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Subject: Posting consecutive series WL books
Date Posted: 7/4/2009 12:24 AM ET
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I have books #7 and #8 in a popular cozy series that are both WL. I plan to post them, but would prefer to send them to the same person. For one thing, I save on postage and get both credits at the same time. For another thing, it's nice to have someone who's waiting get both books so they can read the latest books in the series one right after another.

Is it OK to just list #7 and then PM the person to see if they also want #8 and post it directly to their shelf? Is that circumventing the FIFO system too badly? I'd prefer that to using the Book Bazaar, especially since these are WL'ed by 30+ and 80+ wishers respectively.

 

Kate -
Date Posted: 7/4/2009 12:35 AM ET
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Is it OK to just list #7 and then PM the person to see if they also want #8 and post it directly to their shelf? Is that circumventing the FIFO system too badly? I'd prefer that to using the Book Bazaar, especially since these are WL'ed by 30+ and 80+ wishers respectively.

You can do that. You also may be able to offer them together in the genre forum. The one thing you definitely can't do is offer postable wishlist books in the Book Bazaar :)

Date Posted: 7/4/2009 12:38 AM ET
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I've done what you said, where I checked the requestor's WL for the next book in the series and if it wasn't on their WL, ask if they would like it and they can put in on their WL and you can post it directly to them. Might be helpful to tell them how long the WL line for that book is, let them know how much time they'll be saving.

Date Posted: 7/4/2009 1:02 AM ET
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I had someone do just that for me today on wife's wishlist books and it was a most wonderful gift! They posted one and when I accepted (actually it had been on auto request) they sent me a message that they had another one from our wishlist that if we were interested in they would post to us too. It was an incredibly nice gesture and completely made my wifes day.

When she is done reading some of these and ready to let them go (oh lord I hope she lets some of them go again, lol) I hope to be able to do the same thing for others in return.

Ellie (EllieW) - ,
Date Posted: 7/4/2009 2:55 AM ET
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I've sent several, and received a couple, of cozies that were wishlisted through the mystery and thriller forum. There is a thread dedicated to this. "Is this on your wishlist.." Just post on there, if you want to,  and I bet you will find someone wanting both.



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Date Posted: 7/4/2009 9:13 AM ET
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As Ellie says, that is your best bet, to check out the mystery forum and post to that "Is this on your WL" thread.

Just as an FYI, though, I noticed you wrote: so they can read the latest books in the series one right after another.

Not everyone does that, me included. I typically will order only one series book at a time, and I space them out by several months. I don't order very many series books ahead, because I've had so many series go sour on me and I find I don't care to read more...if I order a bunch ahead, then I'm stuck with a bunch of books I don't want. Even for series I really like, I find that reading more than a couple in a row will make me get tired of them if I OD on them.

But then, I'm weird. I'm sure you won't have any trouble getting rid of your 2 books. :)

Cheryl

Date Posted: 7/4/2009 8:18 PM ET
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