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Subject: Recorded Books MP3 not allowed?
Date Posted: 6/11/2017 12:10 PM ET
Member Since: 5/23/2005
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I am trying to post an audio--not a rerecorded copy--but an original by Recorded Books.  ISBN 9781461800989.  I get the message:

This isbn matches a book type that cannot be posted on PBS.

I checked help and cannot see where this book is not postable.

Date Posted: 6/11/2017 1:05 PM ET
Member Since: 2/12/2006
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Bonnie, because the database that PBS uses does not have a category for MP3, it won't recognise the ISBN.  You certainly can post it, but you have to use 'Post a Book Without an ISBN' and create the listing.  You can add the true ISBN at the bottom of your description.  Have the case 'in-hand' as you will need to fill in all the data.  

Some MP3's are listed by the publishers as Audio CDs, and then MP3 as add'l info.  Those are accepted into the system.  Annoying, I know, but the database service doesn't seem to consider it enough of a problem to make any changes... 

Date Posted: 6/11/2017 1:22 PM ET
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Thanks for the info, Anna!