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Subject: Other versions of book not the same book
Date Posted: 1/9/2011 1:52 AM ET
Member Since: 11/30/2007
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Anyone know why this keeps happening? I find a book that I am interested in ordering, then go to check on the hardcover version and it shows an entire different book. It has also happened when I wishlist a book, several other books not anywhere related comes up besides the one I want.

For example: Quick & Easy Autumn Recipes: More than 200 Yummy, Family-Friendly Recipes for Fall...Most in 30 Minutes or Less! :: Gooseberry Patch

When I clicked on this book to wishlist it, these are the books that came up: ( I know you must be laughing, lol)

 


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Quick & Easy Autumn Recipes: More than 200 Yummy, Family-Friendly Recipes for Fall...Most in 30 Minutes or Less!
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Quick & Easy Autumn Recipes: More than 200 Yummy, Family-Friendly Recipes for Fall...Most in 30 Minutes or Less!
 
 
 
Book Type: Hardcover
 
 
 
 

Author: Gooseberry Patch
ISBN-13: 9781936283361 - ISBN-10: 1936283360
Publication Date: 5/16/2011
 
 
Members wishing: 2 Wishes granted last week: 0 Estimated time to receive this book: No estimate available

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The Artisan Bread Machine: 250 Recipes for Breads, Rolls, Flatbreads and Pizzas
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The Artisan Bread Machine: 250 Recipes for Breads, Rolls, Flatbreads and Pizzas
 
 
 
Book Type: Paperback
 
 
 
 

Author: Judith Fertig
ISBN-13: 9780778802648 - ISBN-10: 0778802647
Publication Date: 3/4/2011
 
 
Members wishing: 2 Wishes granted last week: 0 Estimated time to receive this book: No estimate available

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Piano Exercises
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Piano Exercises
 
 
 
Book Type: Paperback
 
 
 
 

Author: Karen Berger
ISBN-13: 9781615640492 - ISBN-10: 1615640495
Publication Date: 1/4/2011
 
 
Members wishing: 1 Wishes granted last week: 0 Estimated time to receive this book: No estimate available

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The Rough Guide to Android Phones (Rough Guide Reference Series)
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The Rough Guide to Android Phones (Rough Guide Reference Series)
 
 
 
Book Type: Paperback
 
 
 
 

Author: Andrew Clare
ISBN-13: 9781405382823 - ISBN-10: 1405382821
Publication Date: 11/29/2010
 
 
Members wishing: 0 Wishes granted last week: 0 Estimated time to receive this book: No estimate available

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I, Pierre Seel, Deported Homosexual: A Memoir of Nazi Terror
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I, Pierre Seel, Deported Homosexual: A Memoir of Nazi Terror
 
 
 
Book Type: Paperback
 
 
 
 

Author: Pierre Seel
ISBN-13: 9780465018482 - ISBN-10: 0465018483
Publication Date: 4/26/2011
 
 
Members wishing: 0 Wishes granted last week: 0 Estimated time to receive this book: No estimate available

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The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama (Vintage)
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The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama (Vintage)
 
 
 
Book Type: Paperback
 
 
 
 

Author: David Remnick
ISBN-13: 9780375702303 - ISBN-10: 037570230X
Publication Date: 1/11/2011
 
 
Members wishing: 0 Wishes granted last week: 0 Estimated time to receive this book: No estimate available

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JBoss AS 5 Performance Tuning
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JBoss AS 5 Performance Tuning
 
 
 
Book Type: Paperback
 
 
 
 

Author: Francesco Marchioni
ISBN-13: 9781849514026 - ISBN-10: 184951402X
Publication Date: 12/3/2010
 
 
Members wishing: 0 Wishes granted last week: 0 Estimated time to receive this book: No estimate available

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Scripture and the Authority of God: How to Read the Bible Today
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Scripture and the Authority of God: How to Read the Bible Today
 
 
 
Book Type: Audio CD
 
 
 
 

Author: N. T. Wright
ISBN-13: 9781610450973 - ISBN-10: 1610450973
Publication Date: 3/1/2011
 
 
Members wishing: 0 Wishes granted last week: 0 Estimated time to receive this book: No estimate available

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The Best of Mac: The Political Years 2000-2010
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The Best of Mac: The Political Years 2000-2010
 
 
 
Book Type: Paperback
 
 
 
 

Author: Stan McMurtry
ISBN-13: 9781907554056 - ISBN-10: 190755405X
Publication Date: 12/1/2010
 
 
Members wishing: 0 Wishes granted last week: 0 Estimated time to receive this book: No estimate available

