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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.

And if you haven't done so already, please have a look at all of our current discussions. There's a lot going on.

 



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Adeline79
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Re: About the First Look Book Club

Can you briefly explain what is the benefit to the author/publisher of giving out advance reading copies? (I am just curious.) Also, if we notice any typo's is it worth letting you know, or are the other copies already printed and awaiting release.
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Maria_H
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Re: About the First Look Book Club

Great questions.

 

I think your first question is best asked of the publisher and author when they come to visit us. 

 

As for typos, what you see in the ARC is not final.  A copyeditor will go over it with a fine-tooth comb before the book goes to press, so there is absolutely no need to point them out. 

 

In fact, let me state my plea to everyone to not post and point out the typos you find.  It is completely unnecessary.

 

Thanks!

 


Adeline79 wrote:
Can you briefly explain what is the benefit to the author/publisher of giving out advance reading copies? (I am just curious.) Also, if we notice any typo's is it worth letting you know, or are the other copies already printed and awaiting release.


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mv5ocean
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Re: About the First Look Book Club (Laurels)

I have a question about laurels.

According to my dashboard I have recieved 2 laurels.

What does that mean and how do I go back to the place I posted without having to go through every post in a thread again to find it and what it says?

If anyone can explain those to me it would be greatly appreciated.

It might be defined in here somewhere but I haven't found it yet.

Thanks so much for your help on this.

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ponie
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Re: About the First Look Book Club (Laurels)


mv5ocean wrote:

I have a question about laurels.

According to my dashboard I have recieved 2 laurels.

What does that mean and how do I go back to the place I posted without having to go through every post in a thread again to find it and what it says?

If anyone can explain those to me it would be greatly appreciated.

It might be defined in here somewhere but I haven't found it yet.

Thanks so much for your help on this.


 

There may be another way but this is what I know. (This is my second FL so I am no expert!)  Go to your profile - get there by clicking on your own screen name.  There is an option to view all of your posts.  Click on that and then you can see which one won you the laurel!!!
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DSaff
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Re: About the First Look Book Club (Laurels)

Laurels are given when someone like what you said or the way you said it. You can find your laurels, and all of your posts, by clicking on your name in the "Author" column of the board. That brings you to a profile page about you and on the left hand side are your posts. Each post has the following information: subject, location, laurels, time. If you click on the post it will take you right to your post, then click on the number in the laurel box and you can find out who sent it. I hope this helps.  :smileyhappy:


mv5ocean wrote:

I have a question about laurels.

According to my dashboard I have recieved 2 laurels.

What does that mean and how do I go back to the place I posted without having to go through every post in a thread again to find it and what it says?

If anyone can explain those to me it would be greatly appreciated.

It might be defined in here somewhere but I haven't found it yet.

Thanks so much for your help on this.


 

 

DonnaS =) " Reading is a means of thinking with another person's mind; it forces you to stretch your own." Charles Scribner
"A book is like a garden carried in the pocket." Chinese Proverb
My blog: http://bookworm56.blogspot.com
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mv5ocean
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Re: About the First Look Book Club (Laurels)


ponie wrote:

mv5ocean wrote:

I have a question about laurels.

According to my dashboard I have recieved 2 laurels.

What does that mean and how do I go back to the place I posted without having to go through every post in a thread again to find it and what it says?

If anyone can explain those to me it would be greatly appreciated.

It might be defined in here somewhere but I haven't found it yet.

Thanks so much for your help on this.


 

There may be another way but this is what I know. (This is my second FL so I am no expert!)  Go to your profile - get there by clicking on your own screen name.  There is an option to view all of your posts.  Click on that and then you can see which one won you the laurel!!!

Ponie thanks so much for your help!!!

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mv5ocean
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Re: About the First Look Book Club (Laurels)


DSaff wrote:

Laurels are given when someone like what you said or the way you said it. You can find your laurels, and all of your posts, by clicking on your name in the "Author" column of the board. That brings you to a profile page about you and on the left hand side are your posts. Each post has the following information: subject, location, laurels, time. If you click on the post it will take you right to your post, then click on the number in the laurel box and you can find out who sent it. I hope this helps.  :smileyhappy:


mv5ocean wrote:

I have a question about laurels.

According to my dashboard I have recieved 2 laurels.

What does that mean and how do I go back to the place I posted without having to go through every post in a thread again to find it and what it says?

If anyone can explain those to me it would be greatly appreciated.

It might be defined in here somewhere but I haven't found it yet.

Thanks so much for your help on this.


 

 


 

Dsaff,

Thanks so much for your help!!!

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DSaff
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Re: About the First Look Book Club (Laurels)

You're welcome. :smileywink:


mv5ocean wrote:

DSaff wrote:

Laurels are given when someone like what you said or the way you said it. You can find your laurels, and all of your posts, by clicking on your name in the "Author" column of the board. That brings you to a profile page about you and on the left hand side are your posts. Each post has the following information: subject, location, laurels, time. If you click on the post it will take you right to your post, then click on the number in the laurel box and you can find out who sent it. I hope this helps.  :smileyhappy:


mv5ocean wrote:

I have a question about laurels.

According to my dashboard I have recieved 2 laurels.

What does that mean and how do I go back to the place I posted without having to go through every post in a thread again to find it and what it says?

If anyone can explain those to me it would be greatly appreciated.

It might be defined in here somewhere but I haven't found it yet.

Thanks so much for your help on this.


 

 


 

Dsaff,

Thanks so much for your help!!!


 

 

DonnaS =) " Reading is a means of thinking with another person's mind; it forces you to stretch your own." Charles Scribner
"A book is like a garden carried in the pocket." Chinese Proverb
My blog: http://bookworm56.blogspot.com
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Xan
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Re: About the First Look Book Club

I really enjoy the First Look books and have just finished Deliverance Dane-I loved it!  The only problem I have is getting messages posted.  I can't even get a message posted  that I have received my ARC.  This is the 5th time I've tried to get a message through and hopefully I can send it this time.  I really don't want to be dropped from the First Look club for not participating when I just have a problem posting.

 

 

Xan

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meme1
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Re: About the First Look Book Club

How do you give "laurels" when you like or agree with or have an "aha" moment to another person's post? (Sorry for the awkward sentence structure.:smileywink:)
meme

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Tarri
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Re: About the First Look Book Club

Just click the little "laurels" on the screen of the post you want to recognize. 
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meme1
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Re: About the First Look Book Club

So simple.  Thanks.  I'm looking forward to giving laurels during the next First Look selection.  I'm anxiously awaiting the announcement.  Deliverance Dane will be a hard act to follow.:smileywink:

Tarri wrote:
Just click the little "laurels" on the screen of the post you want to recognize. 

 

meme

~~ Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.

~~ Be careful reading health books. You may die of a misprint. Mark Twain
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Amanda-Louise
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Re: About the First Look Book Club

I totally agree.  This selection I found to be the best one by far.  I really enjoyed it!  I'm excited to see what comes next.

 

Cheers,

Amanda

 


meme1 wrote: 
 Deliverance Dane will be a hard act to follow.:smileywink: