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Subject: ODD ISBN
Date Posted: 12/12/2007 10:55 PM ET
Member Since: 3/22/2007
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I tried to post a book using the ISBN on the back cover and the book did not come up. So I turned to the title page and noticed the ISBN was different. I entered that number and the book came up. So I thought I'd pass it along that if the back cover number doesn't work, check the number on the title page just in case they are different.
Date Posted: 12/13/2007 12:37 AM ET
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I've had a few books with this too.  Older books with no ISBN on the back cover but one listed on the publishing page. 

Date Posted: 12/13/2007 9:31 AM ET
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Make sure all points match on the book when you do this. I've noticed that some publishers put the ISBN of the HC version in the front of a paperback, or list all copies available for that book.

Date Posted: 12/13/2007 11:12 AM ET
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Older paperbacks have the ISBN in funny places - like in a corner of the the front cover.

Date Posted: 12/13/2007 11:36 AM ET
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Sometimes older paperbacks have the ISBN on the book's spine.