[bksvol-discuss] Re: which isbn to use

  • From: Monica Willyard <rhyami@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 01 Oct 2007 16:34:10 -0400

Hi, Julia. The ISBN isn't required. It's helpful to put on the form if you know it, but it doesn't always scan well. I get many of my books from Paperback Swap, so I have a handy way to just copy and paste the ISBN number onto the submission form. If you can't access the number for your book, no one will come knocking at your door to nfind out why it's missing from your book. (smile) At the beginning of this year, publishers switched over to a new 13-digit system to allow for the expanding number of books being published each year. The old number was 10 digits, and some books were published with both sets of numbers last year as publishers prepared for the new system. So if you have a choice, the 13-digit number is the one to use because it will help Bookshare keep track of books in the future. I hope this helps make sense of the whole number thing.

Monica Willyard

Julia Kulak wrote:
Oh Dear. I never put isbn's in my submitions, I guess I should?

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