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Subject: Publish date on non ISBN books
Date Posted: 4/3/2008 9:16 PM ET
Member Since: 4/3/2008
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Is it the original publication date or the date of the edition you have? Also, is there a way to edit this info? I think I used original for some books and edition date for others.
Date Posted: 4/3/2008 9:58 PM ET
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If you are edting your own non-ISBN book, you can edit it to the edition you have in hand. Please do not edit non-ISBN book publication dates for books that are not yours. I see you have at least one on your shelf, so I assume you are talking about editing your own books.

To edit them, click the arrow in the upper right corner cluster of buttons. The last item is "Edit Book Data" clicking that will take you to the edit screen to edit the data for the book. It will then need to be approved, which can take from a few hours up to the normal 6-10 days, depending on how many people are doing edits, and how many approvers are working. All approvers are volunteers, so it's hit or miss depending on their lives.

Feel free to ask any other questions, I'll be happy to answer them.

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Date Posted: 4/4/2008 2:58 AM ET
Member Since: 11/3/2007
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You should list the date for the edition you have.... and be careful with those!!  :)  I listed some of my vintage books and thought one was a first edition!  But I looked it up online (by title and "first edition" through google, and I found several old book sites with useful information).  It described the first edition and described my book to a T.  Mine was the first mass-release edition and the publisher put the original publication date on it NOT the date of their actual printing 2 years later (so it was understandable that I was confused).  For most books I don't go to that much trouble, but this being such an old one (1920s) I was curious.  :)  If there is more than one date listed on your book, though, that means your publication date is the latest one and that's the one you should be marking on site.