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Subject: Is this postable?
Date Posted: 12/8/2012 11:44 PM ET
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I have a new book that has the author's signature on the title page.   Is it okay to post?

Date Posted: 12/9/2012 12:09 AM ET
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Yep.  I often trade/offer signed editions.

 

Date Posted: 12/9/2012 12:15 AM ET
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Postable, unless the signature/autograph is on a text page. 

Date Posted: 12/9/2012 1:04 AM ET
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And title pages are not text pages.

Date Posted: 12/9/2012 10:26 AM ET
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From the Help Center under Book Condition Criteria:

Pages:

  • No torn or chewed/gnawed pages
    • yes, that does say "chewed/gnawed". That means no pet-chewed (or human-chewed) books.
  • No loose or missing text pages
    • for travel guide books - maps if designed to be detachable may be detached, but must be included.
  • Cover not water damaged (there may be no water damage to any part of the book)
  • 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
      • Exception: if it is a textbook or workbook, these are expected to have highlighting/underlining/writing
        • if you post a textbook/workbook, the condition must be described to the requestor in a Personal Message
        • AND the described condition MUST BE AGREED TO in a reply PM before the book is sent
        • This is the one of the ONLY three cases in which a PM exchange about a book is required before the book can be sent (the others are for travel guidebooks and cookbooks--see below).
      • Exception: if it is a travel guide (not a picture book but a guide, such as Fodor's or Lonely Planet), some writing on text pages could be expected. All maps must be present and included with the book - if detachable it is OK if they are detached, but they must not be missing.
        • if you post a travel guide that has writing in it, the condition must be described to the requestor in a Personal Message
        • AND the described condition MUST BE AGREED TO in a reply PM before the book is sent
        • This is the one of the ONLY three cases in which a PM exchange about a book is required before the book can be sent (the others are for textbooks/workbooks and cookbooks--see above and below).
    • No staining

      • Exception: Cookbooks may have some mild staining, since these are used in the kitchen and while cooking, and some minor degree of staining could be expected in a used cookbook. Also a small amount of writing in cookbooks could be expected
        • HOWEVER, if you post a cookbook and it is stained and/or written-in, the condition must be described to the requestor in a Personal Message
        • AND the described condition MUST BE AGREED TO in a reply PM before the book is sent
        • This is the one of the ONLY three cases in which a PM exchange about a book is required before the book can be sent (the others are for travel guidebooks and textbooks/workbooks--see above).
    • this exception applies to the covers of cookbooks also.
  • Page edges: remainder marks are OK. A name written on the page edges is okay (if it does not bleed in and obscure text on the text pages)
Date Posted: 12/9/2012 12:26 PM ET
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I LOVE to receive books autographed by the author!!

 

Barb S. (okbye) - ,
Date Posted: 12/9/2012 12:29 PM ET
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Yep, I would take that as a bonus too. I've seen books listed separately here as being signed by the author, probably more as an incentive than anything else, but it's not required.