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Subject: Question about Postable Books
Date Posted: 3/1/2008 9:08 PM ET
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Ok, I know that the Help Center says that if a books has a tear in the cover that is less than 1 inch it is postable...ok, now my question is this...are you allowed to use clear tape on that tear to prevent it from getting larger?

Last Edited on: 3/1/08 10:55 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/1/2008 10:50 PM ET
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I would think so.  It may be less obvious if you tape on the back of the tear also. 

Date Posted: 3/1/2008 11:05 PM ET
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I've been known to use tape on books that haven't torn yet, but you can see that if they are left alone, they will eventually tear. I generally use packing tape as it doesn't wear bad or yellow like cellophane tape does. I tape corners of pb covers all the time when they've been bent.

Date Posted: 3/2/2008 12:24 AM ET
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I've taped them before and had no problem.  I've received them taped before too. As long as the tear is less than the 1" it should be ok. I tape the front and back of the tear. 

Date Posted: 3/2/2008 7:56 AM ET
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Yes, I sometimes use tape on covers to prevent small tears from becoming large tears.  I always use packing tape.

Date Posted: 3/2/2008 9:02 AM ET
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ok great...I didn't see a problem with it....I've taped several of my books over the years of reading and I don't have a problem with receiving a book taped as ya'll described, I just wanted to make sure others were of the same thinking.  One of my buddies is sending me a book I've been wanting and it has a 3/4" tear on the cover near the spine but, everything else is intact...she was hoping I wouldn't have a problem.  I plan on taping that baby as soon as it hits my mailbox.

thanks guys....happy reading!!