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Subject: Adding a book description
Date Posted: 10/8/2007 10:42 AM ET
Member Since: 5/13/2006
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Hi all -

This is probably very obvious, but is there a way to add a description (from the cover) to the book listing after it has been posted?  I tried once, and it came as a review.



Date Posted: 10/8/2007 10:51 AM ET
Member Since: 10/3/2006
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There is, the info has to be reviewed by a Data Correction Volunteer--

here is a link from the Help Center with the information:


If a book listing has an inaccuracy in it, you can very easily submit the correct information to our Data Correction volunteers as follows:

  • Scroll to the bottom of any page on the site
  • Click the "Edit Book Data" link
  • Enter the ISBN on the book
  • Click Yes-> on the next screen to confirm this is the correct book
  • On the next screen, fill out/correct the information there, leaving all correct information in place
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and click .
  • Your submissions will need to be reviewed and approved by our Data Correction approval volunteers; this may take a few days.  The volunteers do these approvals as they can, and sometimes verifying ONE data correction is a labor-intensive process.

What the Edit Book Data feature CAN be used for:

  • To correct a typo in the title, or a missing or wrong author name

  • To correct an incorrect "recommended postage" that prints out on the PBS Wrapper for a book.

    • Recommended postage is based on the information the database has for the weight of a book
    • You can enter the correct weight for a book (it will be on your postal receipt if you have sent the book)
    • This will correct the Recommended postage that prints out on the wrapper.
  • To correct genre classification:

  • You can choose genre/subgenre on the Edit page
  • These choices will replace the genre classifications on the listing for the book.
  • To submit a book description for listings that do not include this information.

    • such as a plot synopsis, for example taken from the back of the book


       Hope that helps!

Last Edited on: 10/8/07 10:53 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/8/2007 10:56 AM ET
Member Since: 5/13/2006
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Thanks!  That's exactly what I wanted!