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Subject: What constitutes a Text Book?
Date Posted: 6/1/2011 9:02 PM ET
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 I have a copy of Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster along with the study guide.   I was going to send the study guide along free because it's coming apart.
My question would/could the Book be considered a textbook?  tere is some highlighting which would be allowable for text books.  Otherwise I guess it's not listable.
Date Posted: 6/1/2011 9:04 PM ET
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Anything can be considered a textbook as long as you follow the rules for textbooks found in the help docs:

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: 6/1/11 9:07 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 6/1/2011 9:19 PM ET
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Yes, when the book is ordered, just PM with a description of the writing, and wait for a response to see if the other person wants to accept the book with the writing. If they do not want it, you would have to cancel the order.

Date Posted: 6/1/2011 9:33 PM ET
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If you search the help docs for the word "textbook", there's a "What is the definition a textbook" doc that goes through the logic of why it doesn't matter how we define a textbook.

Date Posted: 6/1/2011 10:45 PM ET
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A link to the PBS definition of textbook.

To answer your question...regardless of the actual book title, if you've used it as a textbook it's postable.  BUT only IF the required guidelines are followed (posted above by sassy).

Last Edited on: 6/1/11 10:47 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 6/2/2011 8:13 AM ET
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Thanks for info.