Discussion Forums - Questions about PaperBackSwap Questions about PaperBackSwap

Topic: No Writing or Highlighting?

Club rule - Please, if you cannot be courteous and respectful, do not post in this forum.
  Unlock Forum posting with Annual Membership.
Subject: No Writing or Highlighting?
Date Posted: 8/19/2009 12:09 AM ET
Member Since: 8/13/2006
Posts: 2
Back To Top

I was going to post an old paperback, but it has a price written inside the front cover as well as a stamp from a used bookstore. Would that violate the rule against no writing or highlighting? There are no marks in the text.

Date Posted: 8/19/2009 12:34 AM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
Posts: 26,510
Back To Top

Yes bookstore stamps, names and prices like that are postable.  Even an inscription is postable as long as it isn't over text pages.



Last Edited on: 8/19/09 12:35 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/20/2009 9:39 PM ET
Member Since: 8/13/2006
Posts: 2
Back To Top

Thanks!

Date Posted: 8/20/2009 10:42 PM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
Posts: 14,177
Back To Top

Yes Susan, your book is postable.  UBS marks, signatures, inscriptions, etc. typically found inside the cover but not on actual text pages are allowable and do not make your book unpostable :-)  

Actual writing or highlighting on text/story pages is unpostable, although there is an exception for books that have been used as textbooks.  The guidelines for this are different, clearly defined, and should be read thoroughly before attempting to post.

Date Posted: 8/21/2009 9:19 PM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2008
Posts: 129
Back To Top

I am just getting around to reading a book I got off PBS months ago.  Interestingly enough, flipping through on receipt I didn't catch someone underlined a particular colorful metaphor EVERY time it is mentioned in the book rendering it unpostable because of the underlining.... 

I just don't understand the infatuation with that word...  curious

Date Posted: 8/22/2009 3:38 PM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
Posts: 14,177
Back To Top

Lol Barbara, some people do odd things to books :-)  Mom was a school librarian, writing in books was a big no-no in our house!



Last Edited on: 8/22/09 3:39 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/22/2009 7:40 PM ET
Member Since: 12/9/2007
Posts: 9,601
Back To Top

Well, Denise, my mother underlines in red inkd almost every line in a book or magazine article and then sends it to me!  ARRGGHH!!  Can't stand it.  I don't get why she does this either.  I can only think it's her way of knowing what she's read or where she ended reading.  I use bookmarks.

Ruth

Date Posted: 8/23/2009 12:56 AM ET
Member Since: 1/12/2009
Posts: 262
Back To Top

Highlighting and underling are methods used to draw the eye to that sentence/point/thought.  That's why they are not allowed in books here, (except textbooks) and why they are used so much in textbooks.  You mom must be trying to point something out to you...   LOL     :)     D.

Date Posted: 8/23/2009 7:16 AM ET
Member Since: 12/9/2007
Posts: 9,601
Back To Top

So, in other words, she wants me to read every line??  I doubt it - she does this to things she doesn't send me, too.   It's a really bad habit to my way of thinking. ;D

Ruth