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Subject: How are the books Credited .
Date Posted: 2/20/2009 1:30 PM ET
Member Since: 2/18/2009
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I am new here today and I do not understand the credit system. 10 books how much credit? one book How much credit? etc.

Date Posted: 2/20/2009 1:35 PM ET
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One book, one credit. As simple as that. The only difference is an audio book (cassette or CD) is 2.

Date Posted: 2/20/2009 1:37 PM ET
Member Since: 1/30/2009
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Additonally, when you post your first nine books you get 2 "free" credits.

Date Posted: 2/20/2009 1:38 PM ET
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Hi Judy,

When you signed up for PBS, you were assigned a Tour Guide.  He/She can be a great help to you.  Also,  at the top of the page is a link to the Help Center.  If you click on "How To Swap Books, " you'll get some good information there. 

Here are some start-up basics from the PBS Help Center:


  • First, you will want to Post ( = list) the books you want to offer to other members.
    • You will receive 2 "gift" credits from PBS after you have Posted 10 books.
      • only the first account for a household receives startup credits.
    • If you don't have 10 books to swap, post whatever number you do have!
    • Your books should be
      • in good condition (see guidelines here)
      • ready to be sent out when requested (see Swapping Deadlines)
      • Remember, when you send a book out at PBS,  it will belong to its receiver; it will not come back to you.
  • As soon as you have credits, you can request books.
    • Each book (hardback/paperback) costs 1 credit.
    • Each audiobook costs 2 credits.
    • Read this to learn about how to find books to request at PBS.
    • If you find a book in the database and it is not currently available you can add it to your Wish List.  Read about the Wish List in How the Wish List Works.
  • When you get a request for a book:
    • Read this to learn how to send the book
  • When you receive a book:
    • Read this about how to mark it received so the sender gets credit for sending it.

Welcome to PBS!

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