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Topic: Could You Dare Do This?

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Date Posted: 5/15/2009 10:43 AM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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You can also edit books that have misspellings.  So if an author's name is spelled incorrectly then submit an edit for it.  The edit button is under the More Options button when looking at that book's page.  PBS wants you to do this.  They don't have time to double check all these listings. So when you submit a book edit it red flags the book for them and helps them find incorrect listings.  You just can't change bindings because publishers reuse ISBNS. 

Date Posted: 5/15/2009 12:05 PM ET
Member Since: 8/10/2005
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Would it even be worth the bother though, to submit an edit for a book with one of those 5-digit ISBNs that are created when people enter a book without ISBN? If the author's name was spelled wrong but somehow I managed to find the book and order it, there isn't any point to editing the data as that was a unique entry, am I right? In other words, if someone else comes along with the same book (no ISBN for it in PBS' database) when they manually enter it, it will have its own unique ISBN again...so why bother editing a book that won't ever show up again under that ISBN?