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Subject: Question: ISBN doesn't work
Date Posted: 1/30/2009 9:42 PM ET
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I have a book with both a 10-digit and a 13-digit ISBN, but the system won't recognize either of them. I DID read the help center page that explained that this book is not recognized by the PBS Powers that Be and that I need to list it as a book without an ISBN.

My question is, is there a place somewhere where I can recomend a book to the Powers that Be? Like a fill in the blank thing? To let them know that this ISBN-ed book has fallen through the cracks.

Date Posted: 1/30/2009 9:44 PM ET
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What is the ISBN?

Date Posted: 1/30/2009 9:46 PM ET
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10: 0-7607-8322-5

13: 978-0-7607-8322-1

The Philosophy of Art

by G. W. F. Hegel

Date Posted: 1/30/2009 9:53 PM ET
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Try doing an Advanced Search for the book, don't put the dashes in the ISBN...and look in All Books....I was able to pull it up from the 10 digit ISBN.

 

I'll send a link if it will work... http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780760783221-The+Philosophy+of+Art



Last Edited on: 1/30/09 9:55 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 1/30/2009 9:58 PM ET
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Thanks! It finally worked! Do you have any idea why it refused to post when I put either the 13 or the 10 digit ISBN into my "post a book" page? I double checked them every time and I had no typos.

Date Posted: 1/30/2009 10:51 PM ET
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It could be that the book wasn't in PBS' database when you tried to post it.  If you put the ISBN into the search box though (and the book's listed on Amazon), there's a good chance that will pull the book data into the PBS database so you can post it.

Date Posted: 1/30/2009 11:15 PM ET
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Oh! That makes sense, I guess. Thanks!