isbn numbers not recognized

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Trying to register books (first time after a long time) and every time I type a UK isbn am getting not known.

Is this temporary?

How temporary?!!! Please fix asap. Thanks.


There are many threads about it. See, for example,


That thread has more detail, but the immediate workarounds include:

Select "Google" as the search-database, and enter the title and author instead of the ISBN, as in: Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

That may bring up a valid entry, though that doesn't always work either, but at the moment it's a better chance than using the ISBNs.

If that doesn't work, you'll need to use the "skip search" button and enter all the fields manually. I find I have to do this more often in the late evening (eastern-US time), while at other times of day the search function works pretty well.

Hope that helps! (And I hope the lookup bugs get fixed soon!)


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