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Subject: How do you add a book?
Date Posted: 7/30/2008 8:20 PM ET
Member Since: 2/26/2007
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I searched for a book on here, and it's not anywhere, not even in All Books. How would I add it, so I can put it on my WL? Can I do it, or does someone higher up have to?

The book is: How Big Are the Pancakes? by Kathryn Krull.


Date Posted: 7/30/2008 8:35 PM ET
Member Since: 1/22/2007
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I usually go to amazon.com, search for the book and then copy the isbn number and paste it in the search here    found it for you  www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9781934035368-How+Big+Are+The+Pancakes+Three+Biker+Chicks+Cycle+Across+America

Date Posted: 7/30/2008 9:04 PM ET
Member Since: 2/28/2007
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If you type in the ISBN or name of the book, if it's not in the database, it will be added within a few days.  PBS somehow captures the data that is typed into the search engine and when books are not in the database, they get added.  So, just the fact that you searched for it already should trigger this process.  Check for it again in a few days.

Date Posted: 7/31/2008 1:44 PM ET
Member Since: 6/15/2006
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When you type a title into the search box at the top of every page, it only searches for  books that are posted right now.

Make sure when you search that you are searching under ALL BOOKS not just under POSTED BOOKS. You will find that option in the scroll box under the word RESULTS on the search results page. I have made that mistake many times. When I can't find the title in ALL BOOKS I do what Michelle does and I go to Amazon, find the book there and copy the ISBN number to use here at PBS.

Date Posted: 8/2/2008 9:19 AM ET
Member Since: 2/26/2007
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Thanks! It worked!