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Subject: textbooks-teacher resource books
Date Posted: 10/14/2012 10:15 PM ET
Member Since: 9/8/2012
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How does one list a textbook.  I have a couple of teacher resource books that might be considered a textbook.  There is highlighting/underlining on the table of contents page.  Would like to list but not sure how.  Also, is there any way to get more than one credit for an expensive book.  Some teachers books originally cost over $30.00 and are quite heavy to mail.  Just wondering...thanks gretal

Date Posted: 10/14/2012 10:21 PM ET
Member Since: 4/28/2009
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No, all books are equal in the eyes of PBS, only one credit each. Instead of listing here, you should first check about selling them to amazon-- sometimes they may offer only $4, but other times you might get close to $30 and it might be more beneficial to you to do that.

Many of us would agree with you--if it's going to cost $4 or more to mail, it's not worth sending it for just a credit.

Date Posted: 10/14/2012 10:36 PM ET
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I have mailed out quite a few teacher resource books. Not that much more expensive than regular books. I posted them by their official ISBNs. If one with the "high-lighting and/or writing" was ordered, I sent the requesting member a pm containing the description and waited to get a reply back before I either mailed  or canceled them as per PBS's "textbook" instructions.



Last Edited on: 10/14/12 10:37 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/15/2012 12:31 AM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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PBS is firm on the one book = one credit rule.  Since we can use Media Mail for shipping books, the postage isn't excessive.

Regarding posting a textbook that has highlighting, underlining, or notes on text pages...check the swappability guidelines in the Help Documents:


  • No torn or chewed/gnawed pages
    • yes, that does say "chewed/gnawed".  That means no pet-chewed (or human-chewed) books.
  • No loose or missing text pages
    • for travel guide books - maps if designed to be detachable may be detached, but must be included.
  • Cover not water damaged (there may be no water damage to any part of the book)
  • No writing or highlighting or underlining on text pages
    • a signature or note on the flyleaf or inside front or back cover is OKAY
    • an author's signature on the title page is OKAY
    • writing or highlighting or underlining on the text pages is NOT OKAY
      • Exception: if it is a textbook or workbook, these are expected to have highlighting/underlining/writing
        • if you post a textbook/workbook, the condition must be described to the requestor in a Personal Message
        • AND the described condition MUST BE AGREED TO in a reply PM before the book is sent
        • This is the one of the ONLY three cases in which a PM exchange about a book is required before the book can be sent (the others are for travel guidebooks and cookbooks--see below).

Last Edited on: 10/15/12 12:32 AM ET - Total times edited: 1