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Subject: wl book with different ISBN
Date Posted: 9/11/2009 7:33 PM ET
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I have a Jodi Pcoult book that has over 100 wishers however my copy has a ISBN # which lists it as the only copy available with that #. The cover is the same as several other copies.Any tips on how to let the emmbers wishing for mine to request it.I thought an email would be sent saying that a simular copy is available to members wishing  but it has been 2 days and so far no one has requested it.
Date Posted: 9/11/2009 7:40 PM ET
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People can opt out of those emails. Many do when they have audio books on their WLs and become bombarded with emails when the print version is posted. Of course there's also spam filters and the old click, click, click delete... 

Other ideas:

  • There's a thread in the Book Bazaar called "WL books under other ISBNs" or something like that.
  • There are also red sticky threads in genre forums.
  • You can also create a tag on the WL'ed page saying "available under IBSN xxxx"


btw: the color of the text in your post is nearly unreadable.

good luck!

Last Edited on: 9/11/09 7:40 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Laura M. (LMM) - ,
Date Posted: 9/11/2009 7:40 PM ET
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Last Edited on: 9/11/09 7:41 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/11/2009 7:50 PM ET
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Hi Diane - I have had success with tagging the WL book with ISBN number of your book, however if there are seveal copies it does go by FIFO. 

You could also list it in your signature -so when you post it will be displayed at the bottom.  I have one below.  You can list it on your profile (but you need  make it public) and you can place the info on your bookshelf profile.   As Sophia said book bazaar, but on the genre look to see if they have a thread that starts off WL with different ISBN if not then then there is a sticky at the top and some you have to list in the red sticky for deals and promotions.

Good Luck

Date Posted: 9/11/2009 9:06 PM ET
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I've had the best luck with tagging the known book with the ISBN of the one I had that no one knew about.  Not so much luck with signature lines or forum posts.


Date Posted: 9/11/2009 9:11 PM ET
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And remember that the many of the WL books are the audio books and the Large Print versions.  A different version will not work in those cases. 

Date Posted: 9/12/2009 10:00 AM ET
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Thanks for all your help. I will try your suggestions!!

Last Edited on: 9/12/09 10:01 AM ET - Total times edited: 1