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Subject: Have a book people want but it has some writing in it
Date Posted: 4/9/2014 8:11 PM ET
Member Since: 1/3/2014
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Is there a way to post it with a caveat saying "I'm happy to send this to you but you should know..."?

Date Posted: 4/9/2014 8:15 PM ET
Member Since: 1/22/2007
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Make a post about it over in the book bazaar. 

Date Posted: 4/9/2014 8:58 PM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
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Read about the textbook requirements.  Basically requiring you to select the last possible mailing date and canceling if the member does not respond or does not want it. 

Date Posted: 4/9/2014 9:19 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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Information on the texbook/workbook exception from the Help Center:

writing or highlighting or underlining on the text pages is NOT OKAY

  • Exception: if it is a textbook or workbook, these are expected to have highlighting/underlining/writing
    • if you post a textbook/workbook, the condition must be described to the requestor in a Personal Message
    • AND the described condition MUST BE AGREED TO in a reply PM before the book is sent
    • You can use the PM button on the request on your My Account page to send a message
    • This is the one of the ONLY three cases in which a PM exchange about a book is required before the book can be sent (the others are for travel guidebooks and cookbooks--see below).
    • Please read What is the definition of a textbook? for a discussion of that.
Date Posted: 4/9/2014 9:32 PM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
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I'd like to add that all this is about writing on TEXT pages.  PBS allows inscriptions or autographs on non text pages.  

Date Posted: 4/9/2014 10:20 PM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2006
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It's your call as to whether it should be classified as a textbook or not.  If you think not, Michelle's idea of offering it in the Book Bazaar is a good one, or you can offer it in the red thread in the appropriate Genre discussion forum.

Date Posted: 4/9/2014 11:20 PM ET
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I will point out that a wish listed book offered in the Book Bazaar with writing in it will often get a PM from Amanda informing the poster of the Textbook/workbook exception for posting :)