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Subject: New Large Print book-posting process
Date Posted: 7/13/2007 12:51 PM ET
Member Since: 7/17/2005
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Just wanted to give you all a heads-up about some changes we have just made to the book posting process, to try to address the issue of members posting their regular-font books as Large Print.

When an ISBN categorized as Large Print is entered onto the Post Books page, there will be an extra box in the Book Listing Preview explaining that this book is listed as Large Print in the database, and non-Large Print books cannot be posted using this listing.  This box should come up if the ISBN is categorized as Large Print, even if the title does not include the words "Large Print".   There are links and buttons to help the posting member post his or her book correctly.

Try it with ISBN 9781594131134 (don't post the book if you don't have it of course!), to see an example of how this works.

We hope that this will help with this problem, which we have attacked just about every other way we can think of.  

We suggest that those of you who use Requestor Conditions NOT change them right now, to see if this programming change makes a difference.  Of course, some of the Large Print listings in the database were posted before today when this programming change went live, so the effect will really only be seen right away with Wish Listed books.

After a few weeks, if Large Print requestors would please write in using the Contact Us link at the bottom of the page and tell us:

(1) Do you still get books offered to you from your Wish List, then declined for Requestor Conditions saying "This is not Large Print"?

(2) Do you still receive books from your Wish List that were listed as large print but arrive as regular font?

(3) In general, is the problem getting better, getting worse, or staying the same?

This would be helpful to us in determining if we have made any progress with this change to the book-posting process.

Have a great day, everyone, and read on!

Date Posted: 7/13/2007 5:13 PM ET
Member Since: 1/9/2005
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THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!!

Date Posted: 7/13/2007 5:58 PM ET
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This should help greatly!!!

 

Rhonda

Date Posted: 7/14/2007 2:45 AM ET
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Thank you so much, Robert (& Richard).  Considering I have a ton of Nora Roberts and J. D. Robb LP on my wishlist, I should be albe to tell pretty soon if there is any improvement.

You guys rock!  As does everyone else who works hard on this site.

Date Posted: 7/15/2007 3:29 PM ET
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I've just added 3 large print books to my inventory today, but only one of them came up with the new large print posting conditions.

Date Posted: 7/15/2007 5:41 PM ET
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Thanks for the heads up Nicole.  I double checked your titles and noted the ones that didn't bring up new box.  I will double check the ones on my shelf and then send the info to R&R so they have it. 

Edited to add:  I have sent feedback to R&R and am waiting to hear back.



Last Edited on: 7/15/07 5:57 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
PBSTeam - PaperBackSwap Team
Date Posted: 7/15/2007 7:40 PM ET
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We have been alerted by EasyForTheEyes (thank you!) that some books with "Large Print" in the title are not triggering the Large Print bookposting process.  We want to explain, and maybe you can help with this!

When the Large Print box has been checked on the Book Information for the book, that ISBN will trigger the Large Print posting process.  If that box is not checked, the Large Print posting process will not be triggered.  Some listings have "Large Print" in the title inappropriately (and the box is not checked), and some listings do not have the box checked that should.

If you want to help fine-tune these listings, you can do this using the Data Correction process as follows:


First, check the Internet to see if the ISBN is truly Large Print, and then, based on what you find, submit the information to the Data Correctors as follows:

  • Click the "Edit Book Data" link at the bottom of the page; enter the ISBN
  • On the next page:
  • Remove reference to Large Print in the title of a book whose ISBN was assigned to more than one version of the book (if the ISBN was not used SOLELY for Large Print) ,
  • OR
  •  Check the box for Large Print on listing for the ISBN that appears to have been assigned ONLY as Large Print; leave the words "Large Print" in the title (or add them, if they are not there already)
  • Put a note to the approver in the box at the bottom of the page for "book description". Your note should begin with "////Note to approver:" and end with "////". Approvers know to remove the information between the slashes before approving the submission.

For example, for an ISBN that is not SOLELY Large Print on an internet search, you would remove the words Large Print from the title, and in the book description box you would put "////Note to approver: This ISBN does not appear to have been assigned SOLELY to Large Print on an internet search.////"

For an ISBN that is SOLELY Large Print on an Internet search but that does not bring up the Large Print posting process when you post that ISBN, you would check the box for Large Print on the book information page, and in the book description box you would put "////Note to approver: This ISBN is SOLELY for a Large Print book on an internet search. I have checked the Large Print box above.////"

You can cite the sites on which you found the information, also, in your note. 

Sherry N (royaltech) is our Data Correction Coordinator has gotten a heads-up about this, and she will let the other Data Correction volunteers know.

 

Date Posted: 8/22/2007 6:19 PM ET
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I have sent feedback to R&R answering the questions Robert said they would like info on:

(1) Do you still get books offered to you from your Wish List, then declined for Requestor Conditions saying "This is not Large Print"?  Yes, at least six times.  (I should note that that is an improvement.  In the same time frame, I would get twice that before.)

(2) Do you still receive books from your Wish List that were listed as large print but arrive as regular font?  Yes, twice.  (Again, an improvement.)

(3) In general, is the problem getting better, getting worse, or staying the same?  There has been improvement and I realize that it's never going to be 100%.  Thank you for all the work you've put into this area.

Now, I would like to ask others to also send feedback on those questions.  It's hardly an accurate picture if I am the only one they hear from.

Thanks, Kimberly

 

Date Posted: 9/4/2007 4:39 PM ET
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I posted a Large Print book... the latest book by Robin Cook. I had to put in the measurements and such. I did check the box for Large Print, but when it was posted, there was no indication it was Large Print. I pm'd the requester and it worked out that way. Thought you would want to know.

Kathy C.



Last Edited on: 9/4/07 4:40 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/4/2007 5:22 PM ET
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If you checked the box but don't put it in the title, it won't visibly show as Large Print.  It would come up under an advanced search for Large Print though.  There's a check box there as well.