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Archive for September, 2005

Hurricane Katrina Book Relief Shows Strong Support For Victims: Newsletter – September 2005

Saturday, September 10th, 2005

We are continuously amazed at the compassion and caring our members have expressed for those affected by the recent hurricanes. Boxes of books have arrived at our door daily since our call to action. We will be distributing these books, on behalf of all of our members at PBS, to those areas hit the hardest in these tragic events. Look for future updates on this worthy cause.

Advanced Search: Newsletter – September 2005

Friday, September 9th, 2005

Can’t find that particular book? Have no fear – Advanced Search is here!

Sometimes searching for a particular book can be like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Not so at PaperBackSwap! We’ve created a search engine that will take you to the books you want – fast!!

Our Advanced Search offers multiple search criteria for a book. Now you can search by title, author and publisher using various word matches all at the same time. You can specify the binding type, publication date and reviewed versus non-reviewed books.

Do you ever find yourself remembering what a book is about but not remembering the title? Now you can search by typing in a description of the book as well. There are so many features now available with this search engine that you really have to try it out to believe it! Check out our Advanced Search and start finding all those books that have been “lost in the haystack.”

We’ve Got Your ISBN Number, Do You? Newsletter – August 2005

Friday, September 9th, 2005

We’ve updated our database of books and are ready to post just about anything. However, to make the club a pleasure for all our members, we cannot stress enough the importance of posting books with correct ISBNs. Many times a member may see a wish for a particular book. They have the book but it doesn’t exactly match the ISBN number. The member decides change the ISBN to match the wish list request. Please do not do this as it creates a lot of problems (and more feedback for us to answer). More times than not, there is a reason that the ISBNs don’t exactly match (hardback, paperback, condensed, unabridged, revised, etc.) Sometimes it is very important to the member “wishing” for the book that the ISBNs be the same. PLEASE DO NOT list books with incorrect ISBNs just to get a match on the Wish List. We are working on a system that will allow the “wishing member” to specify any and all versions of the book that will be considered acceptable to them as well as a way for you to notify the wishing member of a variation of the wish. Thank you to all members for helping to keep the ISBN system “clean” for PaperBackSwap.

Club Wish List by Sortable Genre: Newsletter – September 2005

Thursday, September 8th, 2005

Ever wonder what everyone is really wishing for? With one of the new birthday presents this month, you can now see the club’s Wish List sorted by genre. Sometimes wishes multiply and then we can’t make sense of what everyone is looking for on the site. With the newest feature, you can make sense of the Wish List because it will be sorted by genre. Browse the genres that are important to you and see what others are wishing for. Members posting books can now click away and identify books from the Wish List that are also in their own libraries and post them. Just another one of the many ways that the PaperBackSwap team works to help you maximize your book lovin’ life! Go browse the Club Wish List now.

Daily Wish List: Newsletter – September 2005

Wednesday, September 7th, 2005

Want to know what others are wishing for each day? Books, books and more books. Now you can receive a daily list of the books added to the club’s Wish List. This daily update can be customized to meet your needs: you can receive the entire list alphabetically or it can be broken down alphabetically within genres. You can choose as many or as few genres that matter to you. Try this new feature and see what everyone is wishing for . . . you might have just the book to make their wishes come true! Go customize your Daily Wish List settings today.

Books Posted Today by Genre: Newsletter – September 2005

Tuesday, September 6th, 2005

Did someone say “Needle in a Haystack” . . . again?! Did you know there are more than 2,000 books per day posted into the club’s library? This means more titles for you to choose from and more books for you to enjoy reading. However, it can seem overwhelming to wade through all those titles searching for the ones you want. Let your Daily Book Postings by Genre do the sorting for you.

Now the club’s Daily Postings are available to you broken down by Genre. Let’s say you want to see all the Mystery books posted today. Simply go to Books Posted Today and click on the Genre bar to specify Mystery. A list will be generated with only the books that fall into this genre.

Don’t miss out on the new book postings that mean the most to you. Check out this great enhancement today!

Happy Birthday to You, Happy Birthday to You !!! Newsletter – September 2005

Tuesday, September 6th, 2005

The following is a recap of all the goodies and gifts wrapped up just for you this month to celebrate our 1st Birthday. If you haven’t had a chance to see them, then check out all these amazing new features. It’s like your birthday everyday at PBS!!

Thanks Again for a Great Year
Let us close this month’s newsletter with a word that may be small but is very big on sincerity and meaning . . . thanks!

Happy Reading,
Richard & Robert
and the PaperBackSwap Team