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Flobee -
Subject: Series books
Date Posted: 5/3/2009 4:03 PM ET
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Ho w can I find if someone has more than one book posted in a series? Thanks!

Date Posted: 5/3/2009 4:06 PM ET
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I would say to try posting a thread in Book Bazaar & ask if anyone has the series posted to their shelves. Otherwise  it's about impossible to find out.

Flobee -
Date Posted: 5/3/2009 4:08 PM ET
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Thanks, Erin, I am basically lazy and thought there might be a quick link to do it rather than looking at every book to see if it is posted by the same person.

Date Posted: 5/3/2009 4:14 PM ET
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If it's in a certain genre you can try posting in that forum.

Date Posted: 5/3/2009 4:21 PM ET
Member Since: 1/28/2007
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You can search the Forum Subjects for the word series.  Like This: http://www.paperbackswap.com/forum/search.php?q=series&s_type=s&fid=0&action=search

Or you can search for the series by name.  Like this:  http://www.paperbackswap.com/forum/search.php?q=black+dagger+brotherhood&s_type=s&fid=0&action=search

Oh, wait... That was two clicks  :)

Date Posted: 5/3/2009 6:05 PM ET
Member Since: 7/7/2007
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If you' were a Boxer, you could search for other boxers who have a lot of books in a given genre.  That doesn't necessarily help your series chances any, but it does narrow the field.

Also, if you're ordering a book or 2 in a series, you could always PM the sender and ask if they have others -- maybe they haven't gotten around to posting them or whatever.  I know I've had several occasions where someone's ordered the first book in a series, and I've written to offer a deal on other books further down the line, with mixed results.  Regardless, most members won't mind a polite PM.

On an unrelated note, looking at your shelf, I believe there should be a separate subgenre for mysteries involving cats.  Seriously.  Anyone with me? :-)

Cheers,
Catt

Date Posted: 5/3/2009 6:42 PM ET
Member Since: 1/19/2009
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Nope no link for that unless you post and ask in the book bazaar like already suggested. One thing I did before I became a boxer is search for one of the books you want from the series then go to the bottom and click on the peoples bookshelves that wrote a review on the book and see if those people still happen to have them all on their shelf.

Flobee -
Date Posted: 5/3/2009 7:05 PM ET
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Amanda, never thought of checking the reviews. I went to Amazon and ran into the same problem so I went back to PBS.

Catt, I have actually done the same thing with series books and have had several people order multiple books from my shelf. I frequently check the Hidden Gems for cat-related books, you should see my audio shelf at work ;)