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Subject: not getting any requests
Date Posted: 6/18/2010 7:05 PM ET
Member Since: 1/30/2008
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Any suggestions on how to generate requests.  My books are in good condition and I always send them out quickly.   I have a variety of genres on by bookshelf so I'm a disappointed that the requests have been so slow. 

Date Posted: 6/18/2010 7:07 PM ET
Member Since: 2/5/2007
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You only have 20 books on your shelf AND they are by very popular authors.  That means your John Grisham and Danielle Steele books are probably one of hundreds on here.

Picking up some books from Goodwill or FOL sales or garage sales would help.  Take a look at the site TOP 50 wished for books and you'll get an idea of what moves a bit more quickly.

Rick B. (bup) - ,
Date Posted: 6/18/2010 7:20 PM ET
Member Since: 11/2/2007
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Being active on the forums seems to help - I used to get more requests when I was more active.

Date Posted: 6/18/2010 8:30 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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Unfortunately most of your books are very heavily posted. I've had The  Man From Stone Creek on my shelf here for close to 3yrs now.  I've even ahd it posted on bookmooch for a couple of years.  It was a good book but so easy to find in thrift stores that people don't want to pay a full credit for it and other super popular books like that. You could run a deal in the book bazaar but your shelf is probably too small for that.  If you need credits maybe look for some WL books you have an interest in reading then you can post them when you are done and earn some credits.  I would do some searching in the PBS system and see what might be WL in the genres you like to read.  Then keep an eye out for them in UBS and thrift stores or even buy a couple new if you can (someone has to for author's to keep getting published). 

Date Posted: 6/18/2010 8:30 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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You can also buy credits from another member in the BB which might actually be cheaper than buying books just to post.  I usually look for books I want to read first.

Subject: Move my shelf
Date Posted: 6/20/2010 11:41 PM ET
Member Since: 11/18/2005
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Ifyou wanted to join BOB, you would get more books and you don't hve to use credits. I also suggest hitting the Salvation Army, Goodwill or other used book places. Also hitting up your family for their books they no longer want, you will take them off their hands and  you can post those. I have a friend who does that for me....her reading taste is different from mine, so that broadens the kind of books I have available.

Date Posted: 6/21/2010 1:44 AM ET
Member Since: 2/17/2009
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Offer a deal on the Book Bazaar forum.  2 for 1 or 3 for 1.  It is a good way to get the heavily posted books moving! :)

Date Posted: 6/21/2010 1:59 AM ET
Member Since: 2/26/2010
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Sometimes the odder books are the ones that move quicker. I had a bunch of textbooks, parenting books, and "how to.." books and they flew off my shelf.  Now when I am garage sales or flea markets I pick up books like that if I see them cheap enough.  The popular books move, just not as quick.