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Subject: Large Print book I am trying to list does not say large print book
Date Posted: 5/5/2010 6:49 PM ET
Member Since: 10/28/2008
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I am trying to post a Large Print book by Linda Howard   Open Season Hardcove ISBN 0739418912

also 0739436562  Large Print  hardcover The Wedding by Nicholas Sparks not showing large print

It is not showing as Large Print can I change it????


and also 0316969443 Suzanne'sDiary for Nicholas is showing as hardcover, mine is a trade size paperback with the weird edges  lol

Last Edited on: 5/5/10 6:55 PM ET - Total times edited: 4
Date Posted: 5/5/2010 7:25 PM ET
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Do you know how to submit data edits Bertie? If you can find conclusive proof that these ISBNs are solely for Large Print books, then I would say submit a data edit for them and include the sources you found showing that they are LP only. If you cannot find conclusive proof, then its doubtful that they would be changed. The Sparks book looks like it probably is, its publisher is a LP division. The Howard book is just a mess, the desciption is for an audio book unless that HC reads itself to you.

The Patterson book will need to be posted as a book without an ISBN. If you could find that it was wrong and only produced as a trade the Team would look at it, but knowing Patterson books, that ISBN is most likely on a lot of different binding types. Suzanne's Diary is one of my all-time favorite books. Its totally not typical Patterson, who is one of my favorite authors, but it is so well written and emotional. I just loved the book.

Date Posted: 5/5/2010 7:26 PM ET
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There is a possibility that the publisher used the same ISBN for a regular print and a large print edition.  There are 3 members who have posted The Wedding here, and 9 who have posted Open Season.  Since it is possible they they have posted a copy that is NOT large print, the data editors won't be able to change the listing to Large Print without the approval of the Admin Team.  If you do some research by googling the ISBN, and you find no listings (or nearly no listings) for anything other than the large print edition, then it might be worth a shot.  One clue can be the number of pages -- a large print book often has more pages.


The easiest solution is to post your large print books without using an ISBN. (Scroll down a tad on the Post Books page for that.) You can list the title as

The Wedding (Large Print)

and also mark it as large print.


ETA: Oops, Melanie and I were writing at the same time.

Last Edited on: 5/5/10 7:28 PM ET - Total times edited: 1