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Subject: Books not yet in the system
Date Posted: 2/20/2008 6:51 AM ET
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If a book is not yet in the PBS, how can someone add it, so that it can be wished for?

Date Posted: 2/20/2008 7:38 AM ET
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I believe all you have to do is go to the Search tab above, click on All Books; type in the title and/or author you are looking for and hit the "Search" button, click on "Unposted books" from the drop down menu next to the "Advanced Search" and a list should come up of all unposted books with your title.  Just click on the Wish button next to the book you are wishing for.

If this is incorrect, another member who knows more about this, please clarify if I am incorrect.


Last Edited on: 2/20/08 7:41 AM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 2/20/2008 9:19 AM ET
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you could also go to Amazon and get the isbn #- sometimes that way is easier

Date Posted: 2/20/2008 9:31 AM ET
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However, there are some books that are not yet in the PBS system at all because they are brand new books.  I think this is what you are referring to, yes?  In this case, you can't do anything.  PBS will catch up soon.  In the meantime, what I'd do is do an advanced search for the book and when the book is not found in the system "save" the search - there should be a button at the bottom to do so - and that way it will remind you to periodically re-do your search for that book to see whether it has been added to the system.

Date Posted: 2/20/2008 10:48 AM ET
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Have you searched by ISBN?  I ask because I came across 2 books the other day on Amazon. I looked them up by titlte & author. I had the correct spellings. They just would not come up under all books, WL books, posted books-nothing.  But they came up under IBSN# as WL books. I don't know why the title/author didn't work.  The info I had matched the info in PBS so it wasn't a spelling error.  But the ISBN worked and I added them to my WL. 

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Date Posted: 2/20/2008 11:37 AM ET
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If the PBS system does not have a book and a user does a search for the ISBN the system will then go search out the book meta data online and use it in the system.


Date Posted: 2/20/2008 12:12 PM ET
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It is so nice to know that PBS Team is watching these forums and will jump in with the answer to questions the rest of us just stumble around to figure out....Thanks Robert

Date Posted: 2/20/2008 1:03 PM ET
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Ah. I wondered why ISBN worked and not title and author.

Date Posted: 2/20/2008 2:24 PM ET
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Date Posted: 2/20/2008 3:25 PM ET
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Oh, that makes perfect sense.  Thanks, Robert!