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Subject: books on club wish list
Date Posted: 3/1/2014 5:11 AM ET
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i have a question maybe someone can help me with, i have noticed on club wish list, there is a few books on there that i have but with a different isbn #, is there any way to contact these ,members & let them know that i have these books so if they are interested i could help them? i know if it was me i wouldn't care the isbn# was so long as it was the right book.

Date Posted: 3/1/2014 5:21 AM ET
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When doing a search on the book, there should be a button on the left that says "Tag". You can put the alternate ISBN numbers for the book there. That way when searching others can see that there are other ISBN's out there. Otherwise, there isn't any way to contact all the various members who want a WL book with the alternate ISBN's.

 But you don't have to since the site will offer the member their choice of ISBN's for each book when they put it on their WL. For example, I have several versions of "Lord of the Rings" on my WL, and was able to pick from a list which ones I wanted to wait for. If there was an available copy, I'd have seen it in the search, since I mostly search by title, and would have chosen it. If I passed it by there, then it wasn't one I wanted.

Frankly, I'd rather PBS do it that way than to have members PM'ing me about various books. I usually only want one version of any book, and know which ISBN I'm wanting to wait for. I'm not interested in the others, and the amount of PM's going back and forth over various versions of a book would be huge. I'd just rather PBS handled informing me.



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And if you post your book with a different ISBN after there are already wishers for it, PBS will email those wishers saying "there is an alternate version now available" and the wishers can click on the link to go straight to your book and order it if they wish.   However, this is one function where members must 'choose' to receive these emails.