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Subject: rcd book in wrong binding
Date Posted: 2/18/2012 1:45 PM ET
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I ordered a paperback, ie a trade size book;   the book arrived but it is a MMPB;   the isbn on the MMPB matches the ISBN on the paperback posting, so the member posted it incorrectly.

 

Can I mark it, consider it, a wrong book received?

Date Posted: 2/18/2012 2:11 PM ET
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No.  "Paperback" includes both MMPB and TPB.  If you know a book is available in both, you will need to add a RC.  

Date Posted: 2/18/2012 2:19 PM ET
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Very occasionally, you will see a MMPB listed as a binding on PBS.  However, "Paperback" on PBS encompasses both MMPB and TPB as Emily said, so the binding type is correct on the book you received.

Date Posted: 2/18/2012 2:23 PM ET
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Wow, I've been very lucky then for 6 years; I've received 1,706 books!  I've always gotten the trade size when I've ordered a paperback.  I thought there was an ongoing category of MMPB. Guess I'm remembering from a long time ago on here.

 

So I'm off now to compose a RC (which I dread doing) to ensure I always get a trade size.    thanks for the quick responses !

 



Last Edited on: 2/18/12 2:28 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 2/18/2012 2:50 PM ET
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Make sure that you use the basic measurements as well as the term Trade sized.  (Not all our members hang out on publisher's websites looking for new titles.)   Folks will turn down a RC if they don't understand the term.

The fact that both the MMPB and the TPB have one ISBN is the publisher's choice.  Very few publishers do this.  Must make inventory a nightmare.



Last Edited on: 2/18/12 2:52 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 2/18/2012 3:22 PM ET
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the more I thought about it, I am not going to show a RC.  If only 1 out of 1,706 was an issue, I'll take my chances.  I know RC's turn people off.

 

thanks for all the input and advice !

Date Posted: 2/18/2012 8:38 PM ET
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If I want a trade size, I usually check Amazon to match ISBN to the correct book rather than relying on the nebulous "paperback" designation here.  Sometimes, the same ISBN might be used for both  MM and Trade, but most of the time I've been able to get the binding I want this way.

Date Posted: 2/19/2012 2:59 AM ET
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Just to clarify, what is the difference between the mm and trade paperbacks?  Are the trade paperbacks the ones that come in the larger size?

Date Posted: 2/19/2012 6:17 AM ET
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Yes, Sarah.  Mass market paperbacks are the size you might find in a supermarket check-out line.  Trade paperbacks are often a bit smaller than the hardcover, and the binding & paper quality are sometimes better.