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message 1: by Ine (new)

Ine | 263 comments I've come across a couple of entries now where booksellers on Amazon sell several books as a bundle, books that haven't been issued as such. They're easily identifiable because they always have ASINs, not ISBNs.


What should we do about entries like these? My gut says they don't belong here, because they're not official collections, just random seller's bundles. But I don't know if we have any policy on it, or how we should proceed.

message 2: by Monique (new)

Monique (kadiya) | 1099 comments I would imagine they get treated the same way "anthologies" or "box sets" get treated. Amazon sells those digitally too - collections of books by theme, author, or series.

ASINs are not just reserved for book bundles like this. Anything Amazon sells gets an ASIN. You'll note that Kindle editions use the ASIN and not an ISBN.

message 3: by Ine (last edited Feb 03, 2014 01:19PM) (new)

Ine | 263 comments Yeah, I know. But policy is also to remove ASINs on anything that is not actually a Kindle edition. Just because Amazon sells something, doesn't make it a published work.

message 4: by Monique (new)

Monique (kadiya) | 1099 comments No, but this bundle appears to be a series sold as one unit.

message 5: by Deon (last edited Feb 03, 2014 01:57PM) (new)

Deon (deonva) | 3386 comments If these are not sold as an actual set, EVER.


They need to be combined with 1st book and deleted.

message 6: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 41973 comments Mod
Monique wrote: "No, but this bundle appears to be a series sold as one unit."

But if that is a secondary seller repackaging them, we delete (as Deon said).

message 7: by Monique (new)

Monique (kadiya) | 1099 comments OK - yes, I see what you mean.

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