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Subject: WL book ? How to handle this?
Date Posted: 10/12/2007 7:25 PM ET
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So I have the Price of Pleasure by Kresley Cole. There is one version of the mass market paperback w/20 people on WL.  I have a dif version and it shows 1 of those in the system.  So do I post my version and hope someone orders it?  Why hasn't the one that in the system been ordered by one of those 20 people on WL?  They are both standard paperbacks.  It's not like one is HB and other is PB.  Should I just post it and hope that someone finds if on my shelf?  I was hoping to send it off w/the 1st book in the 2book series.  But if someone puts my version on their WL it'll go to the one that's in the system already right? Both books in the series are WL.  I just don't know why there are 20people waiting for 1 version and 1 of the other in the system.

Date Posted: 10/12/2007 7:29 PM ET
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You have to post it by the ISBN on your book. These usually go pretty quickly if you post in the Book Bizarre. Look for a pretty big one for Wish List books with different ISBN. Mention that you'd like  to send both to the same person and you'll probably get someone ordering them.

Date Posted: 10/12/2007 7:32 PM ET
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it is rather odd that there are 2 ISBN's for the same paperback.  those that have the other on their WL should get an email about a similar book different ISBN.

and definitely post in the book bazaar that you have both books in case anyone wants them, you can post directly to their WL

Date Posted: 10/12/2007 7:48 PM ET
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Right but if they put the one w/my ISNB# on their WL it'll go to the one that's posted already right?  Maybe I'll wait a few days and see if the one gets taken.  This happened w/another book I had.  There were 6 dif WL lines for the same book and all of them had that short PBS assigned ISBN#.  It did go quickly when I posted it on book bazaar.  But there wasn't another one in the system.  Maybe I'll just PM the person and have them order it off my shelf if they want both. I have someone on my buddy list who has both on their WL.

Last Edited on: 10/12/07 7:50 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/12/2007 7:50 PM ET
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Mary, I don't see how you lose anything by posting it.  If you wait, someone else could come along and post the same book and get ahead of you in the FIFO line.

If you advertise in the Book Bazaar and someone wants it, they will (generally) click on your bookshelf and order it directly from you.  Not always, but most times.

Bast -
Date Posted: 10/12/2007 8:13 PM ET
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People don't think to look for other versions, is all.

Sadly, it's not odd at all that there are two ISBNs for the paperback - it happens quite often.

If someone orders it off your shelf, the request won't go to the other person, it'll be off your shelf, not theirs.

Last Edited on: 10/12/07 8:13 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/12/2007 8:45 PM ET
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Leslie:  I've seen as many as four ISBN's for the same binding of the exact same book. Say (all paperbacks) ... UK edition, Canadian edition, 1st US edition, 2nd US edition (for an older book that gets picked up later by another publisher).

Mrs. Lefty: I'm reading your post to mean that your  *exact* ISBN has 1 person  waiting on it, and 20 on another ISBN. In that case what will happen is that the 1 exact match person will get notified, and the 20 will not. If you do not get an acceptance after  3 days from that 1 person, my advice would be to take the book off your shelf and re-list it; if no one at all is an exact match THEN the wishlisters for another ISBN will get an email "a book similar to yours has been posted". Does that help?