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Subject: Is this book postable?
Date Posted: 3/14/2009 10:32 PM ET
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Date Posted: 3/14/2009 10:57 PM ET
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If it can be considered a textbook/workbook, then you should follow the rules for those and it is definitely postable. There can be writing in those, but you much PM the receiver about the writing and get their consent to send it with the writing in it.

If it wasn't a textbook, as long as the scribbling wasn't excessive I'd say it was postable. The rules don't say it has to be a legible *signature* :)

Date Posted: 3/15/2009 12:44 AM ET
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If the writing is not on a text page the book is postable. Also, curled pages are postable (as long as its not from water damage).

Usually if you have unpostables, you can do a couple of things to advertise them, you can add them to the heading at the top of your bookshelf, you can list them in your signature, and you can offer them in the Book Bazaar. There are probably other ways too.

I don't think there is a way to find people who are wishing for a specific book.

Also, you might be able to put a tag on the wishlisted book, something like "unpostable copy - please PM beebs". I do not know if this is a permissable use of tags within the PBS rules, though. So, you might want to check the rules for tags before doing that.

--Sara

Date Posted: 3/15/2009 1:34 AM ET
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If it is a text, do as others have said and PM members with the details and get their consent before mailing.  If it isn't a text, then the "no writing on text pages" rule applies and it is unpostable.

Tags shouldn't be "personal" in terms of referring to a specific copy, so adding a tag isn't a good solution.

Cheers,

Catt

Date Posted: 3/15/2009 6:59 AM ET
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I'm confused, Elizabeth.  Why would it be unpostable, since the writing is on the "inside title page"?  Is that considered a text page? 

Becki's only worry was that it wasn't really writing - it was a child's scribbling on the inside title page.

Date Posted: 3/15/2009 1:45 PM ET
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I vote for postable since the scribbles are not on a text page.

Date Posted: 3/15/2009 2:23 PM ET
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Date Posted: 3/15/2009 4:00 PM ET
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I wouldn't tear out the page.  I'd far rather have scribbling on a flyleaf than miss publication information.

Date Posted: 3/15/2009 4:06 PM ET
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Don't tear out the page, the rules are clear about no missing text pages.

You are completely fine posting the book and following the textbook/workbook rules. PM the sender and say that according to the guidelines on textbooks/workbooks you must have their agreement on any writing and the book does contain some random scribbles on the title page. I am sure that if it is a pricey text book someone with snap it up that way.

Date Posted: 3/15/2009 5:04 PM ET
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I'd have no problem posting it because it is the title page, not a text page.  I would just PM the requestor to make sure it is acceptable.

Date Posted: 3/15/2009 6:43 PM ET
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The title page is a text page -- just because it doesn't contain words to a story, doesn't mean it doesn't contain information necessary to the book (i.e. the bibliographic info -- publisher, author, editor, etc), which is why I answered as I did, Debs :-)

Cheers,

Catt

Date Posted: 3/15/2009 10:55 PM ET
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Date Posted: 3/15/2009 11:11 PM ET
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If they don't want it and it is WLed, you should cancel and have them put an RC on asking for no writing. When you repost it you can deny the RC and get to the next wisher.

Date Posted: 3/16/2009 9:33 AM ET
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Date Posted: 3/16/2009 11:38 AM ET
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Thanks, Catt.  One more question if I may:  If that is considered a "text page", then what is the flyleaf?