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Subject: Is this postable
Date Posted: 12/6/2011 7:59 PM ET
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I rec'd this message from a PBSer

This is a new basically unread (except for about 3 pages) book. However, after purchasing it, my daughter wrote her name on the first (title) page. It does Not block any print and takes up an area of about 1"x1" near the top of the page. Would that still be alright. As I said, other than this is a new book. 


In the is this postable section all  I could find out about writing is that it can't be on a text page.  Would you consider the title page a text page?  And would it be postable? I just want to be certain before I okay it.  Opinions welcomed! 

Thanks

Date Posted: 12/6/2011 8:03 PM ET
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Postable with anyones name on the title page.

Date Posted: 12/6/2011 8:22 PM ET
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No the title page is not a text page.

Yes, the book is postable, whether or not you believe the title page is a text page.



Last Edited on: 12/6/11 8:22 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 12/6/2011 11:59 PM ET
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What Fara and Sara said --yes

From the "postability" help doc:

No writing or highlighting or underlining on text pages

  • a signature or note on the flyleaf or inside front or back cover is OKAY
  • an author's signature on the title page is OKAY
  • writing or highlighting or underlining on the text pages is NOT OKAY

It doesn't specifically say that anything other than an author's siggie is okay on the title page, but the title page is not a text page, so IMHO, you're fine.

Date Posted: 12/7/2011 8:55 AM ET
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whether or not you believe the title page is a text page

I didn't know if it was concerned a text page or not that is why I asked.

Thanks for the answers.  I tell her it's okay to send.

Date Posted: 12/7/2011 1:25 PM ET
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whether or not you believe the title page is a text page

I didn't know if it was concerned a text page or not that is why I asked.

Well ... some people think that the title page IS a text page, some don't. PBS has never clarified their definition of "text page" as far as I know. I was just saying that regardless of whether it is a text page or not, it is generally considered OK for it to have writing on it.