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Subject: incorrect book info
Date Posted: 10/8/2010 4:14 PM ET
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People: True Crime Stories: Cases That Shocked America

ISBN: 9781932994223

PBS lists it as hardcover however its actually a paperback book.  The listing for Amazon with the same ISBN lists it as paperback as well.  I just received this book and realized the mistake in the listing.  I dont think this book even comes in hardcover.

Date Posted: 10/8/2010 4:41 PM ET
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I just Googled it and found it listed as a Hardcover with that ISBN. I would say it's just a matter of the publisher resuing the ISBN in this case.

Date Posted: 10/8/2010 4:47 PM ET
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Ahh ok.

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Date Posted: 10/8/2010 4:49 PM ET
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Your Sender inadvertently posted the book incorrectly.  When posting books, it is important to make sure your book matches the PBS listing as to title, author, ISBN and binding type (paperback, hardcover, etc.)

PBS hardly EVER changes one of their listings as to those criteria.  Especially hard to change binding type.  So, if any one of those characteristics do not match the PBS listing, the book needs to be posted as a Book Without an ISBN, even though it has one.  It will then be assigned a unique shortened ISBN number to distinguish it from the other book as listed in the PBS listing.

Amee is probably right. Unfortunately, publishers often reuse the same ISBN for several different editions of a book.  But PBS can only tie one edition to any given ISBN.  So the one that is listed in the PBS listing is the one that members must use for posting that ISBN.

Date Posted: 10/8/2010 4:50 PM ET
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So, when you relist it, be sure and list it without an ISBN, under posting options, so that it is correctly posted.

Date Posted: 10/8/2010 10:12 PM ET
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It's also helpful to know sometimes book clubs issue a book with a different binding than an ISBN is originally for. The Good Cook, for example, has offered several cookbooks as hardcovers that are otherwise only available as paperbacks everywhere else. It's good to keep in mind this can occur for any type of book so always double check what the listing comes up as even if you know you entered the ISBN correctly!  :)

Date Posted: 10/9/2010 8:06 AM ET
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It's very common with book club books like said. I recently joined one for the first time and almost all the hardcovers come with the paperback ISBN. 

PBS will only change the binding on a listing if you can prove that it never came in that binding-which is pretty hard to do.