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Subject: New to Swapping - Writing in Book
Date Posted: 10/1/2010 1:59 PM ET
Member Since: 9/23/2010
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Hello all,  I have a couple of books ready for swapping  that are in great condition but they have a name printed on the inside of the cover.  Is this acceptable? 

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Date Posted: 10/1/2010 2:11 PM ET
Member Since: 7/13/2009
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Welcome!  From the help docs:

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
    • Exception: if it is a textbook or workbook, these are expected to have highlighting/underlining/writing
      • if you post a textbook/workbook, the condition must be described to the requestor in a Personal Message
      • AND the described condition MUST BE AGREED TO in a reply PM before the book is sent
      • This is the one of the ONLY three cases in which a PM exchange about a book is required before the book can be sent (the others are for travel guidebooks and cookbooks--see below).
Date Posted: 10/1/2010 2:19 PM ET
Member Since: 1/17/2009
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Yes, it is just fine!

Subject: names
Date Posted: 3/8/2011 11:05 AM ET
Member Since: 2/14/2011
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So, I have received books with names on the inside of them. Is this ok? I would like to list some books myself, but they have my name in them

Date Posted: 3/8/2011 11:11 AM ET
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Yes, a name written on the inside is just fine!

Date Posted: 3/8/2011 2:29 PM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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Yes Jamie, unless your name is written on the actual 'text' pages, then it would be a problem.  Inside the front cover, or a non-text page is fine and does not make the book unpostable.

Date Posted: 3/8/2011 2:45 PM ET
Member Since: 10/18/2010
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I have a similar issue.... there is a sticker on the inside flyleaf of a book with a previous owner's name/address (looks like a return mailing address label).  Is this OK to post?

Date Posted: 3/8/2011 2:53 PM ET
Member Since: 2/23/2009
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Yes, Jennifer, it will be fine to post!