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Subject: Strange book problem
Date Posted: 11/26/2007 5:21 PM ET
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  I'm trying to post this book. The strange thing is it's listing it as a hardcover,when my copy is a paperback. The ISBN is right. Should I just post it, and if somebody wants it, just let them know it's not a hardback?
Date Posted: 11/26/2007 5:24 PM ET
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Hi Wendy,

From the Help Center:

Problem: You enter the ISBN on your paperback and the book Listing Preview says "hardcover". This means one of two things:

1.  Your book is an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC)

If your book is a paperback, and the ISBN brings up a Book Listing Preview that says "hardcover", please check your book to be sure it is not an ARC.   If it is an ARC, it cannot be Posted for swapping at PBS.

Solution: You can offer this book to others in the Book Bazaar Discussion Forum, but you cannot Post it to your PBS bookshelf.

2. The publisher chose to assign the same ISBN to more than one version of this title.

Publishers sometime choose to assign the same ISBN to multiple versions of a book.  However, PBS can attach only ONE booktype to the listing for an ISBN.  If your book does not have the booktype assigned to the ISBN in the PBS database, you will need to post it with a customized listing, using the Post a Book Without an ISBN link on the Post Books page, so that the booktype matches your book.

Solution: You will need to post this book with a customized listing for the book, using the Post Books without an ISBN link on the Post Books page.

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Date Posted: 11/26/2007 5:40 PM ET
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I didn't know that was covered in the rules!

Date Posted: 11/27/2007 10:59 AM ET
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Question about this.... How would you know if it was ARC?  Does it say someplace inside the front cover?

Date Posted: 11/27/2007 11:05 AM ET
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If it's an ARC, it'll be hard to miss.   It is usually printed on the cover of the book.

Date Posted: 11/27/2007 12:45 PM ET
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Wendy, sometimes that happens if your copy is from the Quality Paperback Book Club.  It's postable (because it's not an ARC), but you have to post it as "no ISBN."

Date Posted: 11/27/2007 2:51 PM ET
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Thanks. I thought it would say it somewhere.  I just wasn't sure since i don't think I ever have had an ARC book in my possession.  :)