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Subject: Way to post a pb book that has the same ISBN as a hb?
Date Posted: 12/28/2011 6:24 PM ET
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The paperback book I want to post  apparently has the same ISBN as the hardback version of the book, and the hardback version is the one in the system.

Is there a way for me to put the book in the system as a paperback or am I just out of luck?

Date Posted: 12/28/2011 6:32 PM ET
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Hi Kathryn,

When you go to the post books tab - use the Post a Book without an ISBN option.  Be sure to fill in as much information as possible when you do your listing.

Mary

Date Posted: 12/28/2011 6:47 PM ET
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And please make sure it isnt an Advance Reader Copy (ARC) which are often given the same ISBN as the Hardcover.

Date Posted: 12/28/2011 7:02 PM ET
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Ah. Got it. Thanks, Mary.

And it isn't an ARC. Amazon has the paperback version that I have under the ISBN on its site. And I'm assuming it will mention that it is an ARC on the book somewhere if it is? I don't see anything that would indicate that it isn't a normal copy.

Date Posted: 12/28/2011 9:07 PM ET
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Yes, Kathryn, it would mention it on the book, front or back cover or inside, on the copyright page or first few pages.

Date Posted: 12/28/2011 11:34 PM ET
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Cheryl is the ARC expert.  devil

Date Posted: 12/29/2011 12:41 PM ET
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Very funny, Birthday Girl

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Date Posted: 12/29/2011 1:59 PM ET
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PBS rarely ever changes the binding type on a listing, so what you need to do instead is post your book using the Post A Book Without An ISBN feature, even though your book DOES have an ISBN. This will give it a unique PBS-ISBN to distinguish your edition/binding from the PBS listing, which has a different binding. (You can put the actual ISBN of your book in the book description details so that your book will show up when another member does a search on the ISBN.)

Posting a book this way is the only way to post books that do not match the PBS listing as to title, author, ISBN and book/binding type.

Here are more details about using this feature:
Help Center - How do I post a book without an ISBN?

Please let me know if this helps and feel free to PM me if you have more questions. – Sianeka



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