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Speak, Memory: An  Autobiography Revisited
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Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited
 
 
 
Book Type: Audio CD
 
 
 
 

Author: Vladimir Nabokov
ISBN-13: 9781441872623 - ISBN-10: 1441872620
Publication Date: 12/21/2010
 
 
Members wishing: 0 Wishes granted last week: 0 Estimated time to receive this book: No estimate available

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Aaron Curry & Thomas Houseago: Two Face
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Aaron Curry & Thomas Houseago: Two Face
 
 
 
Book Type: Hardcover
 
 
 
 

Author: Michael Darling, Aaron Curry, Thomas Houseago
ISBN-13: 9780981758640 - ISBN-10: 0981758649
Publication Date: 1/31/2011
 
 
Members wishing: 0 Wishes granted last week: 0 Estimated time to receive this book: No estimate available

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45th Publication Design Annual
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45th Publication Design Annual
 
 
 
Book Type: Hardcover
 
 
 
 

Author: Society of Publication Designers
ISBN-13: 9781592536696 - ISBN-10: 1592536697
Publication Date: 1/1/2011
 
 
Members wishing: 0 Wishes granted last week: 0 Estimated time to receive this book: No estimate available

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The Next Decade: Where We've Been . . . and Where We're Going
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The Next Decade: Where We've Been . . . and Where We're Going
 
 
 
Book Type: Audio CD
 
 
 
 

Author: George Friedman
ISBN-13: 9780307881069 - ISBN-10: 0307881067
Publication Date: 1/25/2011
 
 
Members wishing: 0 Wishes granted last week: 0 Estimated time to receive this book: No estimate available

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive: 101 Inspirational Stories about Counting Your Blessings and Having a Positive Attitude
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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive: 101 Inspirational Stories about Counting Your Blessings and Having a Positive Attitude
 
 
 
Book Type: Audio CD
 
 
 
 

Author: Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen & Amy Newmark Foreword by Deborah Norville
ISBN-13: 9781441894090 - ISBN-10: 1441894098
Publication Date: 12/20/2010
 
 
Members wishing: 0 Wishes granted last week: 0 Estimated time to receive this book: No estimate available

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Stan Musial: An American Life
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Stan Musial: An American Life
 
 
 
Book Type: Audio CD
 
 
 
 

Author: George Vecsey
ISBN-13: 9780307934406 - ISBN-10: 0307934403
Publication Date: 5/31/2011
 
 
Members wishing: 0 Wishes granted last week: 0 Estimated time to receive this book: No estimate available

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Driven West: Andrew Jackson's Trail of Tears to the Civil War
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Driven West: Andrew Jackson's Trail of Tears to the Civil War
 
 
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Last Edited on: 1/9/11 1:54 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 1/9/2011 2:40 AM ET
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These books all have "Quick Easy Autumn Recipes More than 200 Yummy FamilyFriendly Recipes for FallMost in 30 Minutes or Less" as the common title in the Wiki section at the bottom.  I remember one of the programmers here explaining at one point that this is a symptom rather than the cause of the problem linking the books.  It's something they are working on, I believe.

Date Posted: 1/9/2011 2:47 AM ET
Member Since: 10/13/2010
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I just had that happen to me tonight-- I pulled up a book & it said there were 20 other versions(!!) of the book but NONE of them were the same book!  They weren't even close to the same topic.  I'd actually never had it happen before though.

Date Posted: 1/9/2011 11:16 AM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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What is it with cookbooks? I also hit one that over 20 alternate versions in the Wish List Expander that were not the same. Send in Feedback. They were actually able to fix the one I sent in recently.



Last Edited on: 1/9/11 11:16 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 1/9/2011 11:17 AM ET
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I have been noticing that happening for the last month or so and not in cookbooks but in fiction. Frustrating!

Date Posted: 1/9/2011 11:31 AM ET
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Sally, you are right it isn't just happening with cookbooks. I placed a mystery book on my wishlist today and about 20 other books nothing to do with mysteries showed up. This is so strange.

Date Posted: 1/11/2011 1:21 PM ET
Member Since: 6/19/2008
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I had a similar thing happen.  It was very strange. I sent an email to TPTB and they fixed it.

Date Posted: 1/11/2011 2:04 PM ET
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I noticed this too, when I was looking at the "other versions" listed for some children's books the other day... none of them were for the same book!  I thought it was strange at the time, but I guess it must be happening a lot.

Date Posted: 1/11/2011 2:24 PM ET
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Yup, had that issue when looking up a few children's books last week.   Just rather annoying as I got excited seeing many other versions and then found only 1 of the 30 shown were what I wanted.