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Subject: are hardcover books allowed?
Date Posted: 8/3/2008 10:54 PM ET
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That pretty much sums it up.

Date Posted: 8/3/2008 11:00 PM ET
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Yes, along with audio books (CDs and cassettes).  Hardbacks and paperbacks "cost" 1 credit, and audio books cost 2 credits. 

Date Posted: 8/3/2008 11:02 PM ET
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Check out the Help Docs at the Help Center.  Here is a very important link to the book condition guidelines:


Date Posted: 8/3/2008 11:05 PM ET
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Thank you.  I looked but couldn't seem to find the answer. Thanks for the link.

Last Edited on: 8/3/08 11:06 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/4/2008 11:23 AM ET
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I hope so!  That is about all I send out!

Date Posted: 8/4/2008 5:06 PM ET
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Welcome to PBS, Jessica.  In the Help Center, under "What Can Be Swapped Here", it states:


  • Paperback books
  • Hardcover books (dust jackets not required)
  • Audio books (must be originals, not burned copies)
  • Ex-library books
  • Books with accompanying media
  • Textbooks/Workbooks 
  • Foreign-language books (if in a language other than English, the language must be specified in the book description)

Not allowed:

  • Anything that is not a book
  • Anything that contains advertising
  • 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
  • Unbound pages
  • leaflets or pamphlets or booklets* without ISBNs (other members complain at spending a credit for these)
  • Books that require supplementary non-media materials (non-media materials cannot be sent by MediaMail)
  • Pornography (sex manuals and erotica are allowed, hardcore pornography is not allowed)