At 10:24 PM 8/29/02 -0400, you wrote:
|Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2002 16:38:02 -0700
|I implemented a new system for ISBN links. Please check
|it out (for example, see "Oliver Goldsmith"), and let me know
|what other text you might add to that page, or what other
|sites you might want to link to.
Added a sentence to your text:
You have reached this page by clicking on the ISBN number of a book.
Below is a list of links to other sites that sell new and used books.
*Click on one of these sites for more information on the book you are
interested in.* These sites may also have further information about
other books you are looking for. Wikipedia is not affiliated with any
of these businesses, and this list should not be construed as an
Also, will this be a regular article or resource reachable by the
index? In that case there would have to be a more elaborate
I rather like the simple 4 choices there now. AddAll and Pricescan are
price based searches with Addall searching for used (and expanding
gradually in that area) and Pricescan listing some deep discount sellers.
Amazon and Barnes & Noble offer related book, book reviews and reviews by
I've started an article [[How to find a book]] which I invite participation
on. It will cover all the finer points including library searchs. When it
is in reasonable shape a link from the new page would be helpful.
Might later do a [[How to buy a book]] too, but the finding article is
enough for now.
Listing a few useful books under '''Further Reading''' is I think
practice, although the selection is certainly subject to edit. Sometimes
certain books become the standard reference in a area or offer a great deal
of material that could be used by anyone working on the article.
The ISBN system started about 1970 and only refers to a particular edition
of a book, obviously title and author search will return much more
information. It's good if the book used in '''Further
Reading''' has been
searched first by title and a later edition that is available for a nominal
cost used is cited. Many many books that have been published lately are
available for 75 cents plus postage.