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To e-arc or not to e-arc
Post by TangoLima   » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:38 pm

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I am a 'to e-arc' proponent.
Because: I like to find out how close the speculation
actually got, I enjoy checking out the editing changes
in the final version, the board goes into overdrive in
reaction, RFC's participation is a huge bonus and quite
enlightening,
I would like to hear the reasoning of the 'not to e-arc'
proponents.
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Re: To e-arc or not to e-arc
Post by saber964   » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:41 pm

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TangoLima wrote:I am a 'to e-arc' proponent.
Because: I like to find out how close the speculation
actually got, I enjoy checking out the editing changes
in the final version, the board goes into overdrive in
reaction, RFC's participation is a huge bonus and quite
enlightening,
I would like to hear the reasoning of the 'not to e-arc'
proponents.



I don't purchase the eARC because I don't like to pay to many times. Let's see $15 eARC $20-25 HB $10 ERC $10 PB that's $55-60 for all versions. My purchases will be $10 ERC and $10 PB. Though I am now collecting the LB versions.
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Re: To e-arc or not to e-arc
Post by TangoLima   » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:48 pm

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Would you please explain ERC and LB?

My self I Buy the E-arc, E-book and hardback, I haven't bought a Trade paper of Mass market paperback in years.
From my understanding the E-arc and E-book gives the
author the best return.
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Re: To e-arc or not to e-arc
Post by ldwechsler   » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:08 pm

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TangoLima wrote:Would you please explain ERC and LB?

My self I Buy the E-arc, E-book and hardback, I haven't bought a Trade paper of Mass market paperback in years.
From my understanding the E-arc and E-book gives the
author the best return.


I have never found a lot of difference between the eArcs and the final books. I get the eArc (hey, I jones for the new books from my favorite authors) and then if I like the book...and for RFC I just about always love the books, I buy it in hardcover.
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Re: To e-arc or not to e-arc
Post by kzt   » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:24 pm

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There is more time for David to fix things before they start printing, so there might be more this time. I get the earc and the HC.
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Re: To e-arc or not to e-arc
Post by NervousEnergy   » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:24 pm

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ldwechsler wrote:
TangoLima wrote:Would you please explain ERC and LB?

My self I Buy the E-arc, E-book and hardback, I haven't bought a Trade paper of Mass market paperback in years.
From my understanding the E-arc and E-book gives the
author the best return.


I have never found a lot of difference between the eArcs and the final books. I get the eArc (hey, I jones for the new books from my favorite authors) and then if I like the book...and for RFC I just about always love the books, I buy it in hardcover.

This. I even have a couple of ARCs, including the last DW ARC issued before eARCs were started (Shadow of Saganami) that I got Himself to sign at ConDFW. Even that huge 800 page novel had very, very few changes for the final HB.

IIRC, the eARC pays the author like it was a full-price HB and they get the money much quicker.
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Re: To e-arc or not to e-arc
Post by Fox2!   » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:54 pm

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TangoLima wrote:Would you please explain ERC and LB?

My self I Buy the E-arc, E-book and hardback, I haven't bought a Trade paper of Mass market paperback in years.
From my understanding the E-arc and E-book gives the
author the best return.


ERC Electronic Reader's Copy
LB Leather-bound
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Re: To e-arc or not to e-arc
Post by John Prigent   » Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:33 am

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I very rarely buy eArcs because I don't want to pay twice. But I do sometimes, as with this one because I didn't want to wait 6 months for the final book and have to try avoiding all the snippets, snerks and comments.

Cheers, John

TangoLima wrote:I am a 'to e-arc' proponent.
Because: I like to find out how close the speculation
actually got, I enjoy checking out the editing changes
in the final version, the board goes into overdrive in
reaction, RFC's participation is a huge bonus and quite
enlightening,
I would like to hear the reasoning of the 'not to e-arc'
proponents.
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Re: To e-arc or not to e-arc
Post by saber964   » Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:48 pm

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TangoLima wrote:Would you please explain ERC and LB?

My self I Buy the E-arc, E-book and hardback, I haven't bought a Trade paper of Mass market paperback in years.
From my understanding the E-arc and E-book gives the
author the best return.



ERC Electronic Reader Copy

LB Leather Bound
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Re: To e-arc or not to e-arc
Post by TangoLima   » Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:47 pm

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What is the difference between a Baen e-book and an
electronic readers copy ?
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