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Subject: no books swapped
Date Posted: 10/28/2010 3:26 PM ET
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Date Posted: 10/28/2010 4:02 PM ET
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If you're saying you're not getting any requests for your books, it looks like your bookshelf contains heavily posted books. The really popular, former best-sellers tend to have a large number of books in the system once they're no longer new releases. There may be several hundred copies ahead of you on some of the titles.

You could try advertising your bookshelf or offering a deal in the book bazaaar. 

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Date Posted: 10/28/2010 4:41 PM ET
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Date Posted: 10/28/2010 10:41 PM ET
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You have to be patient!  I have had times when no one has requested, then recently, I just sent out 5 books!  You never know!  

Date Posted: 10/29/2010 12:28 AM ET
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I was in the same situation when I first joined,  so I bought a carton of books of craigslist cheap and posted them to make my shelf larger.  A few were wl books that got ordered right away.  Now I know what to look for at fol sales and occassionally add to my shelf that way. (usually buy 3 for $1)