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Subject: How do I check to see if a book is wishlisted?
Date Posted: 5/17/2011 2:04 PM ET
Member Since: 4/20/2009
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Maybe a silly question, but how do you do it?

Date Posted: 5/17/2011 2:08 PM ET
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If you do a search for the book and it is wish listed, it will have a note to "Post This Book" from the search page. There will also be a button that says '+ Wish' to the right.  If you click on the book from the search page, it will take you to the book's main page. If the book is wish listed it will show you the # of members already wishing for the book, a "Post This Book" button (under the Amazon button) and a '+ Wish List' button.

Date Posted: 5/17/2011 2:10 PM ET
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Thank you!

Date Posted: 5/18/2011 12:23 PM ET
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If there are 0 copies posted, regardless of whether there are any wishers or not, the "Post This Book" button and the "+Wish" button will be there on the search page.

On the page for the book itself, if there are 0 copies posted, there will be a line telling you how many wishers there are ("Members Wishing:") in the right-hand column. If there are none, it will say 0.

You can also see how many wishers there are from the Book Browser search page by choosing a Search Type of "Wish List Books".

You can also see if a book is wish listed by adding it to your To Be Read list. On the TBR Pile page, any book that is wish listed will have a big red W in the listing (or a big green W if it is on auto-request). It will do the same thing if you have the book on your bookshelf (on hold).



Last Edited on: 5/18/11 12:36 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 5/18/2011 12:34 PM ET
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Do a search on the ISBN, the information should be on the Book Information page.  If there's a 'Order This Book' button (directly above buy from Amazon button), it is not wishlisted...here's an example.   Wishlisted books will have an entry for 'Members Wishing''...here's an example.

If you search by criteria other than ISBN, you could get a different version of the book and the information will be incorrect.

Date Posted: 5/18/2011 12:40 PM ET
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If you have the book in hand it's best to just ptu the ISBN in and see it that way. Some books will have a WL on 1 ISBN and have many copies available on another ISBN. 

I put all my books on the TBR Pile and it'll put a W next to the WL ones.