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Subject: ISBN not showing up
Date Posted: 6/7/2011 8:14 PM ET
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I have a book with an ISBN number that doesnt show up when I enter it into the system. What do I do?

Date Posted: 6/7/2011 8:47 PM ET
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Ellen, you'll need to enter that as a non-ISBN item.  For details, search the Help Center for "ISBN" and read the document called "About non-ISBN items at PBS".

Date Posted: 6/7/2011 8:56 PM ET
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If it has a valid ISBN, it shouldn't need to go in as a book without an ISBN, the system should prompt you to enter the information for the book to be listed by its ISBN when you try to post it. It won't do it if you are trying to add it to another list though, it only prompts entry when you post it. When you go to the Post Books tab and enter the ISBN what happens?

Date Posted: 6/8/2011 11:27 AM ET
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You might check the ISBN on the back of the title page and see if that shows up in the PBS system. I've had a couple of books, not that old, where the ISBN on the back of the book had a typo and didn't show up on PBS, but the one on the copyright page came up all right.