Discussion Forums - Questions about PaperBackSwap Questions about PaperBackSwap

Topic: Posting books

Club rule - Please, if you cannot be courteous and respectful, do not post in this forum.
  Unlock Forum posting with Annual Membership.
Subject: Posting books
Date Posted: 12/14/2007 7:28 PM ET
Member Since: 1/18/2007
Posts: 530
Back To Top

Is there a delay after posting a book to your bookshelf ?

I just posted a WL book, without an ISBN and it hasn't appeared anywhere.

Date Posted: 12/14/2007 8:13 PM ET
Member Since: 8/27/2005
Posts: 4,129
Back To Top

Kathryn, it's possible that the person wishing for your book had the title on auto-request, in which case there's an hour delay before the order comes through to you.  I'm pretty sure it should be on your book-shelf though, with an exclamation point showing it's a pending transaction.

 

Date Posted: 12/14/2007 9:15 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
Posts: 26,510
Back To Top

If you posted it without an ISBN it wouldn't go directly to someone's WL. The WL goes by ISBN.  It would send an email out to the people who have it on WL advising them of a different version being posted.  Several times I have posted books and they've never shown up on my shelf.  Once I accidentally posted a WL book twice because it didn't show up anywhere so I posted it again and then it showed up twice being offered to 2 different people.  Now if a book doesn't show up right away, if it's WL, I wait a bit and then post again if it's still not there. 

Everytime I've posted a WL book with a dif ISBN or no ISBN it's been snatched up pretty quickly. If it doesn't go into WL hold post that you have it on that genre's board and on the book bazaar.  Some one will most likely snatch it up. 

What book is it?

Date Posted: 12/14/2007 9:37 PM ET
Member Since: 1/18/2007
Posts: 530
Back To Top

Thanks for your replies.

It appeared with a grey exclamation point after an hour, and now it's been requested. Normally with WL books, they get picked up immediately but this is the first time that I posted one without an ISBN.

It was Blood Brothers by Nora Roberts. I got it from a book club so that is probably why the ISBN didn't show up.

Date Posted: 12/17/2007 8:14 PM ET
Member Since: 11/14/2005
Posts: 6,421
Back To Top

Actually, there is a one hour delay posted books showing anywhere except directly to you on your shelf (the one listed in your account, not the lsiting available to others). Books do not show up in the search or the "newly posted" pages until one hour. This may only be true with manual posteds or non-ISBNs but I've seen it a couple times on my shelf, and a couple times on others. Then it will show in the new posted books for others to order, and if they are watching it regularly for specific genre, that book would have stuck out.

Date Posted: 12/18/2007 12:04 AM ET
Member Since: 5/18/2007
Posts: 13,192
Back To Top

You can also check your bookshelf after posting a book and it should show up there with a gray exclamation mark immediatly after posting if it's wishlisted and making the rounds. There will be a delay before it pops up on your account page as wishlisted book (under the tabs) but you can see it right away if you look directly at your shelf from your account page.

Date Posted: 12/18/2007 12:54 AM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
Posts: 26,510
Back To Top

I just posted a WL book and it showed up immediately as being on WL hold.