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Subject: Hardcovers and then hardcovers?
Date Posted: 5/22/2008 10:41 AM ET
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Ok, so there are hardback books from like a "real" bookstore.   And then the hardbacks that you get when you order from the bookclubs (Mystery Guild, Doubleday etc...)  In the description of the books is there a way to differentiate between the 2?  Most of my shelf is hardback, but of the bookclub size - to me they are smaller and much easier to hold for hours than the bookstore size.  Is it even called bookstore size vs. bookclub size?  If you order hardcover do you just have to wait til is gets to you to know which size you got?  Just wonderin'.....

Date Posted: 5/22/2008 11:00 AM ET
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there is no way to tell the difference when you order one. Some people have it in their requestor conditions they do not want book club books. 

Date Posted: 5/22/2008 11:13 AM ET
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You can put it in your conditions that you don't want any bookclub hardcover books, but you should expect to be turned down a lot IMO.   Most people don't have a clue what the difference is - and therefore will just turn down your request.



Last Edited on: 5/22/08 11:14 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 5/22/2008 11:15 AM ET
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Michelle is right. If a person does not want book club books, there should be a requestor condition stating so. Book club versions are postable on this site, and some people like the more compact size of them. So post away!

Date Posted: 5/22/2008 11:19 AM ET
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Well, I wonder if I should state that in my tag-line thingy at the bottom of my posts?  I prefer the smaller hardbacks, so maybe a lot of people would also.  Is that what they would be called, bookclub size?

Date Posted: 5/22/2008 11:40 AM ET
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Putting things in your signature line and expecting people to see them is chancy to say the least.   You and I may come to the forums a lot.  Most people do not and will NEVER see your signature line nor your profile.  Neither are necessary to order a book from you or send a book to you.        If you really want the bookclub size, it needs to be in your conditions not your signature. 

Date Posted: 5/22/2008 12:10 PM ET
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Carol, if you post a bunch of them at once, write a post in the Book Bazaar that you have hardbacks that are book club size. You can list them there if you like (if you have a mix of sizes). You could also consider a 3-for-2 deal, since it won't cost as much to ship them as a standard size hardback.

You could also put an announcement of your book club books on your profile page.

Good luck!

Date Posted: 5/22/2008 1:11 PM ET
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Thanks you guys, I seem to be swapping my hardcovers for paperbacks on this site.  I guess I had to figure out how to stuff more books in this house!  It seems to be working!!!!!!