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Subject: Delay in book appearing?
Date Posted: 3/9/2008 1:30 PM ET
Member Since: 12/21/2007
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Is there some sort of delay built into the system for books to appear on your bookshelf? I've put in the ISBN and done all the confirming. I get the message that the book is now on my bookshelf but it doesn't show up. I'm pretty sure this book is a wishlist book too. Is there some sort of delay built in for when you post a book?

Date Posted: 3/9/2008 1:34 PM ET
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If it's WL it'll be under the Wish List Holds Tab and not on your bookshelf.  If it's an autorequested WL book it'll show up on your shelf with a gray ! saying it's in a 1hr Buyer's Remorse hold. 

Date Posted: 3/9/2008 1:51 PM ET
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I've tried to add the book to my bookshelf--and although I get all the prompts, it simply isn't showing up there. I tried to get it into my books I've read pile and even though it says it's now in my books I've read list, and on my bookshelf, it isn't there.



Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 3/9/2008 2:02 PM ET
Member Since: 12/27/2005
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Try resorting your bookshelf by the different options. It may have no author, so it won't show up in an author sort. Or it may already have been on your shelf when you added it today, so it won't be at the top in a date sort. Try sorting by title and looking for it that way. If you still can't see it, give us the title and we'll look at your shelf and see if we can see it.

Date Posted: 3/9/2008 3:02 PM ET
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Also, check to make sure you haven't already got it on your shelf.  That was my problem this week.  Duh!


Date Posted: 3/9/2008 3:34 PM ET
Member Since: 11/14/2005
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Newly posted books will show directly on your view of your bookshelf, but they will not show in the lists (ISBN search, Newly Posted, etc) for one hour. Not sure why or the rhyme to it, but it will show someplaces and not others.

Freshly approved edits do not show for 1 hour after approval either. I have tested both of these and am positive on it. Most people don't notice it because they don't look quick enough, but if you look for your book within the first hour, you will not find it. If it is a unique title, it will not show in the searches, etc.

Last Edited on: 3/9/08 3:36 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/9/2008 3:43 PM ET
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Thanks for the help everyone. The person must have had it on Auto-Request because after an hour I got the notice asking if I could mail the book. Yay!

I love it when my wish-list books go out :)

Who knew getting rid of books/mailing them to others could be as or more exciting than getting them?