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Topic: BIR ? - how do I add a ebook to my list

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Subject: BIR ? - how do I add a ebook to my list
Date Posted: 11/16/2008 12:18 PM ET
Member Since: 12/6/2005
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Sometimes I read an ebook not yet published in paper form.  How can I add this to my Books I Read list?  Is there a way to record a generic book and add a tag or something to it?

Thanks,

Tina

Date Posted: 11/16/2008 12:42 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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I don't think you can add a ebook unless it's come out in paperform.  I wouldn't post a dummy book w/o an ISBN just to add it to your BIR even if you tag the book.  People will add it to their WL. 

Date Posted: 11/16/2008 7:54 PM ET
Member Since: 10/6/2007
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Personally, for me, I just add the same title in any format to my BIR for audio downloads that don't have ISBNs. It's just so I can keep track of what I've read so it doesn't really matter that I don't own that format, and I add a note that says audio download. It isn't like you can trade it here anyway, so my recommendation is to just choose the same title,any format, and rate it and add a note. You did, after all, read it!

On a similar note, I wish I could rate all the formats of the same title but NOT add them to my BIR - sometimes when I'm scanning someone's bookshelf, they will have a title in paperback that I've read in hardcover but have forgotten, and since it isn't rated, I can't tell. yeah, I know, it's my own faulty memory, but if I could rate all the formats, I'd see the rating and realize I already had it. sorry for threadjack...