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Subject: Posting problems--book type doesn't match Listing Preview
Date Posted: 11/4/2007 7:31 PM ET
Member Since: 8/11/2006
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I have two books that I wish to post--both hardcovers. When I enter the ISBNs, the data that appears says that these books should both be paperbacks. I have seen the help item regarding entering the ISBN on a PAPERBACK when the book Listing Preview says "hardcover." However, my problem is just the opposite--a hardcover whose book Listing Preview says paperback. Should I still follow the help instructions and enter the data by hand?

Date Posted: 11/4/2007 7:35 PM ET
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Yes, you should post the book as if it has no ISBN.  

This happens because publishers use the same ISBN's for both paperback and hardcover versions of some titles. 

Date Posted: 11/4/2007 7:36 PM ET
Member Since: 2/13/2007
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Yep, the books need to be entered as if they don't have ISBNs.  The reason is that the system can't handle more than one booktype per ISBN. 

Date Posted: 11/4/2007 7:36 PM ET
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I believe you now have to enter the book w/o the ISBN#.  PBS will assign a number for the book.