Hello, I compiled a list of the wishlist books that I think have been mentioned so far, alphabetical by author's last name. If I made a mistake, or as Danielle suggested, a copy has since been obtained, I can delete/add/correct as necessary (and when I am able).OVERVIEW OF HOW THIS LIST IS COMPILED
1. Post the book(s) you are looking for.
- Please post the full title and full authors name
- If you are looking for a series please put all the individual titles in the series. The person looking for the book may not be familiar with the author/series, so listing "The X Family Saga" by author Jane Doe won't be that helpful if they are faced with a row of books by Jane Doe but don't know which books are in the series
- Similarly, listing "want any books by John Doe" is okay, but honestly it is probably more helpful to give us the list of all 20 books John Doe has written, then as they are found, the titles can be removed.
- If possible, list sub-genre as some UBS are super-organized and have their books divided by paranormal, historical, series, regency, etc., etc. Once again, the person with the list in hand may not know the author, and so if they are in this type of bookstore, will be unsure if they should look under medieval or paranormal.
2. If you have any qualifications regarding books/book conditions you want, please be upfront. I've started a list with those who have mentioned conditions and/or put paranthetical comments beside book titles (i.e. only want to trade books, will only pay so much $ for any books, cannot come from a smoking home, only want a like-new copy, or only want certain edition, etc.) If you've not said anything, we'll assume you are open to trading or paying for a book, and any readable book is fine with you.
3. The books wanted are listed by alphabetically, organized by author's last name. They are listed TITLE
by author. (Hopefully this will make it easiest to find as it seems many UBS are organized vaguely alphabetically by author if nothing else...)
4. If you have found a book that someone else wants, you should contact them via PM, and finish the details (i.e. mailing addresses, reimbursement arrangements as necessary, etc.)
- N. B. If I know that someone may have found a book for someone else, I'll try to add "may be found" next to the title. That way the book will be on "hold" and no one else will buy a copy of that book. I won't move it to the "success" stories until I know the wisher has received the book -- that way if for some reason it gets lost in transit, it can just remain on the wish-list. So please take a second to confirm that you've received a book, also. Thank you.
5. If you have found the book for yourself or someone else has sent the book to you, or you just decided you no longer want it, please please post that the book (title and author
please) has been found or is no longer needed, that way it can be removed from the wish-list. It would be sad to be stuck holding a book one has purchased for another member here only to discover they no longer want the book. I will try my best to update this book once a week, but I don’t always manage to do so, so try to check the most recent posts to see if there have been any changes.
Friendly reminder: If another member from RT has found the book for you and sent it to you, please remember to let me know who found it for you. Lots of these exchanges are arranged via PM, so I won’t know if you just say “remove Title X” from my list, that Poster Y found the book for you unless you tell me. Thanks!
6. When a book has been found, I'll move it down to the "success stories"--this is a place where we can celebrate the finds. I want to emphasize this is not just a place to celebrate the trades/gifts from members here but also the great finds you found -- maybe you finally found the book on your wish-list in your last UBS run -- we'll add that too. It gives other members other ideas of where to look for books. The "Success Stories" is where to move books that were on the list but are no longer--they are found!
Finally, if the angst of waiting for some else to find it becomes unbearable,here
is a potential place with lists of websites and online stores to also look for that book you want. A lot of people have had great success with Paperbackswap.com, Bookmooch.com, Title Trader, Frugal Reader, and other trading sites and finding books on their wish lists, so consider joining these as well.
Thanks for reading the suggestions -- I apologise if they sound overwhelming and finicky, but just trying to make sure everyone is clear on how the trading/swapping/finding/list maintaining has gone so far -- and best of luck!