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Subject: Help! ISBN the same but title different
Date Posted: 1/9/2009 11:58 AM ET
Member Since: 4/17/2008
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I tried to post a  book using the ISBN 1-84333-693-6 Sufism In Action: Achivevement, Inspiration and Integrity in a Tough World.

I entered the ISBN and got this title Sufism in Action: Spiritualising the Economy. I cannot find this title at Amazon or other sites so I'm thinking maybe its a mistake.

Not sure what to do now, any advise is appreciated.

Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 1/9/2009 12:42 PM ET
Member Since: 12/27/2005
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You should post your book as if it had no ISBN. Just use the link to "Post a Book Without an ISBN" on the post books page.

If you read the book description and you're sure that it matches the book you have, then you can also submit a book edit using the Edit Book Data link at the bottom of the page. Since there's one person wishing for the "Spiritualising the Economy" title, you shouldn't modify the listing unless it's clearly the same book.

Date Posted: 1/9/2009 11:10 PM ET
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WorldCat.org (the site libraries use) shows your ISBN with the title used by PBS.  Sometimes publishers are naughty and "double dip" with ISBNs, using them twice.  In this case, you should do as Cathy suggests and list it as a non-ISBN item.



Date Posted: 1/11/2009 10:19 PM ET
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Those naughty double dippers! Thanks!

Date Posted: 1/12/2009 12:09 AM ET
Member Since: 11/6/2008
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The same thing happened with a book I wanted to post.  In my case, I believed that the existing listing associated with that ISBN was simply wrong.  When I contacted PBS about it, they deleted the old book info for that ISBN.