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Subject: Not having any requests?
Date Posted: 12/6/2010 3:11 PM ET
Member Since: 1/16/2009
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Why am I not getting any more requests ? i put more books on too.

Date Posted: 12/6/2010 3:34 PM ET
Member Since: 1/17/2009
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Hi Becky,

Books from your shelf work by FIFO ... First In, First Out. So, your books are in line to be ordered, but they are behind the other books that were posted before you posted yours. As the ones ahead of yours are requested, yours will move up in line until they are next to be ordered. There is really no way to tell where your books are in the FIFO line, or when they might be requested.

One way to get more orders is to offer deals in the Book Bazaar ... that might get you some orders if you are looking for credits right away. Another way is to look into which books are Wish Listed on PBS, and see if you have any that you don't want anymore ... those are typically ordered as soon as they are posted.

Date Posted: 12/6/2010 5:58 PM ET
Member Since: 6/19/2008
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Sometimes if feels like I get several in a row , then dont get any for awhile.

Date Posted: 12/6/2010 6:00 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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Probably because you don't have anything on your shelf in high demand.  You can run a deal if you want to move books out.  Or post some WL books (and run a deal) if you need credits.

Date Posted: 12/6/2010 6:39 PM ET
Member Since: 2/21/2009
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Some of your books are missing either a genre, or a description, or both. Editing those so that the books will appear in a genre search, and so that if someone is looking at your shelf they can see the book description may help as well.