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Dear Members- Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

The goblins and ghosties are gone from the door, we’re pigging out on leftover candy and gearing up for winter…and here it comes, the holiday season!   From Thanksgiving through the New Year, it’s a mad rush of family and feasting, decorating and cooking and shopping…we hope that you carve out some time to relax and enjoy a quiet read.

Those of you who haven’t ordered the PBS Cookbook, now’s the time!  There are all kinds of enticements – many member-submitted recipes that would be great for Thanksgiving, a picture of me in a chef’s hat (!), and also you can’t miss the famous author recipes. Some of them are funny (Dave Barry‘s extremely challenging recipe for example), some of them are fanciful (David Anthony‘s Crunchy Dragonscale Delight), and most of them I can’t wait to try – Ken Follett ‘s Hot Dressed Vegetables on page 98 look easy and delicious.   Hey, if anyone tries the recipe that I provided for the book, let me know how it turns out.  It’s one of my time-tested favorites.  You should get your order in now for the Cookbook before we run out!

Thanksgiving can be a matter of cooking and feasting, then snoozing in front of the game on TV – and that’s all good!  But I do try to keep the real meaning of the holiday in mind.   Some of us may have less than we did last year; some of us may be doing okay but are still worried about the future.  It is easy to focus on what we don’t have, and what is wrong.  If each of us takes a quiet moment in the middle of the hubbub to close our eyes and finish this sentence: I am so lucky because… we might be surprised by what comes to mind.  Let’s all join in acknowledging the bounty in each of our lives.

We wish everyone a great month and a wonderful Thanksgiving,

Richard
and the PaperBackSwap Team

The Great Cookbook Giveaway

Monday, November 16th, 2009

PBS Cooks is brand new– it just hit shelves in October 2009. Now you have a chance to win your very own copy just in time for Thanksgiving! We’re giving away 1 cookbook a day for the rest of the week. (Nov. 17th – 21st)

To Enter: If you’ve tried one of the recipes from the cookbook already, let us know which one and how you liked it! If you don’t have a cookbook already, post one of your own favorite recipes. We will randomly pick a winner each day from ALL comments posted. So you only have to comment once to be eligible all week long.

1. The cookbook winner for day 1 (Nov. 17th) is Dana L. (daltonryan) -Congratulations Dana!
2. Day #2 (Nov. 18th) Winner is “T.” with the Pinto beans and cornbread recipe!
3. Day #3 (Nov. 19th) Winner is Debra H. with Crumb topped Blueberry Muffins!
4. Day #4 (Nov. 20th) The Winner is Marsha G. and her Briar Patch recipe!
5. Final Day #5 (Nov. 21st) Our Final Winner is June P. (JuneRose) with Cabbage & Noodles- Congratulations June!

Congratulations once again to our winners! Thank you all for participating in the Great Cookbook Giveaway!

Be one of the lucky members to get the first edition of the PBS Cookbook! Over 200 pages of recipes submitted by PaperBackSwap members bound in linen-finish laminated hardcover with a comb binding. Authors: YOU. Edited by Sherry N. (royaltech). Assistant Editor: Elizabeth B. (Cattriona).  Illustrator:  Jeff & Carolee P.

In addition to all the great member recipes, there is a special collection of recipes by PBS’ favorite authors, including:
Angela Hunt, Barbara Delinsky, Bertrice Small, Beverly Lewis, Carla Neggers, Charles David, Christopher Moore, Dave Barry, David Anthony, Diana Gabaldon, Elmer Kelton, Joy Nash, Judith Tarr, Julie Garwood, Karen Dinino, Ken Follett, Laura Fitzgerald, Linda Rosencrance, Linda Woods, Lisa See, Lisa Shearin, Margaret Atwood, Margaret Weis, Mindy Klasky, Philippa Gregory, and Rob Palmer!

Want a small taste of the Author Recipes?
Dave Barry‘s extremely challenging recipe
David Anthony‘s Crunchy Dragonscale Delight
Ken Follett
‘s Hot Dressed Vegetables
Margaret Weis
‘ Pink Potato Salad
…and many more!

Good Luck on the giveaway, but make sure to get your order in before we run out!

