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Geri (geejay) -
Subject: Ah shoot - did I do wrong?
Date Posted: 8/18/2009 5:55 AM ET
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I've posted a hc - I usually have mmpb - it has it's dust jacket.  The dust jacket has a 40% sticker in the corner.  I made no attempt to take it off since I'm not into hc's and didn't want to mess it up.

I've looked through the Help Docs and can find that a dust jacket isn't necessary though there are RC's.  Okay, got that.  Stickers are okay on the inside cover and things like that but not a word about a sticker on the dust jacket.

Am I gonna get hit with an RWP for that sticker cause I'll take the dust jacket off and swear on my stack of books it didn't have one. :)

 



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Date Posted: 8/18/2009 6:33 AM ET
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Stickers, like the kind you've described are okay.

Date Posted: 8/18/2009 6:39 AM ET
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I'm assuming that since a dust jacket is not required, if one is provided by the sender, it can be in any condition--as long as it doesn't violate the requestor's RC.

Date Posted: 8/18/2009 7:41 AM ET
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No way! I'll say THANKS for posting a HC. I post them with those stickers all the time. I get them from B&N on clearance and I think people would be thrilled to get a one-read, practically spanking new HC, even with the sticker on the dust jacket. Those stickers are everywhere - the round "Bookmarked" ones from Target (even directly on the cover of trade paperbacks) and Borders' large price stickers on the back of theirs. There is absolutely no way that is a RWAP, so please don't worry!

Date Posted: 8/18/2009 7:59 AM ET
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Your book is fine, Geri.  I'm pretty sure that the stickers referred to in that part of the help documents are BookCrossing stickers or personalized book plates and such.

Date Posted: 8/18/2009 9:56 AM ET
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I'm assuming that since a dust jacket is not required, if one is provided by the sender, it can be in any condition--as long as it doesn't violate the requestor's RC.

That's right, according to the Posting guidelines. However, if the person has an RC asking for the dust jacket, the dust jacket has to meet the conditions for the cover. The RC doesn't have to specifically specify this, but of course can be more stringent.

Dust Jacket:

  • The DUST JACKET (this is not the same as the cover of a book) does not have to be included with a book at all, unless the requestor had this in their Requestor Conditions. 
  • So DUST JACKET condition cannot be considered as part of the condition of a book, unless there were Requestor Conditions on the request specifying that the dust jacket be included.
  • If the Dust Jacket was to be included as specified in the Requestor Conditions on the request, the Dust Jacket must meet the same conditions as defined for the cover, below.

Cover:

  • Must both be present (front and back)
    • note that a paperback missing its front cover is  usually an illegal, unsold copy
    • "cover" does not = dust jacket.  Hardcovers do not need to include their dust jackets to be swapped here.
  • Cover not water damaged (there may be no water damage to any part of the book)
  • Cover not torn or chewed/gnawed
    • some used book stores cut out a small part of the cover; if the amount missing is less than 1 square inch, this is OKAY
    • a small rip (less than 1 inch) in the cover is OKAY
    • yes, that does say "chewed/gnawed" above.  That means no pet-chewed (or human-chewed) books.
  • A bookplate inside the cover or on the flyleaf is OKAY
Geri (geejay) -
Date Posted: 8/18/2009 10:01 AM ET
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Thanks everyone!

The book was a WL and the first person grabbed and ran - no RC's either.

 

Date Posted: 8/18/2009 11:50 AM ET
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Books can be slathered in library stickers and they are OK to post. So, stickers are OK on books.

Geri (geejay) -
Date Posted: 8/18/2009 12:29 PM ET
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Sara, I never gave it a thought about the library books.  I've received a couple and never gave it a thought.