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Subject: Book I can't find
Date Posted: 2/12/2009 10:57 AM ET
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Okay, so, I recieved a book from BOMC today.  Night's Pleasure by Amanda Ashley.  I wanted to see if it was wishlisted because if it was, I was going to read it and post it.  But, I tried everything, ISBN # , Title, Author and nothing came up.  Even when I tried All Books.  It isn't even in the system.  What should I do?  Thanks for any help.

 

Leslie



Last Edited on: 2/12/09 11:37 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 2/12/2009 11:04 AM ET
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When I searched the club wish list, I found one person wishing for that book under this ISBN:  9781597226370.  Two people are wishing for it under this ISBN:  9780821780626.  If your ISBN is different than those, the Help Center says this:

  • If the ISBN search gives you the message that the ISBN is not known to the PBS database:
    • This means that PBS doesn't have any information for that ISBN
    • The PBS database is huge, but it doesn't have every ISBN every published
    • The PBS database is updated on a regular basis, and ISBNs are added all the time.
    • If an ISBN is unknown to the PBS database:
      • A book cannot be posted using that ISBN (it needs to be posted as a non-ISBN item)
      • That ISBN cannot be put onto a Wish List, TBR Pile, or Reminder List
    • Although you cannot Wish List an item that is not known to the database, you can use Saved Searches to check the database periodically to see if the item has been added.
      • To do this, click on your search result to save your Search terms, and repeat the search from time to time to see if the book was added.
  • Date Posted: 2/12/2009 11:05 AM ET
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    Its here www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780821780626-Nights+Pleasure

    Unless yours is a different ISBN (this ones 9780821780626 with 49 wishers).  I found it by doing a search for the author and then clicking on the authors name. It does come up under the ISBN. Maybe your searching caued the system to go find the info and pull it in.

    Lisa - ISBN 9781597226370 is for Night's Touch not Night's Pleasure :)



    Last Edited on: 2/12/09 11:11 AM ET - Total times edited: 3
    Date Posted: 2/12/2009 11:28 AM ET
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    I've noticed that if I cannot find a book in the PBS database (by searching ISBN), if I wait about a 1/2 hour, and search again by ISBN, it will show up.  It's worked every time for me.

    Date Posted: 2/12/2009 11:31 AM ET
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    Thank you Lisa and Melanie.  The ISBN must not be in the database.  Melanie, the  book you have is paperback, mine is hardcover.  Thanks again for your help.

    Date Posted: 2/12/2009 11:37 AM ET
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    Thanks Janelle.  I'll try that.

    Date Posted: 2/12/2009 11:38 AM ET
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    Leslie- you could put something on the book bazaar about it being a WL with different ISBN..

    Date Posted: 2/12/2009 12:01 PM ET
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    That's weird, is it a book club edition or a foreign publication? because I can't find that a HC even exists for this book.

    If you offer it in the WL thread in the Paranormal forum I am betting it would be snatched up right away.

    Date Posted: 2/12/2009 12:08 PM ET
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    She said she got it from BOMC, which is Book of the Month Club.

    Date Posted: 2/12/2009 12:13 PM ET
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    Ahha! Didn't read it as BOMC, I read it as BMOC and for some reason that registered in my brain as that other swap site.

    The site should let you set up the info on the ISBN if you wanted to. But I am sure it will go with no problem if offered around the site. You probably alread have a few offers to take it off of your hands :)