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Subject: RWAP or no?
Date Posted: 8/20/2009 8:45 PM ET
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I just got a book that was marked mailed on 7/30 and the post mark says 8/10, which is irritating but not the problem.  Anyway, when you open the cover the very first page has an excerpt from the book.  Is this considered a text page?  IMO any page with print on it is considered a text page but I wanted to get other opinions in case I'm wrong.  The page with the excerpt has marker on it, like a child scribbled not a name or signature or anything.  Is this postable or RWAP?  Any advice is appreciated.  Thanks in advance!

Date Posted: 8/20/2009 8:53 PM ET
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I interpret "text pages" to be pages of the story that occur after the title page.  If they are obscured then you are missing part of the story.  In this case if its an excerpt you aren't missing something.  That is my interpretation.

Date Posted: 8/20/2009 8:57 PM ET
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I agree with Kathryn -

Date Posted: 8/20/2009 9:06 PM ET
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Make that three.

Date Posted: 8/20/2009 9:30 PM ET
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count me #4

Date Posted: 8/20/2009 10:44 PM ET
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And #5, I also agree with Kathryn's interpretation of the guidelines :-)  Annoying, but not unpostable.

Date Posted: 8/20/2009 11:52 PM ET
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its postable.

Date Posted: 8/21/2009 12:39 AM ET
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Personally, I would not post that book. I doubt I would RWAP it. I've never RWAP'd  anything. Don't feel like arguing.  But, no, I would not post any book with an ugly marker mark on the inside of it, especially if it looked like a child's scrawl. It would not matter if it covered text or not. If it was an ugly marking, I would not post it. I'd accept ti, but not post it.

Date Posted: 8/21/2009 2:44 PM ET
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Thanks everyone. 

I probably won't repost it, I'll give it as a freebie or something later but I will mark it received ok. 

Geri (geejay) -
Date Posted: 8/21/2009 6:25 PM ET
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I think I'd post it since PBS allows writing on non text pages of a book.  From what you said this isn't the text it's a flyleaf page.  If so, postable.

Date Posted: 8/24/2009 1:07 AM ET
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I thought the flyleaf was a blank page at the begining?  This page has an excerpt from the book and on the back is the copyright information.  I really didn't know these were ok.  My DS did that to a couple of my book a while back and I just gave them as freebies.

Date Posted: 8/24/2009 1:35 AM ET
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I think of the excerpt as an ad page rather than a page of the story.  And I know of several used bookstores that stamp those pages.  Now, if it was an prologue or introduction that was necessary to the story, that is a different issue to me.