Discussion Forums - Questions about PaperBackSwap Questions about PaperBackSwap

Topic: Large print edition

Club rule - Please, if you cannot be courteous and respectful, do not post in this forum.
  Unlock Forum posting with Annual Membership.
Subject: Large print edition
Date Posted: 5/22/2009 7:24 AM ET
Member Since: 10/6/2005
Posts: 10,707
Back To Top

Quick question about large print editions. I know if you post an ISBN, and it comes up with the listing showing a large print edition, you can't use that ISBN and have to post the book manually if it is NOT large print.

But what if the book IS large print and you post by the ISBN and the listing does NOT show it as large print? Do you have to list it manually then, or can you use the ISBN and then just submit an edit book data form?

Date Posted: 5/22/2009 8:05 AM ET
Member Since: 12/20/2008
Posts: 1,417
Back To Top

This is tough.. I would say you'll be safe if you enter it manually, and tag the regular print book with your large print manually entered version.

  • Help desk didn't provide an answer specific to your question.. but here's what they say:

    Books that are not listed as Large Print should NOT be assigned as Large Print unless you have confirmed that no other version of the book was published with the ISBN.

  • The reason for this is exactly as described above for changing booktypes.
  • What the Edit Book Data feature CANNOT be used for:

    • You will not be able to change booktype using the Edit Book Data Link.

      • The reason is that publishers sometimes use the same ISBN for more than one booktype
      • The booktype attached to the ISBN on PBS is the only booktype that can be Posted with this ISBN
      • In other words, if an ISBN is listed as hardcover on PBS (but the publisher used that ISBN for both hardcover and paperback).  If members could change the booktype:
        • members could Post their hardcovers with this ISBN correctly
        • and then someone who had the softcover changes the booktype on the listing for the ISBN
        • now all the members who have posted the book correctly have had their listings changed.
      • If you think the booktype on an ISBN is incorrect, you can submit this information to us in a feedback message.
        • You should check more than one non-Amazon internet archive for this ISBN; if the ISBN appears to have been used for more than one booktype on an Internet search, the booktype probably won't be able to be changed in the PBS database.
      • If you have a book whose ISBN brings up the "wrong" booktype on the listing when you try to post it, you will need to post it using the Post Books without an ISBN feature.  Please see Solutions to common Book Posting Problems for more information.
Date Posted: 5/22/2009 7:02 PM ET
Member Since: 12/10/2005
Posts: 3,205
Back To Top

Bren, from experience, post it using the Non-ISBN option and then tag the version in the system with your info.

The only way the book data folks will change a listing already in the system is if upon a web search your ISBN comes up as only Large Print.  Since that will never happen (Someone, Abe books, and all the ohter sites I can't recall right now, will have it wrong) they can't change it.

Plus, unless your ISBN starts with 0786 (Thorndike) there is the slight possibility that is a shared one with the standard print version.

And, because I'm curious, which book is it?

Daniel T. - ,
Date Posted: 5/23/2009 2:21 AM ET
Member Since: 10/22/2008
Posts: 272
Back To Top

If you'd like, please send the ISBN to me in a PM or post it here. I'll check the edition and submit description enhancements, if available.

Thanks,
Daniel

Date Posted: 5/23/2009 7:19 AM ET
Member Since: 10/6/2005
Posts: 10,707
Back To Top

Amazon does have the book listed as large print. It is from Simon & Schuster not Thorndike. Kimberly, the book is The Quilter's Homecoming by Jennifer Chiaverini. And it got ordered really quickly - all her books do!

Daniel T. - ,
Date Posted: 5/23/2009 12:51 PM ET
Member Since: 10/22/2008
Posts: 272
Back To Top

Large Print has been submitted for approval as an addition to the title of 9780739480885. Large Print was also submitted for the title of 9781594132568.

Thanks,
Daniel