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Subject: wish list standings
Date Posted: 6/20/2008 9:52 PM ET
Member Since: 10/30/2007
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is there a  way to see where you are on a wait list for a wish list??

is there a way to tell when searching if a book is a paperback or a nice bigger paperback (like the size of a hardcover)? you know what i mean?


Last Edited on: 6/20/08 9:53 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 6/20/2008 10:21 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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Wish list Q - if you go to your WL you will see a grey (!) on each book, hover your mouse over that and you will see where you are in the WL line

There isn't really a way to tell if "paperback" refers to mass market paperbacks or trade size. I think that you can see the size of what its supposed to mean by going into edit book data where you can see measurements. The problem with that is if it says paperback, but the ISBN is used for both MMP and Trade, the posters will use it for either since the size isn't easily seen.

Date Posted: 6/21/2008 4:03 AM ET
Member Since: 3/20/2007
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I know that some members use requester conditions to specify that they would prefer (or only want) trade editions, not mass market paperbacks.  Here's a definition that was included in a previous (and somewhat heated!) discussion:

A quality or trade paperback is a softcover version of a hardcover either of the same general dimensions or somewhat reduced, but larger than a mass market paperback. Wraps may have same or similar design as the original hardcover dj if published at same time.