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Date Posted: 7/3/2008 7:23 PM ET
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Date Posted: 7/3/2008 8:08 PM ET
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Do they have a ISBN #?



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Date Posted: 7/3/2008 8:10 PM ET
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Date Posted: 7/3/2008 9:18 PM ET
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Size doesn't matter... well, in this case, anyway!  They're ok to post (ISBN or not!).

Date Posted: 7/3/2008 9:57 PM ET
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N C,

This is a section from the help center on what is postable or not postable.  The question about children's books is at the bottom.

Pamphlets/Booklets/leaflets without ISBNs: NO

  • These sometimes contain advertising; members also complain at having to pay a credit for these.
  • Leaflets = non-children's books with less than 20 pages
  • Booklets = non-children's books with less than 50 pages
  • Leaflet/pamphlets/booklets with ISBNs may be posted
    • if so, the number of pages must be included in the item description.
  • Children's books do not count as booklets or leaflets, even if they are short. 
    • Children's books can be expected to have short pagelengths and the booklet/leaflet designations do not apply.
Date Posted: 7/3/2008 10:04 PM ET
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One thing you could do if they are really small is offer more than one of them in a deal for only one credit.

Just a thought, but if they have an ISBN they should be postable.

Date Posted: 7/3/2008 10:22 PM ET
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the only thing that will be affected is what you pay for postage...there is a size restriction on media mail...

Date Posted: 7/3/2008 11:08 PM ET
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Christy, are you sure about that? There is a weight limit but I never heard about any other size restrictions. Besides if the books are that light, they could be mailed FC.

Date Posted: 7/4/2008 3:16 AM ET
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Media Mail doesn't have a minimum size or weight, but there is a thickness minimum for Delivery Confirmation, 3/4". The weight limit for MM is only at the top end, max 70 pounds.

There's this: Books, including books issued to supplement other books, of at least eight printed pages http://pe.usps.gov/text/dmm300/373.htm#wp1015205

Date Posted: 7/4/2008 9:33 AM ET
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