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Subject: no ISBN question
Date Posted: 8/23/2010 5:37 PM ET
Member Since: 5/9/2010
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I just went through the steps to post a book without an ISBN and now I have a question.  When I clicked on the book from my bookshelf, it now has an isbn.  Is this because PBS has assigned it's own isbn to it?

Date Posted: 8/23/2010 5:49 PM ET
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Yes, it should be only 5 digits as opposed to the "regulars" of 10 or 13.

Date Posted: 8/23/2010 5:57 PM ET
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Because the system is ISBN driven, the site needs to give it a number in that field so it assigns a PBS short ISBN to books posted without one. Those are now 6 digits long.

Date Posted: 8/23/2010 6:07 PM ET
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I had a feeling that's what it was.  Thanks Jodi and Melanie D. !

Date Posted: 8/23/2010 11:03 PM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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Yes Jennifer, that book was assigned a 'short' ISBN (I peeked).