10-15-2010 08:03 AM
By this, I don't mean public domain books that have more than one edition, but instead, copyrighted books that are being sold by the publisher. Last night, I searched for ebooks by William Dietz on my nook, and some titles showed up more than once, such as For More Than Glory. These are from the same publisher and with the same price. Even the cover image is the same. The only difference is that one title is For More than Glory, while the other is For More Than Glory (Legion of the Damned Series #5).But the ISBNs are different.
I've noticed this a lot lately, and it can be really annoying. In many cases, I can't see any difference in the titles, so I don't know why they are listed twice. Also, it kinda worries me. Does this mean it's possible to accidentally buy the same book twice? Would B&N issue a refund if I did that, or would I be out of luck?
10-15-2010 08:27 AM
Some publishers offer eBooks in both .pdb (EReader) and .epub formats. They will have different ISBNs. Penguin, for example, offers most of their eBooks in both. B&N does not list which is which in their listing, so the only way to find out is by doing an ISBN (EAN) search on the publisher's website.
And if you buy duplicates, you're pretty much out of luck. You might have some luck if you made the purchase online, but haven't downloaded it yet (to your NOOK or desktop). But you'ld need to realize immediately and call CS.