Discussion Forums - Questions about PaperBackSwap Questions about PaperBackSwap

Topic: Possible to place author in wishlist?

Club rule - Please, if you cannot be courteous and respectful, do not post in this forum.
  Unlock Forum posting with Annual Membership.
Subject: Possible to place author in wishlist?
Date Posted: 9/8/2009 9:05 PM ET
Member Since: 9/12/2007
Posts: 2
Back To Top

Like a bulk adding tool to the wishlist?  Or a way to be notified of ANY book by certain authors that becomes available?  This would be great if you can point me in the right direction here.  Thanks in advance!

Date Posted: 9/8/2009 9:08 PM ET
Member Since: 4/30/2007
Posts: 2,728
Back To Top

No, unfortunately not- all books are wish-listed by their ISBN.  One thing you can do is search on the author and WL each version of their books- but of course that can take up a lot of WL space, if there are many versions of a book(s). 

Date Posted: 9/8/2009 9:16 PM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
Posts: 15,398
Back To Top

You can save a search.  Not quite the same.  But helpful.

The save a search is at the bottom of the long vertical bar search.  You need to name the search to save it.



Last Edited on: 9/8/09 9:22 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/8/2009 9:16 PM ET
Member Since: 7/18/2009
Posts: 60
Back To Top

x_x;; That might be a bad idea for very famous &/or old authors who have tons of books under tons of different ISBNs. You'd get a wishlist request every few hours!

Date Posted: 9/8/2009 11:40 PM ET
Member Since: 7/7/2007
Posts: 4,815
Back To Top

Amber--

You could make a saved search for that author, then just run it periodically to see what is available. The search parameters will allow you to limit to books that are available.  -- Sorry, just noticed Emily already suggested that 

You could also send a suggestion to the PBS Team that they make this an option for browsing on the home page. Currently, you can limit that browse to certain genres or eliminate certain genres, but if you want it to be able to have other options (such as showing the results of a saved search, or a particular author), you can always ask.

Cheers,

Catt



Last Edited on: 9/8/09 11:56 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/8/2009 11:48 PM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
Posts: 14,171
Back To Top

That option may be available at Amazon Amber, and when you receive notification just use the information here at PBS.

Ronda (RONDA) - ,
Date Posted: 9/9/2009 9:45 AM ET
Member Since: 3/3/2009
Posts: 415
Back To Top

you can set your options to notify you if another version is offered, but it will only notify if there is no wish list for that version.  If there is a wishlist for that version it is going FIFO. Since alot of people add all versions of a book to their wishlist, this would rarely send you an available book.  Some also don't like it because they only want hardback, but this will notify them if a paperback is posted.

You can try searching in the genre forum and see if anyone is offering a multibook offering for that author.  Some of the forums have these kind of threads.