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Subject: Where can I find....
Date Posted: 2/20/2011 12:02 PM ET
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I'm trying to figure out if a book I have qualifies as postable.  I've tried searching the help docs but can't find what I need to know.  I have a pb that is only 64 pages; I think it's acceptable but want to confirm.  I did look up the ISBN and it's listed.  The book description does indicate that it is pb and 64 pages.  What's everyone's opinion?  If anyone can find the actual help doc info, I'd appreciate it!  Thanks all!

Date Posted: 2/20/2011 12:13 PM ET
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Jennifer, do you mean this section?


In the PBS help document "What can be posted for swapping here?" it says:

"A leaflet or pamphlet is an item with 20 or fewer pages. A booklet is an item with between 20 and 50 pages. Leaflets/pamphlets/booklets without ISBNs are not permitted to be posted to PBS for swapping. Leaflets/pamphlets/booklets with ISBN may be posted; if so,

  • the number of pages must be included in the item description

  • the item needs to be clearly described in the listing with regards to its brief length/small size

Date Posted: 2/20/2011 12:14 PM ET
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Yes, it is postable.  50 pages is the limit listed for non-children's pamphlets--but if this is a book with an actual ISBN number, then as long as the number of pages is listed, then it's fine.


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.
Date Posted: 2/20/2011 12:15 PM ET
Member Since: 10/26/2007
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Sounds ok to me.  Here is what I found in the help docs:

leaflets or pamphlets or booklets** without ISBNs (other members complain at spending a credit for these)
  • **A leaflet/pamphlet is an item with fewer than 20 pages; a booklet is an item with between 20 and 50 pages that is not a children's book. Children's books often have less than 50 pages and are not considered booklets just because of their short page length.

  • You have over 50 pages so you should be fine.

Date Posted: 2/20/2011 12:17 PM ET
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Thanks everyone!!!