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What are Advance Reader Proofs?
A Bound Galley dressed up to look like an Advance Reader Copy.
Advance Readers and the concepts behind them have fostered much confusion over the past few years. These terms are being used less than they were five years ago. Below are the generally accepted working definitions by the publishing trade for these terms.
Advance Reader Proofs
They are functionally Bound Galleys and generally have "Advance Reader Proof," "Advance Reader Copy," or "Advance Reader" on the front cover.
They are used to promote a publication with in the reviewing community in advance of the book being printed for distribution or sale.
They are used as Bound Galleys to promote the book and encourage reviews.
They are not as popular or commonly used as they once were.

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