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Subject: posting a book that has other editions wish listed
Date Posted: 9/18/2013 7:49 PM ET
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Hi, I have posted a book that has a wish list for 7 other editions, but no wish list for the one I posted.   I get that some folks want a particular edition.   But here's the question--where mine is posted there is no "Order This" button.   Is that just because I have it posted and it says it's on my bookshelf or is this something I need to contact TPTB about?    The book is Lamb 9780380813810.   If someone could let me know if it shows up as orderable on their screen I'd appreciate it.     

Date Posted: 9/18/2013 7:56 PM ET
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It's because you are the one who has it posted.  Anyone else seeing the book will see the Order Button until all the copies have been ordered.  Most likely you will get a request for it quickly. You might want to see if the title and author in your listing matches the other ones. Sometimes a slight difference in a listing can keep it from connecting to the other ones in when people do book searches or keep it from popping up under the More Editions buttons. A missing initial in the author's name, no series info on the book or the series info put in differently etc..,

Date Posted: 9/18/2013 8:05 PM ET
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If this book is connected to the other editions, the wish listers for the other editions should get an email alerting them that another edition of the book they want is available.

Date Posted: 9/18/2013 8:17 PM ET
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If I have an obscure edition, I will go to the main listing and add a tab, something like "Also ISBN xxxx".

That said, the large print and audio versions will be wish listed long after the other versions are available.  They are usually released later.

Date Posted: 9/18/2013 9:03 PM ET
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As Mary said, it's because you are the one who has it posted.  After a few members ended up ordering books from themselves -- and one even fessed up that she didn't realize she'd done it until she received a book in the mail that she'd mailed to herself (she'd mailed a ton of books that day...) --  they made it harder for us to make that mistake by taking the "order" button away from books we have posted here.  But the rest of us see the order button when looking at that listing.

Date Posted: 9/19/2013 12:11 AM ET
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Thank all of you for checking for me and giving your insights.   Where would I find this tab to note the other ISBN?



Last Edited on: 9/19/13 12:20 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/19/2013 12:47 AM ET
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Go to the book listing page on the book that is WL and scroll to near the bottom. 

There is a section that says,"Apply your own tag..."  You can add something like, "Also posted as ISBN 123456", with your non-WL ISBN. That way anyone looking at the WL version can find out there is another version that is not WL. I also will tag the non-WL one with the WL ISBN, just for cross-reference. As far as I know, it's  probably the best way to do it if the different versions are not linked in the system.

Date Posted: 9/19/2013 9:27 AM ET
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I must be having one of those befuddled days----I cannot find the +Tag button.    Can someone give me really, really specific directions?   (Take nothing for granted in telling me where to look, please.)

Date Posted: 9/19/2013 10:20 AM ET
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After a few members ended up ordering books from themselves -- and one even fessed up that she didn't realize she'd done it until she received a book in the mail that she'd mailed to herself (she'd mailed a ton of books that day...)

LOL - this so sounds like something I would do!

Date Posted: 9/19/2013 10:34 AM ET
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I just cannot imagine mailing myself a book!  I always, always look at the name and address just before I hit "print" label as I am curious to see where the people who are ordering my books live.

 I also am curious about whether it is a man or woman ordering my book---yes, I know that many couples just share an account here and a woman ordering a book may be under a male account name.  It's just as a MH professional, I have been interested in the forum discussions on PBS about how few male members participate in the forums, etc so that makes me wonder just how many members are men  vs the number of women.

Date Posted: 9/19/2013 12:19 PM ET
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It's easier to find if you just go to your bookshelf and find the book you want to tag.  Then look to the right where there's a cluster of buttons:

Review this Book
Suggest this Book
  Mail to a Friend
 +Tag          +Note

Date Posted: 9/19/2013 1:08 PM ET
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Sasssy's idea works, or:

Click on the title.  Scroll down below the book wiki box.  Next will be genres, if any are listed, and after that is the "apply your own tag..." option.

Date Posted: 9/19/2013 6:11 PM ET
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Yes, it's there on the book detail page as Patty describes.  However, I have a hard time seeing it there even though I know it's there and I'm looking for it.  That's why I suggested finding it from your bookshelf.  I guess the button is easier for me to see.

I wanted to point out that you can also list your book here: 
http://www.paperbackswap.com/Wishlisted-Under-Different-ISBN-2013/topic/274752/



Last Edited on: 9/19/13 6:11 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/26/2013 11:59 PM ET
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Thank you all for the good suggestions.   The book has gone out.

Date Posted: 9/27/2013 12:04 AM ET
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Woohoo!