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... posted 12 Nov 2005, 17:11 by StegoKing, Candidate

While an underprinted First Trade Edition is more valuable, an ARC is obviously the true first edition, as it is the first time a work is bound. As for value, it's like everything else in this world, supply and demand. It also depends on bells and whistles, for example: The recent release of Hal Duncans [b:2qs09hdw]Vellum[/b:2qs09hdw] was very highly touted, and I believe this was due, more than anything else, to the release of a signed and limited edition ARC by the publisher. The book, signed, sells for about 40 dollars American, but the limited ARC is upwards of 200 dollars. Also, for instance, The ARC for George Martins [b:2qs09hdw]A Game of Thrones[/b:2qs09hdw] is worth far more than the first edition, both the US and UK versions. The US edition was published with a dust jacket, and the UK version is exceedingly rare. Both things lead to value. If (when) Scott blows up, it will most likely be the first Canadian ARC whose value is sent through the exosphere, but the ARCs for his other works, as collectors items, will certainly go up in value. view post


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