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Subject: Thank you....posting wish list book ?
Date Posted: 2/26/2015 8:19 PM ET
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I have a wish list book I posted but it showed up saying it was a hardcover but the one I have is a paperback.

why does this happen ?



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Date Posted: 2/26/2015 8:24 PM ET
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Publishing companies reuse ISBNs all the time.  I have had books that came up as entirely different titles when I entered the ISBN.  That's why the site asks you to verify that several things match before posting a book.  If those things don't all match, you have to post it without an ISBN.  You can include in your description that the book has ISBN X.

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Date Posted: 2/26/2015 8:25 PM ET
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Sassy,  thank u, I will try again.

Date Posted: 3/10/2015 3:50 PM ET
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Sassy I decided to try again, it does not have the same cover pictures and its like a pic of a pic of the book on its cover.

ISBN: 0399244549 it showed up as a hard cover - my book is a paperback

then it has this

Puffin Books ISBN 9780142406632  (that's a paperback) so I posted my book using this isbn.  There is only one person wishing for it.

Date Posted: 3/10/2015 4:31 PM ET
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Boston Books - I'm a little unsure what exactly happened. You posted your book under isbn 9780142406632, is this the ISBN that is on your book?

Date Posted: 3/10/2015 5:24 PM ET
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ISBN: 0399244549 it showed up as a hard cover - my book is a paperback
then it has this
Puffin Books ISBN 9780142406632  (that's a paperback) so I posted my book using this isbn.

BostonBooks, you are not clear in your description.  Is there 2 different ISBNs printed on your book?  If both ISBNs you listed are printed on your book, then it sounds like you did the right thing.  It doesn't matter what the book cover looks like.  Those don't have to match.  Only the Title, Author, ISBN, and Book Type have to match.

Date Posted: 3/11/2015 4:17 PM ET
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The book I have it has two ISBN the one that shows up as a hardcover is the isbn 0399244549

then the one below  ISBN its a paperback and my book is a paperback the isbn for the paperback is 9780142406632

Date Posted: 3/11/2015 6:42 PM ET
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I understand that's how the listing appears.

Is isbn 9780142406632  on your book (the book you have in hand, not the listing)?



Last Edited on: 3/11/15 6:43 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/11/2015 9:07 PM ET
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You have to match both the ISBN on your book and the binding type to post the book to the listing in the system. If one of those is not matching, then you can't post it to a listing in the system and will have to post it as a book without an ISBN. You can't pick a different ISBN that has the right binding if the ISBN on your book have doesn't have the right binding in the system. The link to post as a book without an ISBN should be towards the bottom of the page when you post.

Date Posted: 3/11/2015 10:10 PM ET
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Also, check to be sure that your book isn't an ARC--the paperback ARC will have the ISBN of the hardcover.

Diane

Date Posted: 3/12/2015 2:43 AM ET
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Sounds like she did it right.  She said her book has 2 ISBNs on it.

Date Posted: 3/12/2015 5:14 AM ET
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How can I find out if its an ARK...Thanks
Date Posted: 3/12/2015 4:10 PM ET
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If a book is an ARC, it will either have "Not For Sale" somewhere on back or front.  Or it will say "unfinished copy".  or "Advanced Copy"

Date Posted: 3/13/2015 1:55 AM ET
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"She said her book has 2 ISBNs on it."

Just a reminder about ISBNs. Book covers rarely list more than one ISBN on the cover, but it is not uncommon for the copyright page to list two ISBNs, one for the hardcover edition and one for the paperback edition. In such cases the book should only be posted using the ISBN for the binding type of the book in hand.

Melanie is correct that the system requires both ISBN and binding type to match (in addition to title and author). If not, then the book must be posted without using its ISBN.

If you want to challenge the binding type in the PBS listing as being incorrect, you can submit a data edit to change it. But book binding corrections are not easy to approve and you will need to submit links to independent sites with supporting data to make your case for changing the PBS listing.