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Subject: to post or not to post...?
Date Posted: 1/27/2009 4:09 AM ET
Member Since: 3/29/2008
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I am unsure what to do.

I just finished a book this evening and would love to post it since it is not currently available. The book meets the requirements of , no water damage, the covers are on it, no highlighting, not an advanced reading copy. However there IS a small tear along the bottom edge where the cover where it meets the binding. This is the first book that I've posted that hasn't looked as knew as when I first bought it so I am curious as to how acceptable it would be to go ahead and post it with the small rip....

Thanks for any info :)

Date Posted: 1/27/2009 5:03 AM ET
Member Since: 1/19/2006
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Here is what the help center says about the cover and samll rips:


  • Must both be present (front and back)
    • note that a paperback missing its front cover is  usually an illegal, unsold copy
    • "cover" does not = dust jacket.  Hardcovers do not need to include their dust jackets to be swapped here.
  • Cover not water damaged (there may be no water damage to any part of the book)
  • Cover not torn or chewed/gnawed
    • some used book stores cut out a small part of the cover; if the amount missing is less than 1 inch, this is OKAY
    • a small rip (less than 1 inch) in the cover is OKAY
    • yes, that does say "chewed/gnawed" above.  That means no pet-chewed (or human-chewed) books.
  • A bookplate inside the cover or on the flyleaf is OKAY

Assuming by small you mean less than one inch, then I think you are probably fine.

Date Posted: 1/27/2009 5:13 AM ET
Member Since: 3/29/2008
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