ISBN global distribution problem -book disappearing from listings - wrong ISBN listed
Book - Lulu’s ISBN global distribution problem
Book is disappearing from Amazon US listings and others listings (over 15 places in 6 countries) – a few still listed now have wrong ISBN number. Barns & Noble still has book listed with the correct ISBN number. When I did a search in late November of my book “GAS MASKS Collector’s Guide for Identifying Common American Gas Masks” ISBN 978-1365-28339-0 there were many listings including Amazon US but now most are gone now (Google search). I did notice that some that are still listed have with the wrong number of ISBN 1365283399. Book was released in Oct 2016 and I know that there were 5 sales in early November 2016(UK and US) but they have now (1/10/17) shown up on My Revenue page. Also found listings with the last digit of the ISBN number different – should be ending with “3390” but shows “3399”. When I did the search via ISBN number on Google in Nov 2016 I noticed all most all of the listings (now gone) were in Europe. At the time I thought it was odd that European military book dealers would list this book before American book dealers. It now it looks that something may have gone very wrong with ISBN listing through LULU and the book is being removed from the global market place.
Note – I used Lulu’s free ISBN and global distribution. (And yes it does meet all the ISBN requirements)
Google search 1-8-2017 photo attached shows wrong ISBN number. Book being removed from market because of ISBN problem?
Anybody has any idea what is going on and what I should do to check and fix if something has gone wrong? Did Lulu ISBN number system screw up?