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Subject: isbn question
Date Posted: 2/5/2008 10:21 PM ET
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I looked at the help center, but didnt find my answer. I'd appreciate if someone could answer this ? for me.

I have a book requested from someone, its a w/l book. Their stimpulation is that it has the same isbn # as they have requested. Ok,  on the book description it shows 2 isbn's one with a 13 and one with a 10 preceding them as usual. Then it says paperback. My isbn has the 13 in front. Does the 13 or 10 have anything to do with hardcover versus p/b ? Am I going to be sending them the right one they requested?

Do I make any sense ?

 

Thanks

Date Posted: 2/5/2008 10:30 PM ET
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I've seen paperbacks with both a 10 and 13 digit ISBN on them.  Double check the ISBN on your book against the one on the book record they requested.  If they match, you're good to go.  ISBN must match.

Date Posted: 2/5/2008 10:31 PM ET
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No, one doesn't mean hardback and the other paperback.  Last year the publishing companies switched over from 10 number ISBN's to 13.  A lot of books will show both numbers.

Date Posted: 2/5/2008 10:33 PM ET
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Thank You. So as long as my books isbn # is shown on request , I'm good to go ? Thanks again, I didnt want to goof something up.

Date Posted: 2/5/2008 10:34 PM ET
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love the Rob Zombie pics!!

Date Posted: 2/5/2008 10:37 PM ET
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Thnx!  Its hard to find any good ones of him, that I can post, so ppl wont think, My God, who is this girl. LOL

Date Posted: 2/5/2008 11:42 PM ET
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Do remember that some publishers have reused ISBNs and the hardcover and paperback could end up with the same ISBN, so you have to be sure that the binding AND the ISBN match, not JUST the ISBN  :)

Date Posted: 2/7/2008 7:08 PM ET
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Sara M.

   My brother is a Rob Zombie look-alike (not on purpose, he's just a long distance truck driver that says its to his advantage to look scary).  He once took his wife to dinner for their anniversary and couldn't convince the restaurant staff that he wasn't Rob Zombie.  He even showed them his driver's license but they weren't buying it.  He finally just signed fake autographs to get them to leave him alone.  They wouldn't even charge him for dinnner.  He said that was the only good thing about the whole experience!

Date Posted: 2/7/2008 7:15 PM ET
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LOL!!  That would be cool!!

Date Posted: 2/7/2008 7:28 PM ET
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"Its hard to find any good ones of him, that I can post"

My God - who IS that girl?! LOL (sorry Sara - couldn't resist)

- Patrick, who once had to sign autographs in a Chicago drug store as "that dude from Queensrÿche!" in order to escape some extremely forward teenaged girls

Date Posted: 2/8/2008 8:18 AM ET
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Too funny and too cool.  It could have been worse, what if someone asked for their autograph cuz they thought they were Don Knotts. LOL LOL Rob is way cool, and so is Geoff Tate (Queesnryche).  Thanks for sharing,I love it.