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Subject: Book cover question- unpostable?
Date Posted: 4/27/2009 8:07 PM ET
Member Since: 4/6/2009
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I'm pretty new here, so I hope this question isn't too obvious. I'm wondering whether a book I have is postable.

I have a Terry Pratchett book, Strata, which from what I can tell is requested by a lot of people and I would have the only copy. It is a 1981 paperback book so it is a little beat up on the cover, but nothing that would make it upostable. However, there is a strange stamp on the front cover. It is a circular indentation that says Library of LA. It isn't a stamp exactly because they didn't use ink and you can't tell it's there unless you run your fingers over it or look for it specifically. It looks like they just pressed two sides together to make a raised shape.

Someone also used a marker to mark out the prices on the side and front cover. There is also an extremely small rip on one page.

Would it be easier to just make a post in the book bazarr as an unpostable book and see if anyone wanted to give be a credit despite that?

Thanks in advance!

Date Posted: 4/27/2009 9:17 PM ET
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The library markings on the cover are ok but the rules say no torn pages. 

You can't post it into the system. But you can advertise it in teh book bazaar and ask a credit for the book.  This is allowed because the damaged is mentioned before hand and someone who really wants the book and is willing to pay a credit for it can do it.  Someone who doesn't want the book in that condition can just ignore the post. 

I personally wouldn't pay a credit for an unpostable book. But I might if it's for one that's out of print and hard to find.

Date Posted: 4/27/2009 9:19 PM ET
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Date Posted: 4/27/2009 11:32 PM ET
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Thanks a lot for the information both of you. It's been really helpful.