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Subject: multiple appearance on Browsing
Date Posted: 4/23/2010 5:47 PM ET
Member Since: 8/30/2009
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Regardless of the Genre I set on Browsing, it seems the same book(s) appear quite often.  I'm currently on HISTORY, and as an example, "Blackhawk Down" shows up 3 or 4 times.  Have had similar experience in other catagories.  Anyone else notice this?  With over 4 million books listed on PBS, I'd think there would be more diversity.  Just MHO.

Subject: Different ISBNs?
Date Posted: 4/23/2010 6:01 PM ET
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Multiple appearances usually mean the same book with different ISBNs due to hardcover, paperback, audio, large print options. Plus once a book is turned into a movie, it usually gets printed with a new cover showing a shot from the movie and often that gives it a new ISBN too.   Also some books cross several genres and I'll see them on 2 or 3 different genre lists.

Same happens when you put a book on your wishlist-- you will usually be offered the other versions as that increases the chances of you getting the book  or getting it more quickly.

Date Posted: 4/23/2010 7:39 PM ET
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The banner is also based on what has been posted recently.  So books tend to come in clumps.

Subject: multiple appearance on Browsing
Date Posted: 4/24/2010 10:15 AM ET
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Jeanne G.......  Thanks.  "different ISBNs due to hardcover, paperback, audio, large print options".    reasonable partial explination, however, filters set to exclude all except paperback.  no big deal; just one of life's small itches.