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Subject: Removed non-text page from book- postable or not?
Date Posted: 2/17/2009 4:09 PM ET
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I have a WLed paperback book that I bought brand new.  At the back of the book is a page containing a coupon for $1 off of the new book by the same author that is due to be released in a couple of months.  If I remove this page in order to use the coupon, can I still post the book?  It does not affect the actual story text at all, but I would guess that it would be obvoius that a page was cut out there.  Thoughts?

Date Posted: 2/17/2009 4:14 PM ET
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Yes, it is postable. I asked this same question myself not long ago and that was the consensus.

--Sara

Date Posted: 2/17/2009 5:12 PM ET
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But if someone requests the book the polite thing would be to PM them and let them know about it before mailing it.

Date Posted: 2/17/2009 5:39 PM ET
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TPTB ruled on this one a while back and said the book is postable like that, no PM is needed.

Date Posted: 2/17/2009 6:25 PM ET
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Sorry, I didn't mean to imply it was required, just that I thought it would be the polite thing to do.

 

Date Posted: 2/17/2009 8:48 PM ET
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I wouldn't start a practice of PM'ing about books missing the coupon or order form pages - considering almost all Harlequin, Silhouette, Mira, and Steeple Hill romances have them, and most people tear them out just because they are annoying. If people get used to getting PM'd about stuff like that, they will start to expect it and then they will think they can mark a book RWAP even though it isn't, just because they didn't get a PM about it. Not a good idea when about 30% of the books posted here are those types of romances.

Date Posted: 2/17/2009 9:28 PM ET
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To each his own.  My current experience with PBS seems to indicate that the concept of "doing the right thing" is dangerous new idea to some members.

And no, I'm not pointing at you when I say that.

Date Posted: 2/20/2009 5:49 PM ET
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I wouldn't start a practice of PM'ing about books missing the coupon or order form pages - considering almost all Harlequin, Silhouette, Mira, and Steeple Hill romances have them, and most people tear them out just because they are annoying. If people get used to getting PM'd about stuff like that, they will start to expect it and then they will think they can mark a book RWAP even though it isn't, just because they didn't get a PM about it. Not a good idea when about 30% of the books posted here are those types of romances. - Bren


I agree with all of this. It isn't that a pm is wrong. It is just that it isn't right either. If it became a habit for so many books it would be really really annoying for some people. The good thing is, nobody is going to think anything negitive about you for only doing what is required by PBS.