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Subject: Author & Book title produces no results in Search - Why?
Date Posted: 9/19/2010 6:01 PM ET
Member Since: 4/3/2007
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PBS doesn't seem to know this book has been published.   

Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

by Eric Metaxas

 

This is the first time I"ve tried to find a book to put it on my wish list that PBS couldn't find, even though I asked it to search "ALL BOOKS".   PBS just gives me this message:

We were unable to locate any books that matched your search parameters

 

This is in spite of the fact that Amazon has the book and it has 101 reviews already.  Is there a reason for this?



Last Edited on: 9/19/10 6:02 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/19/2010 6:09 PM ET
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Is this what you're looking for?

Bonhoeffer: A Biography (Hardcover)

Date Posted: 9/19/2010 6:29 PM ET
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It probably is....though the title is not accurate.  Also when I just put in the author's name, nothing came up on PBS.  Odd. 

Thanks for the help.

Date Posted: 9/19/2010 6:34 PM ET
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I found it just by searching the author and then pulling up his book listing.

Date Posted: 9/19/2010 6:53 PM ET
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I get a ton of listings for "Bonhoeffer"  -- most of them wish list books.



Last Edited on: 9/19/10 6:55 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/19/2010 6:55 PM ET
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I have received this message before too.  I go to Amazon, and copy-and-paste the ISBN number from Amazon into  the "search" field at PBS.  It's never failed to recognize the ISBN number!  I can then click on the "add to wishlist" button...

Mary in KY

Date Posted: 9/19/2010 11:04 PM ET
Member Since: 5/3/2006
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When this happens to me, there's usually an error or typo, either in the system or on my end. When you get no results, try the search with less information. The more precisely you enter your search, the more likely an error like a typo will cause it not to work.