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Subject: Is this book postable? (pic included)
Date Posted: 8/15/2011 1:10 PM ET
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Is this book postable with the writing on the side?

http://www2.snapfish.com/snapfish/slideshow/AlbumID=6913629007/PictureID=365435012007/a=22660399_22660399/otsc=SHR/otsi=SPIClink/COBRAND_NAME=snapfish/ 

Date Posted: 8/15/2011 1:17 PM ET
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I'd say yes it is.  I personally would liken it to a remainder mark that some used/clearanced books have.  If you are still hesitant, you could create a post in the Book Bazaar as a freebie.

Date Posted: 8/15/2011 1:17 PM ET
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I have no problem with a book like that.Does not take away from the reading of it

Date Posted: 8/15/2011 1:21 PM ET
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As long as it meets all the other condition requirements, then yes.

This is what the help docs have to say:

 

This is a used-book swapping site; books are not expected to be in like-new condition.

Older books may have some page yellowing or spine-creasing or dogeared pages; these are all OKAY. Decirculated library books may have various markings and/or stamps inside or outside or on the page edges of the book; this is OKAY.  These may not obscure text.

BookCrossing books may have stickers or stamps or markings on the outside or inside covers or page edges of the book; this is OKAY. These may not obscure text.

Hardbacks do NOT have to include their dustjackets.

Audiobooks MUST be the original cassettes/CDs, but do NOT have to include the outer "box" that held the set. Audiobooks must be playable and have all the CDs/cassettes. Books that require batteries to work do NOT have to have working batteries.

"Playaway" books must include working headphones. Pages: No torn or chewed/gnawed pages yes, that does say "chewed/gnawed".  That means no pet-chewed (or human-chewed) books.

No loose or missing text pages for travel guide books - maps if designed to be detachable may be detached, but must be included.

Cover not water damaged (there may be no water damage to any part of the book)

No writing or highlighting or underlining on text pages

a signature or note on the flyleaf or inside front or back cover is OKAY an author's signature on the title page is OKAY writing or highlighting or underlining on the text pages is NOT OKAY

Because the writing does not obscure any of the text, I would look at it almost as a remainder mark, and post it freely.



Last Edited on: 8/15/11 1:23 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/15/2011 1:22 PM ET
Member Since: 10/22/2009
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Yup--the initial on the page edges don't make the book unpostable. 

Date Posted: 8/15/2011 1:22 PM ET
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Thanks everyone

This is a book I just opened up today....I wanted to double check especially before reposting it

Date Posted: 8/15/2011 3:27 PM ET
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It is actually specifically addressed in the Help Center section about postability criteria in the pages section:

  • Page edges: remainder marks are OK.  A name written on the page edges is okay (if it does not bleed in and obscure text on the text pages)