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Subject: MP3-CD Audiobook...System says I'm not allowed to list it?
Date Posted: 4/28/2017 10:04 PM ET
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I have an MP3-CD Audiobook here. It's unabridged, one disc. From Brilliance Audio, not a bootleg, just the one disc MP3 CD that a lot of companies have gone to. Anyway, I want to list it for swapping, and when I try, the system says I'm not allowed. I know audiobooks are allowed here, so what gives? It's The Lock List by Steve Hamilton and the ISBN is 978-1-4692-5566-8. If anyone has any ideas about what I'm supposed to do, I appreciate it!

Date Posted: 4/28/2017 11:29 PM ET
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I've had the system tell me those are not allowed as well. Funny thing is, I would rather have an MP3 over a regular cd audio book because I don't have to risk my life changing out cds when driving. 

Date Posted: 4/29/2017 12:06 AM ET
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MP-3s are allowed here. The problem is that the database PBS draws from considers it a non-allowed booktype. They're hoping to change that in the future, but for the time being, you can post it without an ISBN as a "CD". Be sure to include the information that it's an MP-3 in both the title line and the description, since not all members are able to play these.

Date Posted: 4/29/2017 12:07 AM ET
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Amanda you can trade the MP-3.  I'm trying to remember the steps.  I listed an MP-3 before, let me check.

 

Date Posted: 4/29/2017 12:09 AM ET
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I just read Patty's Post.  The team told me to put MP-3 in the title so people will know it's NOT a CD.  You need a special player to play MP-3 audio books.  

Date Posted: 4/29/2017 12:17 AM ET
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Ok, the one I posted had a short isbn.  

Date Posted: 4/29/2017 1:35 AM ET
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Gotcha. Yeah, most CD players play them but not all of the older ones. I agree with you Kathy....changing the disc every hour is a nuisance. I'll see if I can create a listing for it tomorrow and be sure that the format is clearly stated in the title and description. Thanks for the help!

Subject: Bazaar and Discussion Forums - Large Print and Audios sections - advertise
Date Posted: 4/29/2017 8:54 AM ET
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Amanda, 
As an extra - you might also want to put in a word on the Bazaar that it's available from you as PBS ISBN xyz and that it's a MP3 CD, else it might languish for awhile on your shelf. Also you might put in a word on the Discussion Forums - Large Print and Audios - same thing, it helps to get the word out - good luck! 

 

Date Posted: 4/29/2017 7:25 PM ET
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Thanks Danny!