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Subject: Posting a book not in the system
Date Posted: 5/12/2012 12:45 AM ET
Member Since: 4/30/2012
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I want to post a book that is not in the system, but I am not sure if this type of book is allowed. It is a spiral bound book.

It does have an ISBN number, publisher and the only date published I can find inside on the second page is where it says Copyright 2009, 2010 followed by the authors name and All Rights Reserved.

I need to get a picture of the cover, but just want to make sure spiral bound books are allowed.

There are requests for another book on the same topic as this one, so maybe someone might be interested in this one as well.

Date Posted: 5/12/2012 12:59 AM ET
Member Since: 6/30/2007
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Search for the isbn. If it's not in the PBS system right away it should turn up shortly because searching will often trigger it being added. Spiral bound are allowed as long as they're traditional books, not workbooks that would require ancillary items to be complete, like a cd or that would have pages missing or writing/filled in questionnaires.
Date Posted: 5/13/2012 5:27 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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As long as you can tell it is an original printing of the book and not a spiral bound copy of a book, it should be postable. You should be able to add it to the database if you have the ISBN. Go to Post Book and enter the ISBN, click Check. When the system doesn't find the book, if it is a valid ISBN a window will open up that will allow you to enter all the information for it.

Date Posted: 5/13/2012 7:37 PM ET
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I search for the ISBN, then search again in about a half hour. Making sure to enter the ISBN with no dashes or spaces. This will often trigger the system to add the book. Otherwise you will need to enter all the details.

I have received spiral bound cookbooks from PBS.