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Subject: Are these things postable?
Date Posted: 6/8/2009 11:58 PM ET
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Are quick reference charts like these considered postable?

Essays & Term Papers (BarCharts)

Stain Removal Barchart

English Grammar and Punctuation (Quick Study)


There's at least 17 of them that I see posted

Date Posted: 6/9/2009 12:04 AM ET
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I checked the help files and I'm still not sure about these.

(And wouldn't it be nice to have a "Report this item" button for things like this?)

Date Posted: 6/9/2009 12:31 AM ET
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I looked the Grammar one up on Amazon and it has 4 pages, so I'm guessing no.  I'm curious to hear what the experts have to say.

Date Posted: 6/9/2009 12:36 AM ET
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They're postable per the Help Canter -  see the underlined part

Pamphlets/Booklets/leaflets without ISBNs: NO

  • These sometimes contain advertising; members also complain at having to pay a credit for these.
  • Leaflets = non-children's books with less than 20 pages
  • Booklets = non-children's books with less than 50 pages
  • Leaflet/pamphlets/booklets with ISBNs may be posted
    • if so, the number of pages must be included in the item description.
  • Children's books do not count as booklets or leaflets, even if they are short. 
    • Children's books can be expected to have short pagelengths and the booklet/leaflet designations do not apply.


ETA:  The page is "Is My Book okay to post here?"



ETA2:  Looks like only the first one has the number of pages listed.  The others need data edits.

Last Edited on: 6/9/09 12:39 AM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 6/9/2009 12:44 AM ET
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Not all of them have the number of pages listed though.  I only checked eight or nine of them and it seems to be running about 50/50.

OTOH, since they're being posted via ISBN you'd have to go back after you posted it and edit the description to include that info (if it's not there) and not every member knows how to do that.

Date Posted: 6/9/2009 12:51 AM ET
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Does anyone think I should submit them to the "Report Suspicious Items" thread?

I'm really uncertain about these.  On the one hand I don't consider them books, and the single page ones don't even qualify as leaflets or booklets (IMHO), but on the other hand I have several of these so I know how handy they are and that they aren't cheap to buy.  Often they're priced about the same as a MMP.  Myself, I'd be willing to pay a credit for one (which seems to be a concern for TPTB, judging by what is said in the help docs) but then there's also the question of do they qualify for Media Mail rate?  Then again, they'd be under 7 ounces, so First Class Mail would be the cheaper way to send them...

I just don't know...  (shrug)

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Date Posted: 6/9/2009 9:45 AM ET
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Date Posted: 6/9/2009 10:55 AM ET
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Wouldn't hurt to put them in the suspicious thread.  That way someone else can make the call.  I'm assuming TPTB keep a watch on that thread but could be wrong.

Date Posted: 6/9/2009 11:34 AM ET
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"Before I was aware that coloring books were not allowed I ordered on of the Dover educational ones. These cost more than a credit new and the coloring book was a recommended teaching item in the History curriculum I was using at the time--for homeschool. It arrived like new though so I guess I was fortunate. Otherwise, I would have lost a credit."

Those types of coloring books are specifically intended for educational use, so would qualify as "textbooks", I believe.


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