Welcome to the ARC Roundup – a feature on Literophilia that I hope to make a weekly event, usually occurring on Friday.
For those of you unfamiliar with the term, an ARC (also sometimes referred to an ARE) is an Advanced Reading Copy (or Edition). This means that it’s an unpublished proof of the work that is fairly close to the final draft. They release ARC’s to the public to get feedback on the book and generate a buzz among the industry for the book’s release.
The purpose of the weekly ARC Roundup is to let you guys know just what’s out there this week — what books are available, what they’re about and how to get them. And as a special little bonus, Literophilia’s Picks (while we think all of the books we list sound interesting, these ones strike us the most!) will be highlighted in hot pink so you can’t miss them. 🙂
So, without further ado, here is the very first ARC Roundup for the week of January 9th, 2009. Enjoy!