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Topic: Why can't PBS find my ISBN for Eat Pray Love

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Subject: Why can't PBS find my ISBN for Eat Pray Love
Date Posted: 11/1/2010 10:06 PM ET
Member Since: 9/12/2010
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I was just curious why my ISBN didn't show up for this VERY popular book? I have the book right here in front of me and I gave the ISBN it has on it. Also, I see that the book is very poplular on the wish list, but since my ISBN doesn't register no one sees it.

From, fairly new and still trying to figure things out.smiley

 

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kerstin

Date Posted: 11/1/2010 11:51 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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I think Eat, Pray, Love has been released under more ISBNs than any other book I have ever seen! If you are entering a valid ISBN and the system doesn't have it, it should open the screen for you to enter the information. What is the ISBN you are trying to post?

Date Posted: 11/2/2010 12:21 AM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
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Searching for the number should trigger the system.  Make sure your ISBN is 10 or 13 digits.  Then search again, for the same number, about a half hour later.

When you list it under a different ISBN than the main one, it helps to go to the main one and "tag" your ISBN.  That way folks can find it.  Something like "also under ISBN xxx".

Date Posted: 11/2/2010 1:09 PM ET
Member Since: 2/13/2007
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Books released through book clubs, like Doubleday, often have a unique ISBN that won't initially be in the system. I have listed lots of unique ISBNs that have wishlists and it is usually just a few days before mine is found and requested. I love finding those books, it is like hidden treasure!