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Subject: Posting audiobook
Date Posted: 1/16/2016 5:33 PM ET
Member Since: 7/30/2005
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I'm trying to post an audiobook into the system.  The system does not recognize the ISBN number.  I tried posting it without the ISBN, but it does not show "MP-3 CD" as a book type that I can choose.  I see this type on other postings so I know it was once a book type that could be chosen.  Is this something paperbackswap has disallowed?  Could I just post it as an "Audio CD"?

Any help would be appreciated. 


Date Posted: 1/16/2016 6:27 PM ET
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Robin, this was answered in another thread not too long ago by Anna:

PBS doesn't have a 'Book Type' for MP3 CDs - they are perfectly acceptable/postable, EXCEPT when the database system finds them as MP3-CD rather than just Audio CD, it doesn't have a place/way to add the listing.  You would have to create a non- or short- ISBN using Post a book without an ISBN.  Have your case 'in hand' as you have to add all the information to the listing.  You can add the actual ISBN below the synopsis in the description field if you want to reference it.  

Be sure to change the (default) book type from paperback to Audio CD and if you add (Audio MP3 CD) (Abridged or Unabridged) to the title field, you're all set!

Last Edited on: 1/16/16 6:54 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 1/16/2016 7:11 PM ET
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Thanks for the info, Linda.  It worked.

Date Posted: 1/16/2016 8:19 PM ET
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Whenever I have posted MP-3's using the "post without an ISBN#",  they get requested almost immediately.