Re: ISBN number change? Jay Harris 02 Jul 1998 20:22 UTC

Dear Mr. Thompson;

I have always thought a new or revised edition of a book would carry a
new ISBN number.
It is, after all, a different substantive work than the previous

Is this the conclusion of other SERIALST readers?

Sincerely yours,

Jay Harris

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Michael P. Thompson <> wrote:
> Please pardon me, as this was discussed before, but I never saw the
> conclusion. We are publishing a revised edition of a book. Does the
> ISBN stay the same, or does it need to change for the second edition?
> Thank you for your help.
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