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Subject: Can't find books on PBS
Date Posted: 8/31/2009 10:49 PM ET
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There are a couple books that I have searched for on PBS, and would like to add to my WL, but I can't find them. Is there a way to add them if they aren't in the PBS system? Thanks!

Date Posted: 8/31/2009 10:52 PM ET
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Try searching on another book site, like amazon.  If you can find the isbn there you can paste into the PBS book search and it should bring up the book you want.  Then just add it to your WL.

Date Posted: 8/31/2009 10:57 PM ET
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I tried the isbn already and nada :(

Date Posted: 8/31/2009 10:57 PM ET
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Are these non-American books?

Date Posted: 8/31/2009 11:03 PM ET
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 They are American. The main one I'm looking for is listed on amazon and borders websites. Is there a place to request that PBS add them to the system?

Date Posted: 8/31/2009 11:04 PM ET
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Or are they books with future publication dates?  There's one title I've been trying to add for weeks that's being released late 2010 and PBS won't recognize title, ISBN 10, or ISBN 13 :P

Date Posted: 8/31/2009 11:07 PM ET
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When you search are you changing the option from "posted books" to "all books"?

Date Posted: 8/31/2009 11:12 PM ET
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The book has been published and I did do an all books search. The saga continues... :)

 

Date Posted: 8/31/2009 11:25 PM ET
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LOL, Megan.  What book is it?  

Actually -- I just went to look up a book that's on my shelf (it's a WL title but not ISBN) and, while my RL tells me that there are 3 copies in the system, I can't find the book on the search page!  That doesn't bode well for people who want to order it...

Date Posted: 8/31/2009 11:35 PM ET
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LOL, Megan.  What book is it?  

I knew that question was coming! It's not a book title that I'd like to mention on a public forum. I think I'll just end up ordering it, since the search for it on PBS has been so tough, I have a feeling that it won't even be posted for awhile.

Hopefully if I decide to post it here it will have appeared by then. :)

Thanks for all the help!

Date Posted: 9/1/2009 12:00 AM ET
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I've heard that adding a book to your RL will trigger the system to search for it.

Date Posted: 9/1/2009 12:34 AM ET
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Lol Megan, is it worse than Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man?   That was on my wishlist for awhile, actually received a copy fairly quickly. The audio version is currently available here http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780694518982-Sex+Tips+for+Straight+Women+from+a+Gay+Man. Unfortunately, Tickle His Pickle: Your Hands on Guide to Penis Pleasing is moving much slower ;-)  I've considered this one because of the fun cover http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9781890159139-Jay+Wisemans+Erotic+Bondage+Handbook, but really not my cuppa!

Edited to correct links.



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Date Posted: 9/1/2009 12:37 AM ET
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LOL, I wish it was that fun. Believe me, I would proudly write if I was looking for Tickle his Pickle.

Date Posted: 9/1/2009 12:45 AM ET
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The little seal on "Tickle His Pickle" looks like a turtle in the small view of the cover.

Date Posted: 9/1/2009 1:29 AM ET
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This thread is the most fun I've had all evening.  Tickle his pickle hmmmm . . .

Date Posted: 9/1/2009 1:56 AM ET
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Megan--

Check out the Help Center document titled, "How do I add a book that is not in the database to my Wish List?"

Cheers,

Catt

Date Posted: 9/1/2009 2:34 AM ET
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Bummer Megan, hope you find the book :-)