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Topic: "Short ISBN" Books on Wish List (ex. Nauti Boy, Lora Leigh), prob. NOGO per

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Subject: "Short ISBN" Books on Wish List (ex. Nauti Boy, Lora Leigh), prob. NOGO per
Date Posted: 9/6/2007 8:21 PM ET
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Reminder to people who might be wishing for a book that is listed with a "short ISBN", one that has 5 or 6 digits:

The short ISBN only belongs to ONE specific copy of a book, and is not linked to ANY other ISBN in the database.   You may want to "switch your wish" to a book with a real ISBN.

Per the Help Center [About non-ISBN items at PBS}, non-ISBN books on a Wish List

  • will not trigger "Similar-to-wished-for-item" alerts
  • will not trigger a Wish List offer unless that particular copy is reposted into the system by someone who received it through PBS (using the Repost Books area or TBR Pile)
  •  will not be removed automatically when another version of that title is received through the Wish List.

Example:  If  you are one of the 15 people wishing for this one, you may want to switch to the real-ISBN version.

Nauti Boy
Author: Lora Leigh
ISBN: 59541
Members Wishing: 15

Date Posted: 9/6/2007 8:31 PM ET
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Excellant tip !!

Date Posted: 9/6/2007 10:11 PM ET
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I have that book. I should post it but I like to keep them when I know there's a sequel coming out. 

Date Posted: 9/6/2007 10:26 PM ET
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It does amaze me how many people wish for those short ISBNs, so this is a reminder that should be in this forum often. I wish it was impossible to add those to your wishlist.

Date Posted: 9/6/2007 10:51 PM ET
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I find it odd ppl put their names on those lists. They may be on the short isbn list for a book and the proper isbn wishlist. Meaning books that do have editions isbn. Hey you never know!