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Topic: Quality Paperback Book Club editions--how do I post 'em?

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Subject: Quality Paperback Book Club editions--how do I post 'em?
Date Posted: 10/5/2009 2:29 PM ET
Member Since: 1/4/2009
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The Quality Paperback Book Club used to sell editions of books that were nearly identical to the hardcovers in every respect except that they were paperbacks. That is, they were the same size, had the same cover art, back cover copy, text layout, paper quality...even the same ISBN listed on the copyright page.

How should these be posted? The example I'm holding has no zebra stripe or ISBN on the outside cover, but the ISBN on the copyright page, when entered into the PBS data base, pulls up the original-release hardcover. But I can't post it under that ISBN, can I, when the edition I'm holding is a paperback?

I would be more than happy to send out a PM explaining that it's the QPB paperback facsimile--not, as listed, a hardcover--if someone orders it. But would that be the correct way to go about it?

--truly puzzled,


Last Edited on: 10/5/09 2:32 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/5/2009 2:31 PM ET
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Those books have to be posted using the Post Book Without an ISBN option.  Author, Title, Binding and ISBN must match.  The bindings of your books will not match the PBS listing so they must be posted without an ISBN.

Date Posted: 10/5/2009 3:32 PM ET
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It is not difficult to post a book without an ISBN.  It is  a pain though because you have to enter a lot of info.  Have a ruler with you before you start because you will need to measure the height, width and depth of the book.  I posted a book without an ISBN when I was new to this group and it was one of the first books requested from me :-)  so it does work.
Still... I hate that publishers reuse ISBN's between paperback/hardback ...  I wish they wouldn't do that.