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Maria_H
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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.

If you have other questions about First Look, please post them here by replying to this thread.

 



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Sassy398
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Re: About the First Look Book Club

How many chapters do we need to read before 2/16/09 for Saga Harbor???
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Maria_H
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Re: About the First Look Book Club

Rachel, our moderator, will have a schedule of discussion posted soon. 

 

You can read acording to the schedule or simply read at your own pace and join the discussion depending on where you are in the book!!!

 


Sassy398 wrote:
How many chapters do we need to read before 2/16/09 for Saga Harbor???

 



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Re: About the First Look Book Club

Are the books shipped through UPS or Post Office?
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Re: About the First Look Book Club


JAmber wrote:
Are the books shipped through UPS or Post Office?

So far, all of the First Look books that have come to Washington (state) have arrived in a big brown truck :smileyhappy:

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Re: About the First Look Book Club

Hello girls, I guess it depends on where you live. I live  in Central Virginia and mine comes through the US Mail and delivered by the blue and white truck.:smileyhappy:

 

 

 


Tarri wrote:

JAmber wrote:
Are the books shipped through UPS or Post Office?

So far, all of the First Look books that have come to Washington (state) have arrived in a big brown truck :smileyhappy:


 

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Re: About the First Look Book Club

That was me Linda, I thought I would drop it off for you. The brown truck left it on my porch.

 


kiakar wrote:

Hello girls, I guess it depends on where you live. I live  in Central Virginia and mine comes through the US Mail and delivered by the blue and white truck.:smileyhappy:

 

 

 


Tarri wrote:

JAmber wrote:
Are the books shipped through UPS or Post Office?

So far, all of the First Look books that have come to Washington (state) have arrived in a big brown truck :smileyhappy:


 


 

 

Vivian
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Vivian; thanks so much for your forever kindness .   You are a saint for doing what you do! Remind me again, what you do?  Oh! if you are in this area again, could you take me for a ride in that red and blue and white truck.. ??

 

 


vivico1 wrote:

That was me Linda, I thought I would drop it off for you. The brown truck left it on my porch.

 


kiakar wrote:

Hello girls, I guess it depends on where you live. I live  in Central Virginia and mine comes through the US Mail and delivered by the blue and white truck.:smileyhappy:

 

 

 


Tarri wrote:

JAmber wrote:
Are the books shipped through UPS or Post Office?

So far, all of the First Look books that have come to Washington (state) have arrived in a big brown truck :smileyhappy:


 


 

 


 

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Re: About the First Look Book Club

[ Edited ]

Has anyone in NOVA gotten their copy yet?  How did it get there?  I'm getting a little nervous.

 

(My UPS guy is great, but USPS can be a little sketchy)

 

Thanks ...Ellen in Arlington

 

 

 

(edit for typos)

Message Edited by VaDreamer on 02-10-2009 08:54 AM
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Got book in NOVA

Great news - My UPS guy just dropped off my book.  I am going to make a cup of tea and start reading it before my husband gets home.  So, at least 1 book has arrived in Northern Viriginia.  Can't wait to start the discussions.

 

Ellen

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Rachel-K
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Re: About the First Look Book Club

Hi all, I've moved a few messages over to the community room, so the discussion can be continued there. Rachel

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Re: Got book in NOVA


VaDreamer wrote:

Great news - My UPS guy just dropped off my book.  I am going to make a cup of tea and start reading it before my husband gets home.  So, at least 1 book has arrived in Northern Viriginia.  Can't wait to start the discussions.

 

Ellen


 

At least 2 books have been delivered in NOVA, VADreamer.  I received my book last Friday.  I live in Alexandria, we are almost neighbors!  I am looking forward to the discussions too.  I have not started the book yet, I am going to clear my schedule this weekend and do nothing but read.  Especially since our "spring like" weather is turning back to winter. 
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c1937r
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Re: About the First Look Book Club

Please help.  I am finding the whole format of the First Look Book Club very complicated.  How di I find the "threads" or topics that Rachel has suggested for discussion?  I stumbled on them once and registered for a few but I would like to participate in the discussion of some of her other topics.  I guess I need a guide to where to click to get to the discussion questions.  Thanks.  c1937r
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Rachel-K
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Re: About the First Look Book Club

c1937r,

 

 

"Threads" are just the different topics that you click on when you come into the discussions.

 

The discussion questions are the first posts in the thread, and the threads get longer as more and more people hit "reply" to post their own comments. If you aren't seeing the questions, try going to the first post on the first page of the thread.

 

Does this help?

 

Rachel

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Re: About the First Look Book Club

I have just received my copy of "Sag Harbor"

Thank you very much.

I cannot wait this week-end to begin it...