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Subject: Wishlist?
Date Posted: 4/19/2008 1:57 AM ET
Member Since: 11/8/2007
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I have seen the top 50 wishlisted book list just wondering if there is a certain author that a lot of people have on their wishlists?  There is a book fair coming up where I am hoping to pick up some books (well its in august, but I am already super excited) so I thought I might pick some up so I can read them and then post them. 

I just finished a book that is on the wishlist and it posted to my bookshelf instead of going to someone's wishlist?  Anyone know why that might be?

Also I have been reading a lot recently and what I have is mostly romance and mystery - nora robets, john grisham, and james patterson.  Looking to branch out a bit with some stuff.  Any suggestions??

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Date Posted: 4/19/2008 2:15 AM ET
Member Since: 1/21/2007
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Hi Kristen & welcome to PBS.  I'll try to give you a few ideas from my own experiences when I'm looking for books to post here.    Non-fiction, like Celebrity Cookbooks, new releases from politicians and political humorists, books about historic royalty, books about vegan living, craft books, like jewelry making or knitting....you get the idea.

For fiction--there are some authors whose books are always WL or go fast when they are posted.  Some of these are Laurell K.  Hamilton, Jodi Picoult, Poppy Z. Brite, Chuck Palahniuk,  Christopher Moore, Charlaine Harris,  Jeff Lindsay--just to name a few. 

Spend some time looking over people's wish lists and you will get a feel.  The mass marketers you listed will go eventually, but it will take a LONG time for some of them.

I get books from Freecycle, Goodwill, Salvation Army and other bargain places.  Some people say that these places don't sell their books for a bargain, so take that into consideration.  I don't pay more than a dollar for a book I'm posting but not reading, most times just 25 cents.  It seems that the larger trade size paperbacks are more desireable than the mass market paper backs and hardcovers. 

Good luck and happy book finding!

Date Posted: 4/19/2008 3:20 AM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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Did the ISBN# match the version that was WL? Sometimes people WL a specific version like large print or audio when there are others available in the system already.

If the book was on Autorequest and the requestor has credits-it'll go to your book shelf w/a gray ! saying it's in 1hr buyer's remorse hold. Then it'll appear as a book request on your main transaction page. 

My suggestion on finding new authors: read the forums.  I've found a  lot of great authors I've never even heard of just from reading the discussions.  If you like romance-the Love & Romance board is very active and you can find some great new to you authors there.  I like mysteries and historical fiction as well as romance and so I frequently check those boards and the hidden gems boards to see what books people are talking about.

Authors I discovered through PBS: Anne Perry, C.S. Harris, Hailey Lind, Lora Leigh, Shannon McKenna and  Harlan Coben just to name a few.  

Anne Perry has a wonderful 5 book series about a family living through WWI in England-The 1st book is No Graves As Yet.  She has a couple Victorian mystery series as well.

C.S. Harris writes a historical mystery (w/a touch of romance) series that takes place in Regency England-1st books is What Angel's Fear: Also writes romances under the name Candace Proctor but I haven't read any of those.

Hailey Lind writes comedic mysteries involving the art world and an artist who has a hard time resisting her families criminal tendencies-1st book is Feint of Art

Lora Leigh and Shannon McKenna write erotic thrillers-stay away if graphic sex bothers you-these 2 are great at weaving sex into a great story-not just sex for sex sake but an actual plot. 

Harlan Coben has a great quirky series about a Sports Agent names Myron Bolitar who always ends up involved in a murder case of some kind-1st book is Deal Breaker.   

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