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Subject: Cookbook posting question
Date Posted: 2/5/2008 7:38 AM ET
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Hi all--

I have a cookbook to post.  There is no writing in it, no food stains or whatever, but a few pages (very few overall) are slightly warped as if I dripped some water on the book while I was cooking.  It isn't even to the point where I'd call it water "damage," per se.  It's otherwise in really good condition.  I'm wondering if it is okay to post and then send a PM to the requestor letting them know before sending it, or if it is just flat out unpostable.  TIA for your input! 


Sandra (dru) -
Date Posted: 2/5/2008 8:37 AM ET
Member Since: 1/20/2006
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Joy, I am sorry but book posting guidelines say that there can be no water or liquid damage at all. You can advertise in the Book Bazaar and offer the book free with any order from your shelf.

Okay, maybe I am being too harsh here. I apologize for that. Mild staining is permitted if the requestor is okay with that. I just assume that is from food and not liquid but really, that would be the same I guess.

Yes, the HC states that mild food stains and a small amount of writing can be okay in cookbooks as long as the poster pm's the requester and gets the okay.  I just get carried away  with the rules and some versions of "  I can post a book that is unpostable as long as I pm the person first."

Joy, my sincere apologies for going too far.


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Date Posted: 2/5/2008 12:44 PM ET
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Date Posted: 2/5/2008 2:21 PM ET
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Yeah to me that IS food staining. Wet food stain. Post and reach agreement to sent via PM IMHO.

Date Posted: 2/5/2008 2:30 PM ET
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With all cookbooks you have to PM the requestor with conditions before you send it out. Make sure you give them a deadline to respond and choose the 5day mailing option. If it's on WL hold you can PM the person before they even respond to give them advanced notice. 

Cookbooks are allowed to have some staining & damage as long as it's approved by the requestor. 

Date Posted: 2/5/2008 3:31 PM ET
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*"With all cookbooks you have to PM the requestor with conditions before you send it out."*

Mary, just checking, you do mean "all cookbooks that have any problems", right? You don't have to PM for all cookbooks, only if they have an allowable problem.