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Subject: Is this allowed now ? ARC question.
Date Posted: 11/14/2013 10:28 AM ET
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http://www.paperbackswap.com/Who-Done-Advance-Jon-Scieszka/book/428361/

Date Posted: 11/14/2013 10:39 AM ET
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It is my understanding that ARCs are never allowed even if they have an ISBN...the ARCs I've received have ISBN but the mere fact that it is an ARC makes it unpostable. There are lots of things, like coloring books, that have ISBNs but are not allowed to be swapped here.

Date Posted: 11/14/2013 11:47 AM ET
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That's what I thought.  How do you report it ?

Date Posted: 11/14/2013 12:02 PM ET
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Report it via the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of the page.

It seems like this item doesn't have an ISBN, the person posted it using a short number. If they know how to do that, they *should* know that they can't post an ARC.

Date Posted: 11/14/2013 12:22 PM ET
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Correct -- ARCs can only be traded unofficially via the Book Bazaar.  You can ask for a credit for them, but you can't post them into the system.

Date Posted: 11/14/2013 12:44 PM ET
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I would think you could also submit a data edit and just put in the box that it's not an allowable item. 
 

Date Posted: 11/14/2013 12:59 PM ET
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Send in Feedback, the data edit will just edit the entry not remove it from the database. Plus the Team will probably want to talk to her about posting ARCs to her Bookshelf.

Date Posted: 11/14/2013 1:35 PM ET
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I submitted feedback.   =)

Date Posted: 11/14/2013 4:19 PM ET
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Since there is no "order this book" button, the book isn't currently posted to anone's bookshelf, so that's good.  You can also tag it as not postable, which I see some people have done.

Date Posted: 11/14/2013 10:39 PM ET
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Nice catch Melissa, I hadn't noticed the short ISBN the first time I looked enlightened    The data import sometimes picks up non-allowable items, but this appears to be deliberately entered by a member.



Last Edited on: 11/14/13 10:40 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 11/14/2013 10:56 PM ET
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Since there is no "order this book" button, the book isn't currently posted to anone's bookshelf, so that's good.

The Team must have taken care of it then because it was on someone's Bookshelf this morning when I posted (that's how I knew it was a her wink).

Date Posted: 11/15/2013 7:53 AM ET
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I only caught it because I do searches for 2013 young adult books posted and it popped up.  =)

Date Posted: 11/19/2013 1:55 PM ET
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What am I missing here? I click on the link and see, what appears to me, to be a regular hardback book. It has both a 10 digit and a 13 digit ISBN. 

What I am missing that says this book is no good?

Date Posted: 11/19/2013 4:58 PM ET
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The link to the Advanced Copy short ISBN listing was removed. The problem was someone created a listing and mentioned in was an ARC in the title.

The link in the first post now goes to a different webpage as the team removed the problem listing. Although if you read the link you can still see where it has advance listed and the short ISBN.

Date Posted: 11/19/2013 6:57 PM ET
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Thank You. I couldn't figure out what was wrong.-