Discussion Forums - Questions about PaperBackSwap Questions about PaperBackSwap

Topic: Posting a book

Club rule - Please, if you cannot be courteous and respectful, do not post in this forum.
  Unlock Forum posting with Annual Membership.
Subject: Posting a book
Date Posted: 9/23/2009 4:57 PM ET
Member Since: 4/11/2009
Posts: 246
Back To Top

I'm trying to post the book Wicked by Nancy Holder and when I type in the ISBN it brings it up as a paperback.  My book is a hardcover.  How do I get it posted correctly?

Date Posted: 9/23/2009 5:01 PM ET
Member Since: 1/30/2009
Posts: 5,696
Back To Top

You have to enter it into the system as if it does not have an ISBN.

Date Posted: 9/23/2009 5:02 PM ET
Member Since: 1/17/2009
Posts: 9,799
Back To Top

Hi Jaclyn,

You will need to use the "Post Book Without ISBN" option. PBS will assign you a 5 digit "ISBN" for your book.

You can put a tag on the other book that says something like "Hardcover, ISBN xxxxx" if yo uwant to direct people to it.

--Sara

Date Posted: 9/23/2009 5:04 PM ET
Member Since: 9/25/2008
Posts: 3,837
Back To Top

Publishers reuse the ISBN and the only one that counts on PBS is what it has listed as the binding. Listing your book as a hardcover without the ISBN is the way to go. You just add the title, book details, and it will assign you a five digit number. The books with the shorter ISBNs do get requested.

Date Posted: 9/23/2009 5:08 PM ET
Member Since: 4/11/2009
Posts: 246
Back To Top

All righty.  Thanks for the help :)