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Subject: New to Paperbackswap. HELP!!
Date Posted: 9/5/2011 6:23 PM ET
Member Since: 9/5/2011
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im new and i have already posted about 11 books but i dont know what to do now. it says 2 of my books are already on hold. do i need to send them a messege? oh and what are some great teen girl books that i can get :) thank you

Date Posted: 9/5/2011 6:30 PM ET
Member Since: 10/30/2009
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When a book is showing on hold, a couple of things can happen.  One, it was a wishlisted book.  In this case, they may need to get credits and had a 48 hour request time.  Once they accept the request, you will be able to ship it.  Two, if the book was requested directly from your shelf, there is a 1-hour "buyer's remorse" period.  It shows a hold on the tower, then once the hour is up...the request will come through for you.  

It sounds like the 2 books in question were wishlisted.  A lot of people have their WL on a 48-hour request hold.  This allows them time to decide if they still want it OR buy credits if they don't have enough.  In either case, there is NO need to message anyone.  The system has them on hold until the time is up (or the person accepts).  You'll get those requests soon enough.  Don't worry too much about that.

I don't have a teen daughter...can't help with books for them.  Sorry :(

Date Posted: 9/5/2011 6:32 PM ET
Member Since: 2/5/2007
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Devote an hour to reading the Help Center, at the top of every page.

It will keep your nerves steady and make your time here at PBS happy.

Came back to say WELCOME to PAPERBACK SWAP.  It's a great place.

Also to remind you that you had a tour guide assigned to you when you joined up and that person will answer any question you have if the help center doesn't do so.

No problem with asking questions here, but much faster to know how the site in general works.


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Date Posted: 9/5/2011 8:37 PM ET
Member Since: 10/20/2009
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Good books for your daughter to try:  Hunger Games, Vampire Academy, House of Night, Perfect Chemistry,  I Am Four.  These are probably best for 14-15 ages and up.

Date Posted: 9/5/2011 9:28 PM ET
Member Since: 2/26/2006
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That was quick.  The OP's account is closed.  I suspect she may have been underage.

Date Posted: 9/6/2011 1:42 AM ET
Member Since: 6/15/2006
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Hunter- That's what I thought when I read it. The little heart and lack of capitals made me wonder!

Date Posted: 9/6/2011 11:40 AM ET
Member Since: 5/16/2009
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Samantha- scroll down on the Discussion Forums page and click into the Young Adult forum.  You'll find lots of great YA suggestions in there!

ETA:  Oh!  And welcome to PBS!  :)

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