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Subject: Different ISBN numbers
Date Posted: 2/24/2010 6:03 PM ET
Member Since: 6/28/2009
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I have 3 books that are on the Club Wish List, one is wanted by 16 people.  I have them listed but the ISBN numbers are different than the ones on the Club List.  Two of the books, Streiker's Morning Sun and Streiker's Bride are older editions and have been reissued with a different cover.  Meg Cabot's, Size 12 is Not Fat was issued in 2006 so I don't know what the problem is.  How can I let members know that I have the books they want but with different ISBN numbers?

Date Posted: 2/24/2010 6:17 PM ET
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Welcome to PBS, many times members are requesting certain editions like large print or an audio book. Members might also prefer the newer version.

On my wishlist it lets me know sometimes when another version of the book is available. Book Bazaar also has a thread where you can list wish listed books with another ISBN. Some members also tag the other version.

Edited to add: The older copies you have seem to already be in the system. PBS works on a FIFO (first in first out system) so the copies listed ahead of yours will get requested first.

Streiker's Bride had 9 copies in the system for the older book and there isn't a wishlist for the newest version.

Streiker's Morning Sun has 11 copies in the system and the newer version has a wishlist of 2.



Last Edited on: 2/24/10 7:02 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Subject: Different ISBN numbers
Date Posted: 2/24/2010 6:41 PM ET
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And as was reading your answer, someone ordered the Meg Cabot book.  Thank you for your help.  I guess I  just never thought about large print etc. books.

Date Posted: 2/24/2010 7:03 PM ET
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Glad you got a book requested, the others will get requested in time.