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Topic: How do you post a book with a SBN number instead of a ISBN number

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Subject: How do you post a book with a SBN number instead of a ISBN number
Date Posted: 2/22/2010 4:56 PM ET
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Date Posted: 2/22/2010 6:16 PM ET
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Hi Sharon.  PBS is set up to list books primarily by ISBNs.  If you cannot find a valid ISBN, the book should be posted here as a Book Without an ISBN.  If the SBN does not convert to a valid ISBN, you would also need to post as a Book Without an ISBN.
 
Note about SBNs (and conversion to ISBNs)
 
SBN = 9 digit ISBNs were the original form. In the early 1970s a language digit was added to the start of the ISBN making them ten digits.

0 and 1 were allocated to English language publications. If you have a 9 digit number add a zero at the start. Alternatively, 9 digits are equally valid as this was the number given at publication, but is is common practice to add a zero as most automated systems require ten digits or more.

Be aware that from January 2007 thirteen digit ISBNs have been assigned to publications.
Date Posted: 2/22/2010 6:29 PM ET
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Date Posted: 2/22/2010 9:06 PM ET
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Adding the zero in the front almost always works for me!

Date Posted: 2/22/2010 9:12 PM ET
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Date Posted: 2/23/2010 2:14 AM ET
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tricks of the trade, huh  - didn't know that - lol

Date Posted: 2/23/2010 12:10 PM ET
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Do check CAREFULLY before posting by adding a 0 to the SBN.

In some cases it is a different edition--for example, I had one with a completely different introduction (which was relevant to the book).   You need to double check the books information carefully before assuming just adding a 0 links to the proper book.  It often does, but not always! 

I think you need to be more careful than when listing by an ISBN simply because you are skirting the edge, and a receiver would be entirely justified in complaining if it was a different edition since it doesn't have an ISBN on the book.

Date Posted: 2/23/2010 3:20 PM ET
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