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Subject: Eastern Approaches by Fitzroy Maclean
Date Posted: 10/27/2009 1:34 PM ET
Member Since: 9/30/2007
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I am trying to post this book.  There is no ISBN on the book, and I do see other forms on the wishlist and in the posted books.  How do I post this book?  I haven't seen a cover in the system that is the same as the cover on my book to even compare it to.  Any ideas?  It's a Time Reading Program book.  Please let me know if you can help.  Thanks

Date Posted: 10/27/2009 1:52 PM ET
Member Since: 8/18/2005
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If you do find an ISBN, the cover doesn't have to match the cover in the system.

Here's the site instructions on how to post an ISBN-less book.


When do you need to Post a book using the Post Books Without an ISBN feature?

  • When your book has no ISBN
  • When your book's ISBN is unknown to the PBS database (has not yet been added by regular updates)
  • When your book's ISBN "brings up" another booktype in the database
    • Such as the paperback if you have the hardcover, and vice versa
    • Such as Large Print when you have the regular-font version
    • This happens when the publisher assigns the same ISBN to multiple booktypes).

If your book does not match the listing information (title, author, booktype) in the database for the ISBN on the book, it must be Posted without an ISBN

To post your book without an ISBN:

  • First, make sure to look over your book really well
    • Sometimes ISBN numbers can be found in unexpected places like the spine
    • The back of the book and in the publishing information in the front of the book are the most common places to find an ISBN.
  • If your book has no ISBN (or the ISBN you have doesn't work in the system):
    • Go to the Post Books page
      • From My Account: click the Post Books tab
      • From anywhere on the site: place your cursor over My Account on the toolbar at the top of the site and click Post Books in the menu that drops down.
      • From your Bookshelf, click the link "Post Books" at the top of the page, in the yellow bar.
    • On the Post Books page:
      • Click the "Post a Book without an ISBN" link at the top of the page, in the yellow bar.
      • Enter the information about the book in the form that comes up:
        • Mandatory information includes: title, author, book dimensions, Subject (genre), booktype
        • Optional information includes: Large Print, Homeschool, Publisher, # pages, Back cover Description (synopsis of the book content), Book Cover image.
        • Your Book Cover Image needs to be less than 5 MB in size, and in .jpg format.

When you are done, your book will be listed in the database with a customized listing that has a "short ISBN" or "PBS ISBN", which is the 5 or 6 digit number that PBS assigns in place of the ISBN to keep track of the book in the system.

Date Posted: 10/27/2009 4:15 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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Did you check the publishing/copyright page?  Sometimes they put the ISBN there.

Date Posted: 10/28/2009 1:33 PM ET
Member Since: 9/30/2007
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I got it loaded, thanks for your help, don't know why I forgot about that way of posting a book . Thanks again