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Subject: Question about RWAP
Date Posted: 12/15/2015 4:07 PM ET
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I just received a book ,hard cover and the book itself is fine however the dust jacket has a big stain..yellowish maybe coffee and red spots like maybe juice or something.  My question is do I RWAP , or not because the book is okay.  I wont re post it not even without the dust jacket because,there is no title or anything on it . Its only a black and red book.

Date Posted: 12/15/2015 4:25 PM ET
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Did you have requestor conditions for the dust jacket? If not, only the book needs to be postable as dust jackets are not required. You can just toss the dust jacket.

Date Posted: 12/15/2015 4:46 PM ET
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No  ,I dont have RC's.

Date Posted: 12/15/2015 4:57 PM ET
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Since dust covers aren't required unless there's an RC requesting it, it should still be postable if you do decide to pass it on since the ISBN is likely on the copyright page.

Date Posted: 12/15/2015 5:46 PM ET
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This is a touchy subject. The book would not be RWAP if they removed the dust cover.

The dust cover is required to meet the book criteria.

People do not like books without dust covers.

It was a Lose / Lose choice.

I just let go dust cover issues. They could have skipped it and missed the possible RWAP.

Date Posted: 12/15/2015 6:30 PM ET
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Since the book is postable without a dustjacket, you can't RWAP. Just mark it received.

Date Posted: 12/15/2015 7:21 PM ET
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If you had a RC requesting that the DJ be included, then you could have marked it RWAP, as the rule is that the DJ must also meet postable conditions if a RC is posted. Pat