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Subject: Book Posting Question
Date Posted: 12/12/2008 7:58 PM ET
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I am trying to post the book The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox. When I look it up on the wish list, it says that 13 people want it. When I go to post it, it doesn't say that anyone wants it. I realize that the publishers are different, but it is the exact same book. Why does it matter what publisher I post it under? If people want this book, I want to be able to send it.

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Date Posted: 12/12/2008 8:11 PM ET
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It's by ISBN. Some people really do a particular ISBN of a book, which I guess is the case here.

You could post it - the people who have WL'd it will probably get e-mails that say 'Similar to Wish' announcing your book to them.

Date Posted: 12/12/2008 8:47 PM ET
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There is also a thread in the bazaar for people to post WL books with different ISBNs.  You could post there also once the book is on your shelf.

Date Posted: 12/13/2008 2:51 AM ET
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You can also add a tag to the wished-for ISBN saying "available under ISBN XXXXXXXXXX"

Date Posted: 12/13/2008 8:58 AM ET
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people who are wishing for a book by the same title as you post, but not the same edition, will not have a message on their home page or will not auto accept if they are auto accepters, but - they will recieve an email which says 'a book simular to your wishlist book has become available' (simular always means same title). by the time you go through 13 of them, surely one of them will order it. I wouldn't worry.
Date Posted: 12/13/2008 6:01 PM ET
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Keep in mind that sometimes people want a specific binding type for a book.  So if the WL line is for large print or audio and yours is a paperback that is already available in PBS-they probably don't want the paperback version.  If I post say a mmp that's not highly posted in PBS and I see a WL for hardbacks, I'll tag the hardback with "posted under ISBN xxxx" and usually it's ordered pretty quickly-although some people collect hardbacks. 

Also the email will not get triggered for a PBS generated ISBN.  So if your book has to be posted w/o an ISBN it won't trigger the email. Also some people turn that email notice off.  Like me.  I frequently WL audio versions of highly posted books by James Patterson and some others.  The emails were out of control so I turned it off. I have so many books to read-if i miss out on a different version of a print book it's not tragic to me.

Date Posted: 12/13/2008 7:50 PM ET
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I like the suggestion of the tag on the book you can see.  That really makes a tag group-friendly.

Date Posted: 12/13/2008 7:59 PM ET
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Tagging the WL version with the posted versions ISBN works.  I do this eveyrtime I post a dif version of a WL book and it works everytime.  But then I research that my version is a similar binding and doesn't have a bunch of copies posted already. If there's already several copies of my version posted then I assume they really want the version they have WL.  Some people collect specific covers of certain authors especially if it's a series. I don't do it if the WL version is audio or lrg print.