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Subject: Not As Simple As It Seems
Date Posted: 9/3/2012 10:53 AM ET
Member Since: 8/27/2010
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The children's book "As Simple As It Seems" by Sarah Weeks (http://www.paperbackswap.com/Simple-Seems-Sarah-Weeks/book/0545437512/) has seven people on its Wish List. I have a copy of the Scholastic edition. Same book, same cover, except for the Scholastic tag and a different ISBN (http://www.paperbackswap.com/Simple-Seems-Sarah-Weeks/book/0060846658).

My edition didn't have a cover picture, so I went to Sarah's web page and got a photo, which PBS then put with the listing.

Why isn't the connection between two editions of the book being noted and offered to those seven people?

I actually had two copies, and the first one languished for months before someone finally found it and requested it. After a couple weeks of the second one not being claimed now, I decided to go hunt down a photo, figuring maybe the entire Wish List was being scared off by not having information on it.

I put a notice in the Childrens' Books forum, yet still nothing. I'd like to send the book to someone who wants it, and people do! What's going on? 




Last Edited on: 9/3/12 10:55 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/3/2012 11:04 AM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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If you send in Feedback via the Contact Us link in the lower right under Company the PBSTeam can possibly do something to link them so that people can see the edition when they optimie their Wish List. It used to be harder for them to alter stuff in the database like the links, but sometimes they can fix that stuff now.

You can also apply a Tag to the Wish Listed editions something like "also available under ISBN 0545437512". I have gotten alternate versions to go faster that way.

Date Posted: 9/3/2012 12:50 PM ET
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Thanks, I'll try that and see if it works!

Date Posted: 9/3/2012 2:30 PM ET
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Also there is an option to turn off the notification for alternate editions.  I have it turned off because I WL a lot of audiobooks that will often have several print editionsn available. I got tired of getting a few dozen emails everyday.

Date Posted: 9/4/2012 6:20 PM ET
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Sometimes people who have a book wishlisted DO get the e-mail about an 'alternative' version to what is on their wishlist and they just don't want it, for whatever reason. I do know that Scholastic books are notorious for being more cheaply made versions of the original published works and they don't always hold up very well. Also, they are often a slightly different size than the originals, so if someone is collecting a series for their child, they may want them to all match.