We know your innermost thoughts. We can prove it. As you type into the Search box, the system will make suggestions based on what you have typed, so all you have to do is click the suggestion in the dropdown box to choose it instead of finishing typing the terms into the Search. Talk about service! This oughta save a billionth of a joule in exertion. Hey, when it’s this hot outside, every billionth matters!
PBS Store News: Ha, we knew that you would love the Car Magnets! (That’s because we’re psychic – see above.) Get one before they are all gone! And check out the newest addition to the Kiosk – the BookFlips. Hardier than a bookmark, non-destructive to your books (better than that wadded-up tissue you’ve been using – yeah, we’re talking to YOU), they’re a great way to keep your place in a book. They’re super-easy to use, and with the PBS logo they are uber-cool.
Whatti? No, Wiki. Want to make your mark on PBS? Check out and contribute to the Book Wiki by scrolling down on any Book Details page. The Wiki allows you to provide information about a book (characters, settings, series, and much more) to augment the listing information and to make an easy way to find books (for example) set in Scotland, or books taking place at Christmastime (another example), in ways you can’t with the other search options on the site. The Wiki interface means that you can correct any information that’s already there, and your submissions will go through right away. Read all about the Book WIki here.
PBS Cookbook News: Dare we say it? The PBS Cookbook is AT THE PRINTER’S! They say 30-45 business days until they ship, but rest assured that as soon as it is in our hot little hands – it will be mailed out to yours! There are some great surprises in the Cookbook, which will thrill many of our avid readers. We’re doing as big a print run as we can afford, but we’ve already got a lot of orders, so anyone who hasn’t ordered should put in an order now to be sure to get one. Huge thanks to Elizabeth B. (Cattriona) and her husband Darin, who saw the project through to completion. And to all those of you who put your orders in long ago and who have been so very patient – thanks from the bottom of our hearts. We really think that it will be worth the wait!
TIPS & TRICKS:
If you are going on vacation, as so many do at this time of year, don’t forget to use the Vacation Hold feature! It’s linked from the top of your Bookshelf and you can read about using it in the Help Center. It’s easy to use and it will prevent you from missing requests and Wish List offers while you are away from home.
Keep tabs on things. You can now click the number of Credits and Money at the top of your My Account page to go directly to the Credit Registry or Money Registry, where you can see a detailed log of the activity of credits and money in your account. And keeping track is made even easier with the running balance now shown to the right of every entry in the Registry. Links to each Registry are also in the yellow bar at the top of your My Account main page.