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Subject: comic books
Date Posted: 5/15/2012 10:34 AM ET
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are comic books something that can be posted on this site?

Date Posted: 5/15/2012 11:09 AM ET
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From the help center documents about what is postable - looks like a "no"! :

Single-Issue Comic Books: NO

  •  These often contain advertising.
Date Posted: 5/15/2012 11:39 AM ET
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ok  and thank you so much for hunting up the answer

Date Posted: 5/15/2012 1:07 PM ET
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Single issue comics are a no.  The books compiled of comics (such as Calvin & Hobbes) are swappable.

Date Posted: 5/16/2012 1:18 PM ET
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Trade paperbacks that collect a series of comics are postable. Archie Digests come up when you search for stuff, but you couldn't mail them Media Mail, as they have advertising. I don't know if that's taken into account when you print out a mailing page or not.

Date Posted: 5/16/2012 3:49 PM ET
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Trade paperbacks that collect a series of comics are postable. Archie Digests come up when you search for stuff, but you couldn't mail them Media Mail, as they have advertising. I don't know if that's taken into account when you print out a mailing page or not.

Craig anything that contains advertising is not swappable on PBS. The advertising disqualifies it no matter how it is re-bound.  There are many things that are not postable that come up in a search, just searching for it may cause the database to go find it.

 

Not allowed:

  • Anything that is not a book (this includes calendars, coloring books, blank journals)
  • Anything that contains advertising (such as single-issue comic books or comic book digests or magazines)
  • Advance Reader Copies* (also known as ARC s, Review Copies or Uncorrected Proofs--these are not the final versions of books)
  • CD-ROM books/e-books (books that must be read on a computer)
  • Burned copies of audio books
  • Xerox or otherwise unoriginal copies of books
  • Electronic media of any kind
  • Unbound pages
  • Music recordings, spoken-word recordings (these can be swapped at SwapaCD. These are not "audio books," which are books read aloud by a narrator.)
  • leaflets or pamphlets or booklets** without ISBNs (other members complain at spending a credit for these)
  • Brochures/Promotional "first chapters" of books - these are not complete books, even if they have an ISBN
  • Books that originally had accompanying media material, if the accompanying media are not included.
  • Books that require supplementary non-media materials to be useful (non-media materials cannot be sent by MediaMail, and original non-media materials cannot be expected to be included with a used book)
  • Pornography (sex manuals and erotica are allowed, hardcore pornography is not allowed)
  • Supplementary media alone (without the book they originally accompanied)
  • Audio language courses without accompanying bound book.  (if audio tapes/CDs ARE accompanied by a book they are considered a bound book with accompanying media, and swap for 1 credit. They are not "audio books," which are books read aloud by a narrator.)
Date Posted: 5/19/2012 8:14 PM ET
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I didn't realize they coudn't be posted--I hadn't thought of that at the time I read the rules, and nothing else there would be something I'd be posting, so it didn't register. It makes sense, as they don't have ISBN numbers. At that point, it gets more cumbersome to post it.

 I once searched to see what Archie TPBs were available and the first 10 pages or so of both the "Archie" and "Betty and Veronica" searches are digest comic books. It's too bad they can't remove those somehow, both to avoid confusion and to make searches for Archie TPBs a little easier.