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Subject: Viewing Others' Wish Lists
Date Posted: 6/18/2010 10:20 PM ET
Member Since: 6/12/2010
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Hi, all!

Is there a way that I could view books that others have "wished" for?  I have a TON of books and I'm sure I have some of them, but I don't want to post a million books to find out :)  any suggestions?  Thanks!

~Amy

Subject: Wish List
Date Posted: 6/18/2010 10:25 PM ET
Member Since: 6/15/2008
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Sure, all you need to do is "Search Club Wish list", that helped me clean out my bookcase, without moving them to the "posted" stack!

Date Posted: 6/18/2010 11:09 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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You could log them into your TBR pile a bunch at a time and post them as you have postage money and time to mail.  If you log them into the TBR then you can just post them from there without adding the #'s again.  It'll put a W for WL books.  As you post them you can check their WL to see if you can send them another book to save on postage.

If you are just going to search them you still have to pay attention to ISBN #'s.  Some books will be heavily posted in 1 ISBN# and WL in another because people want a specific binding or edition.



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Date Posted: 6/19/2010 12:36 AM ET
Member Since: 1/17/2010
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If you are just going to search them you still have to pay attention to ISBN #'s.  Some books will be heavily posted in 1 ISBN# and WL in another because people want a specific binding or edition.  Yeah, since you have all the books it may be easiest to enter all the ISBNs into the search field.

To get a feel for what may or may not be wishlisted, you can get an idea by browsing the Top 50s list Adrienne linked to.  Very popular books that have been out for a while - especially paperback and mass market editions - will generally have hundreds of copies in the system, such as Oprah's book club selections and authors such as James Patterson, Patricia Cornwall, Nora Roberts, John Grisham, Dean Koontz, etc.  Some genres like paranormal (adult and YA) and erotica tend to have fewer copies be WL'd more often, as well as some fantasy authors like Jim Butcher and Neil Gaiman.  Among the various editions of a single title, hardcovers may still be WL'd after paperbacks are already in the system, and trade paperbacks after mass markets.

Date Posted: 6/19/2010 8:03 AM ET
Member Since: 6/12/2010
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wow, thanks all!