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Subject: Posted hardback instead of paperback
Date Posted: 4/30/2011 7:23 PM ET
Member Since: 4/21/2011
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I accidentally posted a book as hardback when it should have been paperback...fast fingers have always been a problem. The hardcover was on someone's wishlist and now it's in a 48 hour wait mode...however, I don't see how to cancel the book and post it as a paperback. I did send them a message but what should I do in the meantime since the system won't allow me to select it for deletion?

Date Posted: 4/30/2011 7:50 PM ET
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Once the person accepts the request, you will be able to mark the book as "not able to mail."  By doing this, the person will go back to the beginning of the wishlist for the hardback book.  Then you can repost it as a paperback.  Did you use the ISBN when posting?  If so, it shouldn't have allowed you to post it as a hardback.


Date Posted: 4/30/2011 8:16 PM ET
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If it looks like it's about to time out without being accepted-put your account on vacation.   Then you'll be able to delete the book before it gets passed on to the next wisher.  Just delete it before you come off vacation hold.

Date Posted: 5/1/2011 1:24 PM ET
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Make sure to always post using the ISBN number!

Date Posted: 5/1/2011 2:21 PM ET
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well, using the ISBN and having fast fingers doesn't ensure that the book couldn't have been posted incorrectly.  Since ISBN's are often reused if you click to post faster than you read it could easily get posted incorrectly.

Date Posted: 5/2/2011 12:22 PM ET
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Once the member accepts, cancel the request. Then, if the ISBN is bringing up a Hard Cover and you have a paperback, this is the Help Center doc to follow:

When I enter the ISBN on my paperback, the listing shows a hardcover!

Problem: You enter the ISBN on your paperback and the book Listing Preview says "hardcover".

This means one of two things:

1.  Your book is an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC)

If your book is a paperback, and the ISBN brings up a Book Listing Preview that says "hardcover", please check your book to be sure it is not an ARC.   If it is an ARC, it cannot be Posted for swapping at PBS.

Solution: You can offer this book to others in the Book Bazaar Discussion Forum, but you cannot Post it to your PBS bookshelf.

2. The publisher chose to assign the same ISBN to more than one version of this title.

Publishers sometime choose to assign the same ISBN to multiple versions of a book.  However, PBS can attach only ONE booktype to the listing for an ISBN.  If your book does not have the booktype assigned to the ISBN in the PBS database, you will need to post it with a customized listing, using the Post a Book Without an ISBN link on the Post Books page, so that the booktype matches your book.

Solution: You will need to post this book with a customized listing for the book, using the Post Books without an ISBN link on the Post Books page.