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message 1: by Lady3jane (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:50AM) (new)

Lady3jane | 2 comments Some old books have no ISBN. Also there are quite a few comic books being listed, and they don't have ISBNs either (do they have ISSNs?). I really want to be able to add in an identifier like an ISBN, especially since I've noticed that if I go in to edit a book listing with no ISBN I am not allowed to save my changes unless I enter one.

So would be be kosher to enter the ASIN (or ISSN if applicable)? I know the ASIN is an internal standard for Amazon, but everything listed there has one, which is nice, and if it does have an ISBN then the ASIN is the same. Plus Amazon IS the main site goodreads queries.

Any thoughts?

message 2: by Otis, Chief Architect (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:51AM) (new)

Otis Chandler | 315 comments Mod
Hi Lady Jane,

Thanks so much for the feedback! There are indeed many books without ISBN fields, and therefore adding an ISBN field is entirely optional on Goodreads. Make sure the isbn field is blank when submitting the form. If you continue to have problems, please send us the exact information you were trying to enter.

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