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Subject: Question about book series
Date Posted: 11/19/2008 8:24 AM ET
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I have 2 complete book series. I would REALLY like to send the whole series to one person (shipping is cheaper ) :)

Can I somehow list the books somewhere and say I will send the whole series to one person for a couple of credits?

 

Is that allowed & how would I go about doing it.

 

Thanks,

J`

Date Posted: 11/19/2008 8:54 AM ET
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You may want to put a post in the Book Bazaar Discusssion Forum and see if someone isnt interested in the whole series. Most PBS members, though never vist the Forums though so you may not get any nibbles. Most of the time when I am lookng for multiple titles from the same author, I will do it through a BOB trade. That is a paid service here, though.

Date Posted: 11/19/2008 9:24 AM ET
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Yes I agree, the Book Bazaar is the place to go. Be sure you list them all so the people know what you are offering and for how many credits. If you're not putting them on your bookshelf immediatly be sure to include the ISBN so they know if it's a paperback or hardcover.

Date Posted: 11/19/2008 9:33 AM ET
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Thanks all. I will List them in a bit and than go to the Book Bazaar.

I think a lot of them are wishlisted! I had no idea.

 

J~

Date Posted: 11/19/2008 9:38 AM ET
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Question - If a lot of the books in the series are wishlsted, can you still list a deal like this in the book bazaar?  I know there are special rules that apply to wishlist books, but darned it I can quote them right now.

Date Posted: 11/19/2008 10:35 AM ET
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No Lynne, WLed books are not supposed to be offered in the Bazaar (rules are in the red sticky thread at the top of that forum). If the whole series is heavily WLed, then it is probably best if its not offered. If its only one or two and the post doesn't mention that they are WLed, then it will probably get by fine.

You can try the genre forums also. The ones I frequent have a thread to offer WL books, just make sure to look around the forum and make sure that deal type offers are OK, some forums don't like deal posts in them. In the paranormal whole series that are WL usually go pretty fast.

Date Posted: 11/19/2008 11:27 AM ET
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Yes, the rules do say no WL books:

(6) No trying to jump the Wish List "line" by offering or asking for postable Wish Listed books.  Postable Wish Listed books should be posted and swapped "officially".  This of course does not apply to posts advertising an alternate ISBN  (or non-ISBN version) of a Wish Listed title; it is fine to advertise that you have those posted to your bookshelf.

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One does have to wonder, though, if it is meant to include deals, should one be willing to offer them.  If I had a series of 5 books, some or all WL'd,  and was willing to let them go for 3 credits so as to save postage...............just food for thought. 

Date Posted: 11/19/2008 11:55 AM ET
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Yes it includes deals. That was discussed before because people were using postable WL books to try to get people to order the older stuff off their bookshelves. I have also seen series addressed and it has always come back to no postable WL book can be offered in the BB. The only time I have seen it accepted is when it is a boxed set. I think that may be one of the reasons the Genre forums started the WL offer threads, trying to find a way to send out multiple WL boos to save on postable.



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Date Posted: 11/19/2008 1:06 PM ET
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 The only time I have seen it accepted is when it is a boxed set

Frankly, I don't particularly see a difference.  Also, I think this is something that could really be delved into...because if postable WL books can only be sent through official channels, then they cannot be sent through BoB, either, but they are.  I think this is yet another case where the PBS Team tried to make people happy and it's being taken too far.

Date Posted: 11/19/2008 1:25 PM ET
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A WL book shouldn't be able to be included in a BoB because it can never get to a shelf so if people are sending it in a BoB, it is a deal done outside the PBS channels. I don't think it is a big issue, the problem happens when one person does it to some degree, then someone goes farther and the next farther until the WL system getting circumvented; and they really want people in the WL lines to get the books. I know I would never post a single book into the system normally if I could go offer them in the Bazaar in hopes of saving on postage. Sets are an area that I agree, it would be nice to send them all together. As the BB rules currently stand, if they are postable then they shouldn't be offered there if any are WLed. As I said in my first post, if they are not all WLed and the poster does not mention it, usually the posts don't get noticed. If the person goes in announcing they are offering postable WL books, someone is going to say something to them. Are there any penalties to breaking that rule? None that I have seen. But, you'd get told over and over to follow the rules that are stated for using the BB. Most genre forums are offering ways around this BB rule.



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Date Posted: 11/19/2008 4:11 PM ET
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If most are WL-I would post 1 then check that person's WL they might have more on WL.  Then you can post others you have directly to that person. This is allowed.

Date Posted: 11/19/2008 5:33 PM ET
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You also might be surprised to find that it might be the same person who winds up getting a number of the wishlisted books simply because of their postition in line. About a month ago, I posted a series of books where most were wishlisted. Three of them went to the same person as she was first in line for all of them.

Date Posted: 11/19/2008 9:24 PM ET
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I agree with Mary about posting one and then checking their wish list. If it is on their wish list you can post it directly to their account.   It saved me on shipping because three books in the series went to the same person.