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Subject: How do you get a book in the system?
Date Posted: 5/9/2008 8:12 PM ET
Member Since: 4/5/2008
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I want to put a book on my wishlist and it is not in our system.  Can a new one be put in through "edit book data" or is there some other way it gets put in?

Date Posted: 5/9/2008 8:16 PM ET
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When you searched for the book, did you click on "Only Unposted Books" or "All Books"? If it's not currently available at PBS, it would be listed under one of those categories.

Also, all the books here use Amazon.com's list of books. If your book is at Amazon, it would be listed here. Sometimes when I can't seem to find a book, I look up the ISBN # at Amazon and do a search with it. If it's not listed at Amazon either, it won't show up here.



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Date Posted: 5/9/2008 8:22 PM ET
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Yes, I did exactly as you described.  Put in ISBN, searched under all books--no go. 

Date Posted: 5/9/2008 8:26 PM ET
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OK, I was able to get the paperback version to come up (even though I would prefer the hardcover).

This will have to do.

Date Posted: 5/9/2008 8:59 PM ET
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Natalie - what book were you trying to find? Usually HC are out before PB so if that one is in here, the HC should be too.

Another way to maybe find it  - when you have the paperback on the screen, is there a list of other versions? If there is you can link to the HC from there and WL it.