For me, AR's only value is in my own community. In other words, the local school districts here do depend heavily on AR. So I would like to have two selling points to try to get into the local schools before the start of the new school year. First, I am local and second would be the AR, if it happens. If it doesn't, and it most likely won't because it is a book from a small publisher, then I will have to depend on school districts showing a willingess to stock a book by a local author. But locally, again, that AR would make a big difference. Outside of my county, I really don't think AR would make a difference (except maybe in the city where I attended school).