Did you know we also swap recipes on PaperBackSwap.com? Check it out…  www.paperbackswap.com/recipes

Store News: PBS CookBook is in, Package Openers & Free Trial of Delivery Confirmation

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

PBS STORE NEWS:

  • The Cookbook is here!  The Cookbook is here! Yes, the PBS Cookbook is shipping!  If you moved since you ordered the Cookbook make sure your account address is updated on your account.
  • And now we can reveal the surprise extra in the Cookbook:  In addition to all the great member recipes, there is a special collection of recipes submitted to us by some of PBS’ favorite authors, including Angela Hunt, Barbara Delinsky, Bertrice Small, Beverly Lewis, Carla Neggers, Charles David, Christopher Moore, Dave Barry, David Anthony, Diana Gabaldon, Elmer Kelton, Joy Nash, Judith Tarr, Julie Garwood, Karen Dinino, Ken Follett, Laura Fitzgerald, Linda Rosencrance, Linda Woods, Lisa See, Lisa Shearin, Margaret Atwood, Margaret Weis, Mindy Klasky, Philippa Gregory and Rob Palmer! We are grateful to these authors who agreed to contribute recipes.   Get your copy in the Kiosk before they’re sold out!
  • Also check out the newly added package openers: These handy-dandy items (one shown below) are just the thing you need to get that well-wrapped PBS package open without damaging the book inside.


FREE Delivery Confirmation. Don’t forget that if you have never used PBS-DC before, you have 3 free trials of the feature until October 24, 2009!  The 19-cent USPS e-DC fee still applies (you pay that with extra postage applied to the package) but the 27-cent PBS fee is waived for three separate shipments if you want to try this out.  PBS Delivery Confirmation comes with Quick Credit -which means that you don’t have to wait for the package to be received to get credit.   To try this out, choose “Print with Delivery Confirmation alone” (the middle option on the Wrapper Settings page) and your wrapper will print out with a DC barcode.  You can read more about PBS-DC here, in the Help Center.  Please note that Printable Postage is not included in this offer –it’s just for PBS-DC.

News: Try Delivery Confirmation, PBS Cookbook, New Business Cards & More…

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

Share and Share alike. trade your books icons <—Those icons are now at the top of every page, under the blue banner.  They allow you to tweet a link, send a link in an email, display a book listing on facebook or myspace…or a ton of other options.  Wanna tell everyone on facebook what you’re currently reading?  Click the icon when you’re on the Book Details page for that book, choose Facebook, type in a comment if you want, and boom!  it goes onto your facebook page.  Tell people what books you’ve mailed out, what books you’re wishing for…whatever you want to share.

Try it…you’ll like it. Don’t forget that if you have never used PBS-DC before, you have 3 free trials of the feature!  The 19-cent USPS e-DC fee still applies (you pay that with extra postage applied to the package) but the 27-cent PBS fee is waived for three separate shipments if you want to try this out.  PBS Delivery Confirmation comes with Quick Credit (and with Guaranteed Credit for accounts with good sending records).  To try this out, choose “Print with Delivery Confirmation alone” (the middle option on the Wrapper Settings page) and your wrapper will print out with a DC barcode. The offer is good until October 24th. You can read more about PBS-DC here, in the Help Center. Printable Postage is not included in this offer –it’s just for PBS-DC.

PBS Store NewsPBS Cookbook final proof has been approved and printing is in process  – Members have been flipping over the BookFlips (get ’em while we still have ’em!) –  and now that cooler weather is on the way, it may be time for a cozy PBS sweatshirt.

Recycle Books Hoodie

Richard wearing his awesome PBS Sweatshirt.

APO/FPO/DPO members: For those of you at military/diplomatic addresses, you know that you have had to use the mandatory Requestor Conditions (RCs) on your accounts.  But what about the requests to APO/FPO/DPO addresses that are submitted by stateside members?  We have changed things so that if a request is submitted to be sent to an APO/FPO or DPO address, the Requestor Conditions will be applied automatically.  If you have other text in your Requestor Conditions, that will be included – it will appear above the mandatory PBS text on the request.  You can read the text for the mandatory PBS APO/FPO/DPO RCs at the bottom of the Help doc here.

Be a card-carrying member… of all three sites!  The Omni Business Card is hot off the presses: it can be customized with your name (you can choose NOT to show your name!), nickname, join date – as you like.  It’s a great way to refer new people to all three clubs and get referral credit!  You can download and print these for free from the Spread the Word page.  Check out the PBS business cards, bookmarks and flyers also available for download from that page, under Community at the top of any page on the site.