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James B. (jbow) - ,
Subject: How many?
Date Posted: 7/18/2010 9:32 PM ET
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I cannot find a answer anywhere in the help docs...so, when you are looking at a book is there anyway to tell how many are available at that time.

If 500 copies are currently available, and if I post one I am going to be 501, I imagine that might take a while before the book goes out. I could use this info to keep my physical books in a better order.

Thanks.

Date Posted: 7/18/2010 9:53 PM ET
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put it on your wishlist, it shows how many copies are available

Date Posted: 7/18/2010 10:09 PM ET
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Put it on your Reminder List, not wish list.

It will tell you there how many are in the system.

Date Posted: 7/18/2010 10:09 PM ET
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No not your WL.  YOu cannot put an available book on your WL.  You need to put it on  your reminder list.

James B. (jbow) - ,
Date Posted: 7/18/2010 10:26 PM ET
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Reminder list...gotcha, thanks.

Date Posted: 7/18/2010 10:37 PM ET
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depends on the book.  I had several that were highly posted books that I never thought would move off my shelf, but were requested after only a few months.

Date Posted: 7/18/2010 10:48 PM ET
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I'm about to order one that shows 37 copies in the system; it's the first in a mystery series that looks interesting, but my library doesn't own a copy.

Date Posted: 7/18/2010 11:56 PM ET
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I'm mailing 1 out tomorrow with over 200 copies in the system. So they do get ordered. Granted I posted it about 6months ago but I have the book storage space. 

Date Posted: 7/19/2010 7:51 AM ET
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Date Posted: 7/19/2010 9:30 AM ET
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Supposedly they are working on a system to have it show on your bookshelf the rate at which a book is being requested.  Sometimes it's better to keep a book with 100+ copies in the system that's steadily requested over a book with 1 copy but never gets requested. 

If storage space is an issue you can also run a deal or join box of books to swap them out for books you haven't read yet.  Whenever my shelf gets built up with heavily posted books, I join box of books and usually have them all swapped out quickly.