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Subject: Something I miss with the new changes
Date Posted: 8/21/2008 2:52 AM ET
Member Since: 12/9/2007
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I'm really missing the suggestions of similar books by the same author and other authors when looking at the book listing.  I didn't know how much I used it until it wasn't there!  Anybody else have this?

Ruth

Date Posted: 8/21/2008 4:23 AM ET
Member Since: 1/4/2006
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I have it when I'm looking at the book data; wonder why you aren't seeing it?

Date Posted: 8/21/2008 10:46 AM ET
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Me too, books by similar authors as well as books by the same author show up under the book description.

Date Posted: 8/21/2008 1:55 PM ET
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I know what you are talking about Ruth. It seems that there used to be four or five books listed for every book. Now if there is a book listed (many don't have any) it is only one or two and it doesn't seem to match up as well. I read a lot of series and I used be able to find a couple of books from the same series by looking at the similar books, but now most of the series I have been looking up since the change do not have any of the other books in the series listed there. I have to go the extra step of clicking on the author and sift through all the titles or going to another website to find out the books in the series. For example, I am reading Kushiel's Dart right now and I wanted to wish list the next book in the series. On the details page there are no suggestions under similar books. Luckily I someone tagged the series and I could find it through the tag. Perhaps it is because it is a wishlist book and not currently available to request????

Anyway, I just wanted to let Ruth know that I knew what she was saying and have thought the same thing since the change.

Date Posted: 8/21/2008 2:36 PM ET
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Well, in order of the things I see on my book listing page is

Book Title

Book's Author

Book information/description

Books other members got after looking at this book

Tag this Book

Popular tags for this book

Genres

Reviews

Before the change I would usually find after the ganres a list of several other books in the same genre by the current author and other authors. there is no longer a list like that.  I really miss it.  I have seen one or 2 places where there was a book cover that was supposed to be similar - but for the most part this type of list is gone.  Maybe they will bring it back in a while.

Ruth

 

 

Date Posted: 8/21/2008 2:39 PM ET
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Thank you, Cora - I am not going crazy after all!  Whew!  Anyway, I used the old lists like you do.  I just did a sample of books on my Reminder List and only one had a cover of a "similar" book.  This book was a reference book.  The fiction books did not have any other books listed.

Ruth