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Advanced Search Gives Members Exactly What They Are Looking For: Newsletter – August 2005

Friday, August 5th, 2005

We’ve been working on a number of new features, including the Advanced Search. This feature offers capabilities beyound the regular Search feature. With Advanced Search, you are able to specify mutliple search criteria at one time to help narrow down your results. With over 100,000 books in the system we are trying everything we can to help make this process even easier for all members. There are many more improvements coming to this new enhancement over the next few weeks.

Bulk Book Orders: Newsletter – August 2005

Thursday, August 4th, 2005

How many times have you started to request a book from another member and wondered if they have more books that would match your interests? Now, when you request a book, you have the option to look at the sending member’s entire bookshelf to see if they have more books you’d like to request at the same time. If they do, our Bulk Book Order system benefits all. Now the sender can package the books together, sending them to you at a less expensive postal rate than sending them out one at a time. Also, for the sender, this means a better chance of their books being requested. The requesting member also benefits because all the books come in one order, instead of trickling in one at a time. As a sending member, keep in mind that you can accept the entire request or parts of it. Also, if you have a need to mail the books separately, you can still do this by printing the wrappers individually.

Letter From The PaperBackSwap Team: Newsletter – August 2005

Thursday, August 4th, 2005

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL MEMBERS! YOU DID IT!! We reached more than 100,000 available books in the system on Sunday, August 28th. You’ve added books, and you’ve added referrals who have added more books, and the family circle continues to expand. In less than three months our book club inventory has more than quadrupled. Just think what the future holds for all of us book lovers! Let’s continue to spread the word and watch those numbers grow.

We’ve added so many new features and improvements to the site that it is hard to highlight all of them here. In addition to the visible changes, there are many, many programming features done behind the scenes to enhance the site. While you won’t see these, you will experience a faster site with a more effective search engine and extensive database content.

We hope you enjoy the many new features and enhancements of The Greatest Book Club in America!

Thank you,

Richard and Robert
The PaperBackSwap Team

Advanced Notice Available for the “I’m Away From Home” Feature: Newsletter – August 2005

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2005

Usually we know in advance when we’re going to be away from home. Now you can place your PaperBackSwap account “on hold” in advance of leaving for your trip or while you are away from home. Simply go to the “I’m Away From Home” area of the site and mark the days that you will be gone using our convenient calendar feature.

Keep in mind that any transactions currently in progress will continue. This means that you will continue to receive emails regarding books on order or that are already in transit. The “I’m Away From Home” feature places the rest of your books on hold so that no new requests nor wish list opportunities are activated while you are away. When you reactivate your account status (either manually or automatically), your books and wish list items will be placed back in the order they were in line for before you left.

This Month’s Quote from Our Testimonials Section: Newsletter – August 2005

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2005

I cannot believe how easy it is to find your way around this website! It does everything – even lists all the books I’ve read. In the past two weeks, I’ve sent out over 30 paperbacks that have been sitting around the house just gathering dust. And I can find just about anything I’m interested in – this is heaven!
Pam B. – Northport, NY – 8/15/2005

Thanks Again to Our Book Family: Newsletter – August 2005

Monday, August 1st, 2005

You, the Charter Members of PaperBackSwap, are what makes this club work. Day in and day out, you come to the site, offer suggestions, engage in discussion forums and search for books to enhance your reading experiences. Thanks to you, we can say it again and again. . .PaperBackSwap is quickly becoming The Best Book Club in America!


The PaperBackSwap Team

You’ve Got Mail : ) Newsletter – August 2005

Monday, August 1st, 2005

Sometimes just seeing those three golden words puts a smile on your face, doesn’t it? As part of our new Personal Message feature, now you can know when you have new messages as soon as you log into your Account Home Page. Take a look at your Personal Message button which will now have a red number indicating how many new messages you have in the Personal Message section of your account. You will also continue receiving emails to alert you of incoming messages.

Another Personal Message feature that has been added is the ability of members to communicate regarding Wish List requests. Now when you receive a notice about a book available from your wish list, you will be able to communicate to the member that has the book via Personal Message prior to ordering the book. These are just some of the many ways the PaperBackSwap Team is working to promote communication among club members.