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Subject: Library Thing and Book List Import on PBS?
Date Posted: 10/28/2007 2:47 PM ET
Member Since: 2/16/2006
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Can we use the book list import feature to add books from our Library Thing bookshelf to our PBS TBR pile?  I can't get it to work.

Date Posted: 10/28/2007 3:02 PM ET
Member Since: 5/27/2006
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Try this Danielle ~~

Book List Import Bookmark

introduced May 2007

What is it?

  • A bookmark that you can click to import ISBNs from any Webpage you are on (PBS or non-PBS)
  • If you are on a webpage that contains ISBNs, click the Book List Import Bookmark in your browser and you can choose from the list of available ISBNs on that page, and choose which PBS list in your account to which to import them
    • You can import to your Bookshelf, Wish List, Reminder List, Books I've Read List, and TBR Pile.
    • You can import one ISBN or many at a time.
  • How to Use it:
    • Go here (linked from the bottom of any page on the site).  You can also do this right now, from here!
      • For Firefox - Right click on the link - PaperBackSwap List Import
        • Choose "Bookmark This Link..."
        • Mac/one-button mouse: control-click
      • For Internet Explorer - Right click on the link - PaperBackSwap List Import
        • Choose "Add to Favorites..."
      • If you receive a warning stating "You are adding a favorite that may not be safe. Do you want to continue?" click "Yes". This favorite is safe to use.
      • You can also click and drag the links onto your favorites/bookmarks toolbar to add them there.
    • After you have done this, if you are on another site and see a book you want to add to a list in your PBS account:
      • Click the Book List Import bookmark in your browser
      • A list of available ISBNs and book titles from that page information will show
      • Click to place a checkmark beside any item you would like to import
      • The next screen will ask you into which list you would like to import the items--choose the list
      • You are done!  The items will have been imported to the PBS List you chose.


Last Edited on: 10/28/07 3:03 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/28/2007 3:09 PM ET
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Thanks Lori. I've downloaded the bookmark link into my favorites & I've played with it a bit at Amazon.com to make sure I was doing it right, and it works at Amazon.com.  So, what I'm wondering is if it isn't compatable with Library Thing, or if I'm at the wrong place when I try.

Date Posted: 10/28/2007 3:11 PM ET
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I would think it should Danielle since it says

If you are on a webpage that contains ISBNs, click the Book List Import Bookmark in your browser and you can choose from the list of available ISBNs on that page, and choose which PBS list in your account to which to import them

I'll play with mine in a bit and see if it works.

 

 

Date Posted: 10/28/2007 4:10 PM ET
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Thanks Lori!  This is driving me nuts!!! lol