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Subject: Rebound books
Date Posted: 4/15/2008 3:55 PM ET
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I have not see this in the help information.

I recently was given a book which has been rebound, it was a paperback and now is a hardback. (cloth bindings with sewn spine)

Is it postable?

Date Posted: 4/15/2008 4:10 PM ET
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Is this like the books we used to use in high school, when we had to read a classic that is usually published as a PB but is specifically published as a HB for classroom use?  I would think it's postable, but you probably have to post without an ISBN.  I'd like to hear what others think...

Date Posted: 4/15/2008 4:21 PM ET
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I agree with Sheryl - If you post without an ISBN, you should be okay.

Date Posted: 4/15/2008 4:39 PM ET
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I read this completely wrong - I thought you were referring to a fling with a fluff book after you've finished a particularly engrossing novel.

Date Posted: 4/15/2008 4:49 PM ET
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I ordered a book once which was neither hardback nor paperback but called by another binding completely.   I can not recall what they called it.     It wasn't a library edition.        Maybe Sherry or someone can help us out here.      I am thinking that MIGHT be what you got.   My book was the size of a paperback, had the feel of a paperback,  but had a hard binding.         Driving me crazy now because I can't remember what it is called.

Date Posted: 4/15/2008 4:54 PM ET
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Its not a HB school edition. 

It is something done by a proper book binder.  Its a book called Duncan Wood, it was a paper back but the cover has been removed, and replaced with a cloth hardcover (like when you take a dust jacket off and their is a fabric cover)  The name of the book is embossed on the spine.  And I know it is an out of print book so I think this was done to preserve the book for longer usage.

So if it is posted without an ISBN is their a way I could post some pictures of it so the selector knows what they are getting? Or PM if someone requests it and then show the pictures?

 

Date Posted: 4/15/2008 4:59 PM ET
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Pam--

If the binding and everything is intact, and the binding is a professional one (sounds like it is) I would think it would be postable as a non-ISBN book, since the binding type won't match.  The Help Center doesn't really cover this, though -- perhaps consult the folks at feedback?  A lot of ex-library books have more durable bindings put on them, and they're still postable. 

I would think that, in the spirit of the PBS guidelines, if it is an intact professional-quality binding (not a duct-tape job, like some of my keepers are), it should be postable, but I'm not in charge :-)

Cheers,

Catt

Date Posted: 4/15/2008 5:59 PM ET
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Is there a WL for the book?

You could post the book's info in the Book Bazaar and in your signature and see if someone's wants the book.  This way they know about the binding before hand.  Then you can post it w/o an ISBN and they can order it direct from you.

Date Posted: 4/15/2008 7:04 PM ET
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Cozette, was it a turtleback binding?

Date Posted: 4/15/2008 7:21 PM ET
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Sarah - YES it was - thank you thank you            I'd never seen that before and ordered the book to figure out what it was   lol   gonna write that word down now

Date Posted: 4/15/2008 7:36 PM ET
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I only remember reading about that kind of binding here on this forum somewhere.  I'd never heard of it before but it kinda stuck in my head.

Date Posted: 4/15/2008 7:38 PM ET
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So if it is posted without an ISBN is their a way I could post some pictures of it so the selector knows what they are getting? Or PM if someone requests it and then show the pictures?

I wouldnt worry about getting a picture posted on the site.  In fact, I'm pretty sure they won't do that because it applies to your book only.  If you wanted, you could PM a person after they request it, but are not obligated to do so.

Date Posted: 4/15/2008 7:42 PM ET
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Thanks for everyones help. I did contact the Feeback people and will see what they come up with.

I just know people get upset when things are not how they thought when ordering a book.  And I do agree since I would get annoyed if I thought I was getting something and something completely different arrived.

 

 

 

Date Posted: 4/15/2008 9:33 PM ET
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I just posted a turtleback. I posted without an ISBN and chose hardcover, since, technically, it IS a hard cover.
Date Posted: 4/16/2008 2:29 AM ET
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Turtleback Books is a trade name, at one time part of Demco Media, and then it was sold to Sagebrush.  Some other brand names of this kind of binding are Cover Craft and BTSB (Bound to Stay Bound).  School libraries are the major purchasers of these books.  They are more durable than paperbacks and cheaper than hardbacks.

Date Posted: 4/16/2008 4:04 AM ET
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You're welcome to upload a cover image to make the book more attractive.  Here's the info on that:

If the book cover image on a listing in the database is wrong (or if there is no image)...

Date Posted: 4/16/2008 11:02 AM ET
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Oh and no it is not a turtleback either, I realised what people were meaning after I went over to my library and saw one of the books..

BUT if those are postable then mine is too since it is the same type of thing IE better binding for a paperback.

 

Date Posted: 4/16/2008 11:07 AM ET
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Pam, I agree with the other posters that if it's a professionally (re)bound book and you post under no ISBN you should be fine.  But I'll be interested to see what you get from feedback.

Date Posted: 4/16/2008 2:56 PM ET
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This was the response I got.

This is called a "turtleback" I think, and you should probably post it using a non-ISBN listing and choose the binding type Softcover.  You can type in the information that it has been "turned into" a hardcover in the book description information on the listing, and 'advertise' it in the Book Bazaar--those books often get snapped up.

Have a great day!

The PaperBackSwap Team

 

Either way it is postable which is great.  Once Hubby is done reading it I shall post it (can be anywhere from weeks to months with his reading speed:)