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Subject: craziness with ISBNs lately?
Date Posted: 8/30/2010 8:04 PM ET
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 So yesterday I tried to post a child's book, from a popular series, and the wrong book came up with the exact same ISBN!  It was called "Cheerleaders  xxxxxxx" so definitely not another children's book.

Tonight I tried to post a paperback romance book for tweens and it came up with right book, but says "Hardcover".  Is there something going on with ISBNs lately? 

Last Edited on: 8/30/10 8:07 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/30/2010 8:26 PM ET
Member Since: 12/10/2009
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I have had ISBN trouble,,, Waiting it out and trying it later.

Date Posted: 8/30/2010 8:30 PM ET
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I don't think it is PBS issues, I think it is a case of the more books that get published, the more instances of re-used ISBNs we are going to see.

Date Posted: 8/31/2010 12:02 AM ET
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These are fairly common problems becuase publisher's reuse ISBN's.  Like Melanie said-it's not an issue with PBS.  You just happen to have a couple in a row.