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Subject: OK to post?
Date Posted: 1/6/2010 11:33 PM ET
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I received a paperback book that has a 3-digit number written in what appears to be black sharpie at the very top of the spine, partially covering the manufacturer's logo. The only other mark on the book is a bookshop's stamp on the flyleaf, and I'm confident that's acceptable for PBS.

Otherwise the book is pristine and appears never to have been read. I'd like to repost when I'm finished with it - do y'all think that number is ok? There's nothing specifically about writing on the cover in the PBS guidelines - they only address writing on text pages, which is verboten.


Date Posted: 1/6/2010 11:46 PM ET
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I'm not sure but since remainder marks are allowed, maybe this would also count?

Date Posted: 1/6/2010 11:49 PM ET
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 I would post it. The "imperfections" appear to be quite minor.

Date Posted: 1/7/2010 12:17 AM ET
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Thanks, Jason and Amee! Glad to know it sounds ok.

Date Posted: 1/7/2010 12:26 AM ET
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Sounds postable to me.

Date Posted: 1/7/2010 1:11 AM ET
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This type of writing on the spine is fine so yolu are good to post it. The PBS book conditions state:

  • Page edges: remainder marks are OK.  A name written on the page edges is okay (if it does not bleed in and obscure text on the text pages)
  • 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

The exceptions to the writing on texrt pages are for cookbooks, textbooks and travel books.

You can find the book condition guidelines int eh help center by searching under Book Condition.