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Subject: A book was signed by the author = unpostable?
Date Posted: 7/6/2011 10:14 AM ET
Member Since: 2/14/2011
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I ordered a book from Amazon that has a Signed Copy! sticker on the cover with a signature from the author inside.

I'm hoping that since the actual author signed it means that it is an exception to the no writing rule.

Date Posted: 7/6/2011 10:18 AM ET
Member Since: 1/22/2008
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The no writing rule is only on text pages. Writing on non text pages is allowed unless someone has a no writing RC.

Date Posted: 7/6/2011 10:19 AM ET
Member Since: 8/18/2008
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Perfectly postable!  Just as names or writing on the inside cover doesn't make a book unpostable, the author's signature doesn't make it unpostable, either.  Writing in books is a no-no when it's on text pages.  Inside cover and flyleaf/title page writing is postable.

From Help Center:

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

Hope that helps!

Date Posted: 7/6/2011 10:20 AM ET
Member Since: 3/7/2009
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From the Help docs - Book Condition Criteria for 'Swappability' at PBS:

  • 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
Date Posted: 7/6/2011 10:20 AM ET
Member Since: 2/14/2011
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Perfect. Thank you.