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I don't even see a discussion forum that would apply. You might try advertising your book shelf in the bazaar, explaining you problem. You might also try sending Richard and his friends a email (in the "contact us" choice at the bottom of the screen) and suggest a charity program similar to BookMooch.
If all else fails the rest of us can pitch in and just send you some points (click on Nell's name in blue at the top and then click on "Give Credits" next to her name on the resulting page). It's easy guys!!!
You can't really ask other people to give you credits, even if it's for a good cause. This is frowned upon because it tends to lead to forums full of begging posts since so many people have good causes. Some are collecting books for soldiers or veterans, others are collecting for schools or public libraries that have been damaged in floods or tornados. Who's legit? Who's not?
PBS does hae a school donation program that they run yearly, giving to a few schools they've checked out and verified. You can nominate your school here: http://www.paperbackswap.com/donations/schools.php
Asking for credit gifts is against the rules for the reasons Cathy outlined above. Here are the rules (from the Book Bazaar) on asking for credit loans:
(7) Rules regarding posts asking for "credit loans"
NOTE: asking for credit GIFTS is strictly prohibited. Asking for LOANS must be confined to Book Bazaar and follow the rules below:
Also, you will sometimes see threads offering to give books to schools in the RAOK (Random Acts of Kindness) thread. As suggested above, you could advertise your bookshelf in the Book Bazaar, maybe offering a deal. That could pull in orders. And registering your school for the Books for Schools drive is a great idea. You can earn credits by referring friends to the site. You could ask parents at your school to donate books to you, which you would then post here.
The fourteen books I see on your bookshelf now are good books, but there are already quite a few copies posted of most of them, so it may take a while for you to move up in the sending line. When someone orders a book here, the order goes to the member who has been waiting longest to mail that particular ISBN. But people can order books directly from your bookshelf if they choose. The more books you have posted, the more likely it is that orders will start coming in.
To suggest a charity credits program such as you outlined to the Admin Team, go down to the bottom right corner of any page here. Under "company" click on "contact us" and use the Feedback option there.
Last Edited on: 9/30/13 11:47 AM ET - Total times edited: 2