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Subject: Don't forget to periodically check your WL by authors' names!
Date Posted: 1/25/2009 6:41 PM ET
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Just in case this is new info to anyone:  When you go to your WL you can click on the author's name next to your WL books.  This will bring up other books written by that author.   Green titles represent books that are in the system here at PBS and are available to request now.  Red titles are books that are not yet available through PBS.

I do this every now and then and I found two of my WL books today (posted here on PBS, but with different ISBNs than those I had on my WL).

Whoo Hoo!  Hope this helps someone else!


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Subject: I second that suggestion!
Date Posted: 1/25/2009 6:51 PM ET
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I've found other editions of my wishlisted books that way, as well as other books by authors I've liked.

Date Posted: 1/25/2009 8:32 PM ET
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Date Posted: 1/25/2009 11:03 PM ET
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Wow, I never knew you could do that! I found one of my wishlist books too! Thanks for the heads-up.

Date Posted: 1/26/2009 8:34 AM ET
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Yep, I do that at least a couple times a month and often find alternate versions sitting in the system. I've also on occasion discovered a new book by the author that I didn't know was coming out so I can add it to my wishlist.


Date Posted: 1/26/2009 9:07 AM ET
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Way too - didn't realize that and I just found one of my Wish List books that way! Thank you for bringing this up!

Date Posted: 1/26/2009 9:09 AM ET
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Yeah, I do it once or twice a month and frequently find other versions available. I have also found other versions occasionally by searching for the book title -- I just found one that had been on my wishlist for nearly two years and I was in the same position as when I put it on my wishlist -- and there it was with a typo in the author's name so it never showed up previously in searches for the author. I guess that is also an argument for when posting books, make sure the the author's name is spelled correctly with no abbreviations or stray punctuation! People can't find your books to request if the author's name is misspelled!

Date Posted: 1/26/2009 9:13 AM ET
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I had never done this.  I tried it and found 5 of my WL books.  Thanks.......


Date Posted: 1/26/2009 10:35 AM ET
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Do that all the time-isn't it GREAT!  And once you find one, don't forget to delete off the other book you had on your WL