I would like to host a giveaway on my book blog but want to make sure I'm not going to get in trouble for doing this.


Thanks! :smileywink:

Contributor
cdehn
Posts: 13
Registered: ‎08-04-2009
0 Kudos

Re: About the First Look Book Club

This may be silly, but I hope I am adding to the discussion in the correct way. I didn't see any discussion on this. I'd love to use this book to present to other teens that I work with. I hope there will be a "teen book club" for those of us that enjoy teen lit. Thanks for this great opportunity!

Correspondent
scnole
Posts: 103
Registered: ‎11-15-2008
0 Kudos

Re: About the First Look Book Club

When will the next YA First Look book be posted.   I missed out on "Hush,Hush" so want to be on the look out for the next teen First Look to be posted.

 

thanks

Inspired Bibliophile
Vermontcozy
Posts: 5,276
Registered: ‎10-20-2008
0 Kudos

Re: About the First Look Book Club

I didn't know where to post this and I didn't want to ask Becca,..Are we going to  post on Chapters 10-20..I could easily finish the book,its hard to stop..I am loving it...being the go to guy Paul..Whats up with the schedule,?Will it resume tomorrow,because of the holiday today?  Danka, Vtc.....will check back tomorrow....

Kindness,I've discovered,is everything in life...Issac Bashevis Singer
Distinguished Bibliophile
Paul_Hochman
Posts: 2,801
Registered: ‎03-23-2007
0 Kudos

Re: About the First Look Book Club

Yep. We'll resume tomorrow.

 


Vermontcozy wrote:

I didn't know where to post this and I didn't want to ask Becca,..Are we going to  post on Chapters 10-20..I could easily finish the book,its hard to stop..I am loving it...being the go to guy Paul..Whats up with the schedule,?Will it resume tomorrow,because of the holiday today?  Danka, Vtc.....will check back tomorrow....


 

Inspired Bibliophile
Vermontcozy
Posts: 5,276
Registered: ‎10-20-2008
0 Kudos

Re: About the First Look Book Club

Thanks..now go Back TO ENJOYING YOUR DAY.V


PaulH wrote:
Yep. We'll resume tomorrow.

 

 


Vermontcozy wrote:

 

I didn't know where to post this and I didn't want to ask Becca,..Are we going to  post on Chapters 10-20..I could easily finish the book,its hard to stop..I am loving it...being the go to guy Paul..Whats up with the schedule,?Will it resume tomorrow,because of the holiday today?  Danka, Vtc.....will check back tomorrow....


 


 

Kindness,I've discovered,is everything in life...Issac Bashevis Singer
Contributor
librarydaisy
Posts: 14
Registered: ‎08-08-2009
0 Kudos

Re: About the First Look Book Club

Young Adult Fiction is my Genre of choice these days, and I am thrilled that B&N decided to feature a YA book and author. I hope that more YA authors are featured in the future.

Frequent Contributor
RS18
Posts: 43
Registered: ‎08-14-2009
0 Kudos

Re: About the First Look Book Club

I'm so happy that B&N had this YA first look club. Hush, Hush is such a good book! Paul, do you have any information on the next YA first look (if there is one)?

Distinguished Bibliophile
Paul_Hochman
Posts: 2,801
Registered: ‎03-23-2007
0 Kudos

Re: About the First Look Book Club

We'll certainly be doing more Teen First Look Selections, but we haven't worked out the specifics for the next one. Keep your eye on the boards!

 

 


RS18 wrote:

I'm so happy that B&N had this YA first look club. Hush, Hush is such a good book! Paul, do you have any information on the next YA first look (if there is one)?


 

Inspired Bibliophile
Vermontcozy
Posts: 5,276
Registered: ‎10-20-2008
0 Kudos

Re: About the First Look Book Club

Thank you Paul..its been a most enjoyable read for me,that I have 2 more chapters to go ..I really don.t want to finish..but I want to discuss....I was at my Library in Dorset..,Vt  its Closer than Mark Skinner..in Manchester  I had them look at Becca's website and  BN  They want the book..It seems like there isn't an age group any longer  that enjoy YA novels...it has gone Mainstream....Thank for bringing Hush,Hush  for all to enjoy,now I must finish....Vtc....

Kindness,I've discovered,is everything in life...Issac Bashevis Singer