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Subject: Going beyond the Top 50 wishes ....
Date Posted: 8/14/2007 9:32 AM ET
Member Since: 7/10/2007
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Is there any way to see the most wished for books past the Top 50. This would be a handy feature, especially if I could have a list I could print out. It would be great if I could take it with me to yard sales, book sales, or the local thrift store. I have access to a lot of used books, but I hesitate to buy books I'm not interested in, if they are just going to take up valuable bookshelf space. I have a good idea what would be popular in genres that I am interested in, but in mysteries for instance, I am without a clue.
Date Posted: 8/14/2007 10:55 AM ET
Member Since: 11/13/2005
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What does it matter to you if there are 3 wishers or 50?  If you post a copy, it will likely be taken.

But all you have to do is go to the SEARCH menu, select "club wishlist", narrow it down to a genre.  The number of wishers is at the bottom of each listing.  While I wouldn't particularly advise seeking out book with fewer than 3 wishers just for the purpose of posting (due to cancelations, etc), you can quickly compile a fairly lengthy list.

Date Posted: 8/14/2007 11:05 AM ET
Member Since: 6/13/2007
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I did not know about the club wishlist/genre thing.  thanks for the great info bret!

Date Posted: 8/14/2007 11:28 AM ET
Member Since: 12/21/2006
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I wish I could sort the genre by most-wanted or by author or something; there's a LOT of books in any given genre's section.

Date Posted: 8/14/2007 7:01 PM ET
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OK, maybe I don't get it but I think he meant books beyond the top 50 wished for -not WL books that had 50 or more wishers on them. I think he wants a bigger selection to go yard saling with...

Date Posted: 8/14/2007 11:56 PM ET
Member Since: 12/21/2006
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No, that's what I mean too. I mean, going into the Club Wish List, sorting for (say) Thrillers, and then wanting to narrow it to author, or even just to 'which books have lots of people wishing' versus 'which have one person wishing, who might change their mind when it pops into the system'.

Date Posted: 8/15/2007 7:46 AM ET
Member Since: 4/23/2007
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OK then I did misunderstand him. Oh well!