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Subject: Book condition question regarding title and cover art
Date Posted: 4/14/2009 8:11 PM ET
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I have a book that was requested. It meets all the guidelines, but I do have one question about the conditions that isn't mentioned in the guidelines.

The book is fine - no tears, no rips, no water damage - you're standard postable book. But the cover (which is completely intact) is what I am questioning. Its a paperback. The cover is solid black with the title and author's name in dark blue. I guess from all the handling of numerous readers, the dark blue writing is barely visible.

I hesitate to PM the requestor because then you run into the issue of what if they don't respond before you mail it, etc.

It seems postable to me. When I received it, I did not mark it RWAP. 

Anyone have an opinion on it?

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Date Posted: 4/14/2009 9:12 PM ET
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I would say it's postable and just natural aging of the book. It sounds like it was probably not easy to read the writing in the first place.  Probably intentionally.

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Date Posted: 4/14/2009 10:43 PM ET
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Is that the actual cover the book was published with?  It almost sounds like a proof or ARC.