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Subject: Question about book posting
Date Posted: 3/8/2009 1:27 PM ET
Member Since: 2/22/2009
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Hello all,

 I have a book I want to post but it seems to be out of sorts. When I post the ISBN it comes up with the same book by a different name. It seems to have been re- released later and had the title changed. How do I post my book without appearing that I am pulling a switch?

I know that the picture doesn't have to match exactly, but to have a different title? 

Date Posted: 3/8/2009 1:31 PM ET
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I would think that falls in positing without the ISBN number. You should see that option when you try to post books.

Date Posted: 3/8/2009 2:11 PM ET
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I kind of figured that was what I was going to have to do.  Just wanted to be sure. Thanks

Date Posted: 3/8/2009 4:18 PM ET
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You can also click on the "edit book data" link at the bottom of the page and enter the pertinent information, which will assure that it's changed in the system for all copies of that ISBN not just yours...if this is indeed the same book, just a different title. Then someone on the editing book data group will review and confirm it and change it in the system.

I've had that happen before, as I wishlist a lot of books before publication and the publisher sometimes changes their minds about the title before release.


Date Posted: 3/8/2009 4:35 PM ET
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It's possible that the name of the book was changed or that the ISBN was reused by the publisher. So I would some invesitaging before I submitted a title change.  I know they have been changing the titles of Hannah Howell, Janet Evanovich and Nora Roberts older books and rereasing them. 

Date Posted: 3/10/2009 3:26 AM ET
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The ISBN number is assigned by the publisher.  It depends on how many sets of numbers the publisher bought.  (Sold in lots of 10.)  They can use them on more than one type of book (Such as HB, tpb, and mmpb) and have been known to reuse the number on a completely different book once the older book is out of print.  It depends on the publisher and on how many numbers they have left.  Some books end up with two different ones if the new printing is put out by a different publisher, like due to a merge.  Many of the older 10 number ISBNs were reused.  The 13 number ones were started once the 10 digits ones were all portioned out.