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Topic: Should I mark this as RWAP?

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Subject: Should I mark this as RWAP?
Date Posted: 8/11/2011 10:07 PM ET
Member Since: 2/20/2010
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I got a book today which has no isbn, says on the front cover "exclusive edition for ____ magazine" and says not for resale on the back. Is this considered an unpostable book? I looked through the help documents but didn't see a specific mention to this problem.

Thank you!

Date Posted: 8/11/2011 10:14 PM ET
Member Since: 1/8/2009
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Sounds like it is a promotional copy, which would be allowed.

The issue is the missing ISBN. If it were posted as if it had one (and not a 5 or 6 digit "short" number assigned by PBS), then it would be

  • Wrong Book - Wrong Binding/Version
    • this means that title/author DO match but the book does not match the listing's ISBN and/or binding type and/or it was listed as Large Print and the book is not Large Print. Note that cover image does NOT have to match the listing.
    • Inappropriate items - ARCs, pamphlets or leaflets without ISBNs, unbound pages, etc - also fall into this category.

I'd suggest checking the back of the title page to see if there is an ISBN there.

Date Posted: 8/11/2011 10:24 PM ET
Member Since: 2/20/2010
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Thanks Sophia! There is a 10 digit ISBN on the back of the title page. I didn't even think to look there! I'll mark it as received correctly then. smiley