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Subject: Did I do this right?
Date Posted: 3/20/2008 9:40 PM ET
Member Since: 1/14/2008
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I had a couple of books that are UK versions.  The American version with a different ISBN is already in the system.  But I listed them with a new ISBN because that is what they are.  It has the US ISBN in the book but I didn't think I should have used it.    One of them already has been asked for so I guess it wasn't a problem.  But I wanted to make sure. 

Date Posted: 3/20/2008 9:48 PM ET
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Yes, you did it right.  Post the ISBN of the actual book you have in hand.

Date Posted: 3/20/2008 9:50 PM ET
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Yeah.  They probably could have been posted w/the ISBN but better safe than sorry and post them w/no ISBN.  As long as the book matches the info on the non-ISBN listing then they are good. 

Date Posted: 3/20/2008 10:25 PM ET
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<<They probably could have been posted w/the ISBN>>

Respectfully, so other newer members don't get the wrong idea, you can't list books under any ISBN except one printed on your copy of the book.  If your book's ISBN doesn't show up in the system, per the Help Center, "You will have to enter this book as a non-ISBN item."

When posting books, it does ask, "Do the Title, Author, ISBN and Book Type match your book EXACTLY?"  If your book is a different version with a different ISBN (UK, book club edition, binding, etc), it must be listed under its own ISBN, or as a non-ISBN item if the ISBN isn't already in the system.

You did the right thing, Krystal, in using the ISBN on the book.



Date Posted: 3/21/2008 1:00 AM ET
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She said it had the ISBN on the book.  So if she posted it with that and everything matched it shouldn't have been a problem.  But I agree that's best to post them w/o an ISBN if there's a doubt.

Date Posted: 3/21/2008 7:20 AM ET
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I have a UK edition of a book.  On the back cover is the UK edition ISBN.  Inside, with the copyright information, is the American ISBN, as well as the UK and hardcover.  I think this is what the OP is referring to.

I was lazy.  I didn't post the book at that time.  Waited about a month and tried again.  There it was!  But I was just trying to add it to my TBR page.