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Subject: Substores?
Date Posted: 1/2/2008 3:26 PM ET
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Could anyone please let me know what is meant by "substores"?  While searching for books, I've come across descriptions like, paperback, hard cover, substores. 

Just a little confused.  (which isn't surprising - I've spent a great deal of my life in a state of confusion lol)


Date Posted: 1/2/2008 3:51 PM ET
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well now you have me confused!  LOL  I haven't seen that or haven't been looking to closely

Date Posted: 1/2/2008 5:07 PM ET
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I remember this question and it being answered before here on the forums, but, can't remember it now.

Sheri, royaltech, I bet can answer this.....  SHERI  ? ? !

Last Edited on: 1/2/08 5:08 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 1/2/2008 11:30 PM ET
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An example of this can be found on the listing of isbn 0375813632.    Note the third item under "subjects" is


I believe that this "subject" originates with the Amazon.com catalog, that or Amazon.com and PBS have both used a common database that maps books to subject matter areas (nonfiction, reference, fiction, mystery, horror, etc).  But more likely originates with Amazon.com.

Amazon has, for instance, a "Harry Potter" substore http://www.amazon.com/b/ref=amb_link_1017582_4?ie=UTF8&node=1084186

and as for "jp-unknown1", there is...




Date Posted: 1/2/2008 11:30 PM ET
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Subway is a substore...  ;)


From the looks of the drop down menu in PBS using that ISBN mentioned, you get options that can be used with Amazon.  One of the first, if not the first, is Approval Slip.  Amazon has this feature and I've used it.  I haven't seen any option like this in PBS.  Libraries are the ones who generally use approval slips.

Last Edited on: 1/2/08 11:38 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 1/3/2008 12:02 PM ET
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The previous answer to this question was something like ... "the database comes from an external source and this is just in there and we don't have a good way to get rid of it."