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Subject: How do I post double books?
Date Posted: 9/4/2007 5:16 PM ET
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I haven't seen this question anywhere?

I have some books that are double books, each of the books in one, has a separate ISBN. I can't post them each ISBN because it comes up as two separate books. Would I  be better off just putting these in the book bazaar, or is there a way to do this?

Thanks!

Date Posted: 9/4/2007 6:34 PM ET
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If the book does not have a separate ISBN for the two works, you will have to hand-enter it since neither of the individual ISBNs will accurately be what you are offering.

From the Post Books page where you would enter the ISBN, go to the bottom of the box where you will see a link:

''If you cannot find the ISBN on the back cover, then look in the book publisher information at the beginning of the book. If you still cannot find an ISBN for your book, then click here. ''

 

Date Posted: 9/4/2007 10:22 PM ET
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I thought those double books usually had its own ISBN to separate it from the single books.  Is there not one on the back?  does it pull up just one of the books? 

if not, do what Belenda said and enter it as if there were no ISBN

Date Posted: 9/5/2007 12:31 AM ET
Member Since: 6/9/2007
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I actually have a question related to this original post. I posted a triple book offer (library). Shouldn't I receive more than 1 credit when it is received by the requester?

Date Posted: 9/5/2007 12:35 AM ET
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One book, one credit. If it is multiple stories in one book, still one credit.

There should be a single ISBN on the cover of the book or with the copyright info for the multi-story printing, if not, enter as no ISBN.

Date Posted: 9/5/2007 4:58 AM ET
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Lisa, if you mean you posted a 3 book set, in a sleeve or such, then you shorted yourself 2 credits. This is stated in the Help Center, I believe, I'll see if I can find it. But, you should have listed them individually, rather than as the set, because that only gets you one credit that way.

ETA: Here it is:

How do I post my 'boxed set' of books?

If each of the books bears a unique ISBN, you can post each as a separate entity

  • this way, you will earn a credit for each.

If the "box" holding the boxed set bears an ISBN, you can post with that number, BUT

  • this way, you will earn only ONE credit for the SET.

There is not a way to post the books individually yet require one member to take all of them and award you all of the credits for the one bulk request.

If you do post the books individually and want to send them all to one member:

  • you can start a topic in the Book Bazaar Discussion Forum to advise members that you have a boxed set.
  • Another member may be glad to learn of this and request all of the books from you using the bulk request "order more books from this member" feature.


Last Edited on: 9/5/07 5:00 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/5/2007 1:40 PM ET
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On a somewhat similar yet somewhat different note - if you have one of these books which has more than one book printed together in one volume, this will count as one book when posted and will cost one credit to the requestor and earn one credit for the listing member.  Even though the two or three books may have previously been published separately with individual ISBNs, the combo book will have its own ISBN and count as one book.  For example, a while ago I found at the Good Will store a Nora Roberts book which contained her three Irish "Born In" books in one volume with a new name, in this case "Irish Born."  I only got one credit for this since it was one physical book, and the person who requested it only needed one credit to get it.  I didn't mind that, since I got this book in like new condition for $1.00, but I just wanted to pass that bit of info along in case others came across a similar situation.