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Subject: CDs- edit book listing???
Date Posted: 11/6/2008 7:24 PM ET
Member Since: 8/27/2008
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i have a question and need some advice

my mom listens to lots of audios...

i post there here for her when she is done, and get more for her

i had/have a moment of panic about one

my aunt gave her a cd title (lets call this cdA) that is part of a series, it had cds printed 1-5. it was not in its cover. she listened to it and gave it to me to post. i did and it was sent out in a BoB deal. well, i got the next cd title (lets call this cdB) in the series and cdB has almost twice as many cds as cdA.

my mom never said it was incomplete and i have to be honest, i have no idea. i did try to reaserch cdA but did not find the # of cds anywhere...

so i pm-ed the BoB recipient of cdA and told her there might be a problem. she has not listened to it yet so is not sure if cdA is complete or not. i am more than willing to buddy her 2 credits if it is incomplete.

my question is- i am thinking of adding the # of cds per title to the post page (or whatever you call the page that comes up with more info on the title). that way when you order a cd (or cassette) you will know the set is complete right away!

what do ya'll think?

Date Posted: 11/6/2008 8:23 PM ET
Member Since: 2/28/2007
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I think you have a great idea here.  However, I would wait and see if one of our data editors responds to this post so as to advise whether this is allowable or not under their system.  Otherwise, you'll be sending in data edits that never go anywhere.

Subject: lisa
Date Posted: 11/6/2008 9:42 PM ET
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thanks- i think i will also send tptb a friendly email via the contact us link.

Date Posted: 11/6/2008 9:57 PM ET
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one could have been an abridged version hence the fewer cds

Date Posted: 11/7/2008 9:30 PM ET
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Did you look on Amazon and other sites like that, that would maybe have the information?

Date Posted: 11/8/2008 12:37 AM ET
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I recommend using WorldCat and searching by ISBN -- that usually, under details, says if it is abridged or not, and how many discs/tapes there are.  That info isn't foolproof, but it is generally more reliable than Amazon.

It is, of course, possible for an audio publisher to use the same ISBN with more than one version of an audiobook -- an abridged and an unabridged, for example.

Anyone may edit the data for a book -- with audio, we try to include the audio and format in the title line, like

Jurrasic Park (Audio CD) (Unabridged)

Then, as you said, in the area where the plot is described, there's room for info like "6 CDs, 10 hours", etc.

If you feel unsure, you're also always welcome to send the info to anyone on the data team, myself included, for help. :-)