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Subject: tiny holes in cover - postable?
Date Posted: 12/20/2012 11:58 PM ET
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I tried to find it in the help docs, but I' m not sure. 

I have a paperback that has some small holes in the cover. They look like someone has punctured the book with a pushpin. There are 1 or maybe 2 on the front cover, not really noticeable. There are8 to 10 on the back, most not noticeable unless you look inside the back cover. The tiny indentations go through a few pages, but there are punctures, except in the covers. All of them added together wouldn't' t equal an inch long tear, so I thought it would be ok. Can anybody tell me with more certainty? 

Date Posted: 12/21/2012 12:06 AM ET
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Technically postable (receiving members may be uncertain tho), so long as the pinholes do not extend onto any of the text pages.

Date Posted: 12/21/2012 11:12 AM ET
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Thanks. I felt that it was ok, but I've seen so many complaints in the forums that I'm paranoid.

Date Posted: 12/21/2012 12:13 PM ET
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For what it's worth, complaints don't make a book unpostable  crying

Date Posted: 12/21/2012 4:05 PM ET
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The concern I would have is if someone believes they look like animal bite marks. Puncture marks/tiny holes by animal teeth are NOT postable.

Date Posted: 12/21/2012 10:08 PM ET
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I agree --I think pinhole marks in cover make it unpostable.

Date Posted: 12/22/2012 1:21 PM ET
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Don't know who you are agreeing with Jeanne - everyone said pinhole marks in the cover are postable, except me who said if they are animal teeth marks, then they'd be unpostable. There is nothing in the rules that say pinhole marks aren't postable. Unless they were to be so bad that the overall condition of the book became "not in good condition".

Date Posted: 12/23/2012 12:06 AM ET
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At first, I was afraid that somebody would mistake them for animal bite marks, but when I looked closer I knew that couldn't be the case. I've had my cat bite on a library book and it always mangles the edges, not just the holes. I'd post a pic if I knew how. I can take a picture and I know how to upload, but there doesn't seem to be anyway to put them in a post here at PBS.

I figured if a tear less than an inch is allowable, then a few tiny holes should be, too.