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Subject: Another newbie question! about posting books
Date Posted: 5/20/2008 5:32 PM ET
Member Since: 4/29/2008
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Hi, I am trying to post a little Beatrice Potter book.  When I enter the ISBN, the right general description comes up, but when I looked at the book detail once it was on My Bookshelf, it showed the 1909 edition -- different size, different page count, different cover image, etc. Here is the book detail:


I thought I made a mistake but I have checked the ISBN again (by removing it and re-entering it).  I would hate someone to think they are getting the original 1909 edition (which is probably worth a lot of money) and end up receiving the much newer 1987 edition from me.  The Book Description seems to be about the modern reprints, not the original edition, but much of the other information (book dimensions etc) is wrong.  Should I leave the book on my bookshelf with this description?  Or should I assume the original enterer got the information wrong and submit a request to change?

Date Posted: 5/20/2008 5:51 PM ET
Member Since: 5/23/2005
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I am hardly an expert, but it kind of bothered me that no one answered.  (That is not a jab, I realize most of us won't know this answer!) How about asking your tour guide?  Tour guides are great resources, and if they don't have the answer, they will find it.

And, welcome.

Date Posted: 5/20/2008 5:52 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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I would suggest submitting a request to change that information. They may not if there are other copies in the system, but it is worth a try. What I would also do is add a tag to the book that says something like "ISBN for both 1909 edition and 1987 reprint". That way someone browsing may see it and understand they could receive either and if they wanted the 1909, they'd need to set up an RC for it or PM anyone who gets their order.

Your book is perfectly postable by that ISBN as long as the Title, ISBN, Author, and Type(binding) matches. It is up to the requester to clarify if they want all that other stuff to match the system too.

Date Posted: 5/20/2008 5:56 PM ET
Member Since: 4/29/2008
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Thanks! I would like to submit a cover image for this book, so I will update the ISBN with my information too and see what happens.  ;-)

I like the tag idea too.  And I think I will ask my tour guide about it, to find out more about the process.


Date Posted: 5/20/2008 6:41 PM ET
Member Since: 4/25/2007
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When you do submit a cover image for the book, make sure you use the "upload book covers" link at the bottom of any PBS page.  Don't put a cover image into the Submit Book Edits page, for some reason that does not work at all.