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Subject: Problem with search- can only view 1st page of results.
Date Posted: 3/16/2009 2:14 PM ET
Member Since: 6/25/2007
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I have a saved search that searches for all posted books that were published in 2009. When I do the search, I am told there are 478 books. However, when I finish viewing the first page and click the arrows to go to the second page, I am unable to do so. I get this message:

We were unable to locate any books that matched your search parameters, or none were specified.

It doesn't really make any sense, when there are over 400 books that meet my search terms.

Any idea on how to fix this? I have tried the search with different numbers of books displayed. Nothing works. I am unable to get past the first page of results, no matter if I have 10 or 100 results displayed.

I'm not sure if this will work, but here is the search I am performing: http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/browser.php?s_type=a&k=&ti=&a=&g1=&b%5B%5D=Paperback&b%5B%5D=Hardcover&b%5B%5D=Audio+CD&b%5B%5D=Audio+Cassette&pd_type=e&pd=2009&r=n&sby=&oby=ASC&ts=&saved_name=

ETA: I do not have this problem with any other search I perform.

Last Edited on: 3/16/09 2:17 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/16/2009 3:19 PM ET
Member Since: 7/7/2007
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I tried it and had the same results you did -- nothing could get it to show more than the first 10 results.

My guess is that it may require more parameters than just a publication year -- it may need a keyword, author name, genre, etc.  When I added the Mystery/Thriller genre, it gave me the results readily.  So, I suspect the publication year is not intended to be a primary search criteria, but a way of narrowing a larger group of books.



Date Posted: 3/16/2009 3:47 PM ET
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I think I fixed it now. I realized I had the same search last year for all books published in 2008. The difference between the 2 though is that in the 2008 search I did not have audiobooks checked. Not sure why that would make a difference, but I unchecked Audio CD and Audio cassette in my saved search and now I can view more than the first page of results. Still weird, but fixed as far as I can tell.

Thanks for the reply, Catt.