Book Condition Guidelines



SimplySellBooks.co.uk will not accept books with any of the following defects.

  • Fire or smoke damage
  • Significant damage or wear to the binding
  • Tears to the cover or pages
  • Book Club Editions
  • Missing, loose or torn pages
  • Strong smell of any kind (including cigarette odour)
  • Water, moisture damage, or mould
  • Workbooks with writing in them (e.g. tests part or fully completed)
  • Books with an ISBN or barcode number different than that on the packaging even if the title is the same
  • Access code missing/used
  • Badly stained
  • Book missing from box set
  • Damage to popup
  • Incomplete
  • Misprint
  • Books which look like have been chewed on will not be accepted
  • Corrected or uncorrected proof copies of books
  • Print on demand, or self published books.
  • Books wrth writing, underlining, highlighting etc

We do accept ex-library or ex-school books as long as they’re in good condition.

All books we received will be checked. If we find any book or books that do not meet our condition guidelines we will contact you via the email address registered your account. We will give you 3 days to reply back letting us know whether you want it returned at your own expense or you prefer us to recycle it on your behalf for free.

We will always try to minimize postage costs but the postage costs differ due to different weight and dimensions, in such case the cost to return your book(s) to you will be deducted from the total amount we pay you for your entire sale.