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Survey 2 Winners

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

We invited a random sampling of members to take part in a survey about PBS. We want to thank everyone that participated. Your responses will help us continue to be the best book club in America.

We held a drawing from all those that completed the survey. These are the lucky 10 members that won 5 credits and $5.00 PBS Money:

Survey 2 winners:
Erica S.
Sonya S.
Jim C.
Elizabeth H.
Darin D.
Shannon T.
Marcia R.
Rachel D.
Wendy D.
Nicole Z.

Survey Winners

Monday, August 17th, 2009

Survey Winners

We invited a random sampling of members to take part in a survey about PBS. We want to thank everyone that participated. Your responses will help us continue to be the best book club in America.

We held a drawing from all those that completed the survey. These are the lucky 10 members that won 5 credits and $5.00 PBS Money:

Amy M.
Dexter S.
Michelle B.
Dana G.
Edward H.
Leonora L.
Deborah C.
Holly B.
Janet T.
Monica C.

Dear Members: Newsletter – April 2007

Saturday, April 7th, 2007

We have had a wonderful month at PBS. So much has happened! The new interface is coming along, and we have many new features in the works. We passed the million-book (both posted and sent) mark, and we have welcomed many new members from all over the country. Those who heard about us from the following magazines, newspapers, radio and TV, welcome!

We want to thank all of you who responded to the PBS Survey and submitted your very helpful comments and suggestions. We got more than 2000 survey responses in a very short time, and we read all of them! The new site design is being guided by what our members want. We are asking for comments on the new interface (several sample pages are available), to help us as we continue to make changes. Please see the item in News for the link. We have gotten a lot of great feedback (and have done further tweaking) already! Thanks to our members, “PBS 2.0” will be the best it can be!

TIPS & TRICKS: Newsletter – April 2007

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007

Check your Pulse… The Pulse of PBS, accessible from the lower left menu of any page on the site, gives some fun (and awesome) numbers to ponder, including “Books Posted in last 60 minutes” and “Books Mailed Today”. You won’t believe how many books are changing hands at PBS every day until you see this new feature.

The Survey says… we received many requests in Survey responses for features that are already available at PBS! We wanted to let our members know that:

  • Audiobooks and hardcover books are permitted for swapping at PBS. The Help item “What can be swapped here?” (available in the Help Center under “About PBS” and “Posting Books” and from the Need Help? Tab on the right side of the book posting page) has more details. There are also items specifically about hardcovers and audiobooks: you can search the Help Center for “hardcover” or “audio” to see all the relevant items.
  • Westerns is a “highlighted” genre on the Genre Search portion of the Search page. To search the PBS library for Westerns, click Search in the left menu, then scroll down to the blue box “Browse by Genre”. There is a short list of Popular Genres, and “Westerns” is in that list. So yippee-ki-yay! Get your Westerns, and get reading!
  • You can easily see where you are “in line” for your Wish List book, from your Wish List itself: put your cursor over the grey ! to the left of any item on the list, and your place in line will pop up.
  • Members can easily give credits to one another, using the Buddy List. Please see the Help item “How do I give credits to other members?” which is in the Quick Help box on the right side of the Help Center page. You can get to the Help Center by clicking the gold button in the left menu of any page on the site. Note: this feature becomes available for each member only after he or she has received 3 books from PBS.

New PBS Mini-Survey: Newsletter – November 2006

Saturday, November 4th, 2006

By now, many of you have received books and encountered the new PBS Mini-Survey, which is an optional portion of the process of marking a book received. This survey allows you to tell us more about the transaction: was the PBS Wrapper used to wrap the book (this means, did the book’s external wrapping consist of the PBS Wrapper alone; if the address portion was cut out and taped onto alternate packaging, or the information printed onto a label, the answer is “No”), what was the postmark on the book, was the address hand-written on the package, how much postage was affixed. There is also a text box to share any further comments you might have. This is an optional part of the procedure; we thank those who are taking the extra minute or two to answer these questions, as this information will help to improve the site. Members have asked for a way to indicate if a book was mailed late, or arrived with insufficient postage; here’s your chance!