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Subject: Is this postable?
Date Posted: 1/8/2009 10:50 PM ET
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I am posting several cookbooks.  I've come across a cookbook that is obviously home-published.  It's a church society cookbook from 1984, typewritten recipes, and instead of comb-binding, it's just two-hole-punched at top, with closeable steel rings.  Obviously no ISBN, and it's 155 pages, longer than the PBS "Pamphlet" description. 

Is this postable for a credit?

Date Posted: 1/8/2009 11:22 PM ET
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I would ask the PBS team about this directly.  You can contact them by clicking on the Help Center and then choosing "Contact the PBS Team."  My gut feeling is no, but that's just my feeling.  If it is postable, chances are it would not be requested unless the right person browsed your shelf because no one would think to look for that title.


Date Posted: 1/9/2009 12:13 AM ET
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I agree with the previous post and contact the PBS team, My gut instinct is no also though.


Last Edited on: 1/9/09 12:14 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 1/9/2009 1:29 AM ET
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I have posted many church/civic organization cookbooks.   Just post it with NO ISBN.   They are usually snached up as soon as I can get them posted. 

Date Posted: 1/9/2009 7:23 AM ET
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I am 95% certain the PBS Team will say "no," simply because this is not actually bound. Church cookbooks that are comb-bound are just that, bound. But you can certainly ask, I may be wrong. It's happened before ;-)

Date Posted: 1/9/2009 8:48 AM ET
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I'm guessing no since it isn't actually bound.  THe spiral thing is allowed as a lot of cookbooks are done this way. But that sounds like recipes run off on a copier  and then probably sold at a bazaar. 

You can offer it as a freebie with an order from your shelf.

Last Edited on: 1/9/09 8:49 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 1/9/2009 11:15 PM ET
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Per the Help Center, under "What Can Be Swapped Here":

Not allowed:

  • Xerox or otherwise unoriginal copies of books
  • Unbound pages

Since your cookbook is unbound, and could be a photocopy, I'd say it isn't eligible for swapping here.



Date Posted: 1/10/2009 12:26 AM ET
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Thanks everybody!  Unpostable it is!