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message 1: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Eichelberger (alysathena) | 6 comments I went to add our latest book and when I attempted to input the isbn I received the dreaded "Isbn13 is taken by an existing book with the title "Tommy the Robot Boy". Search for 9781312950115 in the header to view it. If you believe this is an error please double-check your data, then check the Goodreads Librarians group. ISBNs are optional so you can also add this book without an ISBN."
I spoke with the author and they said they did not post the listing. I have posted it sans the isbn but was shocked to see this;
https://www.goodreads.com/search?utf8...
I am the illustrator. Ollin Funn is the Author.
http://www.lulu.com/shop/ollin-funn/t...
Can someone please remove the two invalid listings so that I may add the isbn to the proper listing? I still have yet to receive word on the cover fix for Stealing Bellybuttons as well. Thank you kindly


message 2: by Empress (last edited May 04, 2015 07:16AM) (new)

Empress (the_empress) Added cover: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
Info: http://www.lulu.com/shop/ollin-funn/t...


What exactly is the issue with the ISBN13?

Edit: Queued two editions for merging.


message 3: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Eichelberger (alysathena) | 6 comments There was no issue with that cover. I was adding myself as the illustrator. Sorry the cover issue was a separate book isbn 9781312668 (ISBN13: 9781312668508)
I see you fixed the cover and merged for the first one, for which I thank you, although it still is not listing me as the illustrator and now is completely removed from my profile.


message 4: by Empress (last edited May 04, 2015 07:26AM) (new)

Empress (the_empress) Elizabeth wrote: "There was no issue with that cover. I was adding myself as the illustrator. Sorry the cover issue was a separate book isbn 9781312668 (ISBN13: 9781312668508)
I see you fixed the cover and merged fo..."


Yes, the issue is that the co-author of your latest book, keeps adding the ISBN13 into the isbn field, which will automatically truncate the last 3 digits, which leads to issues in the database. It's better if that field is left empty, as the field will not (unfortunately) convert the ISBN13 into a ISBN.

* This is the appropriate tool to be used when adding an ISBN that is not known: http://www.isbn.org/ISBN_converter


Your name got lost in the merging process, re-added.
Also fixed the cover for Stealing bellybuttons.


message 5: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Eichelberger (alysathena) | 6 comments Ahhh, thank you. That certainly explains things. I apologize as I had no clue, was told they did not add it and that their printer added it. I shall forward this message to them so they have the link you have provided. Thank you again!


message 6: by Empress (new)

Empress (the_empress) Elizabeth wrote: "Ahhh, thank you. That certainly explains things. I apologize as I had no clue, was told they did not add it and that their printer added it. I shall forward this message to them so they have the li..."


That would be brilliant. If they are not sure they can always leave it empty or ask here for some help.

Cheers.


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