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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Weekly ARC Expo: Bringing New Life to ARCs (ARC Swap)

In the hopes of giving new life to ARCs that tend to accumulate near my bookshelves and most likely near yours, I'm starting a Weekly ARC Expo, a place for bloggers to share their available ARC list (and wish lists too) in the hopes of being able to send some out to new homes and getting new books to read in return.  It should be a win-win! 

The Weekly ARC Expo is simple to participate in.  Each week, simply link your Weekly ARC Expo post up here with the provided Mr. Linky, then visit other bloggers.  If you are interested in a book or happen to have a book (ARC or regular) another blogger has wish listed, leave a message on their post and arrange postage (the person requesting a book should pay the postage via PaperbackSwap, Paypal, etc).

I can think of three ways to do this, so please post your preferred method: 1. Buddy a credit over via PaperbackSwap, 2. Send the book via Bookmooch for a credit there, 3. Arrange to send postage via Paypal. ** Note: If you want to print postage via your computer, an easy way is to have the person request a book you have on Paperbackswap (must be a Buddy to request directly from you), then weigh the book and send it with the postage you can print on the site.

When listing your ARCs, please include the title and author (genre, date available, etc are optional).  Your post should also include whether you are willing to ship internationally, or which countries you will send to.

Overall it should be a fun and easy way to give new life to old ARCs... as well as a great way to get some of those books from your wish list!

As this is a new meme/weekly post, we will probably need to iron out a few wrinkles along the way.  PLEASE feel free to leave a comment or email me with any suggestions!  Is this a good day or should I post on another day??

I will try to get postage estimates to post as well.

NOW - Onto my ARC lists!!

Available ARCs (More Coming VERY Soon I Hope... I misplaced my recently read pile so these are a bit older!)
Absolutely Maybe by Lisa Yee, YA Feb 2009
Cathy's Ring by Sean Stewart and Jordan Weisman, YA May 2009
I, Lorelei by Yeardley Smith, Grades 3-7, Dec 2008
The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker, Fiction Jan 2009
The Rapture by Liz Jensen, Fiction Aug 2009
Wish List
Fallen Angels by Heather Terrell
The Good Thief by Hannah Tinti
Highland Heat by Mary Wine (Sourcebooks)
Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa
Iron King by Julie Kagawa
Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa
It Happened One Bite by Lydia Dare (Sourcebooks)
Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright
Torment by Lauren Kate

I'm a member of Paperbackswap and Paypal

I can send ARCs within the US (anyone already know how to mail internationally?)

I hope you will help me spread the word!

~ Wendi


Julie said...

What a great idea! I will definitely be joining in within the next week or so; I recently started putting my read ARC's into their own pile, trying to get my shelves organized, so .. yeah ... I think I could definitely go for this!

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