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Subject: Just one question...
Date Posted: 6/12/2010 9:22 PM ET
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Date Posted: 6/12/2010 9:27 PM ET
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It cannot be shipped Media Mail (that cannot include ANYTHING other than printed media), but it is also not postable on PBS since it includes and requires non-book items.

Not allowed:

  • Anything that is not a book (this includes calendars, coloring books, blank journals)
  • 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
  • Music recordings, spoken-word recordings (these can be swapped at SwapaCD)
  • 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 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)
  • Supplementary media alone (without the book they originally accompanied)


Last Edited on: 6/12/10 9:28 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 6/12/2010 9:49 PM ET
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Date Posted: 6/12/2010 10:38 PM ET
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Andrea - pm'd you about the book....

Date Posted: 6/12/2010 10:48 PM ET
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Many MANY things have ISBN's that can't be posted on PBS. Two examples: coloring books and calenders.  And yes - you will find some listed but they should not be.

Date Posted: 6/13/2010 8:46 AM ET
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