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Subject: Editing my Books
Date Posted: 6/25/2011 1:01 PM ET
Member Since: 6/8/2011
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I'm new to PBS, but wondered about my ability to edit the books I post. Sometimes, I have a book that is not listed in the PBS system. I enter all the info with a scanned cover pic, but the pic doesn't always work. Being an A-type, I try to make sure the cover shows up. I don't see a way to go back and edit a posted book. What if I am trying to post a book and it appears based on the ISBN match, but with no cover, what if I wanted to just to a good deed and add a scanned cover. Is this "editability" available to members? Thanks for addressing this issue of editing previously or newly posted books.



Date Posted: 6/25/2011 1:11 PM ET
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Your cover images probably didn't show up immediately because these have to be approved by the volunteers that add the book data images.  There are also volunteers that do the book data information.  Here are the links from the help center on how to edit book information and images.  Hope this helps

If the book cover image on a listing in the database is wrong... 

If the information on a book listing in the database is incorrect... 

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Date Posted: 6/25/2011 2:35 PM ET
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Date Posted: 6/25/2011 3:37 PM ET
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To add to what they said, sometimes images can take longer up to 2 weeks, especially if you are replacing an old on because of the way the images are stored. If your images are not approved you will get a PM on why it couldnt be approved, so if you don't get a PM then the images are probably still in que for approval.

Date Posted: 6/26/2011 8:44 PM ET
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Welcome to PBS and thanks for helping Lauren!  What they said, it's not an instant process.

But if your scans are clear and properly cropped (ask Melanie) they are almost sure to be added.

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