Discussion Forums - Questions about PaperBackSwap Questions about PaperBackSwap

Topic: The back blurb from books with no ISBN

Club rule - Please, if you cannot be courteous and respectful, do not post in this forum.
  Unlock Forum posting with Annual Membership.
Subject: The back blurb from books with no ISBN
Date Posted: 9/18/2010 9:09 AM ET
Member Since: 11/26/2006
Posts: 221
Back To Top

I have alot of vintage gothics and regencies that have no ISBN..and I have NO time or patience to type in information from back. Any suggestions?

They just sit here in a box.

Date Posted: 9/18/2010 9:53 AM ET
Member Since: 12/10/2009
Posts: 2,553
Back To Top

Just post the books one by one using the process for posting without an ISBN and have a ruler  with you because you will need to enter the dimentions of each book. And if you don't want to type in the words from the back cover ; you don't have to. They might trade faster w/ a description, but people searching by title will still find your books.

Date Posted: 9/18/2010 9:54 AM ET
Member Since: 5/9/2010
Posts: 763
Back To Top

You could create a list of the books and post them on Book Bazaar.  I'd be sure to state that they have no ISBN.  If you feel inclined, you could even offer a deal to get them moving.

Date Posted: 9/18/2010 10:09 AM ET
Member Since: 5/14/2009
Posts: 6,852
Back To Top

If you just don't want to type the description you can google by title.   If the book was released again or even some vintage books will have book descriptions.  Most are used book sites. 

Date Posted: 9/18/2010 1:23 PM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2006
Posts: 9,348
Back To Top

You can look for other editions of the same book -- with the same title and author -- (on PBS or elsewhere) and copy the description.  Go for plot summaries rather than descriptions that sound like reviews.

Date Posted: 9/18/2010 4:47 PM ET
Member Since: 10/24/2008
Posts: 1,469
Back To Top

You can always check out fictiondb.com and if the blurb for the book is listed, just copy and paste it here. I've done that with several books that I posted.