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Subject: Adding book to WL but no ISBN yet
Date Posted: 4/23/2009 4:19 PM ET
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I was wondering how or if we can add new books to our WL's without having the ISBN?

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Kelli

Date Posted: 4/23/2009 7:05 PM ET
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Hi Kelli, can you search for the book by title and then when you click on the book, click "post this book"?  I think that would work?

Date Posted: 4/23/2009 8:15 PM ET
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i *think* what Kelli is asking is if you can put it on your WL before it's in the system with the ISBN.  in which case, no you can't add it to your WL.

or more technically, you *could* by creating an entry for the book (using post this book to do it), but since people will almost certainly post it using the real ISBN when the book comes out, that would just be kind of silly and probably confusing to everyone else.

there have been a few oddball cases where people have created entries for books that aren't out yet, and a bunch of people add it to their WL, but then when the real ISBN is finally in the system it's a totally different entry and all those people are on the wrong WL.  Example - this non-ISBN entry Queen of Song and Souls (Tairen Soul, Bk 4) was in the system months before the ISBN was available, and is still the one that comes up if you look at the books by author for C.L. Wilson.  the real ISBN entry Queen of Song and Souls (Tairen Soul, Bk 4) has more than 100 less wishers.   which is why it's a good idea to check that if you're putting something on your WL it has a real ISBN and not a short generated one unless you have a specific reason for using the generated ISBN.

but if you do find the ISBN elsewhere, and it isn't in the system here at PBS yet, do a search by ISBN using Advanced Search, and then check back a little while later.  that should get it in the system, but it takes a bit.

Date Posted: 4/23/2009 11:43 PM ET
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Thanks!  I thought it was something like that but wasn't sure and figured it couldn't hurt to ask.  LOL

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Kelli

Date Posted: 4/24/2009 12:12 PM ET
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ok I will reveal my trick....add the book to your tbr pile, it should show up and then you can add it to your wl

Date Posted: 4/24/2009 1:37 PM ET
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And THANK YOU Ellen for getting me off the wrong wish list awhile back!!!

Ashley, that works if the book is somewhere in the system and I can find an ISBN to enter.  Unless there's another method?



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Date Posted: 4/24/2009 2:19 PM ET
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no I meant to mention you do need the isbn, but it works for books that aren't in the system yet.

Date Posted: 4/24/2009 2:54 PM ET
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Any good options for finding ISBNs?

Date Posted: 4/24/2009 3:27 PM ET
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check author websites or publisher websites

Date Posted: 4/24/2009 4:19 PM ET
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Thanks Ashley!

Date Posted: 5/1/2009 2:04 AM ET
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To find an isbn i just type the title of the book and isbn into a search engine like yahoo

Date Posted: 5/1/2009 8:12 AM ET
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Ashley, I tried that just now and it didn't work but maybe the number is wrong. 9781841496863 is supposed to be the number for Bone Crossed paperback. Also tried 1841496863



Last Edited on: 5/1/09 8:15 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 5/1/2009 8:50 AM ET
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weird, in all the tons of books I've added that has never happened.

Date Posted: 5/1/2009 9:29 AM ET
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I guess my numbers are UK so maybe they will be different for US.