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Subject: Did you know if you clicked on the name of the author, you get a list of al
Date Posted: 3/17/2008 8:30 PM ET
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Did you kow if you clicked on the name of the author of the book in a book listing that you get a list of all her books... both the posted and not posted?  Green books are ready to order, red are not posted at this time.  They are listed in published order... great if you are looking to fill in a series. 

For example, Laura Lippman

Green links represent the title being available in the system. Red links represent a title that is not currently available in the system.

Date Posted: 3/17/2008 8:37 PM ET
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It is a very cool feature, I only found it via accidently clicking on the authors name one time when I was trying to get a page to work.. Great for those authors that have alot of books.

Date Posted: 3/17/2008 8:56 PM ET
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plus if you know there is another book by the same author that isn't listed, that means that the book doesn't have the correct author name and you can fix this by editing the book data.

I did that today with books by Eve K Sandstrom (aka Joanna Carl), it was listed with only the last name and not the full name

Date Posted: 3/17/2008 9:00 PM ET
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I always forget about this feature.  Thanks for the reminder.

Date Posted: 3/17/2008 9:37 PM ET
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Yes, and it is worth checking from time to time.  I had a James Beard cookbook on my WL for months, then one day did the author list check, and found that there was a different version posted in the system.  Woohoo!  Doesn't happen very often, but it's nice when it does!

Date Posted: 3/18/2008 10:09 AM ET
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Very cool!  Thanks for sharing :)

Date Posted: 3/18/2008 11:16 AM ET
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Another tip - even though the link is in red, still double check it!  Sometimes it brings up more than one edition and there CAN be one there that is available!  I've found several books that way that I had wishlisted.

 

Date Posted: 3/18/2008 11:17 AM ET
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i found a wish list book i wanted that way - it was on my wishlist for a few months now and i did that and found one that was posted - just a different isbn number !

 

Date Posted: 3/18/2008 5:11 PM ET
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Sometimes that's how I do searches instead of by title. I agree, it's a very nice feature.

Date Posted: 3/18/2008 9:03 PM ET
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I use this feature all the time...

Date Posted: 3/19/2008 8:40 AM ET
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I absolutely love this feature.  I found 4 of my WLed books under different ISBNs this way once!  Now I use this to check authors on my WL every so often.  I LOVE to see my WL go down!  :o)