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Subject: Can't post a book with an ISBN?!?
Date Posted: 6/18/2017 5:25 PM ET
Member Since: 9/14/2007
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I'm trying to post a book with an ISBN. When the number is entered into the search box, nothing happens. There is a newer version of this book that I found by searching for the book by name but the ISBN does not match. The help documents don't mention this situation although I could make a custom listing for a book without an ISBN. That seems ridiculous as the book has an ISBN. The book is available for sale as I searched for it by name and ISBN so I am not sure what's going on here. Help,please!



Date Posted: 6/18/2017 10:32 PM ET
Member Since: 2/12/2006
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With the book 'in-hand', click the Post Books tab.  Type the ISBN in the box and click the CHECK button.  If the number is recognized, it will open a screen for the book WITH the ISBN.   BUT, it will not have any data, so you will need to add everything just as you would if you posted it as 'A Book Without an ISBN', except this will open with the true ISBN.

I think the book type on that opening screen is Paperback by default, so if your book is a different edition, be sure to change that field. 

If that doesn't work, then we can only hope the search by ISBN and trying to post by ISBN will trigger a search by the database.  Check for it again in 24-48 hrs.

Date Posted: 6/19/2017 6:50 PM ET
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Thanks, Anna B. I'll try what you suggested and see how it goes!

Date Posted: 6/26/2017 5:57 PM ET
Member Since: 4/28/2009
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Recently I have had an issue when posting books that goes like this...... I go through the whole process of posting-- it gives me the box to again click  'can you post' or not, and I click 'I can post', it appears to submit my input, then suddenly it goes back to the original window where it shows the box with the ISBN I typed in and says 'this is not a valid ISBN' or "ISBN not found'.   BUT, the whole process has already happened and the book is on my bookshelf.