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Subject: Question about a possible RWAP
Date Posted: 3/11/2010 11:40 AM ET
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I just received a  book in the mail that included recipes in the back of the book. The book is in great condition except for that 2 of the recipes had been cut out.. so 2 of the recipe pages are cut in half.. They are not part of the story at all .. Should I mark it RWAP? I'm torn because the pages that are cut are not part of the actual story But the recipes are supposed to be included.. What do you guys think?

Last Edited on: 3/11/10 11:52 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/11/2010 12:02 PM ET
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The rules say that no text pages can be torn.

I generally consider text pages to be story pages. (Others have a different opinion on that).

If it is a part of the book that the author wrote (forward, intro, preface, afterword, bibliography, index, additional readings, etc), then I would think it counts as text pages.

If it is part of the book that is just there for printing purposes (book advertising, title page, coupon page, etc), then I don't think it counts.

So, if the author wrote the recipes ... I would say its RWAP. JMO.

Last Edited on: 3/11/10 12:05 PM ET - Total times edited: 3
Date Posted: 3/11/2010 12:06 PM ET
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I agree.  The recipes were meant to be a part of the book, even if they don't affect the story per se.  I would mark it RWAP.

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Date Posted: 3/11/2010 1:45 PM ET
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I'd say RWAP.  Many books that include recipes (like many of the cooking mystery books) add the recipes as an enhancement to the story, and they can arguably be considered "text" that the author has written, even if it isn't directly inserted in the story.  (And sometimes they are!)

The Help Center Book Condition Guidelines state first off:


  • No torn or chewed/gnawed pages

No mention that these need to be text pages.  So the fact that they are cut out indicates "torn" pages.

Next part of Book Condition Guidelines states: 

  • No loose or missing text pages

And if you consider these part of the "text" (as I do), also applicable.

Last Edited on: 3/11/10 1:45 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/11/2010 2:23 PM ET
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Thanks for the help.. I went ahead and RWAP'ed the book..