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Subject: Question about ISBN number and Large Print
Date Posted: 5/18/2009 11:50 PM ET
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I have a book I received that I wasn't expecting to be large print. When I went to repost it to trade, I entered the ISBN number and the book comes up but there is no mention of it being large print. I triple checked the ISBN on the cover jacket and on the interior of the book and it is correct. Should I let someone requesting it know that it is a large print edition? I guess I just thought the large print books were marked as such when you search for them. Now, I'm a bit unsure what to do. Any help would be appreciated?
Date Posted: 5/19/2009 12:41 AM ET
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I have seen ISBNs that were reused by the publisher.  For example the same ISBN was used for the Hardcover and then later reused for the Paperback.  In this case you cannot post the Hardcover using the ISNB of the paperback.  You must post the Hardcover without an ISBN.  That makes it less likely that your book will be requested.

Though, it doesn't make sense to reuse the ISBN of a large print edition.  Maybe others will have thoughts on this when they login tomorrow.

Date Posted: 5/19/2009 12:41 AM ET
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Try going to the book's detail page and clicking on "More Options".  Then scroll down and look to see if there is anything about it there.  All the details about the book should be there.  If it isn't - then go back to the book's page again and click on "Buy new from Amazon" and that will take you to the book on that site where you can check what they have.  Usually, Amazon will list all the different versions of a title on the page and you can see if there is a "large print" designation there.  If the book with that ISBN is Large Print - then you can go back to the Book's page on PBS and change the information on the book by clicking on the "more options" and saying that it is large print so that the Bood Data people will see it - be sure to click at the bottom.

Ruth

ETA - do list it by the ISBN. It doesn't have to be designated as Large Print as long as you have the right ISBN.



Last Edited on: 5/19/09 12:43 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Daniel T. - ,
Date Posted: 5/19/2009 1:52 AM ET
Member Since: 10/22/2008
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Hi KrisAnn,

Sorry you received a book format you didn't expect. If you wish, you can send me a PM with the ISBN so I can take a look. If Large Print can be designated, I can add the information.

Thanks,
Daniel



Last Edited on: 5/19/09 2:03 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 5/19/2009 3:50 PM ET
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This is the ISBN (0739438468) for the book "Little Bitty Lies". I had no problem with it being large print but I was really worried that since it was a wishlist book, the person I sent it to would be upset when they received it. Thanks for all your help. I posted the book and it went on a wishlist hold. I will PM the requester just to make sure before I send it.
Daniel T. - ,
Date Posted: 5/20/2009 2:50 AM ET
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This ISBN has been updated to include Large Print and more. The added information should be visible soon.

Thanks again,
Daniel

Date Posted: 5/23/2009 4:28 PM ET
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Thanks!!
Date Posted: 5/23/2009 5:14 PM ET
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Daniel, you're so kind to take these information problems and solve them.  I appreciate it and I'm sure others do as well.

Ruth