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Subject: Books from book clubs
Date Posted: 2/3/2010 8:45 AM ET
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Are they permissible to post?  I have some that were given to me.  I would love to put them in the system, but wasn't sure if they were allowed.

 

Kathy

Date Posted: 2/3/2010 8:46 AM ET
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Yes, they certainly are.  Just make sure you post them under their correct ISBN.

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Date Posted: 2/3/2010 10:23 AM ET
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What Sarah said. Also, if your bookclub books are hardcovers, they will be smaller than retail size hardcovers. This makes them cheaper to mail, so don't rely on the PBS suggested postage amounts for these books. You may also see some requestor conditions that say "No BCEs" or "No Bookclub Editions".

Date Posted: 2/3/2010 4:19 PM ET
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Thanks for the info.

 

Kathy

Subject: definition of bookclub book?
Date Posted: 2/3/2010 4:25 PM ET
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 Ok, I'm thinking from the string in the discussion titled "new and confused" that there are different definitions to "bookclub books"---

 1) books bought from a mailorder book club like "Book of the month Club" or "Double Day " that look and read just like those purchased

in a store.  2) books bought from a vendor that are a special edition like "Readers' Digest"  or "Scholastic books" versions.    3)  books (like  a classic or bestseller

or award winner) bought in bulk for use in a group setting for a classroom text or "book club".

FYI: Scholastic books (mostly available thru schools) have their own price on back cover and list Scholastic as the publisher.

Soooooo, maybe the responses to the OP need to ID exactly which type of book they are talking about.


Date Posted: 2/4/2010 12:49 PM ET
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Date Posted: 2/4/2010 1:15 PM ET
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What Jeri said, "...Just make sure that your hardcover BCE is listed as a hardcover book when you post your books.

Occasionally publishers reuse ISBN numbers. If you enter an ISBN and see paperback as the listing and your book is hardcover you will have to follow the help center rules on how to "list a book without an ISBN"."

Date Posted: 2/4/2010 2:43 PM ET
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A picture is worth a thousand words. Below are pictures of the same book (same ISBN) in the fullsize format and Book Club edition format.

 

 

Size difference. Fullsize on the left, Book Club Edition on the right.

Crossfront.jpg

 

 

Back - notice the small white box in the bottom right of the BCE (not all BCEs will have this). 

Crossback.jpg

 

 Inside flap of dustjacket. Book on left is the fullsize edition (notice the price in upper right). Book on the right is a BCE (no price). 
Crossflaps.JPG



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Date Posted: 2/4/2010 2:57 PM ET
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All great advice, but keep an eye out: some book club editions don't have ISBNs.  Some folks try to just post it under the store version ISBN, but they shouldn't.  As with any book without an ISBN, such an edition would need to be posted as such (using the Post Book Without an ISBN option).  Since those entries aren't to be reused, you might even be able to identify your copy as a book club edition, though I'm not 100% certain on that. 

I'm guilty of having pursued titles and specifically avoiding book club editions, but for the most part, aside from such particular collecting, a book is a book is a book. 

Date Posted: 2/4/2010 5:07 PM ET
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