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Subject: Request book that has isbn but not recognized on pbs
Date Posted: 11/16/2013 3:30 PM ET
Member Since: 4/12/2012
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I'm trying to add a book to my wish list. I got the isbn from Amazon's site but pbs doesn't recognize the book. Is there a way i can add the book with its proper isbn to pbs so I can then add it to my wish list?

Here's the name and number

http://www.amazon.com/dp/0781430550/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=3A3KX94YYXTGW&coliid=I1EU8CHQOJOYCA

Thx!



Last Edited on: 11/16/13 3:35 PM ET - Total times edited: 3
Date Posted: 11/16/2013 3:53 PM ET
Member Since: 6/29/2007
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I found this version - http://www.paperbackswap.com/Picture-Bible-Iva-Hoth/book/0781430550/

Date Posted: 11/16/2013 5:45 PM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2006
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I searched for the ISBN 9780781430555 (no hyphens) and it is here now.

When you have an ISBN of a book that isn't in our data base yet, do a search for the ISBN here.  That triggers the server to go out and find info on that ISBN the next time it does a database update. 

If you did an ISBN search earlier, that could explain why it's showing up here now.

Date Posted: 11/16/2013 7:56 PM ET
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Not only is it here, but it has 10 wishers.

Date Posted: 11/16/2013 8:47 PM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
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Make sure you search for the number without any spaces or hyphens.  Then go back and search again.  This will trigger the computer to look for the data.  It will often pop up within half an hour after we trigger a search.  More time if it is an obscure database; Amazon's data almost always comes up within a half hour.

ISBNs are 13 digits long.  (Older ones might be 10.)

Date Posted: 11/16/2013 9:13 PM ET
Member Since: 4/12/2012
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Thanks to all!  For missing books, I will search for it in the forum first.

 

I can only think I typed numbers in wrong when initially searching.

 

thx again!

Date Posted: 11/17/2013 12:35 PM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
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Please use the Book Browser option under Search, not the forums.