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Subject: Postable?
Date Posted: 12/1/2009 5:27 PM ET
Member Since: 1/30/2009
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I have a small, hardbound book, 45pp, heavily illustrated (Great Furniture Styles 1660-1830).  The only problem is - no ISBN (because of its age).  Can I post this?  It's certainly not a pamphlet, it's just small.  But under 50 pages.  Maybe I should offer it as a freebie.  It's a nice little book.

Date Posted: 12/1/2009 5:34 PM ET
Member Since: 8/18/2005
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Sounds like it's too small to be posted. I found the information here...

http://www.paperbackswap.com/help/search.php?terms=pamphlet#booklet

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: 12/1/2009 5:47 PM ET
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That's what I thought.  The thing that's irritating is that the only reason there isn't an ISBN is because it was printed in the mid-'60s.  The identical book, new, would definitely have an ISBN.  Oh, well.