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Subject: trying to figure out if someone has reciprocal books, I'm out of credits
Date Posted: 4/17/2010 7:33 PM ET
Member Since: 1/6/2010
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I am a huge Diana Palmer fan and was recommended to this site from her website.  Although I have 38 books listed, no one has requested any of them.  Until I send one out, I don't have any credits.  Is there any way to find out the names of members who have books that I have listed, who might want one of the books that I have listed?  I wonder if they may also be needing someone to get some credits in their account.

Date Posted: 4/17/2010 7:38 PM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
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Welcome to PBS.

Direct trade of books is not allowed unless you are a BoB member.  Box of Books.  BoB is very good for books that are heavily posted.   You should also check out the Love and Romance forum.  There are several hard core DP fans here.


Box-O-Books lets you ship books for less money, and no credits are needed.

Why use Box-O-Books?

  • It saves you money!  Sending multiple books in one shipment costs much less in postage than sending single-book shipments.
  • It saves you credits!  When you don't have any credits, you can still get books!
  • This service is especially useful to new members; they can swap whole boxes of books with other Boxers, thereby replenishing their library while waiting for their newly Posted books to be requested and earn them credits.
  • Box-O-Books is the only way that PBS members are permitted to swap "books-for-books" without using credits.

Box-O-Books is a paid subscription feature at PBS

  •  Enrollment in Box-O-Books  is $8.00 per year
    • Box-O-Books can be purchased in the PBS Kiosk.
  • There is no limit on the number of Box-O-Books swaps you can conduct in a year

Date Posted: 4/17/2010 7:45 PM ET
Member Since: 2/2/2007
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Date Posted: 4/17/2010 7:45 PM ET
Member Since: 4/7/2008
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Hi Jean - Welcome to PBS.

You can advertise your shelf in the Book Bazaar or in this thread at the Love & Romance forum: *** Book Deals, Offers, Bookshelf Promotions ***

If your books are heavily posted, you can always offer a deal to see if you get some of those books moving. Also, if you are in dire need of credits, you can always buy some either from PBS itself or from somebody at the Book Bazaar.

Date Posted: 4/17/2010 7:56 PM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
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If you go to your book and place it on your reminder list, that will show you how many copies are posted of that title.  I highly recommend going to L&R forum.   They are very friendly and even have a welcome thread to show folks around.

Welcome thread

Last Edited on: 4/17/10 8:01 PM ET - Total times edited: 1