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Subject: How to list books
Date Posted: 3/22/2012 11:23 PM ET
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I'm wanting to put together a listing of books - currently I'm running a deal in the Book Bazaar forum and some of the books could be classified a couple different ways.  To simplify it for those looking at my bookshelf, I'd like to put together a document listing the books with a link to the PBS book page showing the book details.  I've seen this done by other PBS members - how do I do it?

Thanks!

Date Posted: 3/23/2012 9:34 AM ET
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There may be an easier way but here's how I would do it.

I'd download and then copy and paste my list of books, and if necessary highlight and click the remove format button (last button in the top row above).

Then I'd open another window. In the second window I find the book listing on the pbs website and copy the URL. Then I go back to the first window, highlight the title of the book and click the link icon (it's blue and green and in the 4th to last set of links in the top row above - to borrow from Emily, it looks like a football helmet), and paste the URL of the book's pbs page listing into the box. (Note that this is very time consuming but I'm not sure how to link other than one at a time.)



Last Edited on: 3/23/12 9:35 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/23/2012 10:46 AM ET
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Thanks for the explanation!  I was hoping for something easier : (  Guess I need to decide if it's worth the effort to do this to a bunch of books.



Last Edited on: 3/23/12 10:47 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/23/2012 1:23 PM ET
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You could also create book lists or a special tag  to show which books are in the deal. 

With any method mentioned you need to make sure to let them know that they need to order the book from you shelf and not from any links provided to book description pages or lists.  Otherwise the order will go to FIFO and not to you. They need to order direct from your bookshelf.

Date Posted: 3/23/2012 1:30 PM ET
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The Book Bazaar does not allow Book Lists or Tags.  (I got slapped last week.)

You can make a list of just titles, authors and ISBNs.  It is lacking the links.  But it is easy to find the book versions with the ISBNs. 

Date Posted: 3/23/2012 2:11 PM ET
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Ah, so it looks like I'm looking for a version of a booklist.  I wonder why they aren't allowed?

Thanks for the information!!!

Date Posted: 3/23/2012 2:17 PM ET
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The Book Bazaar does not allow Book Lists or Tags.  (I got slapped last week.)

I believe that rule ONLY applies to the specific thread for WishList Multiples. If you are making your own post, there is no rule (that I know of) regarding whether or not you can use Book Lists or Tags.

Date Posted: 3/23/2012 4:49 PM ET
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Yes. I was in the WL multiple thread. (I so rarely go to the BB.)