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Topic: Why can't PBS post that a book is fiction or nonfiction ????

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Subject: Why can't PBS post that a book is fiction or nonfiction ????
Date Posted: 9/9/2011 5:06 PM ET
Member Since: 2/22/2009
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I read only nonfiction books, mainly true crime and nonfiction thrillers, however there needs to be a designation on PBS book offerings that shows whether the book is fiction or nonfiction ???? Can this be done ????

Date Posted: 9/9/2011 5:17 PM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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At the bottom of the book information page, there is usually a list of the genre assigned to the book.  Sometimes us members must do our own research, I find Amazon the most helpful.  Often I have several tabs open (PBS and Ami) while I research books.  PBS is good, but it can't do everything!

Date Posted: 9/9/2011 5:21 PM ET
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Thanks for the heads up Denise .... I'll try Amazon for fiction/nonfiction..

Date Posted: 9/9/2011 5:26 PM ET
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The "Buy from Amazon" button is very handy!  The Amazon reviews link too enlightened

Date Posted: 9/9/2011 5:26 PM ET
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Do think about adding genres for books. Under book edits. The search engine and the intro banners both use this data. It will help your books get exposure.
Date Posted: 9/10/2011 9:20 AM ET
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Do an Advanced Search under the Search menu.  Non-fiction is listed as an option under genre. You can limit your search to posted books, by keyword, author, pub date etc...,

Date Posted: 9/10/2011 2:19 PM ET
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Emily said: Do think about adding genres for books.

yes

Click on the title, then on "more options" --> "edit book data."  If you have the book in hand, please add any other missing info while you're in there! cheeky