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zhoujianfu
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ISBN is invalid?

Hi,

 

I have a unique ISBN for my ePub, and I've even registered it with Bowker Link, but when I try adding it and click "validate ISBN" it very quickly just returns "invalid ISBN".

 

What is that checking exactly?

 

The ISBN is 978-1-61061-000-1 and the book is Whoa Woota.

 

Help?!

josh!

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Delwilliams
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Re: ISBN is invalid?

Did BN give it to you? If so, it might be an internal ISBN like Amazon does, so it won't workelsewhere. If it is one you purchased, it may take a few days for it align to the ebook. 

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zhoujianfu
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Re: ISBN is invalid?

Nope, it's a real ISBN and it's been registered for a long time... I think pubit maybe just has some kind of bug? Anybody else experience this or have had it work? Thanks!
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BlazingStarPress
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Re: ISBN is invalid?

We had the same problem today. When trying to provide a valid, Bowker-purchased 13-digit ISBN, which we entered with no hyphens, we got an error message on multiple attempts to get it validated/accepted:

 

"ISBN is invalid. Please enter a valid 13-digit ISBN."

 

I just wrote them at the FAQ-provided email, which is pubit at bn dot com.